The Year 3 teachers are Mrs Mower, and Miss Williamson. They are joined and assisted by Mrs Scott and Mrs Czartowski.
In Key Stage 2 our classes are named after local rivers. Miss Williamson's class will be known as 3 Aire and Mrs Mower’s class will be known as 3 Esk.
Year 3 is an important year as it represents the jump from KS1 to KS2. Across the year we strive to further develop the children’s levels of responsibility and the growth of independence. We aim to create a stimulating and challenging environment for the children to develop the skills and confidence that they need as they move up KS2, and ensure that learning is always fun.
In English we deliver a book led curriculum and cover a wide range of genres in our writing. We will write fiction and non-fiction texts including reports, instructions, narratives, recounts, character descriptions and letters.
This coming week, we will be exploring our new book led text in more depth. This week the children will continue to write their own narratives based upon the class text. They have made a start and have tried hard to incorporate speech into their writing.
Reading is an important skill that we will continue to develop in Year 3. Both of the classrooms have an inviting reading area for the children to engage with their reading books in.
Each school day also starts with whole class focused reading. This coming half term we are studying Pompeii and will also be investigating some non-fiction writing.
Spellings for this week:
New spellings all contain the ending 'ture'. All children have been given a copy of their spellings. Spellings will be tested on Friday 15th December.
In Maths we use Big Maths and include problem solving and investigation work. All areas of maths are taught across the year, from the more basic number element, to work on measures including time and data handling. Methods to help improve our mental maths are an important part of each and every lesson.
In Maths this week, the children will continue to extend and consolidate their understanding of division. The children will be solving multiplication and division worded problems.
The children each week complete their Big Maths test and Learn its. The children will have their completed tests in their book bags so please ask them to share them with you.
Their Learn Its continue to be the:
Welcome to Year 3
Ukulele Winter Concert
The children performed brilliantly in their concert. They have worked extremely hard in their lessons and this was evident in their concert. A huge well done Year 3.
Year 3/4 Production
The Year 3/4 production will take place on Wednesday 13th December at 2:15pm and 6pm. Please ensure that you bring your tickets along on the day of the concert, All the children have received a letter explaining arrangements for Wednesday. We are looking forward to performing for you.
P.E will take place only on Monday this week due to our Christmas play rehearsals. Please check that your child brings their P.E kit home on a Monday evening.
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Collection of children
Please ensure that if your child is to be collected by someone other than yourself that you inform school either by letter or telephone.
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P.E days for 3 Esk are Monday and Tuesday.
P.E days for 3 Aire are Monday and Tuesday.
Please ensure your child has the appropriate indoor and outdoor kit in school on these days.
At present due to rehearsals the children will only be completing PE on a Monday.
In addition, as the toilets are being renovated we are asking the children to keep book bags to a minimum.
Our topic this half term will be Volcanoes and Earthquakes.
In Year 3, each child will be learning to play the Ukulele in Music.
In Science we will Rocks and Soils linked to our topic work.
In R.E we will be starting a new topic from our new R.E Discovery scheme of work.
Reading: Children will bring home a reading book to share and enjoy. Please read with your child this weekend and ask them to fill in their reading record.
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- Please return homework on Thursday 14th December.
Here are a variety of links to some websites and games to support our learning in class:
Times tables – Hit the Button:
10 more and 10 less – Numberline Mummy:
Prefixes and suffixes:
If you have any questions, queries or if there is anything at all we can help with please feel free to contact the Year 3 staff by telephone or alternatively, if you would like to email us our email addresses are as follows:
Miss Williamson email@example.com
Mrs Mower firstname.lastname@example.org