RockStars proved to be hugely popular last year and helped the children to make considerable progress in learning their times tables facts.
As it is a new school year, we have reset the children’s RockStars accounts. Teachers will be handing out their logins this week.
RockStars is continuously improving with new features; this year, it has some new tools which help to assess where your child is currently with their times tables knowledge in order to tailor some of the questions to suit their needs and also give feedback to their teacher.
When your child first logs in, they will first need to choose a new ‘rockstar’ name. It would then be beneficial for them to play the ‘Gig’ as this gives an initial assessment and a baseline speed so that they and their teachers can see their progress over time.
If you have any questions, please pop in and speak to the class teacher.
The children were very enthusiastic on Monday when they received a letter asking them to become the archaeologists. At first they researched what an archaeologist’s job is and made a list of equipment needed to complete their dig. The children took great care and were really excited to take on one of the different roles – archaeologist, scientist, reporter, photographer and preservation team. They were quite surprised to find their role hidden under their chair at the start of the lesson.
This was the start our topic ‘Dig and Discover’ where the children have uncovered many artefacts from The Stone Age. We will be researching these over the coming weeks and taking the children back in time. We will be focusing our learning on answering our big question ‘Is all change needed?’
Next week we will be sending out our topic web and knowledge organiser after we have shared this with the children giving you and your child the knowledge needed for our topic this half term.
A few dates for your diary:
- Generic curriculum evening for 3/4/5/6 – 18th September at 7.20pm – this is for those that cannot attend our curriculum morning.
- Curriculum workshop – Tuesday 23rd September – This will give you details about the coming year with a Maths focus. You will then be invited to join your child for their Maths lesson.
- School trip – Friday 4th October – Trip to Stone Henge
- End of term museum – 24th October at 2pm – we would like to invite you to see all the children’s learning at our museum – more details to follow
Year 3 team
We are looking forward to welcoming the children to Year 3 on Thursday 5th September. A small reminder that our school trip will be taking place on Friday 4th October. Payment and consent form due in by Friday 13th September please. We will require several helpers so please let us know if you can help.
We have a very exciting half term planned with our new topic ‘Dig and Discover’ – we will send out some more information about this soon.
Our PE days will be Monday’s and Wednesday’s. Please make sure that PE kits are in school on a Monday morning.
Year 3 Team
Mrs Boyle, Mrs Spiers, Miss Barnett and Mrs Berwick