Year Three - Emerald and Turquoise
Year 3 marks a big transition in your child’s learning journey but happily here at St Matthews we can make this big step together secure in our St Matthew's Family, and the routines of collective worship, lunchtimes and playtimes. In Emerald the teachers are Miss Stubbington (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs Clinton (Thursday and Friday) and in Turquoise it is Mrs Young. Alongside them are Mrs Turner and Mrs Clarke, who support across both classes.
The children are encouraged and supported to be more independent, to take responsibility for following established routines, caring for their possessions and their own learning. During the course of the year we take the opportunity to learn outside whenever possible and have planned some wonderful trips to complement the children’s learning. We cover some terrific topics including the Stone Age to the Iron Age, the Roman invasion and settlement of Britain as well as mapping and geography in the Summer Term. In Science the children learn about magnets and forces, flowering plants, light and shadow as well as rocks and fossils.
In maths the children build on their understanding of calculation and learn the formal written methods for the four operations. Year 3 is also a big year for really mastering times tables which will support the children in their learning throughout KS2 and KS3. Your children will be inspired in their writing via a mix of visual literacy, books and pictures. Popular topics include inventing and explaining crazy contraptions for Wallace and Gromit and narrative writing based on the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web.
- 11/07/18As part of our RE curriculum, we have been learning about Sikhism. We were fortunate enough to be able to spend some time in the Gurdwara in Kingston. We were welcomed on our arrival and were introduced to the customs when entering the room where the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh holy book) is kept...Read Full Story
Go Turquoise & Emerald!KS2 sports day was not to be missed! The children all proved they are budding athletes with excellent sportsmanship. They cheered each other on and supported one another throughout the day. We’re incredibly proud of them. The parents showed up in tremendous force and it was lovely to see and h...Read Full Story
Spirited Arts DayWhere is God?Read Full Story
Sunflowers by van GoghSunflowers represented happiness for Van Gogh. We looked at some of his paintings and discussed his emotions when creating them. Mindful music helped us create our own masterpiece.Read Full Story
Turquoise Reading TreeYou may have noticed that we now have a tree in our classroom. Our book corner has been taken over by a mass of foliage. Each leaf has a book related question. With thirty questions to answer, we will be busy searching the books in the book corner and library for the answers.Read Full Story