Hello and welcome to Year 3!
Despite recent unprecedented events and time out of school, all the children have grown so much in confidence and independence since they arrived with us in September. They have been working hard on their team work skills and built a strong community within the year group in just a short space of time. The children have already produced lots of quality work and are continuing to develop Learning for Life skills.
Mrs Stanway, Mrs Stevens and Mrs Palmer are very proud and fortunate to have many specialist teachers and teaching assistants working along side them and with your child:
What we have been up to?
Community Building – the children have been learning how to work together as a team, taken on leadership roles, worked to deadlines and how to present to an audience.
History – The Stone Age – the children have been fascinated to learn about early man, woolly mammoths and investigating artefacts.
Science – The Human Body – the children have become budding scientists and have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the human body and what makes us us!
Spelling sheets are sent out weekly – these are to help the children practice ready for the following week and and are to be kept at home.
All children are provided login details to access online learning platforms such as Spell Shed, TT Rockstars and Purple Mash. Weekly spelling activities are set on Spell Shed and children are encouraged to use TT Rockstars to practice their times tables.
Reading is very important to us here at Victoria Academy and we want to encourage regular reading as often as possible. Aswell as providing the children with plenty of reading opportunities within school we also provide the children with home reading books and a reading record. Children then have the opportunity to read level appropriate books with their parents and communication to the teacher, regarding progress, can be recorded in their reading records. Reading records are brought back into school once the book is finished.
PE is every Monday and Friday and children should come to school in their PE kit on those days – black shorts, plain white t-shirt/school blue tshirt, blue school hooded top/sweatshirt and some warm leggings/joggers. Children are encouraged to take part in all PE lessons as this is an important part of the National Curriculum.
Further to our Parent session with Barrow Police on e-safety and how to keep your child safe online, we have added helpful links to each year group page to help you. If you have any questions or you just want to come in to school to chat about e-safety, please feel free to call in.
Click the links to follow:
We have also provided you with links to download the appropriate guide to allow you to add parental controls to your Internet provider. Click on the appropriate link below and ‘open’: