Welcome to Year 3
In Year 3 our teachers are Miss Swallow (Year 3 & 4 Phase Leader) supported by Mrs Hawk (Flamingos), Miss Shipley supported by Mrs Wilkins (Macaws) and Mrs Evans supported by Mrs Fenton (Toucans).
WELL DONE AWARDS
Friday 17th May 2019
This weeks Awards go to:
Toucans - Tilly
Flamingos - Esme
Macaws - Elin and James
During the summer term, much of our topic will focus on tropical rainforests. Many new words will be explored as part of our topic lessons. Below is a list of some of these words along with a diagram of the layers of the rainforest. It may be helpful to your child to look at these words and their meaning before we begin our lessons in the summer term. Simply sticking them on the fridge so that they can be seen would really benefit your child to begin to build familiarity with them!
Please click here to view word list.
Please click here to view rainforest layers
Please go to 'Galleries' (under the 'News' tab on the Home Page) to see photographs of Year 3 showing off their incredible Stone Age houses to Year 4!
MATHS WORKSHOP - Tuesday 6th November
Please click here to view the Year 3 Maths Parent Workshop Presentation.
CURRICULUM EVENING - 18th September 2018
Please click here to view the Year 3/4 Curriculum Evening Presentation.
Please click here to view the Year 3 Curriculum Overview.
During the spring term, our English work will focus on the novel 'The Journal of Iliona' and we are going to focus closely on character and description. We will continue to use high level vocabulary within our writing to build an image in our readers' minds. The children have already produced some fantastic writing on Romulus and Remus and have demonstrated an excellent ability to manage and adapt their own language!
This term, we are working on the topic 'Invasion!' Children will be learning all about the Roman invasion of Britain and its lasting impact on our lives today.
Later in the term, we will also be focusing on keeping ourselves healthy and how to keep our bodies in tip-top shape!
Maths and English homework will be sent home in workbooks on a Thursday and children are asked to return homework on a Tuesday.
Children are also expected to practise:
- Times table recall
- Spellings recorded in their log books
- 'Competition' spellings to earn the spelling trophy!
There will be a fortnightly 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 three spelling sessions a week with the children using the schools RWI spelling scheme.
Children will be provided with a log book to record the spelling pattern that they are working on alongside any words that they need to practise at home.
Please click here to view the Year 3 and 4 Word/Spelling List.
During the spring term, we will be looking at money, statistics and length and perimeter. 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.
We would like to emphasise the importance of regular practice!
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
- Read with your child as much as possible as this helps with their fluency and understanding of texts as well as helping to increase their imagination for their own writing. Please ensure your child fills out their reading record for each book they read. We expect your child to read between 1 and 2 books from then school reading scheme per week.
- Practise times tables. Revise 2, 5 and 10 times table from Year 2. By the end of Year 3, children are expected to know their times tables at speed and be able to rapidly recall the 3, 4, 8 and 11 times tables. In school, children practise times tables using Times Tables Rock Stars four times each week.
- Encourage your children to play on the following educational websites:
Times Tables Rocks Stars - www.ttrockstars.com
Top Marks - http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games
Education City - www.educationcity.co.uk
Letter Join - www.letterjoin.co.uk
Please click here to view list of generic questions to help parents discuss a text with their child when reading.
Year 3 Recorder Sessions take place on Friday afternoons.
Please check that your child has an apron or art shirt in their bags for messy activities in school.