Welcome to Year 3

In Year 3, our teachers are Miss Swallow (Flamingos), Miss Scandrett (Macaws) and Miss Tyler (Toucans). We are supported by Teaching Assistants Mrs Hawk, Mrs Oakley and Mrs Fenton. Miss Swallow is the Year 3/4 Phase Leader.

WELL DONE AWARDS

Friday 21st January 2022

Our Awards this week go to:

Toucans - Megan B

Flamingos - Ella P

Macaws - Jake P & Lilly L

Year 3 Christmas Performance 

This year we were delighted to celebrate Christmas with a special performance at St Saviour's Church. The children performed beautifully. The performance has been split into three parts which you can see below. Enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

Video

Part 3 

FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR 

Year 3 arrival and collection

Children enter through the Lych Gate between 8:30am - 8:45am.

Parents collect from front playground and exit through fire doors at 3:10pm.

Remote Learning

If your child is having to self isolate, we have put together some Maths, English and Topic activities for your child to complete. These documents will be updated on a two weekly basis. This work is only for if your child is feeling well.

Isolation grid w.b 24.1.22 

Week 1 (worksheet and answers)

Week 2 (Worksheet and answers)

Romulus and Remus eBook

 

Isolation grid w.b 3.1.22

WhiteRose worksheet (week 1)

WhiteRose answers (week 1)

WhiteRose worksheet (week 2)

WhiteRose answers (week 2)

 

CURRICULUM 

Please click here to view the Year 3 Curriculum Overview.

For the LKS2 curriculum morning Powerpoint please click here.

TOPIC 

Our new topic will be 'Invasion'. We will begin the unit by exploring the Medditeranean in order to have the base knowledge for the Romans. We will then begin to identify the Roman period on a timeline and where it fits in comparison to the Stone Age. Throughout the unit, we will continue to use vocabularly such as BC and AD. By the end of the unit, we will be able to recognise why the Romans invaded Britain along with the key changes that were made as a result of this.

ENGLISH

Spring term 1

This half term, we will be exploring a selection of texts to support our writing. In Year 3, we aim to incorporate reading skills at the start of a new unit to support academic progress and promote a love for reading. Our first unit is focusing on Myths and Legends where we will explore key skills such as using inverted commas and conjunctions. Our key text for this unit will be exploring the myth: Romulus and Remus. Our end goal will be writing a narrative to entertain. 

MATHS

Spring term 1

We are continuing to work on the Number: Multiplication and Division unit.

We also 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 be setting homework on Seesaw. Children will be able to check their Seesaw for information about:

1) Spellings to learn for the week     2) The MyMaths 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

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 Year 3/4 words.

Please click here to view the Year 3/4 word spelling list.

Spellings are tested on a Friday each week.

PE

Tuesdays - Indoor PE

Wednesdays - Outdoor PE

Children to come in to school wearing their PE kits on PE days.

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

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

Recorder lessons will be on a Friday and as follows:

Macaws - 11:00-11:30am

Toucans- 11:30-12:00pm

Flamingos- 1:00-1:30pm

If you have your own recorder, please bring it in. If not, school will provide them.

ART/OVERALL APRON:

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

Polite Notices

Refillable water bottles are great to keep your children focussed and hydrated throughout the day – please can you ensure your child has a water bottle in school with no squash or flavoured water.