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 week, the children will continue to explore their new book led curriculum text 'The Egyptian Cinderella.' This coming week, the children will be writing their own narrative based upon 'The Egyptian Cinderella.'
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 half term we are continuing to read 'The Magic and The Mummy' by Terry Deary.
Spellings for this week:
Please check your child's spelling book. This week we are working upon common exception words that contain silent letters. The children will be tested upon this on Friday 20th October. This is a short unit of work.
answer, island, February, length, strength, business
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 be extending and consolidating their understanding of column subtraction.
The children each week complete their Big Maths test and Learn its. Their Learn Its continue to be the:
Welcome to Year 3
Miss Williamson's Charity Princess Hair cut
On Saturday 14th October, Miss Williamson cut off her long hair in support of The Little Princess Trust. At its longest point her cut ponytail was 24inches long. The hair has now been sent to the charity to be made into wigs for children suffering from cancer.
Thank you for your generous donations so far. If you would like to contribute to the cost of making the wigs, then please put your donation in an envelope along with child's name and send it to the school office. Thank you.
Please check that your child has brought the slip home confirming their/your time for the parents' evenings. If you are unsure, please contact the Year 3 teachers.
It was lovely to see so many of you at our first open classrooms. Thank you for taking the time to pop in.
P.E will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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 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.
Our topics this half is Ancient Egypt.
Our Art lessons will link to our Ancient Egypt work.
In Year 3, each child will be learning to play the Ukulele in Music.
In Science we will study Animals including humans.
In R.E we will be developing our understanding of community and belonging.
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.
- Shape Spotters - this does not need to be returned to school but photographs can be e-mailed in.
- Ancient Egyptian word search. We will be using many of these words in our writing next week.
- Please return homework on Thursday 19th October.
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