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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 Wednesday 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.

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.
  • Yorkshire Water Workshop: For our Flow topic, the children will be visited by Yorkshire Water where  dedicated speakers will come along to  school and tell children all about their Big Wish for Ethiopia and how we can all help to provide clean water and sanitation for everyone, everywhere.
  • Parent Forum Baking: For our Scrumdiddlyumptious topic, the ladies from the parent forum will come in to school to do baking with the children.
  • Ancient Greeks: A theatre company will come in to school to give childre a taste of life as an Athenian or Spartan children.
  • The Deep: As part of our Blue Abyss topic the children will visit the The Deep in Hull. Here they will observe aquatic animals and learn about how animals and sea creatures have adapted to their environment.
  • Malham Cove: As part of our Tremors topic, children will learn about rocks such as limestone. We will visit Malham Cove where children will be able to see limestone cliffs.

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.

Our class targets are:

  • To ensure good or better progress for all core areas for this cohort
  • To increase the percentage of children achieving GD to bring data in line with national
  • To ensure most able children make good or better progress in reading, writing, SPaG and maths.
  • To continue to focus on inference and comprehension skills in reading