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 Year 3

Miss Bennett

Hello and welcome to our Year 3 Class Page! Year 3 is a very exciting year for our children, as it marks the transition from Key stage one to Key stage two. During this year, children are encouraged to be independent thinkers with growing responsibilities.

This page is a showcase for the fantastic things we do in Year 3 including our Religious Sacrament-First confession. Below you will find key information including; topic leaflets, knowledge organisers, homework menus and weekly spellings. Enjoy! 

 

 

Topic leaflets  Spellings Knowledge Organisers Homework

 

Autumn 

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Spellings are set weekly and will be given out on a Friday with a spelling test taking place the following Friday morning. Please help your children to practise at home.

Please see below the list of spellings children are expected to know by the end of Year 4.

Year 3/4 Spelling List

 

The Ancient Greeks 

The Mediterranean 

Conveying water through art

A paper bird

 States of Matter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 homework is set weekly on a Friday, using Google Classroom. Children are also encouraged to access spag.com, read theory, Matheltics, Readiwriter and TT Rockstars to support their learning.

Reading books will be changed every Friday and 2 new books will be given out for children to read at home. Children must bring their reading books back by the following Thursday, to be changed once more.

 

 

 

 

 

 How can you help your child?

 There are many different ways in which you can support your child's learning at home these include, 

  • Reading with your child (mix this up with them reading to you and you reading to them.) 
  • Access TT Rockstars 
  • Always check on Google Classrooms for homework- this will include MyMaths homework, Reading Eggs and Readiwritter- ensuring to practice spellings on a daily basis. 
  • Homework should always be completed and to a high standard- please check Google Classrooms for due dates. 
  • Best thing though is to come in school on time and eager and excited to learn.

 

Autumn curriculum in Year 3

 

Autumn has been a very busy term for Year 3. Take a look below to see the fun activities we have been up to! 

Maths 

This half term, we have worked hard on understanding place value of numbers up to 1,000! We used the resources, including place value counters, to support us in our learning. We then move on to addition and subtraction. We worked so hard with this unit. Take a look in our photo gallery to see us in action!

 

Diwali 

We celebrated Diwali in Year 3 and looked closely at how Hindu's mark this feast. We presented our learning in creative ways through drama, artwork and presentations. We really enjoyed working collaboratively and showing what we had learnt to our classmates.

 

History – Stone Age to Iron Age

 In History we have been learning all about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. At the beginning of the topic the children created artefacts and jewellery using clay from this era in History. We were also lucky enough to have a box of artefacts from this era to look at and we tried on some of the outfits the people would have worn at the time! Look at our amazing pictures below.

 

Jesse Tree

 In December we created a bauble for our school Jesse Tree, our bauble was based on the story of Noah’s Ark. The symbol of our bauble is a rainbow, to represent God’s promise at the end of the story. As well as creating the bauble, the children performed the story in their groups and they were fantastic! Look at our amazing pictures!  

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Spring curriculum in Year 3      

Have a look at all of the wonderful activities we are doing in Year 3 this half term!  

 

 

 

Guided reading

This half term, we have been reading the book "The Firework-Maker's Daughter" in Guided Reading. We have absolutely loved reading about Lila and her pursuit to become the world's best firework maker. All of the children are quickly becoming more confident readers, and enjoying opportunities of reading for pleasure.

 

For the second half of the term, children have been reading the hilarious fictional book, "You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum". Children have absolutely loved the tales of Mr Gum and are becoming increasingly confident reading to a large audience. 

 

 

 

National Story Telling Week 

Year 3 have loved the wide range of activities celebrating national story telling week. We have been fortunate enough to enjoy reading sessions from our secret readers and children have relished in further opportunities for reading in class.  On Friday 4th February, we will celebrate National Storytelling Week by getting dressed up in our pyjamas and inviting our teddy bears to school; something we are all looking forward to!

 

World Book Day

World Book Day was a fantastic opportunity for children to share stories, design a book cover, create their own book and come dressed up as their favourite character. The day was enjoyed by all and finished with a cat walk which showcased childrens' fantastic costumes!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art

This term, children have been looking at French Artist, Claude Monet in Art. The children have experimented with paint, oil pastels and light sketching to emulate Monet's style of Impressionism. They have done a wonderful job and have thoroughly enjoyed creating their final piece based on Monet's "Water Lilies".

 

 

PE

Year 3 have thoroughly enjoyed their PE sessions with Health for All learning all about gymnastics!

During the 1 hour sessions, the children were taught how to improve flexibility, strength, concentration and posture. 

It's been a very fun 7 weeks!