Year 3 Falcons 2022 - 2023
We have an exciting, fun and engaging year ahead of us and we are looking forward to being a part of your child's learning journey. Please check in regularly to our blog to see some of the things we have been learning about.
At Abingdon Primary School we use a commucation app called Class Dojo. We use this to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. It is also an effective way for teachers and parents to communicate.
Please contact me on Class Dojo or speak to me at the door with any concerns or messages.
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We will be learning Spanish using Languagenut.
At Abingdon we use Times Tables Rock Stars. Children are encouraged to play at home to improve their speed and scores. Certificates will be awarded for various achievements.
PE with the sports coaches will take place every Monday and Thursday morning. Please can you ensure they are wearing their PE kit every Monday and Thursday. PE kit must be a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps/trainers.
At Abingdon we follow a creative curriculum. This is split into 2 cycles. Cycle A and Cycle B. Due to 3/4 Kites being a mixed age class coverage of the entire year 3 and 4 curriculum is met over a 2 year period through completion of the 2 cycles.
Below is an overview of the coverage in Cycle A
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Below is an overview of the coverage in Cycle B
Our topic during Autumn Term was Eureka!
We learned about modern and Ancient Greece, includingsome work around Greek myths and the Ancient Olympic Games. We had a Greek day to try Greek foods such as olives and feta, dress in traditional togas, and compete in our own version of the ancient Olympics. Through the term, we also did a virtual tour of famous landmarks in Greece and learned some basic Greek words to add to our vocabulary.
In Spring term we are studying Globetrotters. We will start by focussing on Barcelona in Spain, before moving on to look at Europe, North America and South America. During Spring 1 term, we have already completed a virtual visit to Barcelona and examined a range of brochures, tickets, tour guides and postcards from the city. Our learning will be complemented by our homework project for this term, which is researching a country as part of our ongoing group project in school. Pupils are able to complete their own research and assemble a fact page, representation of a landmark, etc. to add to their group's work.
In the Summer we will be studying Tomb Raiders. We will be focussing on the history of the Ancient Egyptians and the use of the River Nile. We will be writing stories such as The Egyptian Cinderella and creating fact files about Egypt.
Newsletters - Please see link at the bottom of the pages
Summer Homework - Please see link at the bottom of the page
Year 4 multiplication check letter June - Please see bottom of the page
Year 3/4 Statutory Spellings
Below is a list of all spellings that all year 3/4 children should know how to read and write by the end of year 4. Please practice these where possible. All will be sent throughout the year as weekly spelling practice and repeated to store them to memory.
Especially good at explaining concepts of all curriculum for all ages.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
Especially good improving timestables.
Learn languages with out school wide provider.
Free science lessons
Hour of code
Especially good computing for all ages
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Educational online games
Especially good improving number related learning from a basic level.
In Year 3 Falcons we have a Recognition Board in class. When pupils have been 'recognised' for a specific behaviour they will put their own picture up on the board for all to see. We also encourage teamwork through table points and award a prize at the end of the week to the table with the most points.
Each week, a pupil is chosen as 'Star of the Week', for outstanding achievement in their behaviour and reflection of our school's core values and this certificate is given in our Celebration Assembly each Friday
Important dates to remember
Return to school Thursday 6th January 2022
Break up for half term Friday 11th February
INSET day Monday 21st February
Return to school Tuesday 22nd February
Break up for Easter Friday 1st April
Files to Download
Year 3 Falcons: News items
Newsletter 26th may 2023, by Murray
Newsletter 19th May 2023, by Murray
Newsletter 12th May 2023, by Murray
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