Welcome to Windermere’s Class Page!

Windermere class is made up of lots of fantastic Year 3 children! Miss Howard teaches us on a Monday and Mrs Gomersall teaches us for the rest of the week. Our teaching assistant is Miss Bradley.

 

Our Curriculum

In Year 3 we use our 3 R’s to ‘Be the Best We Can Be’. We show resilience, respect and responsibility to help us kick-start our journey through Key Stage 2. In Year 3, we focus on building on the basic skills we have acquired in Key Stage 1 and becoming more independent learners. We have daily reading, arithmetic, maths and English sessions to develop our core skills and embed the foundations of learning to help us prosper as we move through the Juniors.

In Windermere, we ensure that all of our children have the opportunity to access a vibrant, broad and balanced curriculum which allows the development  of knowledge, skills and their experience of the world, whilst continuing to build on the fundamental skills developed in the core subjects. Our foundation curriculum includes: science, computing, history, geography, art and design, design and technology, French, music, PSHE, PE and RE. To learn more about our curriculum coverage this half term, check out the Curriculum section of the website and look for Windermere’s overview.

What does my child need to bring to school each day?

Your child will need the following in school every day:

  • water bottle
  • full school uniform, including school shoes
  • reading book
  • PE kit (we suggest that they bring this to school at the start of the week and take it home again to be washed at the end of the week)
  • packed lunch (if they have one)

PLEASE label everything with your child’s name. It makes it much easier to find lost clothing when it is labelled.

 

How can I help my child at home?

READ! We ask that all children read to an adult at home for at least 15 minutes each day. Sharing stories with your child builds a love of reading and develops children’s reading skills; their understanding of new words and the world around them. It is so important to read with your child every day.

Reading & comprehension: Age 7–8 (Year 3) – Oxford Owl

 

Reading, Writing and Spelling

To help your child with their literacy skills, you could:

  • tell stories
  • enjoy books together
  • imagine stories together and encourage writing stories down – we would love to hear them in school!
  • read books, magazines, subtitles on the TV, newspapers, eBooks, shop signs – anything and everything!
  • encourage children to speak in full sentences and use correct grammar
  • spot spelling patterns they have been learning in the words you read with them
  • write cards to family, friends or neighbours
  • write letters
  • make posters about something they are interested in
  • play teachers and ask them to teach you their spelling rule of the week
  • visit the library
  • write a shopping list
  • write a diary
  • log in to Spelling Shed to practise spelling rules

Try the links below at home:

Free eBook library | Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press

EdShed

Spelling and Grammar, English Games for 7-11 Years – Topmarks

ictgames || html5 English Games Page

Sing with Grammarsaurus

 

Maths 

To help your child with maths, you could try:

  • tell the time
  • count in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s, 10s, 50s and 100s
  • baking together, using the scales to help measure ingredients
  • finding 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/5 or 1/8 of an object or a number – you could even work out what 4/5 or 6/8 would be!
  • add and subtract three digit numbers
  • login to Times Tables Rockstars
  • add up prices in the supermarket or work out your change
  • work out the cost of 4 or 8 of something that is under £1
  • time how long challenges take and work out the difference
  • go shape spotting and count the number of sides, vertices (corners), edges, faces

Here are a few websites that could help:

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (ttrockstars.com)

Mental Maths Tests and Games (topmarks.co.uk)

ictgames || html5 Home Page

mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

Fun maths games and activities – Oxford Owl for Home

KS2 Maths – BBC Bitesize

Free Online Math Games for Kids | Play Math Games – SplashLearn

Games and Interactives (maths.org)

Math Games | Math Playground | Make Learning Fun

 

Getting in touch with us

All of our staff are more than happy to help you with any questions that you may have, please call the office or pop in to arrange an appointment. We are here to help!

Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook page to see what your child has been up to. We post regular pictures to show off how fun learning is, how amazing our children are, celebrate successes and invite you to school events.

Please ensure that you have updated any contact details with the school office to make sure that you receive communications via ParentMail.