Welcome to Year 3
I am looking forward to teaching your child throughout this school year. The transition to Key Stage Two from Key Stage One will give your child multiple opportunities to build upon essential skills and develop their independence. I hope that our continued communication will help your child learn, grow and enjoy their year to the fullest.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to me. I look forward to an exciting year!
Autumn Term 2019
During Autumn term, we looked at the progression from the Stone Age to the Iron Age through our topic From Stone to Steel. The children considered what life might have been like for a Stone Age child and explored the lifestyle of a hunter-gatherer. We investigated the creation of cave paintings and considered how housing developed; eventually building our own Iron Age roundhouses.
Spring Term 2020
During Spring term our topic will be Ancient Greece. We are looking forward to exploring Ancient Greek myths and play scripts through our literacy work and creating our own adventures. The children will also be making Greek pots out of clay and will even try their hand at cooking their own Greek food.
P.E. lessons this year are on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Please ensure that your child has their full P.E. kit (including trainers) in school for these days. If desired, they can bring their kit in at the beginning of the week and take it home on Friday.
Spellings and timetables
New spellings will be sent home every Monday and will be tested the following Monday. The children will also receive spelling activities to complete in their spelling journals. They are expected to learn spelling patterns and rules in order to encourage independence in their writing. In Year 3, your child will be learning the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. It would be very beneficial if they could be tested on these at home to improve their fluency.
This year, the children have received brand new reading records. Please help to foster a love of reading by encouraging your child to read at home. These records need to be signed at least three times a week and must be brought in every day. The loss of a reading record comes at the cost of £2.