Year 3 Parent Zoom Meeting
On PE days, children will need to come to school in their PE kit and they will be staying in it all day so there is no need to bring in their every day uniform on that day. PE will be outside, so please ensure they are dressed appropriately for the weather.
Our PE days are every Wednesday and some Fridays (see below).
Friday 18th September - 3AY, 3YF
Friday 25th September - 3JA, 3AY
Friday 2nd October -3JA, 3YF
Friday 9th October - 3JA, 3AY
Friday 16th October - 3JA, 3YF
Friday 23rd October - 3AY, 3YF
Books are graded by their complexity of vocabulary and content using these colour bands.
In maths, National Curriculum 14 is followed, incorporating place value, mental addition and subtraction strategies and multiplication skills. Our literacy this term includes reading and writing stories with familiar settings, fable, play scripts and senses poetry. We also focus on the year 3 and 4 spelling patterns and children continue to practise joining their handwriting. With reading, we continue to teach and practise key reading skills including fluency, and foster children's love of reading.
The children start the year off by learning about our local area, incorporating school and the area surrounding it, this includes using digital maps to find local landmarks and their homes. In science our topic is light and we make shadow puppets in DT to link with the topic. We learn about Judaism in RE. The second topic after "Journeys" is “Ancient Egypt” and we learn about how the Ancient Egyptians lived. This cross-curricular topic also includes RE (in which we continue to learn about Judaism) and art where we make prints using the relief technique. Wherever possible, there are also links made to the work the children are doing in literacy and maths. We arrange for a visitor to come into school during the term to support this area of the curriculum, and details regarding this day are sent out close to the time.
Our PSHE centres on relationships and keeping safe. In music the children learn how to perform songs and how to use technical vocabulary. In ICT, we reinforce the basic use of a computer, including word processing skills. This also includes sessions on e-safety. The children start learning French with Miss Souter, beginning with greetings and moving onto key phrases. In PE the children develop gymnastics skills, striking and fielding techniques and also develop their invasion skills. Swimming starts after half term.
During the first half term, the first set of ‘Keep on Reading’ books is sent out. Further details about this scheme are sent out near the time. Outdoor learning begins for one lucky class this term, 3E.
As always, if you require any further details about any of these activities or about your child’s progress, please make an appointment to meet with your child’s class teacher via the school office. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate contact any of the year 3 team.