My name is Miss Manzano. I will be your year 3 class teacher. Our LSA will be Miss Robins.
3 interesting facts about me:
-I was born in the Philippines (in Asia) and can speak the language Tagalog.
- Some of my family live across the world: USA, Canada, United Arab Emirates, and (of course) the Philippines.
-When I was younger, my dream was to become a teacher (look where I am now – dreams do come true if you work hard!)
I wonder what your three interesting facts are. I can’t wait to get to know every single one of you, your passion/interest, and how you learn. I am certain that we will all grow together this year.
Here’s a little comment from Miss Robins and facts:
I'm so excited to be given the chance of transitioning to Year 3, having worked in Year 2 last year! We can carry on our joy of reading and expanding our minds with lots of facts.
Three facts about me... I love traveling and have family in Canada whom I often visit, I have a 1975 camper van called Picnic which I visit lots of places in and I enjoy exploring London.
Facts about Euston
As you already know, our class is called Euston. This place is located in London and is an underground station. It is the fifth busiest station in the UK!
Did you know that Euston was the first inter-city railway terminal in London?
The original station has a unique arch over the station entrance. The station opened as the boundary of the London and Birmingham Railway.
At Templars, we use Power Maths as the foundation of our maths lesson. This is a stimulating mastery approach, which has been recognised by the Department for Education.
The lesson consists of discovery, sharing, teamwork, practice, and reflection. Moreover, it focuses on three aspects: concrete, pictorial, and abstract methods. Children are encouraged to explain their answers for each problem, using their oracy skills each day through the use of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract thinking.
At the centre of this curriculum is the idea that all pupils can attain and be prosperous mathematicians with the right attitude and growth mind-set.
In the Autumn term, we will be looking at Place value within 1,000. This unit builds on children’s work in Year 2 on 2-digit numbers. This unit is essential for the work in the rest of this year when they look at the four rules of numbers, fractions, and measure.
Children begin with learning how to count to 100s. They will learn that a 3-digit number is made up of some 100s, 10s, and 1s and they will be able to represent this in many ways (for example, on a place value grid with counters or in a part-whole model). They will extend the number line to 1,000 and know where different numbers lie. They will compare and order 3-digit numbers as well as count in 50s. This unit underpins a lot of the subsequent work this year and children must gain a solid understanding of the key concepts within this unit.
In the next unit, children move on to adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers.
In the Autumn term, our key theme will focus on the film ‘Elemental’, which came out this year (2023). So, if you could watch the film, that would be very handy. If not don’t panic, as we will watch snapshots of the clips as part of our learning.
Within our key theme, we will be looking at and strengthening a variety of skills:
- Capital letters and full stops
-Use the forms ‘a’ or ‘an’ according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel,
-Expanded noun phrases to add description and detail
-Focus on setting and character description
-Proofreading our work for spelling and punctuation
-Consolidate knowledge of word classes: noun, adjective, verb, and adverb.
-Use of progressive verbs e.g. She is sprinting
For our History lesson, we will be looking at the history and structure of Ancient Rome and the Roman Empire.
The children will understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.
Things to remember:
- PE kits are to be in on Monday and to be taken home on Friday to get washed. PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
- School water bottles to be brought in every day and taken at the end of the day to be washed.
- Reading diaries to be brought in every day.
- Homework will be set on a Thursday and is due the next Thursday. There will be an English and Maths activity to complete.
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