Welcome to the year 3 class page! We’ve got off to a fantastic start in year 3, looking at rainforests and their importance to our planet. This topic has draws on the curiosity that children possess to find out more about the wide range of species living in our rainforests. To complement our topic, in science we are looking at plants and will be exploring different conditions that they grow in. We want to bring our classroom to life and make this topic tangible. In art, we are going to be using a range of materials to draw, colour and paint. Mrs Stapleton takes over on Tuesday afternoon and covers our Roman topic.
In Maths, we covered place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Now, in term 3, we are covering fractions and measurements of time so please do challenge your children to tell you the time throughout the day and evening.
In English, we are writing newspaper reports to recount a specific action as part of our themed topic. Every student in year 3 has taken advantage of the use of a pen at different periods throughout the year through fantastic presentation in their books. It is important that these high standards of presentation are maintained and continuously improved.
The All Saints reading challenge is an opportunity for children to earn certificates for reading in school and at home. The more children read, the more certificates they can receive. It is really important to encourage reading to be done as often as possible at home. Children will need to ensure their reading records are in school every day. I will also be asking the children questions. A big element of reading in year 3 focuses on fluency and comprehension, so asking the children what they are reading about and checking their understanding of words will really help them develop as readers. Please do keep up the four reads a week and make sure those diaries are being signed consistently.
I have seen a fantastic level of consistency in terms of spelling through year 3. It is important that the children not only learn the spellings of the words being learnt, but also learn to use them in context so we aim to handle conversations using the same vocabulary.
We are really enjoying learning French as a class. I hope the children are coming home continuing to use the words and sentences we are learning.
In PE, Mr Fox and I are teaching the skills required to play hockey. We began with control and drilling, moving on to push passing and how to stop the ball. The children have been doing superbly at this. Please ensure your child is prepared for all weathers. Earrings must be removed before taking part and hair will need to be tied back for safety.
In RE, we are looking at a variety of other religions this term, including Islam and Buddhism.
In year 3 we are respectful of one another and follow the schools core value of perseverance when we find something challenging!
Mr Dennis and Mrs Sheppard