Welcome to Year 3!
Hello welcome to the Year 3 page
We hope that your child has a wonderful time in Year 3. The class teacher is Mrs Travis and she is assisted by Mrs Wild and Miss Emma. Mrs Roscoe will also be teaching Year 3 on a Tuesday morning.
What are we learning this half term?
This half term our topic is called 'Rock and Roll ' and the children will learning about the structure of the Earth, different types of rock, volcanoes and earthquakes and about the Stone Age. Please see the attached curriculum leaflet for more information about the fun learning that is taking place.
In Year 3 we use the Class Dojo as our reward system. The response from both the children and the parents has been fantastic. I have enjoyed being able to send home pictures and messages about what your child has been doing and celebrating their achievements. If you have yet to join the Class Dojo, please come and talk to me and I will get you connected.
When are PE sessions?
P.E. is on a Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child does not wear earrings on these days.
Please ensure you have a full kit in school.
Outdoor Kit: Tracksuit or jogging pants, long-sleeved top (any design is fine with myself) and trainers.
All clothing and footwear should be clearly named.
All jewellery must be removed for P.E. Long hair must be tied back.
What will my child have as homework?
Your child has been given a homework book. This needs to be brought into school each morning and taken home each night. In this book, times table sheets will be stuck in to the book with a date that they need to be learnt by.
In Year 3 we use the Oxford Treetop reading scheme. It is so important that you listen to your child read each night. Please encourage and support them to read. Asking your child questions about what they have just read really helps them improve their comprehension skills.
Please make sure you record the pages read with your child and sign it. Books are changed regularly and as soon as your child has read a book it can be changed the next day, if they place it on the book changing pile. Mrs Wild rewards keen readers with stickers and awards.
Times tables and division facts
It is very important that children learn their multiplication and division facts. These are tested in tests but also orally. Children will be asked the facts in and out of order.
There will be homework as and when required. This homework will be stuck into your child's book with clear instructions what is expected and when it is needed to be handed in.
Our Long Term Overview
This is the long term plan of what your child will be learning in Year 3.
My name is Edwardo and I am Year 3's class pet. I like to watch what happens in Year 3 and report it on my weekly blog on the Year 3 class page. I like to report on what has been going on in the classroom including what the children have been learning, the fun activities they have done and other information I think you might find interesting.
Being a fish of limited memory, I rely on the lovely children in Year 3 to write post it notes for me about what has been going on in Year 3, so I don't forget when I write my blog.
I am sure we are going to have a jam packed term with so many fun and exciting lessons planned, it could even be explosive when we make our exploding volcanoes. Keep looking to see photographs of our learning experiences.
In the Autumn Term we had an amazing term. We enjoyed lots of fun learning including having a Roman day, making mosaics, masks and much more. Have a look at some of our exciting learning experiences.
Hello my name is Nemo and I am Edwardo’s friend. I like to go on adventures and report back to him where I have been. Every child in Year 3 will get to take me home over the course of this year. I have my own book which the children can stick pictures/ drawings in and write a diary about what I have been doing over the weekend. This will be sent home on a Friday and needs to come back the following Tuesday.
Being a fish out of water, I need to be looked after. Please look after me when I come to your house and make sure I find my way back to Edwardo and Mrs Travis.
Nemo is enjoying his visits home each weekend. He seems to be having so much fun and it has been lovely looking at the photographs and drawings each Tuesday.