Welcome to Year 3's class page!
Welcome to Year 3 from Mrs Scholes (3S) and Miss Martin-Chambers (3MC).
Welcome back year 3. We hope you had a fantastic holiday. We are all set for a very busy Autumn term.
PE Day: Tuesday - 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. PE kits will be sent home at the end of each half term.
Snack: Toast can be paid for via ParentPay. Milk is also available but needs to be paid for half termly. Children are encouraged to bring in their own reusable water bottle which will be kept in school. 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
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, 9X and 10X multiplication tables by the end of year 3.
The children will bring home a homework folder each Friday to be returned the following Friday. We encourage the children to have a go at the work which will be linked to the learning in class that week.
Spellings need to be learnt ready for their weekly spelling test each Friday.
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.
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.
Throughout Autumn term, we will be developing our number fluency and our understanding of number to help us to solve calculations using each of the four operations. We will also spend a lot of time practising our times tables.
Our Science topic this half term is 'Light'. The children will be exploring how shadows are formed practically as well as learning about how to protect themselves from sunlight. They will discuss and compare different light sources. They will experiment with different materials to compare the reflection of light from each surface.
Our topic throughout the Autumn half term is 'The Stone Age'. It will primarily focus on the history curriculum with links to Geography and Art. We will be exploring the lives of people who lived during this period in history. We will look at the homes they made, food they ate and their culture and customs. We will compare their lives with ours.
Remember Year 3 - continue with your times tables practice outside of school (with particular focus on 3x, 4x and 9x)
Any research that the children complete about our new topic would be lovely to share in class.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about what the children are learning in class, don't hesitate to come and see us.
Mrs Scholes & Miss Chambers-Martin