Welcome to the Year 3 page! My name is Mr Rodger and I am the class teacher, the year 3 teaching team is myself, Mrs Wannop and Mr Siddons who will be teaching on a Friday to cover my non-contact time with the children. I am very excited to be starting my teaching career with such an amazing class!
We aim to create an exciting, reflective and stimulating learning environment, that provides opportunities for every child to learn. We hope to equip your child with the necessary skills to succeed both inside and outside of school through balancing the usage of new technology with older, more traditional methods.
The typical day in year 3 consists of reading, literacy and numeracy in a morning with the exception of Friday when Mr Siddons will conduct Science and Computing. Afternoons involve many subjects including Geography, History, PE, Music and Spanish. Lessons are planned to ensure a variety of approaches to learning, which will both inspire and motivate children to achieve their very best.
Reading at home has a huge impact on reading progress and English development across the whole curriculum. After some amazing progression shown last year with Mr Minett, I hope to see children continuing their commitment to reading this year. I would like to encourage your child to read each night and be grateful if you could sign their reading journals wherever possible.
As children make the step into key stage two, they will use our Accelerated Reader scheme. This involves children completing a quiz once they finish a book. The result of the quiz will determine their progress in accessing higher ranges of texts. Children will habe the opportunity to select their own book from their current reading range. Ensuring children gain an understanding in what they are reading reaps benefits as they progress through school.
It was decided that this year swimming will be carried out by year 5 and year 6. In year 3 our PE sessions will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. School PE kit will be provided, which will allow them to safely take part in all nature of physical activity lessons. This will remain in school and be washed termly. On PE days children may bring trainers into school for PE lessons if they wish.
At Caedmon we use an online learning platform called IXL. This enables your child to practice their Literacy and Numeracy skills at home. I will set work each Friday and check to see how they are doing.
Spellings will be set on a Monday and will be tested the following Monday. Please help your child to practice their spellings at home as this will help to build their confidence during spelling practice and throughout writing at school
You can access the Caedmon IXL login page here.
ICT and Computing
To see some of the ICT and Computing work we have been doing, please visit www.caedmonict.org - keep checking back throughout the school year for further updates.
In Year 3 we are keen to celebrate and share your childs successes and achievements outside of school. Therefore it would be great if you could send in any evidence, certificates and photos, which your child collects throughout the year.
Finally, we are all very much looking forward to teaching your child in what looks to be a very exciting and fantastic year at Caedmon.