Welcome to Year Three

Hello and welcome to Year 3 – a fun year awaits!

Mr Sharp and Mrs Winder are very excited to see you at the start of an exciting new year where lots of new learning and times of enjoyment are about to happen!Before you find out about what we are going to do this half-term, let me tell you about some key pieces of information:

  • Our PE days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children should come to school on these days wearing their PE kit (red fleece, red t-shirt, black shorts/trousers and black trainers – no jewellery please!
  • Music lessons will take place on Tuesday. Children should bring their recorders to school with them on these days.
  • Mrs Collins will teach the class on a Monday morning for Mr Sharp’s planning time.

Homework

As well as homework set via MyMaths, TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed, there will also be a range of assignments set for each child to complete. Children should aim to complete at least 4 of the assignments before the due date of Friday 9th December. Photos or videos of children completing a task should be uploaded to Teams. Thank you for all your effort with homework so far!

Class Teacher

Mr C Sharp
Mr C Sharp

Class Agreement

Autumn 2

In Maths this half-term, children will learn and build upon key skills relating to addition and subtraction before beginning a focus on times tables. Children will learn how to complete addition and subtraction using the column method. Quick recall skills are really useful for this. They can be practised using the One-Minute-Maths app produced by White Rose Maths.

Maths homework will be set via MyMaths (login details can be found in a separate email). Work linked to what children have been learning in class will be covered and children should aim for 100% in the activities set – an activity with a score of less than 75% should be attempted again. 5 minutes of games on TT Rockstars should also be completed each night. Years 3 and 4 are important years for learning times tables and regularly practice using TT Rockstars will set children up well for tackling challenging parts of the curriculum including multiplication, division and fractions – not forgetting the end of Year 4 Times Tables Check. Homework will be modelled to the children in class.

In geography, children will learn about the United Kingdom. There will be a particular focus on map work with children learning how to locate cities and counties using a variety of maps. In science, children will begin work learning about forces and magnets. After an initial introduction to pushes and pulls, children will investigate what magnets are, what different magnetic materials are and how magnets are useful.

In English this half-term, our first piece of work will centre around Remembrance as we write letters to some of the local people to our school who sadly lost their life during the war. We shall also write a non-chronological report using our facts about the United Kingdom to help us write using paragraphs and use a range of headings and sub-headings.

In RE, children will learn about what makes a good life. Children shall read and find out about a range of bible stories, learning from them some of the teachings of Jesus. In PSHE, children will learn about respectful behaviour and also about personal boundaries and how to treat others. In Music, children will continue to learn the recorder (the notes B, A and G) as well as learning to sing a range of songs. In Computing, children will learn how to program and code using a piece of software called Scratch.

Mr Sharp and Mrs Winder are available to speak to at the door for minor queries but should a longer appointment be required, please can these be made via the school office.

Thank you for reading – here’s to another great half-term!

Autumn 1

In Maths this half-term, children will learn and build upon key skills relating to place value, addition and subtraction. Children will learn about hundreds, tens and ones before learning how to add and subtract using the column methods. Quick recall skills can be practised using the One-Minute-Maths app produced by White Rose Maths.

Maths homework will be set via MyMaths (login details can be found in a separate email). Work linked to what children have been learning in class will be covered and children should aim for 100% in the activities set – an activity with a score of less than 75% should be attempted again. 5 minutes of games on TT Rockstars should also be completed each night. Years 3 and 4 are important years for learning times tables and regularly practice using TT Rockstars will set children up well for tackling challenging parts of the curriculum including multiplication, division and fractions – not forgetting the end of Year 4 Times Tables Check. Homework will be modelled to the children in class.

In history, children shall learn about life in our country during the reign of Queen Victoria. Children will learn about key dates related to her life as well as changes which occurred during her reign – most notably focusing on the lives of children in the newly built coal mines and woolen mills.

In English this half-term, our first piece of work will centre around George’s Marvellous Medicine and creating a character description about Grandma. Later on in the half-term, children will write a diary from the perspective of a Victorian child-worker. Learning spellings is really important and activities will be set via Spelling Shed. Spellings will also be sent home on paper to practise too. Children should also read at home (10 minutes each night would be great!) and also enjoy being read to as well!

In RE, children will learn about the key attributes of leaders and focus on some key leaders from different faiths such as Jesus, Moses and Guru Nanak. In PSHE, children will learn about families and relationships and how families are different. In Music, children will begin to learn the recorder (the notes B and A) as well as learning to sing a range of songs. In Computing, children will learn about networks.

Mr Sharp and Mrs Winder are available to speak to at the door for minor queries but should a longer appointment be required, please can these be made via the school office.

Thank you for reading – here’s to a great year!