Welcome to Year 3!
Welcome to Mrs Massey's and Mrs Litchfield’s Year 3 class!
Mrs Massey teaches all day on a Monday, Tuesday and a Wednesday morning. Mrs Ashton teaches (covers planning time) on a Wednesday afternoon. Mrs Litchfield teaches 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.
We have been so proud of the way the children have returned to school during the latter end of the Spring Term. It has been great to see the children laughing and playing on the playground, as well as throwing themselves into their learning.
This term we will be continuing to focus on our Covid Recovery Curriculum, working hard to fill the academic and social gaps that may have appeared over the last 15 months. We're looking forward to getting outside as much as possible and we're hoping that we can start to get back to some degree of normality with our usual summer activities.
During Spring 2, we took part in the St Oswald's Dance Festival! Click here to see the performances from all of the classes.
Initially homework will be set weekly on Google Classroom. Please keep an eye out for more information on this.
On a Friday, your child receives weekly spellings to practise for the spelling test the following Thursday.
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).
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/
Our learning in Year 3
English & Topic
This half term our English is focused around the text ‘The Minpins’ by Roald Dahl. 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 a richness of vocabulary and descriptive language, including similes, as well as exploring different sentence structures. 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.
In KS2 we all follow the No Nonsense Spelling 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.
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
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.