Welcome to Year 3

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Staffing

In Year 3 the team are: Mrs Braiden-Smith, Miss Moody, Mrs Lawrence, Mrs Skidmore, Mrs Wilkes and Mrs Topalli.

If you have any questions or queries, please come and speak to us. We are happy to help.


Reading

  • Reading books should be in school every day and children should be heard read at least three times a week.
  • Regular reading will be rewarded with: stickers, house points and privilege cards.

PE Kits, Days and Forest School

  • PE is on Tuesday and Thursday for both classes
  • All children need to wear a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school.

  • Forest School is on a Friday. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Forest School is on 13th September, 20th September and 27th September for 3M .
  • Forest School is on 4th October, 11th October, 18th October and 25th October for 3BS.

 


Curriculum Overview 

Our topic for the first half term is Predator. Some of our learning will include:

  • Science – our topic is Animals including Humans. The children will be learning about diet, healthy eating and the skeleton..
  • Geography – we will be learning about biomes including the Desert and the Rainforest. We will link this to our writing by exploring which habitats predators live in and create a non-chronological report. 
  • Art and D.T. – the children will enjoy creating camouflage pictures, predatory plants and animal shelters.

    Supporting your child at home…

    Home Learning Opportunities

    Homework will be sent home on Friday and is expected back in school the following Wednesday. Children who do not complete their homework will be expected to during school hours. 

    We also look forward to seeing the children bring in their completed Home Learning projects. We will celebrate these in class and we will also share some of the work in a school assembly which will take place on Monday 22nd October.

    Maths

    • Every child has a login for our exciting new Times Tables Rockstars software. This allows your child to rehearse their times tables, play against other children and have fun with their Avatar. Please encourage your child to use the software and let us know if you have any problems accessing it.
    • Times Tables will be constantly rehearsed in school. To help your child develop a rapid recall, additional practice at home is hugely valuable (even if this is on a walk or a car journey).

    English

    How can you help your child in English?

    • Read regularly at home and discuss your child’s reading book with them:

    Who are the main characters?

    What happened in the story?

    Is it fiction or non-fiction?

    Why does [character] feel [emotion]?

    If you were [character] what would you do?

    Can you think of any other books that are similar?

    What other books has this author written?

     

    If your child is not sure what to do for their Home Learning, please take a look at the ideas below:

    Library visit

    Why not visit the local library and to find non-fiction books about predators. Look for information using contents, glossary and index pages. Write down any new facts you have learnt and bring them to share with the class.

    Spelling challenges

    Learn how to spell the names of weird and wonderful predators of the world. The weirder the better!

    Sub groups of predators

    Under each sub group of predators list five or more examples and find facts about them. Choose from the sub groups mammals, birds, crustaceans, insects, arachnids, reptiles, fish and plants.

    Fun fact files

    Make a mini fact file or short PowerPoint presentation about your favourite predator and bring it into school to share with the class.

    Create a book

    Why not make your own non-fiction book about a predatory animal- maybe your pet cat?

    Glossary

    Can you write a glossary to explain all the specialist vocabulary of the topic?

    What am I?

    Can you devise a What am I? quiz about predators for the class to solve? How many questions will it take for them to get the right answer?

    Camouflage art

    In the wild predators camouflage themselves to help them hunt their prey. Can you create a piece of artwork to show this?

    Remember to make it hard to see the predator in its surroundings. 

    Can you use a variety of materials?

    Food fun

    Predators are top of their food chains. Research a food chain for a predator of your choice. You can write it, draw it or complete it on the computer?