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.
This term our P.E days are Thursday and Friday.
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 continue our work on fractions. Building on from last half term we will develop our understanding of equivalent fractions and look at ordering fractions within 1. We will then look at shape, focusing on angles, perimeter and the properties of different shapes
Children may also wish to develop their Mental Maths skills at home by continuing to work on:
This half term we will be reading 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman. A fantastic adventure story about a young girl who dreams of becoming a firework maker so embarks on a dangerous mission to meet her dreams. Using the text we will continue to write setting and character descriptions in greater detail.
Geography - 'Why are Rivers Important?'
In Geography, we will be exploring rivers and answering the question 'Why are rivers important?'
Building on our knowledge of the Nile, we will look at some of the world's other great rivers and locate them on a map of the World. We will also begin to look at the physical features of rivers and explore how the land around a river is used to support growing populations.
History - 'British History Heroes'
In History, we will be looking at the British History Heroes. Here we will explore some of the Great Britains throughout History, exploring their lives and achievements and reflecting on the impact they had upon the world.
We will be finding out about heroes such as Winston Churchill, Emily Pankhurst and many more.
Design and Technology - 'Pizza'
This term of Design focus is Pizza.
In this tpic we will get to taste test ingrediants, think about the design of a pizza and finally design and create our own individual pizzas. Hopefully, we will finally be able to answer some of life's most important questions such as:
What is the best pizza topping?
Can you ever have too much cheese on a pizza?
and, the most disputed topic of all.... Does pineapple really belong on a pizza?
Art and Design - 'Amelia Graham'
In Art and Design we will be looking at the work of the famous printer Amelia Graham.
Through this work we will be looking at the skills of printing and stencilling to create repetitive patterns. We will also be able to study the work of modern day designer Amelia Graham and look at the impact she has had on the fashion industry.
R.E - 'Called by God'
In this topic we explore some of the characters from bible, both old and new testament, who were called upon by God to carry out great tasks.
We will look at their stories and begin to reflect on why these people were chosen by God above all other people.
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.."