Welcome to Year 3!!!
The Year 3 team:
3 Crystal - Miss Higginbotham (You can call me Miss H)
3 Lion - Mrs Smith
with Mr Ramsay, Mrs Bedford and Mrs Dunn
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please come to school in PE kit on these days.
Bring a water bottle with a sports top each day.
Reading diaries and reading books should be in school every day.
Reading book change day will be Thursday. (This may change.)
The Tunnel, by Anthony Browne, is the first focus for our writing. We will be revising the use of our everyday toolkit to consolidate the basics of good writing.
Our current class reader is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Some of our book talk sessions will be based around this book. Children have their reading scheme book and may also borrow a book from the reading corner in the classroom. Book change for reading scheme books will be on a Thursday to begin with. Children can also access their reading books online through the Boost website, as well as bringing the actual book home. We encourage the children to record their own reading in their Reading Diary - pages read and short reviews would be lovely to see. We also encourage adults to record in this diary when hearing children read.
We will be continuing the phonics program started in Key Stage 1.
We begin the term learning about addition and subtraction. Our maths understanding starts with practical apparatus before children move onto drawing or writing. Problem solving and explaining their reasoning is an important part of showing mathematical understanding. Following addition and subtraction, we will be working on Multiplication and division.
To support in maths, please work on number bonds and times tables. Using money and telling the time are also valuable activities that can be practised at home.
Our RE will focus on Incarnation, where children consider what God is like and learn about the Trinity. In PSHE, the question is ‘What keeps us safe?’ We will consider how to recognise hazards and reduce risks.
In one of our PE units, children will develop and improve techniques with tracking and throwing a ball. Our other PE unit involves creating dance choreography across a variety of themes, beginning with industry and factories.
In Science, we will be studying light, including light sources, shadows and reflections. Through DT, we will build on our science knowledge to create shadow puppets where we will develop more intricate cutting techniques. We also aim to cook shortbread.
Our history topic this term is called Royal Rascals. We will be investigating who was the most influential monarch in British history.
Our ICT lessons will focus on simple programming using J2code. In French, we will learn how to name animals.