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Year 3

 

Welcome to Year 3!
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Reading Information

At Whoberley, our main aim is to foster a life-long enjoyment of reading and enable every child to read confidently and fluently, showing a thorough understanding of a wide range of texts.

Children are given a variety of reading opportunities at school.  This includes the teaching of phonics through Read Write Inc or Get Spelling for older children, guided reading sessions where children read in groups and 1:1 reading.  Children have a book that they can take home and record their reading in their diary.

All of our fiction books and some non-fictions books are grouped using book bands and these range from books suitable for Reception age children, all the way through to Year 6.  Book bands were created by the Institute of Education and are based on clear and steady progression of reading skills.  It combines all reading schemes (such as The Oxford Reading Tree, Project X and Tree Tops) and library books so that no matter what book your child chooses to read, it will be pitched at the appropriate level for their reading skill.  This means that children no longer have to read all of the books in the Oxford Reading Tree and can instead choose any book that lies within their ‘band’.  Therefore, children will have a much broader choice of books to read and in turn gain more experience of reading a wider range of genres. 

Teachers and Teaching Assistants regularly assess children’s reading through questioning during guided reading sessions (in groups), Read Write Inc (phonics sessions) and 1:1 reading.  We question children against key objectives for EYFS, Key Stage and Key Stage 2 and the level of questioning will depend on your child’s ability and understanding of the text.

Maths Game

Please find a link below to all the different Gordon's Games. We have a selection of games that can be used by children from Nursery to Year 6.

Gordons

CLASS DOJO
 
Year 3 use Class Dojo as part of our reward system! Children earn points for their good behaviour such as working hard, helping others and working independently! 
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This term the children’s topic will be Sent to Coventry

Discussion Topic - Sent to Coventry 

 

This term the children’s topic will be ‘Sent to Coventry’. During this topic we will be exploring and learning about the local area of Whoberley and Coventry itself looking at its history, geography and culture. This will involve going on trips to the local area and city centre to look at landmarks and museums. The children will also be looking at how Coventry has developed over the centuries and creating artwork and models linked to the theme. The children will be learning how read a map and develop basic orienteering skills. They will also learn about how Coventry is an important industrial city and how its contributed to the wider nation. If you have any links or interesting objects, photos linked to topic we would love to see them.