Coppice Primary

Planting the seeds of
Knowledge,
growth and
success

 

 

   

to the Badger's Class Page!

 

 Hello and welcome to Year 3! We are Badgers, known for being hardworking and loyal!

Please take note of our school times. The school day begins at 08:45 (this is when the register will be completed) the gate will be open from 08:35 and will close at 08:40. The school day will finish at 15:15. Also with our daily assembly, on a Friday you may be invited in if your child has got special envelope or writer of the week so please look out for this on your emails but also please don't tell them as it is a lovely surprise.

We are all here to help you:

 

Miss Whitehead (Class Teacher)

 

Mrs Fowkes,  Miss Richards, Miss Maltby and Miss Frost

 

          

 

 Please click on the link below to access our class timetable for Autumn 2 so that you can see what is happening each day: 

Summer 1 timetable

 

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P.E.  

P.E. this half term is on a Wednesday afternoon and the children will be doing Athletics. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on Wednesdays and that earrings have been removed in advance. Thursday afternoons will be Forest Schools so please ensure that your child wears Forest School clothes on this day.

 

Homework

Maths Homework: 

It is ESSENTIAL that your child fluently knows their times tables both division facts and multiplication and have quick recall on these. Therefore, Maths homework will be sent home weekly on a Wednesday and will be due in for the Friday of the same week.

Reading:  

Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. Please ensure that your child reads at home at least three times each week you need to record reads on the Boom Reader App. 

 

  Literacy

Please look at the literacy non-negotiables to see what is expected in Year 3.

This half term we are focussing on: Newspaper articles, explanation texts, stories, information texts and shape poetry. 

We will be focussing on these books: 

 

 Our SPAG sessions will focus on: paragraphs, revising spelling rules of when to add suffixes and editing.

Our spelling focus, is the Year 3/4 statutory spellings. We will be doing an investigation on different spelling rules every two weeks and finding words with the same phoneme and graphemes as our spellings. We will also be having daily spelling tasks every two weeks, focussing on different skills.

 Maths

Please look at the maths non-negotiables to see what is expected in Year 3.

This half term the children will be focussing on fractions and money.

We will be focussing on the following skills: 

 - Adding and subtracting fractions

- Partitioning the whole

- Unit fractions 

- Non-unit fractions 

- Reasoning with fractions of an amount

- Pounds and pence and converting them

- Adding and subtracting money

- Finding change

 

Our topic for this term is What Makes the Earth Angry?


 

Our Topic work will, link closely to our Literacy work. We are focussing on natural disasters such as volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes and tornadoes. Each week we will be exploring a key question which will develop our History and Geography skills: 

Week 1: What is under our feet?

DT: Pop-up Storybooks

Week 2: How are volcanoes formed?

DT: Pop-up Storybooks

Week 3: How can volcanoes affect people's lives?

DT: Pop-up Storybooks

Week 4: How are earthquakes made? How can we measure them?

DT: Pop-up Storybooks

Week 5: What is a tsunami? How do they affect people's lives?

DT: Pop-up Storybooks

Week 6: How does tornadoes occur? What effects do they have?

 

Please see our knowledge organiser for key vocabulary and knowledge the children will be learning this half term.

We also have topic homework that should be completed in the purple homework books and we will have a show and tell every Friday to show what we have done. 

 

 

Awards 2023-2024

AWARDS
We have a brand new award system beginning in Spring 2023!
We now have 12 values that we believe are the beating heart of Coppice and we shall refer to these as our "CARE Values" these have been selected in consultation with our children and staff.
C stands for: confident, committed and considerate
A stands for: accepting, aspirational and achieving
R stands for: respectful, responsible and resilience
E stands for: excellent, empathetic and enthusiastic

We are very excited to be starting work on our new values system when we come back in school in January.  Each week we have a new value – 12 in total.   The children will have an assembly Monday morning about how to show our care values both in school and at home!  We will be expecting this to be demonstrated to all members of our Coppice community,  it is important that even when we move onto a new value, the old one isn’t lost.

Our new core values will now form the basis of our ambassador passports (these have now been renamed – core value passports and the children can achieve their bronze, silver and gold awards throughout the year for each core value. We will of course keep you informed about how your child is getting on with this throughout the year.

Each week Mrs Seaton will send out a Newsletter that will reflect the value we are working on so that it can also be supported at home.  We look forward to seeing our children bright and early ready to embrace the new weekly challenges

 

Monday 15th April- Back to School!