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.
We will spend the Autumn Term learning about the Stone Age and Iron Age, as well as plants and types of seed dispersal. In the Spring Term we will find out about Ancient Egypt, which will hopefully culminate in a trip to the Bagshaw Museum! We will also have a whole school themed World Book week to look forward to. In the Summer Term we will be learning about Ancient Greece, looking at rocks and fossils and our coasts. This year we are hoping to have a trip to the seaside to go fossil hunting at the end of the term.
Reading: We set the high expectation of reading at least three times each week, with daily reading encouraged. This is to be recorded in your child’s reading record, which will be checked every day!
Spellings: In school, we follow the Ed Shed spelling programme where children get taught sessions on spelling patterns, homophones and common exception words. We explore 8 spellings a week, which are tested informally throughout the week at various times. Please take time playing with the English language at home. 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.
In Year 3, we have a daily guided reading session, where we practise our retrieval, prediction, vocabulary and inference skills. We also make time for weekly ‘Reading for pleasure’, where the children get to choose a book, newspaper or magazine from the class book corner to explore. On top of that, we have a Library visit every fortnight to our well-stocked library!
At home, at least 3x reads to be recorded in the child’s reading record (aim for daily!).
We also have a daily story time at the end of the day!
Our class love PE and show great sportsmanship! 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 Mondays and Tuesdays. We ask that PE is brought in on a Monday and taken home on a Friday in case the weekly timetable changes.
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.