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Transition from Yr 2 to year 3 September 2020

Welcome to your Year 3 transition page. Here you can find out more about your class for September 2020. We are really excited to show you - who you will be learning with, where you will be learning and what you are going to learn in Year 3.

Some of you have not been in school for a long time, coming back to school you may be feeling a bit worried. Some things are going to be different in your new class but some things will stay the same. All your friends from year 2 are going to be starting year 3 too.

You will have new teachers

A message from your teacher

Mrs Pavlou video.MP4

Your New Classroom

You will line up in the playground outside the door to the corridor, your coat pegs are inside the classroom. You will still use the same toilets to when you were in Year 2. At lunchtime you will eat you lunch and play on the playground, the same as when you were in Yr 2.

Have a look at the photos below to familiarise yourself with your new classroom.

What will you learn in Yr 3

There are so many fun learning activities planned for Year 3!

Have a look below to see some of the exciting topics you will cover. More detailed information will follow from your teacher in September.

Learning Challenge

Through Learning challenge you will learn creatively about  History and Geography, you will explore through Design and Technology and Creative Arts. These are some of your Learning Challenge topics for in Year 3...

  • Stone Age to Iron Age 
  • Local history - heritage study - Waltham Cross 
  • Angry Earth - volcanos, earthquakes and tornado's 
  • Local history map skills

Literacy

Much of your Literacy learning will be taught and linked through your Learning Challenge - Informal Letters - for example writing a letter from the Stone Age boy recounting his experience. You will work on instructional writing – how to wash a woolley mamooth! You will write historical narratives and non chronological reports. You will learn about Myths and legends, information texts, Poetry, Playscripts and biographies!

Maths

To start with you will work on number sense - Can you use your mathematical knowledge to work out how long ago events would have happened?  There will be lots of work on multiplication and division facts and you will learn written methods for multiplication and division. Counting up and down in tenths. Making and describing 3-D shapes Angles alongside geometry and statistics.

Science

In Science you will learn through these topics

  • Amazing bodies
  • The power of forces
  • Rock Detectives: What Different Types of Rocks are There?
  • How does your garden grow?
  • Can you see me?

PSHE

The Global Pandemic of Coronavirus meant that many things changed for us all, When change happens it can cause us to become worried or confused, it can effect how we are feeling. We will be working on the importance of our mental health throughout this year to give us the skills to cope with how we feel and to enable us to know how to ask for and find help when we need to, so that we feel safe and secure and ready to learn. In September our PSHE focus will be - New beginnings and transition to year 3. Understanding our feelings and the Zones of emotional regulation.

RE

In RE this year you will focus on the questions below, learning about what Christians believe as well as extending learning about other faiths and religions...

  • What is the Bible’s big story and what does it reveal about having faith in God?
  • How do Christians believe following Jesus’ New Commandment and his 2 greatest Commandments make a difference?
  • How do Advent and Epiphany show us what Christmas is REALLY about?
  • What does it mean to be a Jew?
  • What are the Beatitudes and what do they mean for Christians?
  • Who is the most important person in the Easter story?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • What is Buddhism?
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