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 3 is also the key year where children start to make preferences about their reading. With your support, we hope to be able to develop their love of reading further and introduce them to new authors. Children should be reading 3-4 times a week with entries in the reading log that should be handed in every Monday.
In order to develop speed in the recall of times table facts, we will be issuing each child with their individual log in details to access TT Rockstars (an online times table program). Children should log on regularly to develop their speed and confidence.
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 Thursday and be handed in the following Wednesday. 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.
Children should have their PE kit in school, in a named kit bag. PE days are as follows:
- Indoor – Thursday
- Outdoor– Monday
- Indoor – Monday
- Outdoor – Tuesday
A weekly session, with our librarian, will enable the children to share interesting reads and favourite authors. They will then be able to select a book which we require them to change or renew each week.
Year 3 highlights
- In music lessons, children will continue to learn to play the recorder and build on the skills developed in Year 2.
- Greek day – children will experience what life was like in Ancient Greece.
- Flag Fen – ‘in the field’ discovery of Iron Age and Stone Age life.
- Cadbury’s world – poetry workshops.