Year 3

Welcome to Year 3.

In Year 3 the teachers are Mrs Bishop and Miss Prendergast. Working alongside the teachers are Mrs Moran and Miss Mead. 

In Year 3 we investigate Ancient Egypt and How Gardens Grow. We will be learning about Ancient Egyptian life, timeline of events, River Nile, mummification and the geography and landscape of Egypt both past and present. 
In the spring term, we will also be finding out about the Stone Age, through experimenting with different materials and making cave paintings. Our Spring term book in literacy, ‘Stone Age boy’, will also allow us to see what life was like in the Stone Age.
In Literacy we will study Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Green Ship, Coming home, Stone Age boy, Oliver and the Seawigs and Noah Barleywater runs away. We will be looking at a whole range of interesting and exciting topics this year including: characters, settings, poems, diary entries and literacy through film. 
The children also take part in three whole class guided reading sessions each week, they learn to answer questions using the VIPERs questions. Please ensure you read at home with your child at least three times a week. The children change library books on a Thursday afternoon. â€‹Each child chooses their own choice in the Library. The children will also select a star level book or mild, medium, hot or spicy chapter book. 
Children will also have two spelling lessons each week. They will learn strategies to help them spell. Each child will be given spellings homework and will be tested on these every Friday.
In Maths we will be learning mathematical concepts and processes from a Maths mastery approach.  We follow a scheme called White Rose Hub, which teaches the key concepts using a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach. We base all our lessons on the use of Concrete (physical) resources such as Diennes and place value counters. The children will then learn ways to represent these objects as pictures (Pictorial) before moving onto the abstract method (standard written column methods).
In RE we will be covering a number of topics which deepen the children's understanding of their faith, and we look forward to sharing their First Holy Communion journey with them.
Children will receive homework on a Friday and this is expected to be back on a Wednesday.  P.E. kits should be in school on a Monday and only taken home on a Friday to be cleaned. Computing time will be on a Tuesday afternoon. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us
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