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!
A warm welcome back to the children in Year 3. We are really looking forward to an exciting half term ahead. The Year 3 team are excited to continue our learning journey and hope you had a fantastic half-term break.
In Literacy this half term, we will be using a beautifully illustrated, award-winning book of a giraffe’s extraordinary journey from Africa to Paris. The book is called Zeraffa Giraffa, by Diane Hofmeyr. It is an astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe, who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. A young boy, Atir, takes Zeraffa on her epic journey and the sailors sing songs as she gazes down at them. In France, Atir leads her through the countryside and thousands of people marvel at Zeraffa. When in Paris, the people fall in love with her. The king builds her special houses in Jardin des Plantes. On warm nights, the young princess visits while Atir whispers stories to Zeraffa of a hot land far away.
Our mastery targets for this half term are to:
- Use the present and past tenses correctly and consistently
- Build an increasing range of sentence structures
- In non-narrative material, use simple organisational devices including headings and sub-headings to aid presentation
In maths, we will continue developing our problem solving and reasoning strategies. We will also be completing units of work on length and perimeter and shape.
Our Mastery targets are to:
Length & Perimeter
- measure, compare, add and subtract lengths (m/cm/mm)
- measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes
- recognise angles as a measure of a turn
- compare angles
- draw straight line accurately
- identify and find horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines
- recognise, describe and draw 2D shapes
- recognise and describe 3D shapes
- construct 3D shapes
By using the fantastic text, 'Zeraffa Giraffa’, as a starting point, the children will continue to develop their historical enquiry skills. They will be learning about Ancient Egypt and continuing to learn how to place important events on a time line. The children will be learning about Howard Carter and the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. They will also learn about hieroglyphics and mummification.
In year 3, our PE days for this half term are a Wednesday (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 strike and field (rounders) & dance.