Welcome to Year 3
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back! We hope you and your children have had a safe and refreshing holiday and are settling back into the new term. There will be a Year 3 meeting for parents and carers at 4pm on Friday 13th September in 3D for Meteor Street and in 3S for Webb’s parents. If you are unable to attend, notes from the meeting will be put on the school website.
The school day in Key Stage Two begins at 9.05am. It is important that all children are on time so that they do not miss the beginning of the first lesson. Your child needs to line up before school with their class teacher and ensure that they say goodbye to the teacher at the end of the day.
Children in KS2 can bring in a healthy snack to eat during break time. These snacks must be a piece of fruit, vegetables, dried fruits or a small savoury sandwich.
This term the children will be learning about numbers within 1000. They will learn to compare and order them as well as the value of each digit in a three-digit number. The children will then learn to add and subtract three digit numbers using different methods, including the column method. They will apply this knowledge to word problems. As year 3 will learn about multiplication and division next half term, please continue to practice multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables with your child this half term.
This half term the children will look at Into the Forest by Anthony Browne to develop vocabulary and use of sentence structures for a range of fictional writing. The children will then learn to write description and action scenes based around Roman gladiators.
Reading skills will continue to be taught in small, guided groups as well as during lessons. The children receive a guided reading book from their class teacher once a week with a reading homework to be completed by their reading day the following week. Please ensure that your child’s guided reading book is in their book bag every day, as their reading day may occasionally change. Please sign the reading record each week to show that your child has completed their homework and that they have practised their spellings. They can practise these spellings using a range of strategies which can be found at the back of Reading Records. They will then be tested on these spellings through dictations in class.
In our topic ‘Amazing Bodies’ this half term, year 3 will learn about the importance of a balanced diet. The children will learn about the different functions of the skeleton and muscles.
Year 3’s topic will be ‘How do people decide where to settle?’ The children will find out who the earliest people to settle in Britain were and how areas change after people have settled there.
This half term, year 3 will start to learn about ‘Romans in Britain’. The children will be finding out why the Romans invaded and they will have the opportunity to spend the day as a Roman Soldier on Tuesday 15th October as Webb’s Road join forces with the children at Meteor Street. The children will need a Roman outfit for this day. There will be more details about the day and the outfits to follow closer to the time.
In Art the children will be exploring movement and gesture making figurative sculptures inspired by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti.
Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education (PSCHE)
This term, the PSCHE theme is: ‘Understanding our feelings’. A range of feelings (e.g. happy, sad, brave, afraid, angry, calm, generous, selfish) will be explored through storybooks, poetry, roleplay and discussion activities. We will be developing children’s language to describe different feelings, how an emotion may feel in our bodies and how our feelings can link to our actions.
The children will also have a weekly Circle Time session. This is a structured class discussion which helps children to understand and support each other. The children have been introduced to Sage, the Circle Time puppet, and will be sharing their ideas about a range of themes, for example: saying good things about ourselves, cooperating with others in work and play, learning from mistakes, knowing what to do if anyone is being hurt, trying to be fair, how to show we are sorry, what makes us all special.
This half term the children will learn all about animals and practise introducing and describing them.
They will also become familiar with some useful prepositions and learn how to ask where something or someone is.
ICT and Computing
The main focus for this term will be using iPads to create non-fiction e-books about the Romans.
This year the children will be learning how to play the recorder. This term we will be focusing on learning to play and read musical notation for the notes B, A and G. We will also be improvising and composing our BAG patterns and will be able to perform them to our class and notate them onto manuscript paper.
Homework for maths and English will be set on Wednesday, and should be completed by Monday morning. The first homework will be set next week on Wednesday 11th September. We will be sending out an additional letter with details and guidance on how to complete homework. Your child will also be set reading homework on a weekly basis to be completed for the day they read with their teacher.
All children need a complete change of clothes for PE including suitable footwear. We would also ask that all school uniform be clearly labelled with name and class to ensure the safe return of clothing. If children have PE period 1 or 2 they can come to school in their PE kit, bringing their uniform with them in their PE bags to change into afterwards. Otherwise they are expected to attend in full uniform.
|Indoor (Dance)||Outdoor (Games)|
|3S||Tuesday (period 1)||Thursday (afternoon)|
|3G||Tuesday (period 2)||
Monday (period 4)
Tuesday (period 3)
|Monday (period 3)|
Tuesday (period 4)
Friday (period 3)
We look forward to meeting you all if we haven’t done so already!
The Year 3 team
Megan Shaw (3S – Year Leader) Tom Greene (3G) Alex Edwards (3E)
Ellen Cheetham (3C) Sandy Deligiorgi (3D)
Download the Parent meeting Year 3