Teacher: Mrs Sawyer & Miss Wilton (trainee teacher)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hayes

Welcome to 3SW! We love to learn, laugh and achieve our very best! We love KS2 and have made an excellent start to our new school year.

An important part of being in 3SW will be celebrating our achievements – it is very important to praise each other when we are doing well; it helps to motivate us and keep us on task. We can’t wait to start earning dojos, and we are ready for the challenge of being top dojo winners so that we can attend the amazing end of year trip!

What We Are Learning
Throughout our day in school, we enjoy many different lessons. We think it is really important to work together as well as working independently, and we believe the best part about our lessons is when we learn from each other. Additionally, we are looking forward to reading our class novels in our English sessions – our first one is called The Great Kapok Tree! We have already started to read it and have made some wonderful predictions about what we think is going to happen in the story. Our aim is to always produce wonderful writing from our reading. We will be working hard to develop lots of reading skills and we also enjoy Bug Club in school – there are lots of books to choose from, and we can even access it online at home!

As well as working hard in our English sessions, we also put lots of effort into maths sessions. Different calculation methods, different concepts involving fractions and finding the perimeter are some of the aspects of the Y3 curriculum that we can’t wait to start to get to grips with!

In 3SW, we also love our PE sessions with Mr Bell and enjoy our music sessions with Mr Chubb. Our spelling sessions will be really helpful to us and help us to progress – we will be using Read, Write, Inc practise books to learn the different spelling rules and patterns. Our handwriting is lovely; however, there is always room for improvement, and this will also be an important part of our learning day.

Helping Us at Home
Something that we know is very important for our learning is homework. We need to read at least 3 times per week to develop our confidence, fluency and our use of language; this can be a mixture of reading the book we come home with and the Bug Club books online where there are lots of questions we can answer to show our understanding. Part of our weekly homework is to practise spellings for our test on a Friday and we also have a short maths activity to complete too. This helps our learning immensely and form part of our lessons on a Friday.