Y3 – ATINUKE Class
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Welcome to Year 3! I am Mr Walker, your new Year 3 teacher.
This is an exciting year for this class as they are moving into Key Stage 2, and I am sure the children are looking forward to the responsibility this brings and the new opportunities they will have.
In the Autumn Term, we have the topic of ‘Ages Ago’. We will be looking at developments through the Stone, the Bronze, and the Iron Ages. Throughout the year, we will also study other topics such as Romans and Plastic Pollution. In science, we will study, 'Rocks', 'Light', 'Plants' and 'Forces and Magnets'.
Our class name this year is Atinuke Class, named after Atinuke, a Nigerian-born author and story-teller. She draws on her Welsh and Nigerian roots to create enchanting stories to inspire children. She has written two series of books; the "Anna Hibiscus" series and the "No 1 Car Spotters" Series. Both of these focus on life in Africa and we will read some of these books in class this year.
There will be a range of options to choose from on your Half Term grid. Each week, one of these tasks will need to be completed along with a maths task. Both need to be handed in every Wednesday.
Children will also be sent home with weekly spellings to be tested every Friday. Please ensure that these are being practised at home. In Year 3 it is expected that all children read for at least 15 minutes every evening to an adult. This reading time must be recorded in their reading records to be checked on Fridays at school.
School Uniform and PE Kit
Please ensure that all school uniform, including PE kit, is clearly labelled so that missing items get returned. The class will have PE on a Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the spring term.
I have been teaching for over 8 years in Key Stage 2 but this is my first year at John Burns. I grew up in Surrey and then Yorkshire before moving to London after my teacher training. I love cycling, reading a good book and enjoying a meal out.
If you need to talk to me about anything regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact me either via the school office or at the end of the day.