Welcome to the Year 3 home page!
Our class teachers are Mr Lockey and Mrs Robson.
Long Term Overview
Children will receive a reading book, that will be changed as they become confident in reading it and complete an Accelerated Reader quiz. The quiz allows the child to showcase their knowledge of the book and ensures they have retained the required learning, before moving to another book. We will hear the children read throughout the week on a one-to-one basis. Children will also read to adults during other activities, such as Guided Reading. The reading books that are sent home should be practised regularly at home so that the children become fluent and confident, when reading.
In Year 3, children will receive spelling and timetables homework weekly, alongside their reading books. This is to enhance their learning in reading/maths – the children will be taught sounds and words throughout the week.
Year 3 children will be completing all PE lessons on a Monday and a Tuesday. The required uniform for PE is shorts/ tracksuit trousers and a t-shirt.
Within Year 3, Class Dojo is used to reward children where they can collect Dojo points. It should also be used to communicate with the teacher about your child.
The School Day
The school day is shown below:
- 8.10a.m. Breakfast Club
- 8.40a.m. Skip 2 B Fit
- 8.45a.m. Lessons start promptly
- 12.00p.m. Key Stage 1 lunch
- 12.15p.m. Key Stage 2 lunch
- 1:00p.m. Lessons start promptly
- 3.00p.m. School Ends
Learning This Term
This term, we are learning about the Stone Age. The pupils will read “Stone Age Boy” and will write their own version of the story. In November we will be visiting the Palace Green Museum (Durham) to develop our understanding of prehistoric times. Next half-term we will learn about the stone age settlement of Skara Brae and the children will write their own advertising brochures. In maths, we will cover place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. The pupils will use a range of practical materials in order to support their understanding. In science we will develop our understanding of light and then the focus will be rocks. The pupils will plan and carry out a range of experiments and will look to develop their vocabulary. We are hoping to visit Bishop Barrington Academy to take part in a science workshop. Our prehistoric art unit works alongside our history work. The same applies to our DT topic (eating seasonally). As part of our PE lessons, we will develop our netball/basketball skills, after which we will focus upon gymnastics. In RE, we are learning about Hinduism, before moving onto the Christmas story, later this term. Our ICT units are learning about networks and then using the Scratch animation app. We will use the laptops and the i-pads to support our learning.