Year 3

General Information
Welcome to Year 3!  It promises to be an exciting time with all of the team new to Year 3 this term. Mr Hatcher is a newly qualified teacher and is really excited to be working with his first class. Mr Parker has been teaching for 21 years (18 of them at Dale Hall!) and is equally enthusiastic about moving to Year 3 after several years in Year 6.
In September of each year there is a Parents' Information Meeting. This is an opportunity for parents to meet their child's new teacher and hear about the work the children will be doing as well as a chance for the teacher to pass on any information to parents.
Autumn 1
Our topic this term is 'Stone Age to Iron Age' and much of our learning will be based on this.  As well as learning about the historical aspects of these important periods we will be doing art (for example cave paintings) and looking at different types of rocks and soils in science.  In October we are planning a trip to Ipswich museum to find out more about this topic - we will let you know the dates as soon as we have them.
Our first text in English this year is Krindlecrax by Phillip Ridley, the story of a lonely young boy who discovers a dangerous, mysterious creature is living beneath his street. We will be thinking about how the author gives us clues about the characters in the ways he describes their appearance and the things that they do and say, and producing different types of writing linked to the text such as diary entries and letters. Most importantly, we will be enjoying reading this exciting story!
Our PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We will be taking advantage of the better weather by doing outside games on both days whenever possible; tennis on Wednesday and cricket on Thursday.  Please make sure children have suitable footwear and warm clothing once the weather starts to change.
The only regular home learning tasks we expect of pupils in Year 3 are:
To read regularly for pleasure, sharing and discussing their reading with you.
To practise their times tables (ideally using TT Rockstars) for 3 minutes every day.  Information about TT Rockstars will be shared at the parent meeting on 19th September.
Futsal Club
Mr Parker will be running a Futsal club on Thursday lunchtimes, exclusively for Year 3 boys and girls initially.  This is a four-a-side indoor version of football.
OWLS: Mr Parker   
Kestrels: Mr Hatcher
Other adults: Mrs Eley, Mrs Ling, Mrs Tuck, Mrs Ardern and Mrs Abbot