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Welcome to our Year 3 information page
3B are taught by Mrs Burton
3BR are taught by Mrs Kendon and Miss Sills
Our teaching assistants are Mr Russell and Mr Gilbert
Year 3 is the first year in key stage 2 we encourage the children to become more independent both in their work and organising themselves.
Terms 1 & 2 - 'Rocks to Romans' - Looking at the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romans including the Roman Invasion of Britain. This topic is History driven and our Science learning is all about Rocks and Soils and Forces and Magnets.
Terms 3 & 4 – 'Let's Move' - Looking at different biomes and land use connected to food and natural resources. This topic is Geography driven with a strong Design and Technology emphasis and our Science learning is all about nutrition and healthy eating as well as human skeletons and muscles!
Terms 5 & 6 – 'Exploring Our Wonderful World' - Looking at Environmental regions around the world and their characteristics. The focus for this will be learning about deserts, using atlases, maps and globes. This topic is Geography driven and our Science learning topics will be Plants and Light.
In Maths over the year we will be focusing on Place Value, followed by addition and subtraction and then multiplication and division. We will be covering time, measurement, including mass and capacity, fractions and geometry, including properties of shape. The expectations for year 3 are that children should know their 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables, including related division facts.
In English spelling is a very important area in year 3 in order to give them a good foundation to work from as they move up into the higher years in KS2. We want good spelling to become second nature. Children will have regular spelling tests and our English lessons on a Friday will have a particular spelling focus. Our English texts will link to the termly topics and the children will have opportunity to learn and practice English writing skills across a range of genres.
Our P.E. sessions are on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Children should have a House or Fermor polo t-shirt, school sports shorts and trainers.
Children should bring to school a filled water bottle (water only please),and a snack for breaktime.
Children should bring into school each day their Contact book, Reading book and Reading Record. The Contact Book will be used for any home/school communication, please look at it and use it. Please read with your child regularly and write in their Record a brief comment. Reading is absolutely key to improving your child's Literacy skills.
Please look on the 'Class Page' on this website for more detailed information about what's been happening in year 3 from week to week. It will give you a flavour of what we have been up to during that week, as well as give you upcoming important dates and reminders, including trips. It will also contain homework and spellings information.