Welcome to the year 3 class page! We’ve got off to a fantastic start in year 3, looking at the stone age through to the iron age. To complement our topic, in science we are looking at rocks, soils and foils . We want to bring our classroom to life and make this topic tangible. During the spring, we will complete a topic called 'from Harwich to the world' which will take geographical focus. During the summer term, we will be introducing the children to all things mummies and cats when we delve into Egypt.
In Maths, we cover place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in the Autumn term where exchanging takes precedent along with the use of column method. In the spring term, we measure money and learn all about statistics, length, perimeter and fractions and finish off with time, shape, mass and capacity in the summer term. In addition to this, mathletics will be continuing throughout the school with weekly certificates being given out. Keep working extra hard and those rewards will follow.
Our English focus will begin with story writing and instructions and move into a broad range of written texts which allow the children to be creative. To support this, the value of reading is brought to the forefront through understanding of a rich range of texts.
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.
Spellings will operate on a wely basis, 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, I have been putting the children through their paces with rugby. We work on a broad range of activities which support both skill based activity and movement based activities to help children have a solid foundation of sporting movements. Ask the children about the 'ready position'. 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!