Welcome to Year 3
3C is taught by Mr Collins
3S is taught by Miss Steele
3D is taught by Miss Deem
We hope you’ve had a relaxing Summer break and you and your child are ready to start back in Year 3! We are looking forward to welcoming your child into school on Wednesday 7th September. We have an exciting term ahead of us where we will explore the Stone Age and Iron Age in history. We will also look forward to welcoming Exploradome into our school as part of our exciting science topic.
This term, we will be reading the ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E. B. White followed by ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C. S. Lewis. To link to our history topic, we will begin writing lessons with The Stone Age Boy where children will write their own narrative based on this text. Children will continue to hone their narrative writing skills in the second half of the term with a focus on the book, ‘Star in a Jar’. We will also look at non-fiction writing throughout the term.
Other areas of the curriculum
This term, we will be looking at the Stone Age and Iron Age in history, which will also link closely with a D.T. project which the children will design, make and then evaluate a milk bottle mammoth. In science, we will begin the term with rocks and soils and complete a topic on forces in the second half of the term, including an exciting trip from Exploradome!
Year 3 will be doing PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Children should come to school in their PE kit instead of their school uniform. PE kit must consist of black shorts or black/ navy jogging bottoms, white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers. They should wear a plain black / navy hoody or zip up if required. Please ensure that if your child has earrings, these should be removed at home before coming to school or tape should be provided to cover them.
PPA will still take place on Thursday afternoon. For the first half term, 3D and 3C will need to come into school on this day in their PE kit. 3S will have ukulele lessons alongside swimming every Thursday this term. They will need to come into school in their school uniform but bring their swimming kit. PPA begins this week (Thursday 8th September).
Correct school uniform must be worn at all times, and all garments must be labelled with your child's name. The labelling of PE kit and bags would also be extremely beneficial! Please can we also remind you about your child’s hair accessories ensuring that they are inline with school expectations. Hair accessories should be small, plain, simple and in the school colours of yellow, grey or hair coloured. Your child will be asked to remove them if they do not comply.
Froggy Maths homework will be sent home each Friday to be handed back in on Wednesday, ready for the children’s Froggy Maths tests. There will also be homework set on EdShed and MathShed each week. Please let us know if you have any issues logging onto this and we will help. Reading is a big focus throughout the school and we believe it is extremely valuable for you to read with your child 5 times at week at home. There are extra incentives for this at school, including a weekly house point prize and half-termly reading raffles.
Exploradome is visiting school on Monday 31st October. There will be a ParentPay set up for this—it will be a low-cost event. More information to follow.
The Year 3 Team