Year 3 – Waterhouse – Mr Padley
Welcome to Waterhouse’s Class Page!
The Waterhouse class team consists of Mr Padley, Mrs Wengenmair and Mrs Stanley.
It’s been a very exciting start to our school year so far in Waterhouse class and we’re hoping that the rest of the year remains just as interesting.
Now that the first half of the Autumn Term is drawing to a close, I thought a quick update to the next few weeks would be appropriate so you know exactly what is going on in the classroom.
We’ve had a fantastic start to our maths work looking at place value, additional and subtraction. In the coming weeks, we will be looking at measure, money, multiplication and division. As well as this we will be taking the stops towards learning our time tables.
Waterhouse class has come up with some outstanding descriptive writing using the rich text that we have introduced them to. The books we have started our school year with is Fantastic Mr Fox and using this we have written some detailed description of Mr Fox and will be using the story to write a persuasive letter.
As part of our Topic work in Year 3 we will spend the first term looking at Stone Age Britain. We will be exploring how the people of the Stone Age first appeared and how they lived. This will be supplemented with a visit from a member of English Heritage who will be talking showing the children some of the tool that the Stone Age people would have used.
In Science this term we are looking at ‘animals including humans’. We are learning some of the keys bones of the human skeleton and the purpose that each of those bones have. We will later be looking into how our joints work and what different types of joint our skeleton has.
Waterhouse class’s PE sessions are every Tuesday and alternative Thursdays. During this term we are going to be building on our skills towards playing football. During the summer term, we will visit the Waterside pool for a 10 week block of swimming lessons. The lessons are delivered by the Waterside team of qualified swimming instructors.
Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and will be due in on the following Tuesday. House points will be awarded for homework that is complete, and produced to a high
Spelling homework will also be set on a Thursday and tested on the following Thursday. Spellings will be written on a separate sheet (not in homework books) and will be handed in to me by your child, so that they can collect a house point for completed spelling homework and a house point will also be awarded for attaining full marks when tested.
It is very important to continue listening to your child read, once a day if possible. Asking your child questions about the text as they read will enable you to see if your child has understood their book. Regular reading is the key that will unlock a world of opportunities for your child.