Welcome to Year 3!
Our Year 3 teachers are Mrs Johnson (3J) and Mrs Bowie (3B). The teaching assistants are Miss Singleton (3B), Miss Asghar (3J) and Mrs Williams.
Your child will receive maths and English homework each week. Homework will be handed out on Thursdays and will be due back in on the following Wednesday. It would be beneficial if you could discuss your child’s homework with them. To be able to complete their homework your child will need a pencil, black pen, ruler, rubber and either pencil crayons or felt tip pens. We would also like your child to practise for 10 minutes on Numbots and Times Table Rockstars each week.
We would like your child to read frequently at home and discuss what they have read with an adult. Please fill in your child’s reading record with them each time they read and make sure they bring it to school each day. The book will be changed each Tuesday. Your child also has access to Bug Club. This website allows children to read a range of books and answer questions about what they have, or simply read for pleasure. It's a wonderful resource and we are very keen for the children to use it frequently.
We have been focussing on developing our understanding of place value and using the 4 operations in maths. We use lots of different resources and strategies to support our understanding.
We have been using glockenspiels in every unit so far this year. We are becoming much more confident when playing the instruments and we enjoyed performing in front of an audience. We have had lots of different audiences this year including Mrs Taylor, Alyette the school cook, Mrs Dowell our music leader and our parents and carers. Each performance has helped us to develop our confidence and performing skills.
Our first history topic was The Stone Age to Iron Age. We learnt lots of interesting facts focusing on how people lived during these times. We also learnt lots of new vocabulary such chronology, Neolithic, Mesolithic and Palaeolithic.
In geography we have learnt about volcanoes and earthquakes. We have used our map skills to locate volcanoes and The Ring of Fire. We acted out a volcano eruption to help us to understand what happens. We have learnt lots of new vocabulary including erupt and magma.
We love being scientists in Year 3! So far this year, we have learnt about light, humans and animals and rocks. We have had lots of practical sessions including going into our school garden and making models of how our muscles work. One of our favourite lessons was using the dark tent in our classroom so we could really experience the difference between dark and light.
Celebration of Our Learning (Spring 1)
We invited our families into school to watch us perform Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. We sang in front of the whole school with confidence and lots of expression! Then, our parents were invited to our classrooms to look at the fantastic moving books we had made in DT and we shared our art sketch books too. It was wonderful to have so many our grown-ups in school!
Year 3 Important Information
Times Table Club
Homework due in
Homework handed out
PE – wear your PE kit to school