Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome everybody to the Year 3 section of the website. 

Class Teachers: 3M Mrs Marron

3Mac Miss Mackay

3S Mr Sanderson

LSAs: Mrs Garner,  Mrs Bailey and Mrs Clemans.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Year 3 team. 

Reading at home

In Year 3, it is important that you read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign their reading record. Children must have it signed to gain their sticker for the sticker chart. Children who read 5 times a week can earn 2 stickers. A member of the Year 3 team will check reading records daily, so please ensure that reading records are returned to school each morning. 

Homework

Children will be given spellings to learn each Monday.  Spellings should be practised at home each night ready for a spelling test the following Monday. Children who get full marks on the test will receive a celebratory certificate to bring home. 

 

In the summer of Year 4, children are tested by the government to ensure they know their times tables facts. In Year 3, we begin to prepare the children for this as they are expected to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times table facts off by heart by the end of this year.

Further information can be found on the government's information page:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/multiplication-tables-check-development-process

To support them with this, please ensure they practice for at least 10 minutes a day on ttrockstars. A "little and often" approach is the best way to help them secure these times table facts. 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

P.E.

Our P.E. day is Wednesday. 

 

A gentle reminder that our school P.E. kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps or trainers for outdoor sports, without visible branding.  Children can come to school dressed in their PE kit, as long as it is the proper P.E. uniform.  Otherwise, they will need to bring it in a separate bag.

 

Water bottles and snacks

Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day.

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time. Bread sticks and milk can be purchased at the start of each half-term (please speak to the school office about this).

Maths

Place Value 

Our focus this half term is Place Value.  We will be focusing on the children knowing the value of each digit within a number and being able to read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and words.  They will also solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas.  The small steps to success can be found on the Maths curriculum page.

English

Our shared reading text this half term is 'The Owl who was afraid of the dark' by Jill Tomlinson.  We will exploring this text through daily reading practise and will answer comprehension questions on a Friday to ensure we have fully understood what has been read. 

 

In writing, we will be focusing on improving the fluency and legibility of handwriting.  Children will be encouraged to make effective vocabulary choices in their writing to suit the text type when writing.  Our core text this half term will be 'Here we are' by Oliver Jeffers.  We will also be looking at non-fiction fact files, poetry and letter writing.

 

Science

Our science focus this half term is Rocks and Soils. We will be learning about different types of rocks and how they are formed.  We will compare and group rocks based on their properties.  By understanding how it is formed, we aim to investigate the permeability of different types of soil.

 

Religious Education

This term in RE, we are learning about why the Bible is important to Christians today and what we can learn from religion about what is right and what is wrong.