Your Year 3 team this year are:
Miss Magee (Monday & Tuesday)
Miss Mulholland (Wednesday - Friday & Phase 2 Lead)
Learning Support Assistant
Key Information & Reminders for the year ahead:
Please ensure your child is in full school uniform every day. This consists of a green jumper (school logo or plain), white polo shirt and grey/black skirt or trousers. During warmer months, the girls may wear green and white gingham dresses. Black school shoes must be worn at all times and trainers are not allowed.
Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen?
Head back to prehistoric times to gather berries and hunt down dinner. Unearth ancient objects and visit astonishing mystical monuments that reveal the secrets of an ancient time. Learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years from Stone Age to the Roman invasion. Year 3 will go on an historic journey looking at how people lived thousands of years ago in the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
We will be linking our English learning to our Tribal Tales topic. We will be using the book ‘Stone Age Boy’ to help us with our learning and writing our own adventure stories, fact files and instructions from this. We will also be finding out ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth!’
Our focus for the half term will be on learning Multiplication and Division strategies. By the end of year 3, all children are expected to know their 3, 4 and 8 times tables and division facts. This next half term our learning will centre around the 3 & 4 times tables together with strategies for solving problems.
To begin with we will study 'The Lord's Prayer' and the content of the words and what they mean. After that we will be learning about how we celebrate the presence of a special person, we will retell the Nativity Story, begin to understand how the Church is preparing for Christmas and reflecting upon the impact of the birth of Jesus on the lives of people today.
In Science, we will be learning about forces and Magnets. We will be comparing how things move on different surfaces, discover whether there needs to be contact between objects for forces to have an effect, observing magnets and learning about their properties. As part of our learning, we have also arranged a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) – a letter will be sent home nearer the time.
Your child’s PE days are Wednesday and Friday which will be taught by Mr Bossons. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school.
This consists of:
- A pair of pumps - Preferably slip on ones.
- White, plain t-shirt
- Black shorts
This kit should stay in school and will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed ready for the next term.
PE kits are compulsory for Health and Safety purposes.
Reading is an important part of your child’s learning. As a school we ask that you ensure your child has a reading experience of a minimum 3 times per week with the high expectation of 5 times a week. This can include reading their own books and comics at home as well exploring the internet and reading articles with an adult. The school has also provided reading books to all children that are suitable to your child. We welcome parents and carers to read the book with your child to promote a love of reading! You might also try asking a range of questions to help your child develop their reading skills.
Every time a child reads at home they will receive a raffle ticket. At the end of each half term 3 tickets will be picked out of the box and each child will receive a reading book for their continued efforts. Well done to Paddy, Emily-Jean and Sharn C who all won a book for Autumn 1. Who will it be next time? You've got to be in it to win it!
For more information or support on reading at home please come and speak with Miss Magee, Miss Mulholland or Mrs Monks.
Water bottles can be brought into the classroom and stored. Children will be reminded to take their water bottle home at the end of the day to wash it out at home. It is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please ensure that the water bottles are labelled clearly with the child's name on and only water is allowed. Children have opportunity throughout the day to refill their bottles if necessary.
The computer can be an excellent tool in supporting your child’s progression and developing their understanding. A number of websites exist that offer a range of educational games suitable for year 3 children. These games combine the element of fun and the excitement of gaming with skills from the national curriculum. Here Is a list of useful websites that you may wish to encourage your children to visit. Please note, most games offer various levels of challenge, so it is important that you work with the child to ensure they are playing games that are appropriate to the skills they need to learn.