Hello! Welcome to Year 3- Kindness Class! I am Mr Hallam, and I have the absolute pleasure of teaching these wonderful children this year, along with Mrs Neziri!
In Year 3, we begin building the foundations of key stage 2 learning after the children’s hard work from year 2 and finishing off key stage 1 in the best possible way with all their achievements which make them ready for this step.
In a wonderful, welcoming and exciting environment, year 3 is a space for children to know their place in school, build their independence and belief that they can learn on their own and motivate themselves to complete their work to the best of their ability. They will always have resources that they can access to assist them in their learning, but it is about them thinking for themselves, getting up and saying, ‘I need this to help me’ and use it to push their learning.
Autumn Term Newsletter
Word study is our way of showing our children at Akaal Primary school the different spelling rules and patterns that they may see in different words. To achieve this, we follow the steps of Sort, Explore, Challenge and Reflect so that children are exposed to the words in various ways so they can understand the rule, know the meanings and be able to use it in the appropriate way in future pieces of work.
In Year 3, we continue to look at different suffixes and prefixes. We look deeper into different homophones and what they were and recognise which is which. And we also look at punctuation such as the possessive apostrophe. We do also reflect back on year 2 learning in order to cement our word study foundations so that it gives solid progress to our spelling and writing.
October 2022 Update
One of our favourite things that we did last term was to make a stir fry. It was really tricky making sure that the ingredients were cut and cooked properly! But when we finished, we were able to take it home and try it out for ourselves- it was absolutely delicious!
Trip to Warwick Castle
We learned sword skills with a real knight! She taught us how to defend ourselves from an attack from a dragon, as well as how to march with an army!
We got to see so many different and exciting things while we were there!
We even got to take in a bird show- Mrs Arundel had to duck because they were flying so low!