Year 3 - Weekly Expectations
Each week you are expected to:
- Children are expected to read at least four times a week and need to record each read in their reading diaries. Reading diaries will be checked every Friday.
- Reading Records should be kept in bags so we can also record reading at school and use them every day.
Students will receive a star when they have read four times in one week. Once they have achieved 8 stars, they will be awarded with a brand new book; teachers welcome suggestions from students on which books they would like. We are constantly working towards fostering a love of reading and improving the school library. Our extended schools manager Bisi is happy to help families become members of our local Newham libraries.
Please note: In order for your child to be a fluent reader they should be reading about 60 words a minute. If this is difficult please speak to the class teacher about finding more appropriate texts.
- Homework will be sent home on a MONDAY, and should be returned by FRIDAY. Homework includes Topic based homework set with a few weeks to complete.
Children are given 10 spelling words to learn each week.
Work towards your times tables award.
Activities on http://www.mymaths.co.uk
The first page login details are:
username- gallions1 password- rectangle199
and then students need to enter their personal login to access all the activities.
- Year 3 have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Full kits need to be in school and can go home over the weekend.
Students in the Gallions Choir and Orchestra were invited to decorate Christmas tree decorations for the Christmas tree at the Porsche Centre. This was the winning decoration from a very proud Year 3 student who represented Gallions with pride. Congratulations!
Year 3 have been learning about volcanoes for our topic on the Active Planet. Amazingly, Miss Owusu, the class teacher from Flamenco, actually escaped the 1995 volcanic eruption of Montserrat.
She was only 8 years old and her whole family had to leave their home and island to live in a very different country here in England! Students were lucky enough to have lots of questions answered and chat to someone who had been through such a life-changing experience.
Students read the story Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit, this book is about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. It has been inspiring us as writers and we had the incredible opportunity to chat to the actual author of the book on a video chat.
Students were incredibly excited to prepare questions- they came up with some brilliant and inquisitive questions to ask including advice on how to improve our writing and spelling and questions such as:
Where do you get your brilliant ideas from?
What is your favourite part of writing books?
Did you enjoy school when you were little? and many more!
Christina was an absolute delight to speak to. She gave animated and interesting answers and had all 80 students captivated. It was very exciting and Christina has kindly agreed to read some of the best work we send her inspired by Escape from Pompeii. We hope this helps some of our students produce some of their best work yet!
Students enjoyed an active and interactive math session through the Premier league Super movers math challenge. They took part in a life lesson that covered fractions and percentages while making them move their bodies!