Sandcastles - Year 3

Welcome to Sandcastles Class


Teacher comment: Welcome back after the 6 weeks holiday. I hope everyone is well rested and ready for year 3. Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt. We will be looking at a range of different elements of Egyptian life as well as having some fun dressing up as mummies.


Within Literacy we will be developing our knowledge of word classes (verbs, nouns, adverbs, adjectives) to enhance our writing. Using our knowledge we have gained from our topic and applying this to diary entries before completing a story.


In Maths we will be trying a new way of learning in class which may mean lots of independent investigation and thought when solving maths problems. Our maths work will involve using lots of practical resources before writing anything down. The new mastery flow is enabling children to drive their own learning and push themselves to achieve more within class. This terms focus will be on securing number knowledge and being able to use this in our work.


Our topic this term will cover many of the foundation subjects in particular History and Geography. Ancient Egypt has some very interesting points and we would like to be able to explore these in great detail, especially the gruesome parts.


Homework - Handed out on a Friday, due in on the following Wednesday.

Spellings - Handed out on a Friday, tested the following Friday.


Our P.E. day is Wednesday, however please ensure that your child has their P.E kit in school everyday as this is subject to change and of course nice weather. .
Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit including trainers and plimsolls.
P.E. kits will be sent home at the end of every half term to be washed.

Please ensure children with long hair have their hair tied up. Please ensure earrings are taken out.

Other Information

Children should be reading every night with an adult. Please read with your child as many times a week as you can and sign their reading diary. Reading diaries are checked every morning by an adult. Children who read with an adult 5 times are eligible for entry into the ‘reading challenge’ and have a chance to win a book.

WOW assemblies are each and every Friday at 2:30p.m.

We invite all Parents/Carers to our WOW assembly. Each week at least one child per class receives the WOW award for something brilliant they have done that week!

9 Feb 2016, 10:02