Year 3

YEAR Three

Across the year, Year 3 will learn about Myths and Legends, weather, the Ancient Egyptians and the Vikings. We will also cover a number of investigations relating to our science and maths topics.

During the year we are fortunate enough to have several sports coaches supporting the children to with their skills, including golf, tennis and swimming.

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CURRICULUM

TEACHERS: Mrs Urrutia & Mrs Cook

In LITERACY we will be studying the interactive eBook, ‘Who killed Tutankhamen?’ We will also be exploring the different countries of the world whilst studying the interactive book ‘Where would you like live?’ In addition we will be practising our research and note making skills during investigations and challenges in Science and History. 

In NUMERACY our focus will be on fractions, all four number operations, measurements and telling the time. The children will be expected to learn multiplication facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

In SCIENCE the children will be learning about light, light sources and how shadows are formed as well as rocks and soils. They will particularly focus on the skills of planning, predicting, carrying out and evaluating experiments.  

In COMPUTING the children will be developing their understanding of coding as well as continuing to learn about the importance of e-safety.   

For our topic we will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians.  This will incorporate HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY,  ART and DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY We will look at life at that time and how it differs from today. We are hoping to enrich the children’s learning with an Egyptian Day towards the end of the Spring term.

In MUSIC the children will learn songs and make music using the Charanga programme of videos and music.

In PHYSICAL EDUCATION both classes will work on fitness and skills training.

For their PE kit your child will need navy shorts, a white polo shirt, trainers and a plain navy tracksuit. Please ensure that all items, including trainers, are named.

P.E. days will be on Tuesday and Friday for 3C (Mrs Cook’s class) and Wednesday and Thursday for 3U (Mrs Urrurita’s class).

Homework

SPELLINGS

Your child will bring home their Spelling Book each night, which will contain their words for the week. On Monday they will need to write a sentence for each word demonstrating understanding of the words to be learned. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday they should do one of the fun spelling activites from their books such as putting the words in a story or writing in fun ways to aid memory. Children are expected to practise the words daily, and may use the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method. Spelling tests will take place on a Friday. 

READING

Your child will bring home a book and will be expected to read for 15 minutes each night. This may be a guided reading book, a fluency book or a library book. Please listen to your child read and discuss the text with them and remember to sign the reading journal so that your child can earn a sticker on their reading bookmark. 

MATHS

We will set online activities for Maths homework on a Tuesday night. Children will be allocated the homework through the same log-in they use for Rapid Reader (via the activelearnprimary.co.uk website), please speak to your class teacher if you need a reminder of your child’s password. Teachers will check whether homework has been completed. It will often be a game or activity for you to carry out with your child, please support them in this. Practice with number bonds and multiplication tables is also really helpful as well as practical measuring activities such as cooking,  DIY making and capacity using water jugs and bottles.

GENTLE REMINDER: Please ensure that your child is prepared for the school day by providing them with a basic pencil case (writing pencil, eraser, ruler and sharpener, coloured pencils would be helpful but no pens please) and healthy lunch and snack (biscuit or fruit please).

If you have any concerns or queries about your child, do please come up and speak to us to arrange an appointment time to meet after, or before, school.

Equipment

Classroom equipment

A pencil case that fits into the desk drawer

2 x HB writing pencils without ‘toppers’

A sharpener and eraser

Coloured pencils

A clear 30 cm ruler also marked in millimetres

A glue stick

Please label equipment where possible and discuss with your child about taking responsibility for their belongings so that they are prepared for each lesson.

School bags

Each child should come to school with a book bag and lunch box only. Larger size book bags are available from the school office. Due to storage and space restrictions, we kindly request that large bags and rucksacks are not brought into school. Any concerns or queries should be discussed with your child’s class teacher.

Water bottles

Please ensure that your child has a named, reusable, water bottle in addition to their lunchtime drink. This will be stored in a central area within your child’s class.

Lunch and snacks

Please ensure that your child brings a healthy snack and lunch each day. No sweets, chocolate or fizzy drinks!

School uniform

We expect all children to be smartly dressed and take a pride in their appearance. As a reminder: 

Long hair should be neatly tied back using plain/blue accessories.

No jewellery to be worn except small stud earrings for the girls.

No make-up or nail varnish should be worn to school.

Smart black shoes, that are appropriate for school, should be worn.

PE kit

Mr Le Fevre will take all PE lessons in Year 3. On PE days pupils are to come into school wearing their PE kit and bring trainers for lunchtime football in a bag on other days.

The school expected PE kit is:

Navy shorts

White polo shirt

Proper sports trainers

White sports socks

First Tower School or plain navy tracksuit

Full Value Contract

Within our classes we have devised a Full Value Contract, this states the rules that each child has agreed to abide by. Please do reinforce these rules at home and remind your child of our expectations.

These agreed rules include:

Be a good listener

Be kind

Be polite

Be hardworking

Be safe

HOMEWORK

Spelling and reading home will be sent home daily and children are expected to complete the tasks set and bring their books in each day. Children are expected to read for 15 minutes each night and their reading diary must be signed by an adult.

If you are able to read to your child, especially in your home language, for 10 minutes a day, research suggests that your child will progress at a much faster rate.