Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3. In the Year 3 team, we have Miss Farid (Year leader), Mrs Hill-Cornwell, Mrs Vincent, Mrs Ahmad and Mrs Trew. We have lots of exciting things planned as part of our Ancient Egyptian topic for the Spring term. 



All children are expected to complete their homework everyday. This includes their Maths challenge, their spellings and reading everyday. Homework for Maths is set on Google Classroom and we expect every child to complete it and turn it in. Once all homework is completed, home journals need to be signed by an adult. Login details for Google Classroom can be found in the back of your child's home journal. 


Should you wish to contact your child’s class teacher, please email the office and the message will be forwarded. If you have any problems with your child getting on to Google Classroom to complete homework then please contact the school office to arrange to discuss this with the child’s class teacher or write in your child's journal so your child's teacher is made aware. 




In English this term we will be focusing our writing on Egyptian Cinderella and The story of Tutankhamun. The children will be using these text to write stories, descriptions, diary entries, letters, reports and biographies. Please support your child in spelling the Key Stage 1 words and Year 3 and 4 common exception words.



Our texts for this half term are The Owl who was afraid of the dark and Amazing Grace. The owl who was afraid of the dark follows the story of Plop, a baby barn owl who is afraid of the dark. His mum encourages him to go down and meet different people to learn about the dark and the world to help him overcome his fear. The author, Jill Tomlinson has written many animal stories such as 'The penguin who wanted to find out' and 'the cat who wanted to go home'. 




This half term we will continue with multiplication and division before moving onto our next topic, money. The children will be learning how to multiply and divide 2 digit by 1 digit and solve calculations with remainders. They will also be learning to make different amounts of money and add and subtract money with change. 


We will continue to do lots of practical work using a variety of resources to represent calculations and deepen our understanding.


At home, please help your children with their daily homework and practise the times tables regularly. By the end of Year 3 the children are expected to know the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. They should also be able to find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.

Year Three have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The children will be doing yoga on Tuesdays and netball on Thursdays. These activities will focus on ball skills, balance and coordination. 
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school from Monday to Friday. They will need a pair of trainers for Games on Thursdays as these lessons will be outside. Please also send in a carrier bag for muddy shoes and a warm jumper for the chilly days. A change of socks is also useful.
This term our topic is forces and magnets. The children will learn about friction, its uses and how it affects our daily lives. They will also be carrying out fair tests to see which materials are magnetic and non magnetic. 
Year 3 will develop the skills necessary to plan and carry out an investigation, as well as beginning to identify what makes a fair test.
In History the children will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians. They will be learning about the significant events during this period, the important people in the Ancient Egyptian times and what they believed. 
In Art the children will be creating self portraits in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. They will be learning about the artist and portraits. The children will plan, design, sketch and create a self portrait in the style of Van Gogh. 


Please visit the news section of the website for experiences and trips in Year 3.

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