Welcome to our Year 3 Page
Here you will find out about all that is happening in year 3. We will post regular updates and photos of our learning as well as useful tips and advice on how to support your children with their learning.
During this year we focus on supporting your child as they make the transition from Key Stage 1 into Key Stage 2. Teaching them the skills they need to become increasingly independent learners; further embedding the 6 R’s and promoting a growth mind set so that they are able to achieve their full potential and adopt a love of learning.
What we will be learning…with top learning tips
Reading… In Guided Reading we will continue to improve our comprehension skills by focusing on a range of texts including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Learning Top Tip – Encourage your children to read a range of texts e.g. menus, leaflets, instructions etc. Build vocabulary by looking up new words in a dictionary and try to use them in a different sentence.
English… We will be learning how to write chronological reports for a newspaper article and using our performance skills in writing play scripts.
Learning Top Tip – Play the headline game – can you put an amusing headline to some everyday events? E.g. Odd Sock Dilemma! Daft Dog Drinks Dishwater!
Maths… We will revisit fractions and deepen our understanding including finding fractions of amounts and equivalent fractions. Please continue to practise your times tables as children will be given weekly opportunities to receive certificates in assembly.
Learning Top Tip – Playing dice games and card games improves number fluency a fun and exciting way!
GRAMMAR – Children need to know and be able to apply in their writing and reading: prepositions, conjunction, word family, prefix, clause, subordinate clause, direct speech, consonant letter vowel, inverted commas (or ‘speech marks’)
Learning Top Tip – Write a word down and check to see if it ‘looks’ correct. If not try a different phoneme.
Science– Our topic this half term is plants. We will be learning about the function of different parts of a flowering plant and learning the scientific names for them.
PE – Gymnastics for indoor and Kwik Cricket for outdoor.
Jigsaw (PSHCE) – Our topic this term is ‘Relationships’. As part of this topic we will be discussing how to get along with each other and resolve problems peacefully and calmly.
RE – Our topic this half term is Hinduism.
To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 3 learning letter.
All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday. Each week the children are expected to complete the English and maths learning activity. As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book.
Spellings are set on a Friday and are linked to the spelling pattern we have been focussing on throughout the week in our Read, Write, Inc sessions. Spellings are assessed through teacher marking in your child’s writing.
Times tables learning – children have the opportunity every week to achieve a bronze, silver or gold star in their target times tables. Times tables practise is included in your child’s home learning every week and they are encouraged to practise them regularly. Times tables knowledge is a crucial key skill that underpins many aspects of maths and makes a huge difference to a child’s mathematical learning.
Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.
Outdoor P.E is currently on a Tuesday afternoon and indoor P.E is on a Monday.
Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.
Remember that your child will need to bring a piece of fruit to school if they wish to have it at break time as fruit is not supplied in Key Stage 2. (Please no fruit or snack bars)
Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.
Please click on the useful links below for extra information about Year 3: