Hello and welcome to Year 3!
Miss Vassiliou is the class teacher in 3A and Mr Gagen is class teacher in 3J. The adults supporting in our classes are Mrs Moran, Miss Qayum, Miss White and Miss Nabre.
In year 3, the children will be covering some very exciting topics! We study Ancient Egypt, the Stone Age and will be looking at some significant people through history. We have planned to go on some school trips and have many exciting experiences in mind for the children! As this is the children’s first year in Key Stage 2, we will be setting high expectations of the children, which we know they will meet and will flourish.
Learning in Year 3
In Maths, this year we will be looking at Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. We will continue using a Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach. It is beneficial for your child’s learning if you use the same methods when working at home. We will also focus on problem solving throughout the year, the use of word problems will encourage your children to use high-order thinking techniques and applied skills in their work. We will continue to learn about the different types of problem solving skills, which give children tools for problem solving.
In English, we will be using a text-based approach to engage the children with reading and writing. As the class reads the text, we will explore vocabulary, language and literary techniques. We study the grammar used and the children apply this in their own creative writing.
In RE, we will begin the year by studying our first topic called ‘Beginning with God’. Our aims in RE is to strengthen our relationship with God through prayer, scripture and collective acts of worship.
We strongly encourage the children to read daily. The children in KS2 take responsibility for choosing their own books. They should do this first thing in the morning during morning challenge time and write this in their reading records. The children are expected to bring their reading records to school every day, so that they are able to read with adults at school throughout the week. We also ask that your child reads at home regularly. We would recommend hearing your child read at least three times a week, signing their reading record when you do. It is important to discuss the books they are reading by asking relevant questions, such as when or where the story is set, what has happened, how the characters have changed or interesting vocabulary.
Homework will be posted on Teams on Fridays and is due in on Wednesdays. On your homework you will find a range of maths, English and spelling activities. There will also be answers provided- please complete your work before checking the answers!
A typical day in Year 3
Pupils will be asked to sanitise or wash their hands when they enter school and frequently throughout the school day.
8:40 Drop off at the KS2 gates
9.30-10.30 – Maths lessons
10.30 – 10.50 – Playtime- children can bring in a healthy snack.
10-50-11.30 – English lessons
11.30-12.30 – Guided Reading/Library
12.30 – 1.25 Lunchtime
1.25- 3.20 – RE/Topic/Science lessons
3.20 - Home time
Monday – PE and French
Wednesday- Rewards Assembly and Library
Thursday/Friday – indoor PE
If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's class teacher.