Welcome to 3T’s Class Page
In our class there are 25 children.
We are so proud of the diverse backgrounds and cultures that make up our class and we enjoy talking about our experiences and celebrating our differences.
We speak lots of languages and our families are from countries all over the world. We have so much to share about our cultures and beliefs and we love to see ourselves portrayed in books in our class library and reading spaces around school.
We are a lively bunch of children who are ready to show kindness, develop friendships, learn lots and face many different challenges that year 3 presents.
We are helped with our learning each day by our year 3 TAs: Miss Taylor and Mr Telfer, who is Miss Telfer’s younger brother!
We begin our school day with a focused activity and finish with a read of a story. In between, we have a busy day of exciting learning through engaging and creative activities. We even have the opportunity to extend our learning experiences during enquiry time (playtime in different areas such as library, outdoor, art room and in the iPad zone)
We display examples of our work and key learning on our Twitter page @kensingprimary
Make sure that you look out for our latest tweets #3T
3T’s new author this term for spring is Andy Stanton. Look out for one his books in your local library. 3T will tell you all about how hilariously funny his books are and how he writes in a very similar style to Roald Dahl. Take a look at some of his books you might want to buy to read with your child.
Sharing book recommendations
In year 3, there is a clear expectation that children read at least 4 times a week. We understand that weekends are a busy time for families, however a little amount of reading every day, adds up to a lot! Adults at home should try to record when children have read using their Reading Record Book so that children can earn their reading rainbow reward stickers.
Examples of comments to be made: what emotions the character may be feeling; a prediction of what could happen next; how the setting has been described by the author and questions they would ask the characters in order to find out information.
Homework will be set on a Friday, and is due the following Friday. Homework that will be set will include a range of different activities that link to our learning from the week. Additionally, weekly spellings will be given on a Friday with a weekly spelling test given the following Thursday. Your children will have their TTRockstars, Numbots and Spelling Shed passwords in their Reading Records in order to access these learning platforms from home.
Children are expected to log-in regularly and practise developing these key skills (multiplication knowledge, number bonds and spelling). As mentioned, daily reading is a part of set homework and we will send phonics homework with some children based on the sounds we have been learning/ reviewing during the week.
P.E including Swimming
Swimming is on a Monday afternoon. Children all need a swimming costume (girls), swimming shorts (boys), a towel and a swimming cap for longer hair. Swimming goggles are optional.
P.E lessons are on a Wednesday. Children are to bring their P.E uniform to school. They can wear black jogging bottoms/leggings/ shorts, a white t-shirt and their school jumper (weather depending).
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any questions that you may have.
I’m so happy that I get to see everyone at the classroom door again!
Stop, drop and read
Class 3T are enjoying their latest class read called You’re a Bad Man Mr Gum by children’s author Andy Stanton.