Welcome to Year 3
The adults working in Year 3 are:
Mrs Thomas, Mrs Smith and Mrs Atkinson
Mrs Thomas will teach Monday - Wednesday and alternate Thursday mornings.
Mrs Smith will teach Thursday - Friday.
Ash will be in EVERY Tuesday teaching PE.
Mrs Thomas will teach PE on ALTERNATE Thursdays
This term, our project work has a Geography focus and is based around the question ‘Do we shape the environment or does the environment shape us?’. Within this topic, the children will complete a study of the local area in Clay Cross and explore how the environment has changed over time.
Whilst exploring the topic, they will link their study to our 3 concept words: change, consequences and sustainability. The children will then develop a thorough understanding of how the way we live can impact the area around us now and in the future.
In Year 3 children will use a scheme called Spelling Shed. Every Friday, children will be tested on their spellings and be given new spellings for the following week. These spellings can then be practised by playing games online and earning points.
Your child’s Spelling Shed login can be found in the first page of their reading records.
Reading remains a huge part of our learning and even though your child is now in Year 3, listening to them read is still as important as ever as it helps them to improve their fluency and intonation when reading.
Please listen to your child read at least three times a week if possible and fill in an entry in your child’s reading record if you wish.
If children want to write a sentence about what they have read or note down the pages they have read that is also fine.
Children should bring their PE kit to school to keep on their pegs. Our PE kit consists of a white T-shirt and black shorts, joggers or leggings. If your child wears earrings, they must be able to remove them themselves for PE lessons.
Y3 have PE EVERY Tuesday with Ash.
They also have PE EVERY OTHER Thursday with Mrs Thomas.
Times Table Rockstars
TTRS is great for practising times tables and login details can be found in the front of reading diaries.
Children should be confident in their x2, x5, x10, x3, x4 and x8 in Year 3.
All children are expected to know all of their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4.
We will be using Seesaw again this year to set work for children and as a link between school and home so teachers and parents can communicate easily with one another. Parents can also access Seesaw to see the work that the children have been completing during lesson time.
Please let school know if you are struggling to connect to Seesaw so we can help you with this.