Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome to Year 3 from Mrs Scholes (3S) and Mrs Robertson (3R). 

PE Day: Monday - Please ensure that your child has a white T-shirt and a pair of black pumps. All kit should be named and kept in a labelled bag.

Snack: Children can have toast every morning at a cost of 25p per slice. Please ensure they bring their money in every Monday or daily. Milk is also available but needs to be paid for half termly. Water is available and all children will be able to buy a bottle daily 30p (Large) 20p (small). The fruit trolley will be open every break time where children can buy a piece of fruit for 20p.

In Year 3 we expect:

  • Reading books in reading bags to be brought in every day.
  • Children to be heard read/read at home and talked to about their book.
  • Reading record to be signed with a comment included.
  • Spellings and times tables to be practised everyday.
  • A charge of £5 for lost/damaged reading books.
  • Children to be on time at 8:55am

Homework

In year 3 we expect children to read daily with an adult or on their own. Spellings will be given out each Friday and tested on the following Thursday. Times tables practice should be ongoing throughout the year. Year 3 children are expected to recall all times and division facts for the 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 8X and 10X multiplication tables by the end of year 3.

Reading is so important!

Please encourage your child to read as often as possible outside of school. We will have lots of opportunities for enjoying reading in class and the children will be encouraged to share books that they have read and recommend stories they have enjoyed. As the children begin KS2, the focus starts to shift from fluency and decoding to a focus on the children understanding what they have read. Please discuss the child's reading with them whenever possible.  

The library is a great resource locally for books and they are happy to order them in.

There are lots of websites such as LoveReading4Kids that have suggested texts.

This term we will also be sending homework linked to what we have been learning about in class. This homework isn’t compulsory, but it would be appreciated if the children were encouraged to have a go. The children who complete their homework and hand it in on time will be rewarded. It will be given out every other Friday with their spellings and due in the following Friday.

The children will have a weekly spelling test on the spellings they have taken home to learn. This will take place on a Friday morning. Children are rewarded for learning their spellings at home. 

English

The children will be working hard on developing their writing skills using lots of different stories, animated clips, drama and discussion to stimulate ideas. They will have opportunities to discuss, read and write during lessons in class daily. We will be working on developing the children's confidence with editing and improving their own writing in year 3. 

Maths

Throughout Autumn term, we will be developing our number fluency and our understanding of place value to help us to solve calculations using each of the four operations. We will also spend a lot of time practising our times tables. 

Science

We are investigating 'Light' during the first term of year 3. We will learn about what light is, how we see, and reflection through lots of investigations and practical work. 

Topic

Our Autumn topic is The Stone Age. We will be learning about what life was like for people living during this prehistoric period. We will explore lots of aspects of the year 3 Geography and History curriculum through this topic. 

Other Information:

Remember Year 3 -  continue with your times tables practice outside of school (with particular focus on the 3 and 4 times tables). In addition, any research you would like to do about the Stone Age would be lovely to share in class.