3A Miss Arksey
Welcome to Carr Junior School!
We hope everyone is enjoying our Around the world in 80 days topic!
This half term we are continuing to explore the various countries that Phileas Fogg visited.
Science – Forces and magnets
R.E – What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?
P.E – Gymnastics
ICT – Computer programming
DT – Levers and linkages
Geography – Places around the world
Art – Colour mixing
Music – Music from around the world
PE and Games
All kit is required to be in on a Monday for 3M, although our sports sessions are Thursday and Friday afternoon if further slots appear in the school we may take up the opportunity to deliver a third PE/Games activity.
All equipment should be named, if possible, and kept in a named bag which will be kept in the 3M wooden cabinets.
Daily reading is encouraged and will be rewarded by children receiving stickers towards
certificates and moving up through the book bands. Please write in your child's planners when
they have read followed by a signature from an adult. We check this weekly and award stickers accordingly.
These will be sent home every Monday with your child lending them the opportunity to practise at home daily in
preparation for the weekly spelling test on a Friday morning.
TT Rockstars are now been used in Year 3 and this online system enables children to practise their timetables by completing online maths games to develop their knowledge and speed of solving time tables problems. Children have passwords in the front of their planners for them to try the games and activities at home. No formal timetables test will take place now.
Currently we set children My Maths homework on a Monday, this is to be completed by the following Monday.
We also offer Maths clubs where the children can complete their maths homework twice a week, if interested get your child to ask me.
We ask kindly that at least 2 pieces of homework from the homework grid to be completed
every half term. Thee grid will change depending on the topic. The current homework grid can
be seen below.
Children then get a certificate at the end of the term depending on how many point they have earnt:
Bronze award - 50 points
Silver award - 100 points
Gold award - 150 points
Top of the ladder - 200 points
Homework Club is on a Monday after school, this can be signed up to through ParentPay.
If you have any questions regarding any homework please don't hesitate to ask me.
Year 3 have been set a challenge to read as many times as possible
The children will earn a special certificate depending on how many times they read.
Platinum – 150 times
Gold – 100 times
Silver – 50 times
Bronze – 25 times
Commended – 10 times
Let’s work together to encourage reading!