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 be learning about different fiction and non-fiction texts, including Myths and furthering our comprehension skills. We will explore the features and content of information and fiction texts and answer questions based on the reader’s inference and understanding. Reading is vitally important through all subjects and as a life skill, so please make sure that you read with your child as much as you can.
Learning Top Tip – Word searches and books such as ‘Where’s Wally’ help to improve skim and scan techniques.
Maths…In maths we will be transferring our number skills to measure. We will look at length, weight, volume, capacity and money. We will also revisit fractions, looking at comparing and ordering them.
Learning Top Tip – Knowing your times tables quickly improves how well you can calculate bigger numbers too.
GRAMMAR – curriculum expectations, which children need to know and be able to apply in their writing and reading: prepositions, conjunctions, word family, prefix, clause, subordinate clause, direct speech, inverted commas (or ‘speech marks’)
Learning Top Tip – Remember, punctuation is just as important as the words you use. It tells the reader how to read it.
Geography_ We will continue our topic on Rivers. Look out for the Year 3 Home Learning project based on this topic. More details will follow in your child’s home learning book and on our class web page.
PE – Outdoor PE on Tuesday afternoon will continue our hockey skills. On Wednesday, indoor PE will include Dance and circuit skills. Chilcombe A will continue to swim on Friday mornings.
Jigsaw (PSHCE) –Our topic this term is ‘Healthy Me’
Science – Our topic is Rocks and Fossils.
French- We are learning to greet each other, count and build on our basic vocabulary.
RE – What is good about good Friday? Looking at the Easter Story
Art – continuing with our Clarice Cliff inspired artwork
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: