The Year 3 teachers are Mrs Mower, and Miss Williamson. They are joined and assisted by 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, the children will be consolidating their learning from before the holidays. They will also be reading a new and excting text.
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. We will be reading a new text after the holidays.
Spellings for this week:
The spellings for the half term are: myth, gym, mysterious and pyramid.
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 investigating their previous knowledge and understanding of time. They will be elearning about time to the nearest minute and also applying their knowledge to time 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 are:
Welcome to Year 3
P.E will take place on both Monday and Wednesday this week. Please check that your child brings their P.E kit into school.
We have changed P.E from Tuesday to Wednesday due to hall restrictions.
Happy Half Term
School reopens on Monday 26th February
Next Open Classrooms
Tuesday 6th March
Please check Seesaw for up to date posts about your children.
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.
Look out for our class tweets. Follow us on Twitter at #HorburyPS
P.E days for 3 Esk are Monday and Wednesday.
P.E days for 3 Aire are Monday and Wednesday.
Please ensure your child has the appropriate indoor and outdoor kit in school on these days.
The children have really enjoyed their Stone Age to Iron Age topic and they will be completing the topic this week by looking at Stonehenge.
In Year 3, each child will continue to play the Ukulele in Music.
In Science, after the half term, we will be completing our second topic - Forces and Magnets.
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.
Homework: Reading Record over the holidays
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