Winning House Team
Meet the Year 3 Team
Class Teachers: Miss Harriet Shaw (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) and Mrs Caron Darbyshire (Tuesdays)
TAs: Mrs Nicola Jackson and Mrs April Beevers
Please come and see us if you have any questions or need any advice to help support your child at home.
Welcome to Year 3
In Year 3 the children are encouraged to develop independence and take initiative to help their own learning. We value the presentation of our work and take pride in everything we do.
In our class we aim to be the best friend we can be and always try to help and coach our team around us. As a result, our classroom is a fantastic community in which we help each other grow and shine!
We love to see hands up, lots of laughter and lots of inquisitive minds!
Our class love PE! We have a very enthusiastic sporting class who thoroughly enjoy all aspects of PE, whether indoors or outdoors.
Please ensure your Year 3 superstar has both indoor and outdoor kits with them as we strive to continue our sessions whatever the weather.
Indoor kit: White T-shirt, blue shorts
Outdoor kit: White T-shirt, blue jogging bottoms/leggings, blue hoodie/zipped jumper, trainers/black pumps
The children’s homework goes home on a Friday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday. Homework will always include:
It is important that children’s reading is heard and also that children hear and are read lots of stories. It helps with their composition of ideas and enhances their imaginations. Therefore, it is essential that children read lots, preferably every night.
Please complete the child’s reading record to demonstrate when reading has taken place.
Discussing and questioning the text read will also enhance comprehension skills.
Children should read a variety of texts, fiction and non-fiction and in different forms e.g. newspapers, graphic novels, poetry.
Spellings will be stuck into spellings books and the children will be tested the following Friday, unless otherwise stated. Children will have up to 10 spellings and they are asked to learn them all in context.
Ideas to support the learning of spellings:
• Tracing Words – Trace your words in sand, on felt, in the carpet, using your finger.
• Word Search – Create a word search on the internet. Find your words.
• Word Hunt – Search for your words in books/texts or around the house. Write your words as you find them.
• 3 Way Words – Write your words three ways, really big, really small, and in your best handwriting.
• Word Boxes – Write your words. Then make boxes around each letter.
• Trace & Spell – Have someone write your words neatly. Trace the words spelling out each letter in the word.
• Spelling Sentences – Write the word in a sentence.
• Alphabetical Order – Write your words in alphabetical order.
• Make your words with magnetic letters.
Children are given a times table challenge each Friday. Children should be practising their times tablse as often as possible. Children should be looking to learn and know the 1 to 12 times tables as it is expected that they will be fluent in them by the end of Year 4.
The children have work to do linked to the area they are studying in maths. Homework is sometimes stuck in their purple homework book and is sometimes an interactive internet game on the Abacus learning platform.
The children in our class love singing, dancing and moving! We have found BBC Supermovers to allow them to do this more frequently, while being relevant to their learning.
Hit the Button has been a huge hit with Instant Recall facts! Give it a go. It’s loads of fun.
All the children have a TT Rockstars account. This gives them further opportunities to practise their tables.