Welcome everybody to the Year 3 section of the website.
Mr Lancaster and Mrs Bell
If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 3 team.
If your child is at home self-isolating, work will be provided via Seesaw for your child to complete. This will replicate the work being covered in class. Please check Seesaw daily for updates and tasks set.
Reading at home
Children will be given reading books on Monday which they will have for the full week. Children will need to bring their reading books back on a Friday so that they can be quarantined over the weekend. Your child will then be given new reading books the following Monday.
We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records.
Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game.
Please follow the link below to access EPIC which is an online book library.
To support children’s fluency in recalling their times tables, every week children will be asked to complete 10 minutes to play on TTRS at home. We ask that you encourage your child to play a few 2/ 3 minute games throughout the week rather than completing this in one go. Year 3 staff will monitor who is regularly completing this homework and enter these children’s names into our exciting prize draw where one lucky child will receive a prize each half term.
Spelling homework will be given out every Monday with a quiz the following Monday. Any additional homework tasks will be set on Seesaw and will link into our subjects and topics for the half term.
Our P.E days are Monday and Thursday.
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times. Kits can be taken home each half term to be washed.
PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside.
Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom in our classroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly.
Water bottles & snacks
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.
In Maths this term we will begin by exploring numbers to 1000. We will look at the Place Value of digits and work on partitioning numbers looking at greater and smaller and the composition of numbers. We will also focus on our fluency skills this will include:
This half term we will explore the book "Where My Wellies Take Me". This book explores the adventures of a young girl in the countryside through a mixture of poetry and creative artwork. We will use this book as an inspiration to create our own artwork, write our own poetry and go on our own outdoor adventure!
We will then explore the text 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne, here we will have a chance to explore our creative writing and create a story of an adventure to a magical, strange place.
Geography - 'Madagascar'
In Geography, we will be exploring the country of Madagascar. Here we will explore the location of the country by looking at continents, oceans and compass points. We will also begin to look at the land use of Madagascar and how it differs from the land use in England.
History - 'Stone Age to Iron Age'
In History, we will be exploring a wide period of time from the Beginning of the Stone age and the emergence of stone tools, right through to the Iron Age and the smelting of Iron to form effective tools. We will research the housing and settlements, and explore the day to day lives of the people.
Design and Technology - 'Festive Stockings'
During this topic we will have the chance to research, design, create and evaluate our very own Christmas stockings. We will look at different materials to decide which would be suitable choices and then we can develop our sewing skills by making our own designs.
R.E - 'Harvest'
Harvest is an important time of year and is celebrated by Christians around the world. In England, we celebrate Harvest during the Summer months to welcome the gathering of the crops for the season, but is this the same around the world? Do all people gather food in at the same time of year? Do all people gather the same foods?
We will explore these questions and more as we look at different Harvest festivals around the world and celebrate the diverse celebrations and actions people have.
“Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the first fruits of the crops you sow in your field."