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Welcome to Year 3's class page! We hope you enjoy looking at all the fantastic learning we are doing! Our teaching team in Year 3 this year is Miss Richardson, Mrs Crabtree and Mrs Meek. Mrs Meek will teach French, music and sometimes RE to Year 3 on a Tuesday/ Friday afternoon when Miss Richardson is out of class. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Photographs will be updated after an event.
Our PE days this term are Monday and Wednesday. Monday will be outdoor PE and Wednesday will be indoor PE. Please make sure that children arrive at school in their PE kit and trainers.
Book changing days will be every Wednesday morning whereby Year 3 will pick two new reading books. Please can you remind Year 3 to return their reading books as soon as they have finished reading them. You do not have to wait until Wednesday to bring them in, we have a box in our classroom that they can put finished reading books in. Please return books by Wednesday at the latest, thank you for your help with this.
Guitar lessons with Mr Phillips will be every Tuesday, please remind children to bring their guitar into school ready for their lesson.
Although the children in Year 3 won't be having group recorder lessons this year, they will be using their recorders within the music curriculum lessons throughout this coming year. If you haven’t already purchased a recorder for your child, they will be able to use other tuned instruments within the lesson.
We hope that you have all had a well-deserved rest over the Summer holidays. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back into our classroom on Tuesday 6th September. Our first topic is the Stone Age to Iron Age. The children will explore the fascinating world of prehistoric Britain. They will journey through a million years of prehistory as they explore the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, discovering how humans first came to Britain, how they lived and what developments were made during each era. Our first Science topic is rocks and fossils. This learning will allow the children to discover the different types of rocks and how they are formed. Children will compare and group rocks based on appearance and simple properties. They will learn how fossils are formed and learn about the contribution of Mary Anning to the field of palaeontology. Children will understand how soil is formed and then investigate the permeability of different types of soil. We think you will really enjoy these fascinating topics, we cannot wait to get started! We are extremely excited to welcome you back to school and we have been working hard to make sure our classroom is ready for a year of fun, learning and laughter.
Homework activities are a vital part of our home and school partnership and all children are expected to take part in a variety of homework tasks to enhance and support learning work in class.
Reading is a fundamental skill, it comes into all elements of the curriculum. Year 3 will be expected to read with an adult at least four times a week. We will change books every Wednesday morning.
Spelling and spelling accuracy is a fundamental element of being a successful writer. To be able to spell words quickly and with fluency will support children to be the best that they can be. We follow a specific scheme called Read Write Inc. To support our delivery of the English curriculum. Spelling homework will be set weekly. The spellings set follow the spelling patterns covered in class learning and include common exception words in KS1 and tricky words in KS2. Our weekly spelling test will take place every Wednesday morning and new spellings will be given after. Children will write their new weekly spellings in their log book and bring it home however if your child forgets their log book, I will also put the new spellings on the website weekly. You can find these under the tab 'spellings'.
As you may be aware there have been recent changes to the National Curriculum. One of the major changes is that children should be able to recall multiplication and division facts (including times tables). This is crucial for most maths concepts therefore, children should learn their times tables in order, out of order and learn the division facts for that times table. In Year 3 we will initially consolidate and focus on times tables that they should have learnt in Year 2 (2s, 5s and 10s). Then we will move onto looking at our (3s, 4s and 8s). We will have a weekly times table test, this will take place after our spelling test on a Wednesday morning. New times tables will be given out every Wednesday. You can find these under the tab 'times tables.' This will change weekly.