Welcome to the Year 3 class page.
Mrs Witham and Mrs Buckingham are the class teachers for Orchids class. Mrs Farmer is the
teaching assistant. In Orchids class there are 14 boys and 12 girls.
Mrs Brindley is the class teacher for Tulips class. Mrs Abbott and Miss Gara are the teaching assistants. In Tulips class there are 18 boys and 8 girls.
Please familiarise yourselves with our classroom codes before entering either of the Year 3 classrooms; it is essential that we all follow these rules throughout the school day.
This is the Autumn time table for Year 3.
PE is in the form of Forest Schools. Please ensure that you have sent your child in with a warm coat for the half term. Children do not need a PE kit until further notice.
Spring’s homework will be you online learning which can be accessed via google classroom. Don't forget to read regularly and also access ttrockstars as much as possible.
Your child has received log in details to access reading books at home. Your log in details will include: a username, password and school code. If your log in details do not work or you are having difficultly accessing things then please speak to your class teacher. We are more than happy to help!
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Current Topic: Meet the Flintstones
Our new topic in the Spring term will be ‘Meet the Flintstones’. We are going to be learning lots about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. This will include learning about how early man lived, what has been left behind from these time periods and looking at change over time.
Look here to see what we have been doing for this topic.
It's all gone a bit Christmassy here at River View! Here you will find out about everything we are learning linked to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
We have had such a fun day!
A naughty elf from the North Pole came to Year 3. He had decorated our classrooms ready for Christmas, which was a big surprise.
We played pass the parcel, sang songs and even had our very own photo booth. Our teachers thought we needed more decorations, so we made paper chains and snowflakes out of paper.
The elf had brought a lovely book called The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. He said we could borrow it and use it for our learning.
We are all wondering when he will turn naughty again after being so kind.
We had a very busy day learning about Remembrance day. We talked about why we have Remembrance day and what kinds of things people do to show their respect.
We watched an animated film about how animals were affected by the war and how they lived in the field which grew poppies.
We listened to and read a poem called Flanders Field.
We found out about why people wear poppies and we even made our own.
We looked at a short poem about a little poppy. We were very clever and changed some of the words to our own. Here is the poem.
We thought about the word Respect and what it means. We will be having a service where we will have to be silent for 2 minutes so that we can think about all the people who gave up their lives for us.
We made a class wreath which will be presented at the service.
Exciting Learning Opportunities
Whenever we use computers, iPads, tablets or mobile phones, we will be following our 5 SMART rules…
Safe: We are careful and do not give out personal information about yourself or anyone else when chatting or posting online.
Meeting: We know that meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous, so it’s not a good idea. We only meet someone with your parents’ or carer’s permission and even then, only when they are with us. We always remember that online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Accepting: We understand that accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems—they may contain viruses or nasty messages!
Reliable: When we chat online, we know it is best to only chat to real world friends and family members. Sometimes, people online might lie about who they are. We always check information found on the internet because it might not be true. We use other websites and books to do this.
Tell: We always tell a parent, carer, trusted adult or phone Childline if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online. We know that we can always report to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) if we are worried about online abuse or the way that someone is chatting online. https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/
Good to be Green
Our 'Richer' values are of great importance and everyone in the school - children and staff- are encouraged to follow them at all times.
C - Caring
H - Helpful
E - Equality
R - Resilience
The children who choose to use their 'Richer' values and receive less than three red cards in one half term are invited to attend a Good to be Green Party. Check back at the end of each half term to view our pictures!
We enjoyed trying to make a RICHER rainbow animal. We were making a rabbit!
Our RICHER friends
This term our focus is 'Home Front in World War 2'. We will be focusing on the books of The Lion and the Unicorn and War Boy.
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