Year 3 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 3!
Hi! I am Mrs Megginson and I teach in Year 3. This is my 5th year at Woodlands and I love my job. Busy, creative classrooms make me happy and the children at Woodlands never cease to amaze me with their resilience and creativity.
Outside of school I like to spend time with my family and friends. We love to load up the cars and go off on camping adventures together. This year we will be camping in Devon for the first time. I am a big music fan and enjoy going to concerts and festivals. I wish I could play an instrument but unfortunately I can't yet. I think I would choose the drums!
Welcome to the juniors!
Hi! I am Miss Roberts, and this will be my fourth year teaching at Woodlands Primary School. I am so excited for another fantastic year at such a supportive school.
I am passionate about teaching all subjects but I particularly enjoy physical education, and I am very proud of leading the subject and all things sport across the school. I believe that physical activity should be at the heart of all learning to support out personal and academic development.
When I am not in school, I like to keep myself busy with exercise and going on long countryside walks. I also enjoy travelling to new cities and countries, and spending time with my family and friends.
I can’t wait to continue our learning journey together next year and learn about everyone’s hopes and dreams. It is going to be a very exciting year!
I am Ms Smith and I have worked at Woodlands since September 2020, when I first qualified as a teacher. In my first year, I worked with lots of children from all year groups and in September 2021 I will start my first year as a class teacher, which is very exciting!
Before training to be a teacher, I worked for over 10 years as a solicitor and I was inspired in 2018 to change my career and do something I really love – helping children to grow and learn. It was the best decision I ever made.
I love all things sports related and I have played a lot of different sports in my time, including football, cricket, hockey and netball. When I'm not running around a pitch or a court, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family, especially on walks outdoors in nature. When I was younger, I learned to dance (ballet, tap and modern) and I still love it now, but I am mostly limited now to a good boogie on a dancefloor!
At school my favourite subjects were maths and history, but I have loved rediscovering all the other fantastic subjects that we teach in primary school. Every day really is a school day for me and I thoroughly enjoy it. I love learning new things and I can’t wait to go on an inspiring Year 3 learning journey with my class. I am so excited for a fantastic year ahead.
Welcome to Y3!
We hope you all had an enjoyable half term break. We have another very busy half term ahead with lots of exciting things planned.
In Literacy this half term, we will be using a beautiful book called, 'Winter's Child' by Graham Baker, as a starting point for our topic work. The book is visually stunning and the story takes the reader on a beautiful journey of friendship, family and change. A boy, called Tom, is out skiing one day when, out of the snow, there suddenly appears a pale boy with beautiful ice-blue eyes. From that day on, a special friendship is forged between the two until Tom has to make a choice between friendship and family. Does he choose winter forever or survival for his family?
Our Mastery Targets are to:
- Use a or an according to whether the next word begins with a vowel or consonant
- Use conjunctions and adverbs to express time, place and cause
- Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech
- To create characters, settings and plot in narratives
In maths, we will continue developing our problem solving and reasoning strategies. We will continue to learn different strategies for addition and subtraction, including using the column method. Once complete, we will move on to multiplication and division, deepening our understanding of those operations and learning to multiply and divide by 3, 4 and 8.
Our Mastery Targets are to:
- Add and subtract numbers with up to 3-digits mentally
- Add and subtract numbers with up to 3-digits, using formal written methods
- Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse to check answers
- Solve problems, including missing number problems
- Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables
- Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division tables that we know
In Science this half term, we will be learning all aboutlight and temperature. We will learn that light is needed in order to see things and we will discover that darkness is the absence of light. We will also learn about the dangers of the sun, how light can be reflected and the ways in which shadows can change.
As part of our 'belonging' topic, we will be learning about homelessness. We will consider possible solutions to help those living on the streets, and look at some of the causes of homelessness throughout the United Kingdom, and compare it to other parts of the world. We will continue to use maps, atlases and 'Google Earth' to locate and name regions, counties and cities in the U.K.
In year 3, our PE days for this half term are a Monday (indoor) and a Thursday (outdoor). Please come into school in your PE kit on those days. On a Thursday, please wear appropriate clothing depending on the weather.
Our PE topics for this half term are judo and basketball.