Year 3 Hazel
Welcome to Year 3 - Hazel
Who are the staff members in Hazel Class?
The class is taught by myself, Mrs Ward and supported by Mrs Westmoreland, Miss SIzer and Miss Cowburgh. The class will be covered by Mrs Armshaw and/or Mr Ward on Monday and Friday afternoons.
What does a day in Hazel Class look like?
In Hazel class we concentrate on maths, english, whole class reading, spelling and handwriting in the mornings. After lunchtime, we cover foundation subjects including history, geography, science, RE and PE. We provide knowledge organisers for our areas of learning so that children are aware of key information as well as key terminology.
On Tuesday afternoons, each term, the class will have 3 sessions with Mrs King for Outdoor Learning. On Monday afternoons, the class have specialist PE teaching with Mr Ward and every other half term, the class will swim at The Victory Pool, working towards achieving their 25m in a range of strokes.
What does your child need to bring with them?
Children will have PE on a Monday and Thursday (when they are not swimming) which will require them to come to school already dressed in their PE kits.
They will require Outdoor learning clothes when it is their part of the term to partake in this. Outdoor learning clothes should just be slightly adapted PE kits, with the addition of warm, waterproof outer layers.
Wellie boots are required to be in school everyday so that children are able to go onto the field at playtimes when the ground is wet. Water bottles will need to be brought in daily and a healthy snack would be beneficial for the children to have at break times.
Children do not need to bring additional bags, toys or pencil cases into school.
How can you help your child at home?
At this stage, building greater independence is key and so supporting the children to plan for their week, organising what they need and being less reliant on adults to always do for for them would be a key skill to develop.
Spending time listening to your child read and also reading to them is an invaluable use of time. This can help improve their fluency, comprehension, vocabulary and writing. They will have a reading record where your child can write comments on books they have read.
Times tables are a key component to your child's mathematical understanding and ability to solve further problems. You can practise these in the car, walking to the shop, whilst having dinner, absolutely anywhere! They also have a TT Rockstar account they could use at home.
- Half-termly Project
Each half-term, children will explore an area of learning linked to our big questions. They can produce their project using any means they wish - the more creative, the better! Teachers can support children with generating ideas, if needed. At the end of each half-term, the entire school will bring their projects into school to showcase them for our whole-school community to share.
- Weekly Assignment
Each Friday, a new assignment will be given to each pupil. The content will focus on something covered recently in maths or English. These tasks will be reviewed the following Friday as a whole class. Children who have completed their homework will receive team points for their house!
How can I contact you?
I am available to message via Class Dojo. I will aim to respond to you as quickly as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.