Year 3 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Year 3

In Year 3, childrren start the Key Stage 2 Curriculum, which includes consolidating from Year 2 and progressing onto new concepts.

In English, children become better readers and writers. There is a great focus on spellings in which children will learn different spelling rules to gain further confidence in their writing. They are also encouraged to use cursive handwriting remembering their 'lead ins' and 'lead outs'.

Reading lessons follow Reciprocol Reading principles. It allows opportunities for children to read books, make predictions giving reasons, ask questions, summarise, explain why particular vocabulary has been used by the author and retell the story in their own words using key vocabulary.

In Maths, concepts will be divided into different terms and children will build on their mathematical knowledge as the year advances. Throughout the year pupils will consolidate number by identifying the value of digits. They will improve their skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division through applying their learning to real life problems.

 

Some Year 3 Events

Ancient Greece - A visit from Zeus - The children were visited by the powerful Greek God-Zeus who shared some famous stories from Greek Mythology and answered all our questions. We also got to taste some Greek food.

Gardening - During our ongoing 'Grow to Learn' garden project, classes took part in a variety of activities. This included removing weeds from the raised beds, classifying different types of leaves and preparing soil to be ready for planting new trees.

 

Homework / PE days

Children are given regular homework to help consolidate their learning. We encourage parents to be involved in their child's homework to ensure they complete it to the same high standard expected of them within school. Children are encouraged to participate in exciting new initiatives such as Times Tables Rockstars, Oxford Reading Buddy, and Seesaw, on their devices at home, to use screen time productively.

Year 3 have two sessions of P.E every week.

 

Home Reading

It is vital that book bags are brought to and from school every day.  We ask that you read with your child for ten to fifteen minutes each evening.

 

School Visits and Special Events

Included in each half term is a memorable experience to engage chlidren with their upcoming topic and capture their enthusiasm for learning.

Autumn 1 Ancient Greece Day!
Autumn 2 Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Spring 1 Healthy Eating - Visit to Sainsburys
Spring 2 Local Park Visit
Summer 1 Castle Hill
Summer 2 Volcano Explosions

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