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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

 

Welcome to Mrs Kehoe's and Mrs Litchfield’s Year 3 class!

Mrs Kehoe teaches all day on a Monday, Tuesday and a Wednesday morning. Mrs Ashton teaches planning time. Mrs Litchfield teaches on a Wednesday afternoon and all day on a Thursday and Friday. On this page you will find useful information about our learning and ways you can help your child at home.

 

Autumn Term

Our learning in Year 3

Also see our Year 3 Curriculum Information PowerPoint below for more information.

 

English & Topic

This half term our English is focused around the text ‘Into The Forest’ by Anthony Browne. We are gradually sharing this book with the children (so please hold back from reading it with your child until we’ve shared it all as a class). The text provides opportunities for children to develop variety of writing skills. We will be writing a forest setting description, describing characters, predicting the next part of the story and writing our own part of the story.

Our Topic 'Our Community, County, Country and Culture' will also link in well with text. This will include finding out about our local area of school and town, as well as county physical and human features. We will explore land use and changes over time, the location of counties and cities of the UK. 

 

General Reminders

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Thursday and needs to be back in on by Wednesday. Your child will receive either Maths or Reading Comprehension. Once marked, their work can then be kept in their blue homework folder.

On a Friday, your child receives weekly spellings to practise for the spelling test the following Thursday.

Times tables are really important and practise makes perfect. Your child has been sent home with their login details for Times Table Rock Stars. During our Friday Celebration Assembly, a sticker is awarded for the highest earner of the week.

 

PE

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day. We will be trying to follow our usual PE timetable as much as possible, whilst following the COVID-19 guidlines. Therefore it is important that all children have their kit ready for their lessons.

 

PE kit should consist of:

  • White t-shirt or polo shirt

  • Black or navy blue shorts or leggings

  • Pumps or trainers

  • Tape for earrings (if they cannot be removed).

 

Reading

Please hear your child read every night for around 15-20 minutes (where possible). Fluency in reading helps children to build their understanding of the world, their comprehension, vocabulary and develops empathy for others. Reading can be from many sources, not just their reading scheme book. Try this list for ideas:https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/

 

Spelling

In KS2 we all follow the Spelling Shed programme. Each week children have lessons on how to spell the patterns needed to be successful spellers for their age group. Recent patterns include ‘ch’ making the ‘k’ sound, as in ‘Christmas’, and homophones (words that sound the same, but are spelt differently have different meanings). A selection of these words are then sent home on a Friday for the children to practise for their spelling test the following Thursday. See below for a copy of the Year 3/4 spelling list from the National Curriculum.

 

Maths

The whole school follows the ‘Maths No Problem’ approach to lessons. If you would like to know more about the Maths No Problem programme, follow this link: https://mathsnoproblem.com/en/parent-videos/

 

For support with basic number facts and times tables, encourage children to try the Top Marks website and play some fun games that help consolidate learning! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

Google Classroom

We will be encouraging the use of Google Classroom to help the children build up their technological skills and competency as quickly as possible. Please keep an eye out for your child's Google login and more information about Google Classroom. 

Year 3 Curriculum Information

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