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 Raghu. We have lots of exciting things planned as part of our Stone Age topic for the Autumn 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 the Stone Age boy. The children will be using this text to write stories, descriptions, diary entries, letters, reports and adverts. 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 Dear Greenpeace, Sabretooth Sandwich and Esio Trot. Dear Greenpeace follows the story of Emily, a little girl who is worried that the whale living in her pond is unhappy so she write to Greenpeace, who offers her advice but insists that is impossible for a whale to live in a pond. The author, Simon James is a multi-award-winning picture book creator. 


This half term we will be learning about place value and addition and subtraction. The children will be learning how to partition 3 digit numbers into hundreds, tens and ones. They will also be adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers using formal methods by exchanging and borrowing.


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 gymnastics on Tuesdays and football on Thursdays. These activities will focus on balancing and ball skills.  
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 nutrition, skeletons and muscles. The children will learn about healthy eating and the different food groups. They will also look at the different types and functions of skeletons and muscles. 
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 Stone Age and how people lived in the Stone Age. They will be looking at significant events in the Stone Age times as well as the different periods during the Stone Age. 
In Art the children will be creating art in the style of Henry Morre. They will be learning about the artist and modernism. The children will plan, design, sketch and create a sculpture in the style of Henry Moore. 
Please visit the news section of the website for experiences and trips in Year 3.

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