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.
After the holidays, the children will be exploring their new text and writing a non-chronological report linked to this.
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. The children will be studying a range of playscripts. The children will be carrying out a range of activities such as: inferential questions, literal questions, true and false questions, ordering and word meanings.
Library day for 3 Aire is Wednesday. Please encourage your child to bring their library book on this day if they wish to change it.
Spellings for this week:
New spellings have been provided and these all use the 're' prefix.
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 after the holidays, the children will be extending their knowledge and understanding of the taught methods of multiplication and division.
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 Thursday this week. Please check that your child brings their P.E kit into school.
We have changed P.E from Tuesday to Thursday due to our dance sessions this half term.
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.
A big thank you to all the parents and children that supported Miss Williamson whilst she ran the Wakefield Hospice 10k on Sunday 25th March. The Accord MAT team raised in excess of £1000.
Look out for our class tweets. Follow us on Twitter at #HorburyPS
P.E days for 3 Esk are Monday and Thursday.
P.E days for 3 Aire are Monday and Thursday.
Please ensure your child has the appropriate indoor and outdoor kit in school on these days.
In Year 3, each child will continue to play the Ukulele in Music.
In Science we will continue to explore light.
In Design and Technology, the children have designed their puppets and are now in the process of constructing them.
Reading: Children will bring home a reading book to share and enjoy. Please read with your child this week and ask them to fill in their reading record.
Homework: Puppet Research work
3 Aire also have some maths time games to play at home.
Please ensure that homework is returned by Thursday 26th April.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Mower email@example.com