Maths This year we have changed our method of teaching and learning Maths across the school, choosing to adopt an exciting ‘Mastery’ approach to deliver the National Curriculum.
This is based on the ‘Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract’ journey, which encourages children in all year groups to use ‘concrete’ objects and equipment (such as place value counters, dienes or cubes) to physically make and manipulate numbers and perform calculations.
They then learn to visualise calculations as pictures (particularly bar models) before moving on to represent them as abstract, more formal written methods.
Welcome back to the Spring term.
Welcome back to school, I hope you and your child/ren enjoyed a very happy Christmas and New Year. Firstly, I would like to say a huge 'thank you' for all the amazing gifts I was given for Christmas!
Arrangements for Elm class. I will be teaching the children for every session except Wednesday afternoons, when Mrs Ives will be in class. We are also lucky to have Mrs A-J, Mrs Robson and Mrs Swallow supporting children in class and running intervention groups.
I look forward to seeing you around the school, and I really hope that your children have a fun and challenging Spring term in Year 3.
Mr R. Davies, Year 3 Class Teacher
Children’s ability to read
fluently underpins all of their learning and their ability to access the Key
Stage 2 curriculum.
So, thank you in advance for your continued
support with your child’s reading at home. Please write
comments and your initials in their Reading Record every time they read, as we
will be rewarding regular readers.