Year 3 2021 - 2022

Mrs Megginson

Mrs Megginson

Welcome to Year 3!

Hi! I am Mrs Megginson and I teach in Year 3. This is my 5th year at Woodlands and I love my job. Busy, creative classrooms make me happy and the children at Woodlands never cease to amaze me with their resilience and creativity.

Outside of school I like to spend time with my family and friends. We love to load up the cars and go off on camping adventures together. This year we will be camping in Devon for the first time. I am a big music fan and enjoy going to concerts and festivals. I wish I could play an instrument but unfortunately I can't yet. I think I would choose the drums!

Miss Roberts

Miss Roberts

Welcome to the juniors!

Hi! I am Miss Roberts, and this will be my fourth year teaching at Woodlands Primary School. I am so excited for another fantastic year at such a supportive school.

I am passionate about teaching all subjects but I particularly enjoy physical education, and I am very proud of leading the subject and all things sport across the school. I believe that physical activity should be at the heart of all learning to support out personal and academic development.

When I am not in school, I like to keep myself busy with exercise and going on long countryside walks. I also enjoy travelling to new cities and countries, and spending time with my family and friends.

I can’t wait to continue our learning journey together next year and learn about everyone’s hopes and dreams. It is going to be a very exciting year!

Ms Smith

Ms Smith

I am Ms Smith and I have worked at Woodlands since September 2020, when I first qualified as a teacher. In my first year, I worked with lots of children from all year groups and in September 2021 I will start my first year as a class teacher, which is very exciting!

Before training to be a teacher, I worked for over 10 years as a solicitor and I was inspired in 2018 to change my career and do something I really love – helping children to grow and learn. It was the best decision I ever made.

I love all things sports related and I have played a lot of different sports in my time, including football, cricket, hockey and netball. When I'm not running around a pitch or a court, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family, especially on walks outdoors in nature. When I was younger, I learned to dance (ballet, tap and modern) and I still love it now, but I am mostly limited now to a good boogie on a dancefloor!

At school my favourite subjects were maths and history, but I have loved rediscovering all the other fantastic subjects that we teach in primary school. Every day really is a school day for me and I thoroughly enjoy it. I love learning new things and I can’t wait to go on an inspiring Year 3 learning journey with my class. I am so excited for a fantastic year ahead.

Welcome to Y3!

Year 3 – Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery

Spring 1

We hope you all had an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas break, and we wish a warm welcome back to our Year 3 children.

Literacy

In Literacy this half term, we will be using a fantastic book called 'Stone Age Boy', by Satoshi Kitamura, as a starting point for our topic work. The book is visually stunning and the story takes the reader on an adventure in to the past. A boy learns what life was like during the ‘Stone Age’ and at the same time develops a lovely friendship with a girl called ‘Om’. It is an interesting book and perfect for learning about history.

Mastery targets: 

  • Form nouns with a range of prefixes
  •  Use past and present tenses correctly and consistently including progressive and present forms
  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech
  • Build a varied and rich vocabulary

Maths

In maths, we will continue developing our problem solving and reasoning strategies. We will also be revisiting and extending our learning of multiplication and division.

Our Mastery targets are: 

  • To count from 0 in multiples of 4,8 
  • To recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3,4 and 8 multiplication tables
  • To solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division
  • Using known multiplication tables calculate and write both multiplication and division statements, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers

 

Science

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In Science this half term, we will be learning about rocks and fossils. We will be learning to classify and sort rocks in to the three categories. We will be asking relevent questions and making careful observations. We will also be carrying out practical investigations and using results to draw conclusions.

Topic 

By using the fantastic text 'Stone Age Boy' as a starting point, we will develop our understanding of the past by using our enquiring skills. We will be asking and answering historical questions about the 'Stone Age' through research. We will further develop our understanding of how our knowledge of the past is constructed by using a range of different sources, including photographs, artefacts, information books and time lines.

PE Days

In year 3, our PE days for this half term are a Wednesday (indoor) and a Thursday (outdoor). Please come into school in your PE kit on those days. On a Thursday, please wear appropriate clothing depending on the weather.

Our PE topics for this half term are hockey and gymnastics.

 

 

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