Welcome to Year 3

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

Thursday 5th March 2020

This weeks Awards go to:

Toucans - Jayden

Flamingos - Tom

Macaws - Arthur

FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR 

TOPIC SPRING

Over the next half term, we will be looking at the Roman invasion of Britain and how this event changed the Iron Age way of life. We will explore how this invasion affects our lives, even to this day!

ENGLISH

Spring term

Our English this term is focussed on myth and legends. We are primarily focussing on the story of Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome. Children have been exploring the text through reading focussed lessons using drama and performance alongside exploring the vocuabulary of the story. 

Children will soon be planning their own version of the story!

We are focussing on the correct use of prepositions and conjunctions within our writing.

MATHS

Spring 1: Multiplication, division and money.

Spring 2: Length and perimeter, fractions.

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.

 

THIS WEEK'S HOME LEARNING:

This week, we have focused on multiplication using known facts. Children's homework this week is based around multiplication and multiplying by 10.

Practise your times tables - garage focus on the 2s, 5s, 10s, 4s, 8s, 3s

 

WEEKLY SPELLINGS -

Spelling Pattern: Words with the 'ion' suffix

1) action

2) celebration

3) concentration

4) attraction

5) collection

6) construction

7) correction

8) injection

9) education

10) hesitation

11) invention

12) exaggeration

 

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. 

Our Year 3/4 competition words will next be tested the week beginning 2nd March

To see the timetable and words to learn click here. 

PE

Macaws - Indoor on Wednesday, Outdoor on Friday

Toucans - Indoor on Wednesday, Outdoor on Friday

Flamingos - Indoor on Wednesday, 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. 

CURRICULUM EVENING 2019

Please click here to view the Curriculum Evening Presentation .

CURRICULUM 

Please click here to view the Year 3 Curriculum Overview.

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

To access another 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

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.