A BIG welcome to the Year 3 class webpage!
We are going to have so much fun this term. We are going to be super scientists and will be learning about light and shadows. We have already had visitors from ‘Space Dome’, who showed us what it is like in space. It was great fun. Please have a look through our Learning Journey books and ask us questions so you can experience and hear all about the exciting learning that we are taking part in.
Now that we are ready for more learning after the summer holidays, we will be diving into two more big questions- our first one is How Far can you throw your Shadow? and the second one will be Who first lived in Britain?We are so excited to start our learning.
Reading and Home Learning
Reading at home and sharing a book with your child is really important! Your child will be bringing a book home each night and we ask that you spend around 10-15 minutes each night sharing a book with your child and then asking them questions based on their book. Why, How do you know and Explain are excellent questions to use to get your child really thinking about what they have read. Your child will change their book on their set day each week and they are provided with the opportunity to choose their own book so that they can choose one that really interests them. They will also bring home a reading record book to fill in each time they read to you or another adult. This will need to be signed too. Please question your child about what they have read to help with their understanding. It isn’t a race to see who can read the most books!
Your child will also bring home spellings every week and children need to practice their spellings ready for their spelling test. Other home learning will include learning times tables- x3, x4 and x8 in particular. Homework in year 3 is project based where the children will have 4 weeks to complete a variety of tasks that they choose from a wide list. This helps greatly with the understanding of our topic work.
Children have P.E. lessons on a Monday afternoon and will go swimming on a Friday afternoon, it is essential that your child has their kit each week. Our PE kit includes black shorts, a white t-shirt and black school pumps. Black school pumps should be kept in school at all times in case of extra P.E. activities.
We hope that Year 3 will be a success for your child and if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to come and speak to us before school or after school.
Many thanks for your continued support
Mrs Hartley, Mrs Clavin and Mrs Hutchinson.