Welcome to Year 3!
Class 1 are taught by Miss Holly Tillcock.
Class 2 are taught by Miss Jade Millar.
Class 3 are taught by Mr Jamie Andrews.
The children are supported in their learning by our dedicated team of support staff: Mrs Penny Bridgeman, Mrs Emma Hayes and Mrs Donna Muller (HLTA).
Please see below links to the Homework pages; if you have any questions, then do not hesitate to speak with your child's class teacher.
Spellings Homework will be handed out on a Monday with the children being tested in class on a Friday.
Maths Homework until further notice will be focusing on Times Tables Rock Stars whereby the children can log into their account and explore the different games (set by the Class Teacher). Class Teachers will track each child's progress from week to week.
Keep referring back to this page for regular updates about the children's learning.
In our English lessons this half term, the children will be developing their description skills. They have started to explore the text 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. The children have been inferring character thoughts, feelings and motives as well as predicting events in the text. Here is what they have found out so far.
In our Creative Curriculum topic this term the children will be developing their Geography skills including locating human and physical geography of the UK and areas of Europe. The children will be using different types of maps including digital. As the children continue throughout the topic they will be learning about trade with Europe including following the journey of an orange.
This term the children are learning all about Disney related maths problems. They are going to build on their maths knowledge learned in the autumn term including learning new maths methods for all number operations. Examples of the maths methods will be posted below so that you can help your child with these at home.
“Pupils should be able to recite their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the age of nine.” - OFSTED, 2014.
As a school we see the importance that times tables knowledge brings to a child's life and how it makes a noticeable impact on their maths. The children have spent all of autumn term building on their 2's, 5's and 10's including the corresponding division facts. This term the children will continue to expand their times tables knowledge by learning the 3's, 4's and 8' including the division. Children should log onto their times tables rock stars account to continue to build on their knowledge and earn points in the process.
Follow the below link to the Times Tables Rock Stars website:
The children have started to think about block coding by using the program ‘Scratch’. Here are some of their algorithms.
Science including Longitudinal Study
At the start of the year, the children set up a longitudinal study where they are investigating which plants grow at different times of the year in order to make our school grounds colourful. The children have been considering the right conditions plants need to grow.
In our science topic this term, the children are learning about light. They have been able to build on their knowledge of the Explorer Dome visit where they explored different light simulations.
The children have been learning to play the recorder in their music lessons. They have been working on learning simple notes and building on this to perform a tune.
This term the children will be exploring the text 'Hodgeheg' by Dick King-Smith. They will be developing a range of reading skills including: select and retrieve, inferring character thoughts, feelings and motives, sequencing and understanding the importance of specific words and phrases on the reader.