Welcome to Year 3!
Welcome everybody to the Year 3 section of the website.
Class Teachers: 3W Mr Sanderson
3S Miss Mackay
3H Mrs Carroll
LSAs: Mrs Garner, Miss Henshall, Miss Wilson, Miss Smith and Mrs Gregg.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Year 3 team.
A message from your teachers!
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.
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:
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.
Our P.E. day is Tuesday.
Please check with your child's teacher if you are unsure whether they are on swimming or PE this term.
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. Swimming kit is a swimming costume, trunks or shorts, a towel and a swimming hat.
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.
Our focus this half term is fractions. The small steps to success can be found on the Maths curriculum page.
Our shared reading text in class for this half term is: Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong.
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. Why don't you ask me to keep you up to date with what is happening to the characters in the story each week?
In writing, we are focusing on the key skills of using fronted adverbials to open sentences in a variety or ways to keep our writing interesting and using a wide range of conjunctions to join and extend our sentences in different ways. We continue to think about our language choices and the use of expanded noun phrases to describe accurately. Where appropriate, we are being to include direct speech in our writing.
Our science focus this half term is Animals Including Humans. We will also be learning about habitats in this topic. We will be learning about food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey. We will understand that there are a variety of ways you can group living things and that changes in the environment can sometimes pose a danger to the animals and living things that live there.
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.