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Year Three - Classes Capella and Vega

Teacher welcome

Hello and welcome to Year 3. Year 3 compromises of classes Capella and Vega. Capella is the name of the brightest star in the Auriga constellation, in Greek mythology, the star represented the goat Amalthea. Vega is the name of the brightest star in the constellation of Lyra, Vega can be translated into Latin as Vultur Cadens, "the falling eagle/vulture.

  • Mrs. Katharada- Class Teacher Capella
  • Mrs. Daji - Class Teacher Vega
  • Mrs. Gulfraz - Class Teacher Vega
  • Ms. Bint-Yousuf- ETA
  • Mrs. Seedat- ETA
  • Mrs. Bibi- HLTA
  • Miss. Gora - HLTA

In Year 3 we all have a growth mindset and try our very best in all that we do. Our learning is fun and our voices are heard. We take pride in the work we produce and we regularly use the Secrets of Success to show positive behaviour for learning because, there’s snow place like Capella and Vega.

Information for Parents

  • PE for Year 3 is on Wednesdays please ensure your child has a labelled PE kit in school for this day.  It is important that your child does not come to school wearing jewellery or earrings on this day as they will not be able to participate.
  • Spellings are handed out at the start of the term and a weekly test will take place on Thursday.
  • Homework will be given out on a Thursday every week and brought back on Monday. Children will be assigned a project based homework which will be linked to our creative topic.  Homework should be completed by your child, in pencil please unless stated otherwise. We will also be allocating homework online on Activelearn, DB Primary and Successmaker.
  • Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday.
  • Swimming is on a Tuesday morning for girls and Tuesday afternoon for boys – children need to bring a swimming costume or trunks (not shorts) and a towel, plus their swimming caps.

Our class rules and rewards

At the start of Year 3, we came up with a set of rules for everyone to follow. All the children and adults working in Year 3 signed a pledge once we agreed to abide by the rules.

 1.           We always do our best

2.            We treat others with respect

3.            We listen when others are speaking

4.            We show courtesy and consideration to everybody

5.            We put our hand up in class when we need to speak

6.            We stay away from telling tales

As well as Good to be Green, children receive stamps on their individual bookmarks. Once the bookmarks are complete they receive a prize. In Year 3, children also receive table points for any tables who follow the rules.

Our class targets

1. Ensure rapid progress is made in children's reading with children's attainment being at national average or above by the end of the year.

2. Ensure that children have a secure knowledge of place value and are able to calculate confidently using the four operations.

3. Ensure rapid improvements in children's spelling.

Upcoming and exciting events

We have a number of exciting experiences for the children to be involved in this year, these include;

  • Dewsbury Town Walk: A look around Dewsbury Town and a visit to the library to see photographs of how Dewsbury has developed over the years.
  • Cliffe House: For our Flow topic, the children will explore pond creatures and use a classification key to identify the creatures. They will also walk along a river to spot river features.
  • Farm to Fork: For our Scrumdiddlyumptious topic which is food related, children will have the opportunity to visit Tesco and purchase different types of cheese and chocolate for tasting.
  • Magna: As part of our Tremors topic, children will learn how volcanos are formed and will get to see a real like volcanic eruption.
  • Sea Life residential in Manchester: As part of our Blue Abyss topic the children will visit the SeaLife centre in Manchester. Here they will observe aquatic animals and learn about how animals and sea creatures have adapted to their environment. They will have the opportunity to interact with starfish and crabs in the aquatic rock pool
  • Ingleton Falls: For our Misty Mountains topic children will complete an 8km trail around Ingleton. On the trail they will see breath-taking waterfalls.

How parents can help at home

  • Listen to your child reading – Please try to read on a daily basis with your child and ask them questions about what they have read. Please ensure their reading journal has been completed by an adult after each reading session at home.                                              
  • Encourage your child to practise and learn their spellings – discuss spelling patterns or rules. The most important thing is that they know to apply the spellings to their writing.
  • Practise calculations at home to develop fluency. Practise written methods such as the column method and the grid method.
  • Encourage your child to take care of all the work they do, including homework – they should write in pencil, and keep their writing neat (preferably joined-up).
  • Encourage your child to talk about what they have learnt at school.
  • Talk about your child’s homework – discuss the work, and ask your child to explain it to you (although they should complete the work independently.