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Y3 Pandas

Welcome to 

Class!

 

  

                    

 

Welcome to Panda Class! This is home to a brilliant Year 3 class, with Mrs McGowan to lead our way.   We also receive amazing support from Mrs Sedgewick and Miss Austen during our busy week.

 

We hope you enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we learn and do in our class!

 

We have P.E. on Tuesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor) so please make sure P.E. kits are in school ready for these lessons, fully labelled with your name on it.

Meet the teacher

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Please watch the short video to find out a little bit about Panda class and Year 3 prior to your child starting in September.
I look forward to seeing you soon. Mrs McGowan

Our History and Geography focus in Autumn term 1 is The Victorians.

Watch this space for knowledge organisers about The Victorians

 

                     

 

Each week one of the following activities will be set online: MyMaths, Spag.com or TTRockStars.  Each activity will be ready for children to complete by the following week.

 

For those grammar terms that are less familiar to parents and children  alike, there is a bbc bitesize link below and a guide to help you support your child's learning.

 

 

A list of 10 spellings will be given each week, which follow a particular spelling rule, and these will be tested on Friday of the following week. 

You will be able to log on to SpellShed and practise spellings there too.

Autumn 1

WK 2 due 11.09.20 - j sound spelled -ge

 

 

WK 3 due 18.09.20 - r sound spelled wr

 

 

 

Please read to an adult 3 times each week and have your planner signed to be awarded a merit.

      Important dates

2020

 

Autumn 1

Wednesday 2nd September - INSET day

Thursday 3rd September - Children back to school with Y2 teacher

Friday 4th September - Transition morning with Y3 teacher

Friday 4th September - 3:30pm Virtual Meet the Teacher

Monday 7th September - Children start in Panda Class

Friday 23rd October - Last day of Autumn term 1

 

Autumn 2

Monday 2nd November - First day of Autumn term 2

Friday 18th December - Last day of Autumn term 2

 

2021

 

Spring 1

Monday 4th January - First day of Spring 1

Friday 12th February - Last day of Spring 2

 

Spring 2

Monday 22nd February - First day of Spring 2

Thursday 1st April - Last day of Spring 2

 

Summer 1

Monday 19th April - First day of Summer 1

Friday 28th May - Last day of Summer 1

 

Summer 2

Monday 7th June - First day of Summer 2

Thursday 22nd July - Last day of Summer 2

Achievements & celebrations

 

Each week, a child from our class will be recognised for REACHing high through their work and behaviour around the school.

 

I wonder who will be first this year?

 

With a positive attitude, respectful manners and willingness to try, it could be anyone's.  So go on, show us what wonderful things you can do and let the amazing person that you are shine through!

September 2020 Autumn 1

WK 1   N/A Short first week

WK 2   N/A REACH week

WK 3   tbc

WK 4   tbc

October 2020 Autumn 1

WK 5   tbc

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WK 8   tbc

 

November 2020 Autumn 2

WK 1   tbc

WK 2   tbc

WK 3   tbc

WK 4   tbc

December 2020 Autumn 2

WK 5   tbc

WK 6   tbc

WK 7   tbc

 

January 2021 Spring 1

WK 1    tbc

WK 2   tbc

WK 3   tbc

WK 4   tbc

February 2021 Spring 1

WK 5   tbc

WK 6   tbc

 

February 2021 Spring 2

WK 1    tbc

March 2021 Spring 2

WK 2   tbc

WK 3   tbc

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April 2021 Summer 1

WK 1    tbc

WK 2   tbc

May 2021 Summer 1

WK 3   tbc

WK 4   tbc

WK 5   tbc

WK 6   tbc

 

June 2021 Summer 2

WK 1    tbc

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WK 3   tbc

July 2021 Summer 2

WK 4   tbc

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WK 7   tbc

       Messages and updates

 

Autumn 1 - WK2

 

What a great start the Panda children have made! They've adjusted so well to the new routines, it is as if we've been Pandas forever. 

 

This week has been an assessment week to help us find out what we've remembered prior to home learning and what we've learnt since.  I have been incredibly impressed with our Pandas' focus and maturity during these tests and their super attitude to have a try. Over the next half term we will be reviewing as many of the areas that we found tricky and have still yet to master, so that we can move on to Year 3 work with greater confidence in Autumn term 2.

 

As REACH is such an important part of our school ethos, we have been reminding ourselves what this means as well as thinking of different strategies to keep us on track throughout the year.  Pandas have thought of some great ideas to keep them motivated:       

 

Respect - thinking about others and their needs too, remembering to treat people how we'd like to be treated.

Enjoyment - remembering to stick to the facts when mistakes happen in order to stay positive.

Achieve - stop and think about any hurdles we face in making progress to help us get out of a dip in our learning.

Challenge - take small steps and accept advice.

Health - remembering our mental health and to talk, be mindful and take time to relax and be aware of our environment.

 

Hopefully, our BFG dream catchers will encourage our Pandas to DREAM BIG for Year 3 and aim for the stars!

 

 

Fresh Starts - WK1

 

Welcome Panda class!  Your Junior adventure starts here and we can't wait to learn lots of interesting facts and develop super skills together this year.  We have plenty of exciting things to learn and do in 2020, starting with "The Victorians" for our history theme and "Forces and Magnets" in science.  Tune in next week to see how we got on...

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