Welcome to Year 3

In Year 3, our teachers are Mrs Watkins and Mrs Hyland (Flamingos), Miss Scandrett (Macaws) and Miss Tyler (Toucans). We are supported by Teaching Assistants Mrs Oakley, Mrs Fenton, Mrs White and Mrs Smyth. Mr Ayers is the Year 3/4 Phase Leader.

New Class Videos - a "hello" from your new teachers!

Welcome to Flamingos from Mrs Watkins

Welcome to Toucans from Miss Tyler

Welcome to Macaws from Miss Scandrett

WELL DONE AWARDS

Friday 23rd October 2020

This weeks Awards go to:

Toucans - Alex B & Martha V

Flamingos - Betsy M

Macaws - Ryan F

 

FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR 

CURRICULUM 

Please click here to view the Year 3 Curriculum Overview.

TOPIC 

We have started our 'Land Before Time' topic, which covers Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age Britain. Children will be learning about how life in Britain changed during these eras and will refer to technical terms such as palaeolithic, mesolithic and neolithic. History lessons will focus on the skill of chronology and children will use and understand the terms BC and AD. Please see below for our full curriculum grid.

ENGLISH

Autumn term

In our English lessons, we are focusing on narrative writing. We are working towards writing our own version of 'Stone Age Boy'. Our English lessons will focus initially on sentence structure and basic punctuation before looking closely at descriptive writing and using expanded noun phrases.

MATHS

We began the year by looking at place value. We have now moved on to addition and subtraction using numberlines and the column method. We continue to practice using TTRS three times a week and often set tournaments between the three classes. 

For more information, please see the White Rose yearly overview below. 

Times Tables Rocks Stars - www.ttrockstars.com

Top Marks - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

HOME LEARNING

In order to minimise the amount of paperwork between school and home, we will trial setting homework on Seesaw. Children will be able to check their Seesaw for information about:

1) Spellings to learn for the week     2) The My Maths activity that has been set     3) The times table to focus on for the week

Children will also be able to use Seesaw as an online reading diary, recording what they have read throughout the week. Children are still expected to read 3 X a week and this will be monitored in school.

Banded reading books will be sent home for those children who are not free readers.

SEESAW

At the beginning of the year, a letter was sent home that outlined the expectations/usage of Seesaw. It also included an overview of the home learning plan for this academic year. 

Please see below for the expectations/usage of Seesaw.

When using Seesaw, please only upload the following:

A record of reading (once per week, if possible, with three pieces of evidence)

SPELLINGS

There will be a weekly spelling programme during the term.  For the first half of the term every child will be revisiting previously taught spelling patterns to consolidate their learning.  During the second half of the term, we will complete five spelling sessions a week with the children.  Taught spellings will alternate between Read Write Inc spelling units and the Year3/4 words.

Spellings (week beginning 19th October)

animal, crystal, equal, gradual, formal, magical, signal, pedal, whole, who.

Please click here to view the Year 3 and 4 Word/Spelling List.

PE

Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit on their PE day.

Tuesday - indoor PE

Wednesday - outdoor PE

For safety reasons, jewellery is not to be worn during PE lessons, therefore could you please ensure your child is able to remove it independently before the lesson or have it removed before coming into school. 

For more information on what uniform is to be worn, please see the table below.

CURRICULUM EVENING 2020

Please click here to view the Curriculum Evening Presentation.

 

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING AT SCHOOL

Maths

Times Tables Rocks Stars - www.ttrockstars.com

Top Marks - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

Recommended reading 

To access a useful Year 3 reading list, click here. 

Please click here to view list of generic questions to help parents discuss a text with their child when reading.

RECORDERS

We are currently awaiting information from Severn Arts regarding recorder lessons.

ART/OVERALL APRON:

Please check that your child has an apron or art shirt in their bags for messy activities in school.