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Welcome to Rowan Class 2017-18

A class of Year 3 children


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Rowan Class is a group of 34 Year 3 children led by a hardworking team of Mr Lewis, Mrs Angove and Mrs Ryan. We study Writing, Spellings, Reading and Maths during the morning and explore a range of topics and subjects including Geography, History, Science, RE, PSHE, French, Art, ICT, Music and PE in the afternoon. Mr Boult and Mrs Aldred take the class for PE, Music and French on a Thursday morning when Mr Lewis has some time for planning and assessment.


Keep checking the gallery, twitter account, news feed and web link icons on this page for updated pictures of what we have been up to this year!


NEWS 2017-2018

Welcome back to the Spring term.  This is short and sweet.  Please check out the class newsletter which has lots of information within it.  The homework project this term will be related to the Romans,  We are studying authors related to biographies and autobiographies in English, within maths we are firming up our knowledge of times tables and related division facts, learning the written methods to solve larger multiplication and division and looking at money. Within PE the children are beginning to gain some of the basic skills for netball and within art the children are looking at artwork by Leonid Afremov. 



Thanks to all parents of Y3 who attended the parent workshop on the 9th October.  I hope some information was given to you that was useful and that questions you may of had were answered.


Our spelling week in KS2:


Monday - exploring words with a similar sound or spelling - writing them out and exploring a selection of words including some of those from the Y3/4 government spelling list (see below).


Tuesday - dictionary skills and writing definitions of the word including which word class they are from.


Wednesday - writing the word in context - using the word correctly within a sentence, especially important within homophones (words that sound the same with different meanings: here/hear). 


Thursday & Friday: Spelling games, personal spelling list - children enter any words they have spelt incorrectly during the week into their yellow reading records, they practice these words and any they may have left over from Y2 (the slips of paper stapled into reading record).  


Tests in school:


Half termly - a quick test of approx 20 words picked out from all the words learned that half term.


MAT test - a longer end of term test taken three times a year and used to compare children across the school. 


Y3/Y4 spelling words: see below for the government list of words for year 3 & year 4. All children have these in the back of their English book. These only make up some of the words we learn throughout these two years. Some children also have a list off any of the words from Y1/2 that they still need to be accurate with typed into their reading records.  Mrs Angove will test children on some of these every few weeks in order to cross them off. 



Year 3 & Year 4 common words

Year 3 overview of spelling

Homework expectations in Y3:


  • Complete the self led project for that term (eg Autumn term = related to the Egyptians).
  • Try and earn a weekly mathletics certificate (Mon - Sun) - you need 1000 points.  You can only earn one certificate however many points you earn (eg you cannot earn two certificates for 2000 points). Class graph to see who will reach 20 certificates this academic year first and certificates are printed off in school for all to see.
  • Times tables / addition and subtraction mental facts - try and use hit the button or mathletics live to keep these facts up to speed.  Children should be able to recall addition and subtraction facts within 20 with ease and the times tables for x2, x5 and x10 by the end of Y2 so that we can concentrate this year on facts within 100 (eg what goes with 29 to make 100?) and the x3, x4, x8 and related division facts.
  • Home reading - listen to children read, ask questions about what they have read and note down very simply in their yellow reading record. 
  • Spellings - some children have some words left over from Y2 or they all have their personal spellings within their yellow reading record.  Spellings learnt in class during Y3 are taught discreetly within spelling session and we will test them at the end of each half term / term on a selection of these. No longer will there be a list of 10 words sent home to each child on a weekly basis. 

Here we are in the Autumn term, thanks to all of you that attended the parents meeting at the start of September.  Please read the class newsletter link on this page for further information about spellings, homework, PE times, mathletics details and other mental maths tests. 


In September we have been beginning to study the Egyptians, looking at place value of numbers to 1000 and newspapers in English. 

Parents and Guardians -  Please feel free to contact me in the usual way, just before or just after the school day. If this is not appropriate then you can make an appointment at the School Office.