Welcome to Belgium Class Page
Class teacher: Miss Radley
Year 3 support staff: Miss Simmons and Miss Eglinton
In 3B we ask everyone to try their hardest to do their best every day. We help and encourage each other, and understand that we are all unique. We work well as a team and support each other’s learning through sharing ideas during discussions and listening respectfully to what everyone has to say. We are polite and kind to each other within class, as well as those people we meet within the school community. Each day will be a mix of lessons which are exciting, engaging and encourage the children to take their learning forward and become more independent learners.
Things to remember (daily)
Filled water bottle
Spring Term Curriculum Overview
When Do I Have P.E.?
Belgium Class have P.E. lessons on Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon. Please check the uniform policy for full information on acceptable P.E. wear, and that all items are clearly named. If your child wears earrings then these also need to be removed too. P.E. kits shall be sent home to be washed every Wednesday and MUST be back in school by Monday morning at the very latest.
Now that the weather is starting to become cooler, your child would benefit from having a dark, plain tracksuit for P.E. lessons as the children will still be outside for as much as possible.
Year 3 shall resume weekly Outdoor Learning lessons in the Spring Term.
Outdoor Learning kits need to be back in school after Christmas and should include a pair of old trainers/wellingtons and a long sleeved top and trousers that you don't mind getting muddy. Thank you.
Key Skills Lessons
Belgium Class have Key skills on Tuesday mornings. Key skills mornings consist of 3 lessons: Computing, P.E. and Outdoor Learning.
Homework is set every Friday.
Each week for homework the children will be set:
- Spellings on Spelling Shed. The children are in different groups, so they may have different spellings from their friends. There will be a test every Thursday which your child will complete in the front of their Pupil Planner, so that you will be able to monitor your child's progress.
- Times table practise on Times Table Rockstars.
- Daily Times Tables in red practice book.
- Reading. (Please record this is the Pupil Planner on the 'Reading Record' side).
More information on VIPERS reading and times tables practise can be found further down on this webpage.
The following links direct you to the learning platforms that are used for homework. Please see the back page of your child's Pupil Planner for their login details. If you are having trouble with any of the login details please let us know so we can try to resolve this.
Year 3 Isolation Pack
We would ask that you listen to your child read aloud every day for at least 10 minutes, asking questions about what they have read (some examples are attached). Please would you then make a note in your child’s Pupil Planner that you have listened to them. As well as their school reading book, they should be encouraged to read for pleasure - anything and everything including comics, leaflets, signs when you are out, food packets, etc.
The wider the range of genre and author your child reads – fiction, non-fiction or poetry – the more their understanding of the written word grows. In addition, they then have a greater pool of vocabulary from which to draw when they write themselves.
We thank you for your help and support with your child’s reading.
In your child’s Pupil Planner, you will notice the VIPERS letters (illustrated in the poster) have been recorded when your child has read in school. VIPERS is an acronym that we use in school to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the curriculum. They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehensions of texts. Each week, we will focus on a different VIPERS skill which is recorded at the top of the relevant week’s page in the Pupil Planner.
VIPERS is a method of ensuring that we ask, and the children are familiar with, a range of questions. Please find some questions stems, in the VIPERS style we use in school, that you can use to question your child when reading together at home to ensure we are working together with a consistent approach.
From this Spring Term, a copy of this poster will been stuck inside the children’s planners for your reference.
Your child should have now been provided with a Times Table Practice Book to take home and practice their multiplication facts. Practising times tables is important to your child and the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.
These books are a great fun and a good way to get a head start with learning times tables. All you need is a pencil and a willing mind.
Each page has five times table columns and one division column. A times table focus has been chosen for your child to focus on every week. We would like a page completed each week please and there is space for a signature from yourself to acknowledge the amazing progress your child is making. Each of the five tables sections are varied/mixed up to make it a challenge as the week goes on.
An example of how each page should be completed is shown in the picture.
Take a look at what 3B has been up to so far this year!