Welcome to Year 3

 

INTRODUCTION

In Year 3 our teachers are Miss Swallow (Flamingos), Miss Shipley (Macaws) and Mrs West (Toucans). We are supported by Teaching Assistants Mrs Jenkins, Mrs Oakley and Mrs Hanna. Miss Swallow is the Year 3/4 Phase Leader.

WELL DONE AWARDS

Friday 8th November 2019

This weeks Awards go to:

Toucans - Satveer

Flamingos - Brogan

Macaws - Austin

FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR 

CURRICULUM EVENING 2019

Please click here to view the Curriculum Evening Presentation .

CURRICULUM 

Please click here to view the Year 3 Curriculum Overview.

TOPIC AUTUMN

This term, we will be delving into the past to see what life was like in Stone Age Britain.  Part of our work will involve children learning about rocks and skeletons. We will also look at historical landmarks such as Stonehenge. In Art, we will be exploring cave paintings.

ENGLISH

Autumn term

This term we will be looking at ‘Stone Age Boy’ to enhance our topic and will be looking at the structure of our sentences and the use of expanded noun phrases.

Recommended reading 

To access the BookTrust recommended reading for 9-11 years olds click the icon. 

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

MATHS

Autumn 1: place value and addition and subtraction.

Autumn 2: multiplication and division.

We will also be regularly practising mental arithmetic skills, including number bonds and times tables (2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8), to improve children’s fluency and speed of recall.

HOME LEARNING

Home learning will be recorded by children in their Homework Diary each week.  Children will be set maths homework on 'My Maths' (usernames and logins to follow), spellings to practise and timestables to learn on 'Times Table Rockstars' (logins to follow).  This is in addition to reading at home at least three times each week. 

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.

Children will record their spellings for the week in their homework diaries.

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

Spelling competition 

In KS2 we hold a spelling competition between the classes to see who can get their hands on the spelling trophy. During certain weeks of the year, the children will be tested on words from the Year 3/4 word list. Their class teacher will then collect in the scores and work out a class percentage for the amount they get correct. The winning class will receive the spelling trophy! Please support your child by reviewing these spellings at home in time for the test. 

To see the timetable and words to learn click here. 

 

PE

Macaws - Indoor on Tuesday, Outdoor on Friday

Toucans - Indoor on Tuesday, Outdoor on Friday

Flamingos - Indoor on Monday, Outdoor on Friday

Please can you ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school for these days as well as long hair tied back.  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. 

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING AT SCHOOL

Maths

Times Tables Rocks Stars - www.ttrockstars.com

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

 

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

RECORDERS

Year 3 Recorder Sessions take place on Friday afternoons.

ART/OVERALL APRON:

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