WELCOME TO YEAR THREE
The Year 3 Teaching Staff:
Mrs E. Allen - 3A
Miss H. Fenton - 3F
Mr A. French - 3/4 F
Mrs S. Akbar
Mrs L. Fletcher
This half term we are studying the book Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
Saying things backwards can make magic happen. Just ask Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver! Esio Trot is the story of a very shy man and a very kind woman, and a small tortoise called Alfie. Can shy Mr Hoppy win Mrs Silver's heart?
Find out this term as we read the novel by Roald Dahl
"I do actually happen to know how to make tortoises grow faster, if that's what you really want."
Click on the picture below to find out some more exciting facts about our author.
Can you make any predictions about the novel from the illustrations? Click on each image to make it bigger.
Our topic this half term is...
Below is the Long term and medium term plans for the foundation subjects. This provides an overview of the topics covered throughout the year and the learning experiences that we aim to provide for children.
We aim to teach as much of this as possible, however, there may be some days/weeks where time will be restricted due to other events happening in school. The activities planned aim to engage children and allow them to experience a broad and balanced curriculum alongside teaching skills linked to the foundation subjects.
What will we be learning about during the topic Flow?
We'll be finding out about the rivers of the world and how they were formed.
Maybe you want to conduct some research of your own. Click on the River below to visit the National Geographic website where you can explore lots of information about Rivers of the world.
As geographers, we will be using atlases to locate rivers of the world and how they were formed. As scientists, we will be investigating the best conditions for plants to survive and we will be learning about the water cycle.
Spellings - Weekly spellings will be given out on a Friday for children to practise at home. They will also practise these at school and complete a spelling dictation the following Thursday.
Times tables - We expect children to be learning their times tables several times each week. Children have a log in to access the Times Table Rockstars website which is a fantastic way of practicing their 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 times tables. Each week children will complete a times table challenge in school to work through the maths awards - practising their fluency at home will prepare them for this.
Children must play on the garage section of the website to access times tables set by the teacher but use the studio section if they wish to get onto the leaderboard. This section uses times tables up to 12 by 12. This is challenging for Y3 but they will get much quicker with these complex tables the more they practise.
Reading - Children will have a log in to access Bug Club online where they can read and enjoy a variety of texts. We expect children to read at least three times per week. Please ensure that your child brings their diary to school everyday as they will be checked each morning and an adult who reads with your child will record it in their reading diary. If your child has read at home and it is recorded and dated in their reading diary this will help them achieve their reading certificates - for every 15 reads that are dated and signed by an adults your child will earn a certificate, on this certificate there could be an opportunity to choose a prize!
Extra homework - If children wish to complete extra activites at home, we have a homework menu linked to our current topic. Children can choose to complete any of the exciting activites and we would love to share their work in class.
Click on the images below to be taken straight to the websites.
All of Year 3 will have two PE sessions during the week, one of which is likely to be with our sports coach; Mr Smith. This may change depending on the weather so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school all week.
Indoor Kit: Plain white T-shirt, black shorts and suitable shoes (pumps or trainers).
Outdoor Kit: Plain tracksuit bottoms and warm jacket and shoes suitable for the outdoors (trainers).
Please be reminded that no jewellery should be worn and earrings MUST be removed by the child for any PE session. Long hair needs to be tied back.
All children in school will be taking part in the '1km a day' challenge. Each day, every class will run the equivalent of 1km within our school grounds - we are currently running 8.5 laps of our school playground. We aim to improve our stamina and resilience for running by timing ourselves and working on our own personal bests! Children will have the opportunity to change into their trainers to complete this, another reason to ensure your child has PE kit in school all week!
For more information on this initiative please visit the following website:
This website has a good range of free games to practise phonics and decoding skills.
This has a good range of games which support your child’s spelling and grammar skills.
Bug Club is a fantastic website for reading – children have their own log in and their teacher will assign books or games to read and play - your child’s log in details will be in their organisers.
This is a new website introduced just before half term. This is a fun and competitive way for your child to learn their times tables. Look out for new competitions and challenges! Children's log in details are in their organisers.