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Year 3

Welcome to Y3!

 

General Information

 

Staff: 

Teachers: Miss Hill and Miss Grayson

Teaching Assistants: Miss Johnson and Mrs Hill (mornings only)

 

PPA: 

Our PPA is on a Monday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Little who will deliver Computing and Mrs Hill who will deliver Music.

 

NQT:

Mrs Little will cover Miss Hill on a Thursday morning 

Mrs Hill will cover Miss Grayson on a Friday morning.

 

P.E:

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday.

 

Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.

 

All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain.

 

Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie.

Homework:

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.

 

Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children.

 

Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk or share them with the year group's Twitter page. 

Topic covered:

Summer 1: Shipwrecked

 

This half term we are learning all about pirates. The children will be exploring the lives of a range of famous pirates, where they came from and what legacies they left behind. We will be focusing on two written narratives and towards the end of the half term we will be building and designing pirate ships that float.

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Summer 1

 

Pirates Galore: The Biggest Treasure Hunt Ever! by Anna Nilsen

Each of the pirates has a map of Barracuda Bay that readers use to follow the pirates from island to island around the bay. Only one of the captains has the clue that leads to the treasure. Which pirate captain is it? Map-reading and route-finding skills are introduced, as well as the concepts of coordinates and compass points. In addition to the main game, there are 12 individual puzzles to solve plus a spotting game, all of which lead the reader around the book.

 

How To Be a Pirate (How To Train Your Dragon) by Cressida Cowell

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero.

Can Hiccup find Grimbeard the Ghastly's treasure before Alvin the Treacherous gets his sneaky hands on it? And if Hiccup opens a box that says DO NOT OPEN, will he live to tell the tale?
 

Find out: Pirates

Discover what pirates ate, what life was like on-board a pirate ship, and whether the really did bury treasure. Covering everything from Viking Pirates to Blackbeard, DKfindout! Pirates will satisfy any child who is eager to learn more about the history of pirates!
 

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