Hello and welcome to year 3!
We have a very exciting year ahead with lots of fun learning to do.
Our teachers in year 3 are Mrs Hatcher, Miss Telfer and Mrs Willshire. Working with our teachers are Miss Bukely, who is a learning support assistant in Mrs Hatchers Class, Miss Parry works as a learning support assistant in Miss Telfers class and Ms Bryne, who works alongside Mrs Willshire as a learning support assistant.
Some important information:
Homework and spellings will be given out on a Tuesday and collected the following Tuesday.
Swimming is on Monday. Please ensure you have a swimming kit every week and that girls have a swimming cap. These can be purchased at the school office for £1.75.
PE is on a Friday, please ensure you have a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps.
Can we remind parents that football kits are not allowed for PE lessons.
Maths homework is online, www.mymaths.co.uk.
Your child’s teacher has created homework for your child to complete by a certain date.
Reading books will be changed regularly. Children will read on a regular basis with the teacher or learning support assistant on a 1:1 basis. Please ensure your child’s book is in school every day.
We have started year 3 using Gorilla by Anthony Browne. By using just the pictures of the text we have created exciting adjectives to describe what is happening in the pictures. Through the text we have used role play to create speech and develop a further understanding of the text.
On Tuesday Helen Moss visited year 3 for a story telling session in the immersion room. She answered the childrens' questions and discussed the key ingredients for a good adventure and mystery story.
Following the story telling session the children split into their own classes to plan their own adventure and mystery story with Helen. They worked together in teams to crack codes and make links to where the treasure was going to be hidden. A number of clues were revealed on the adventure to give the children ideas for planning their own adventure and mystery story.
The children had an amazing time investigating the island of castle key. They put their mystery detective brains into action to solve the mystery of the hidden gold!
We have started the year looking at counting in multiples, mainly 2,3,4,8,50 and 100. The children have used a range of resources to help them to understand how to count in multiples securely. We will move onto understanding place value in 3 digit numbers, finding 1, 10, 100 more or less. The children will use this knowledge to help them solve addition and subtraction calculations. They will learn how to use column method to help them solve these calculation and use and apply their knowledge to solve every day problems.
Each child has log on details and a password for times tables rock stars. Please encourage your child to complete these as often as possible as times tables knowledge is incredibly important. Times tables rock stars is a free APP that can be downloaded unto any mobile device. Throughout the year competitions are held using times tables rock stars.
WEBSITES TO HELP IN MATHS.
Science: The children will start the year learning about the importance of the right type and amount of nutrition as well as the functions of skeletons and muscles.
History – Our first unit in History is the Stone Age. This unit will teach the children about how the Stone Age to Bronze Age period impacted on life in Britain. They will learn about how early man survived in a harsh environment, why Skara Brae was important for understanding life in the Stone Age, how copper mining was crucial to the Bronze Age and why Stonehenge was built. Children will also learn about why Iron Age people developed hillforts and how important Druids were in Iron Age Britain.
RE - We will be focusing on religious stories and the morals we can learn from them.
Art – This term the focus of our art will be on masterpieces. The children will learn about the work of Henri Matisse and Georgia O’Keefe.