Swimming: Every Monday.
PE: Every Wednesday.
Tested every Friday.
Weekly Times tables
Tested every Friday.
x2, x3, x4, x,5, x10
Set on Friday, to be returned the following Friday.
Welcome to Year 3!
I am Mrs Parkinson who is your child’s class teacher this year and Mrs Carr and Miss France are our Learning Support Assistants. We are very excited to work with your children and yourselves and I know we will have a fantastic year ahead. On this website page, you will find out about our learning that will take place this term in Year 3. We know your child will enjoy every step of our learning as much as we will and we wish them every success in the year ahead! I feel honoured and privileged to be part of The Holy Spirit family and to work with such amazing children and families.
In English we will be exploring the book ‘The Bear and the Piano.’ We will use this text to explore a range of different text types and develop our understanding of different grammatical features.’
Our guided read is Jill Tomlinson’s ‘The Owl who was afraid of the Dark.’
Our focus for the half term is going to be on place value, addition and subtraction. Could you please encourage your child to practise their times tables each week.
Our ‘Come and See’ theme for the first 4 weeks is the Domestic Church and Year 3 will be focusing on Homes. We will be exploring God’s vision for every family; exploring the joys and sorrows of being a family at home and Revealing God’s vision for every family.
Our second ‘Come and See’ theme is Baptism and over the next 4 weeks we will be focusing on Belonging and Promises. We will be exploring the promises and rules involved in belonging to a group and revealing the meaning of the promises made at Baptism.
In Science, this term, we will be learning all about ‘Animals including Humans.’ We will be understanding that plants and animals obtain food in different ways; Identifying the right types and amounts of nutrients for animals including humans. We will also be naming the different types of skeletons as well as identifying and categorising animals based on the type of skeleton it has. Finally, we will be identifying the main bones in the body and how a skeleton protects, supports and helps the body to move and how pairs of muscles work together to enable movement.
Attendance and Punctuality
It is extremely important that your child attends school and is on time every day so they do not miss out on important learning. Excellent attendance and punctuality is the key for our children’s success. Please help your child to strive for excellent attendance.
Uniform and PE Kit
Please ensure your child has the correct full school uniform every day and swimming kits are brought into school every Monday and PE kits are worn every Wednesday. Please remember to put your child’s name on every piece of uniform, PE kit and coat.
Topic: Through the Ages.
In the ‘Through the Ages’ project, your child will learn about three different periods of British prehistory: the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will discover terminology relating to time and sequence dates to make a timeline. We will be exploring the changes to people, homes and lifestyles throughout the different periods and investigating examples of prehistoric settlements, monuments, burials and artefacts in detail. Also, we will be studying how technology improved over time, including how the discovery of different metals changed the way that people lived.
Reading at home
A little reminder: Children are expected to bring their reading books into school every day so they can be heard read at any time. We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but we do ask that you make every effort to read at least 3 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records.
Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books; it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books or instructions of a board game.
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in every day – it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on all bottles and wash them every day. Please remember to bring water bottles into school on a daily basis.
We hope you have found this information useful. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! We hope your children enjoy all our learning this term.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Parkinson, Mrs Carr and Miss France