Winning House Team
Welcome to Year 3
We aspire to be independent, confident and enthusiastic learners who strive to take on challenges with a positive growth mindset. We thrive as both individuals and as a team and seek to be the best we can be, always. Our class is a fantastic community where we support each other and help each other to grow and shine.
At the beginning of the academic year, we began with a whole-school theme of Enterprise before learning about the Stone Age and Iron Age as well as rocks, soils and fossils. In the Spring Term we will find out about Roman life. We will also have a whole school themed World Book week and a science week to look forward to. In the Summer Term we will be learning about Our Wonderful World, working as scientists and focusing on plants and animals.
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. Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. We ask that PE is brought in on a Monday and taken home on a Friday in case the weekly timetable changes. Indoor kit: White T-shirt, blue shorts Outdoor kit: White T-shirt, blue jogging bottoms/leggings, blue hoodie/zipped jumper, trainers/black pumps. . Please could you also make sure that all PE kit is named.
Reading: We set the high expectation of reading at least three times each week, with daily reading encouraged. All of the children have a log-in for an online reading scheme, either Reading Plus or Oxford Owl, where books and activities are set for each child.
Spellings: In school, we follow the No Nonsense spelling programme where children get taught sessions on spelling patterns, homophones and common exception words. We send home 10 spellings a week, derived from the in-house learning. The children are asked to learn how to spell the words, and also how to use them in context. In the weekly test, usually on Wednesday, two of the given words are picked at random for the children to put into a sentence and spell correctly. Please take time playing with the English language. Some of these words can be tricky to understand if they haven’t been put into context.
Maths: All children have an access code to our online TT Rockstars account where we encourage children to log on for 5 minutes each day to practise their multiplication tables.
The children in our class love singing, dancing and moving! We use Go Noodle and BBC Supermovers to allow them to be active more frequently, while being relevant to their learning. We link this movement to key areas of learning within the curriculum.
Hit the Button is a great way to practise Instant Recall facts! Give it a go. It’s loads of fun.
All the children have a TT Rockstars account which we would encourage them to use each day to develop their knowledge of the multiplication tables.