Year 3 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 3
This year children reach Year 3, they are beginning the next stage of their schooling which includes consolidating from Year 2 and progressing onto new concepts in the KS2 curriculum.
In English, children will be learning to become interesting writers and better readers. There is a great focus on spellings in which children will learn different spelling rules to gain further confidence in their writing. They are also encourged to use cursive handwriting remembering their 'lead ins' and 'lead outs'.
The Guided Reading sessions will allow opportunities for children to read books, make predictions giving reasons, ask questions, explain why particular vocabulary has been used by the author and retell the story in their own words using key vocabulary.
In Maths, concepts will be divided into different terms and children will build on their mathematical knowledge as the year advances. Throughout the year pupils will consolidate number by identifying the value of digits. They will improve their skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division through applying their learning to real life problems.
Some Year 3 Events
Ancient Greece - A visit from Zeus - The children were visited by the powerful Greek God-Zeus who shared some famous stories from Greek Mythology and answered all our questions. We also got to taste some Greek food.
Gardening - During our ongoing 'Grow to Learn' garden project, classes took part in a variety of activities. This included removing weeds from the raised beds, classifying different types of leaves and preparing soil to be ready for planting new trees.
Peter Swidrak - Year 3 had a special visit from an artist, Peter Swidrak. The children looked at a range of contemporary and classical artwork, completed a treasure hunt and also created some of their own art!
Homework / PE days
Children are given regular homework to help consolidate their learning. We encourage parents to be involved in their child's homework to ensure they complete it to the same high standard expected of them within school. Children are encouraged to participate in exciting new initiatives such as Times Tables Rockstars, Oxford Reading Buddy, and the school VLE, on their devices at home, to use screen time productively.
Year 3 will have two sessions of P.E every week.
Monday will be outdoor P.E where children will need fleece jackets, white T-shirts, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
Wednesday will be indoor P.E and children will need white T-shirts, shorts/tracksuit bottoms and pumps.
It is vital that book bags are brought to and from school every day. We ask that you read with your child for ten to fifteen minutes each evening.
School visits, trips and special events
Included in each half term is a memorable experience to engage chlidren with their upcoming topic and capture their enthusiasm for learning.
|Autumn 1||Ancient Greece - a visit from Zeus|
|Autumn 2||Yorkshire Wildlife Park|
|Spring 1||Healthy Eating visit to Sainsburys|
|Spring 2||Local park visit|
|Summer 1||Castle Hill|
|Summer 2||Creswell Crags|