Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

I am so excited to be your new Year Three teacher! I have heard so many lovely things about you and we are all so happy to have you back in school!

Our PE day is a Tuesday so please arrive in school in your kit. Sports clothing (not too expensive) would be great. 

Attendance and Punctuality

Staggered start and finish times have been introduced to reduce the number of parents/carers arriving at the school site at any one time.

Parents/carers should drop their children off at the KS1 playground gate in the morning, and collect them from there at the following times  

Year 3 start time is: 9.05am

Year 3 finish time is: 3.20pm

Staff will be available to support you.

Please exit the area promptly and maintain social distancing of 2 metres outside the school-grounds when dropping off and collecting your child.  

 

 

Staying Safe

Year 3 will be working in a class bubble. They will have both playtime and lunchtime in this bubble.

All children will participate in regular hand washing throughout the day and where possible will be encouraged to socially distance.

 

Curriculum

English

This half term we will be reading 'Return' by Aaron Becker and learning to write descriptively.

Maths

In maths this half term we will be focusing on the place value of three digit numbers.

Science

Our science topic this half term is rocks, where pupils will be taught to:

  • compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties

  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock

  • recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

     

History/Geography

This year, we are using a new style of foundation subject curriculum, which has been written specifically for our children by our teachers.  Children will learn key historical and geographical knowledge through a dilemma-led story including fictional and significant heroes.  We hope these lessons will inspire children to not just learn facts, but strive to become an empowered, active citizen who can make a difference in the world they live in.

For our first topic we will be focusing on the Stone Age.

RE

We will continue to follow The Way The Truth The Life scheme for RE. The first topic for this half term is ‘The Christian Family’ Our key learning objectives are to;

  • Know that we are all part of a family
  • think about how we can help our family