Welcome to Year Three!
Year 3 is the start of a new chapter in your child’s learning as they make the transition into Key Stage 2. It is the year where we encourage children to develop their independence and responsibility. This includes things like lining up in the morning without their parents at their side, handing in their homework and reading logs independently and organising their own equipment in lessons. While we will certainly support and remind the children about the things they need to do, we will encourage them to start thinking and doing things for themselves.
Year three is also the key year where children start to make preferences about their reading. They can search the text for clues to support and explain their understanding about what is happening in a text. With your support, we hope to be able to develop their love of reading using a wide variety of texts including different authors and genres. Children should be reading at home at least 3-4 times a week, at times, encouraging independent entries made into the reading log every time children read.
In order to develop speed in the recall of times tables, the children can access TT Rockstars from home using their online devices to practise and improve the multiplication and division recall facts. In year three we focus on 4’s and 8’s as new learning but will continue to consolidate the 2’s, 5’s and 10’s across the year. Log in details are provided for children and are stuck into their reading logs for reference.
Homework is also a chance for children to develop their independence and responsibility. Maths or English will be sent out each week. It will be given out on a Tuesday and be handed in the following Monday. They will also get spelling zappers and termly topic tasks to complete. Each term the children will be given instant recall facts for maths and knowledge organisers, showing what they will be learning each term. Your support in helping your child learn and complete these activities would be welcomed. Online My Maths homework will also be set as an extra challenge.
Children should have their PE kit in school, in a named kit bag. PE days are as follows:
- Indoor – Wednesday
- Outdoor– Tuesday
- Indoor – Wednesday
- Outdoor – Monday
Year Three Highlights
Flag Fen – ‘in the field’ discovery of the Stone Age
Greek Day – children will experience what life was like in Ancient Greek times.
Further details of a trip in term 6 will be advised closer to the time.
Wow Days – Light and Dark including Shadow Puppets
Magnet and Forces