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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

enlightenedMr Field - 3B

enlightenedMrs Welch - 3W

enlightenedMrs Cammack - 3C

 

What an exciting year, Year 3 is! We have terrific topics, engaging lessons and are lucky enough to have a specialist Music, PE and languages teacher. 

Now that the children are in Year 3, we will be encouraging more independent learning through developing a growth mindset. Through learning from mistakes, never giving up and always trying our best.

 

Key dates:

April

15th April Start of Summer Term

24th April WAC Hook Day

26th April Earth Day

 

May

10th May PTA Summer Term Disco

13th May The Globe Theatre Trip

23rd May Orchestra Concert to parents (Invited parents only)

23rd May Break up for half term

24th May INSET Day

 

June

3rd June Start of Summer Term

7th June Track, throwing and field day

8th June Colour Run in GM School Fields from 2pm onwards - please note the date change

14th June Year 3 Talent Show Auditions

19th June Whole School Sports Day

20th June Athletics afternoon at the Misbourne School

21st June Whole School Open Morning, 9.30am

28th June Whole School Talent Show

28th June Year 3 Sleepover

 

July

2nd July Transition Day

6th July Summer Fair

19th July Last day of term, school closes at 2.15pm

 

Please check back regularly for updates

Spelling tests will commence every Tuesday. 

Please check your Spelling Shed account to look for the assignments set by your teacher. 

Games & PE

All children will come into school in their P.E kits when they have Games and Swimming. Swimming will take place for all classes on a Tuesday.

 

Games

  • 3B – Friday‚Äč

  • 3W – Thursday

  • 3C – Thursday

 

Summer Topic Web

WAC Throughout The Year!

This Year...WE ARE

Autumn Term - We are Geographers!

We will be learning about 'Rivers'.

 

Spring Term- We are Historians!

We will be learning about 'The Stone Age to the Iron Age'.

 

Summer Term- We are Designers and Artists!

We will be learning about A Midsummer Night's Dream focusing on theatre, costume design, props and more!

 

Important Information

In Year 3, from the beginning of the year, we strongly encourage the children to read everyday for a minimum of 10 minutes. They are required to record this on Boom Reader as part of their Home Learning. Please ask your teacher if you have misplaced your log in. 

Link to 'Boom Reader' login page: 

enlightened'Boom Reader'

 

Across the school there is a comprehension focus on children's reading. Children should regularly be questioned on what they have read and how much they understand the text. We will have similar exercises in school to support this learning, including the use of our reading VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Summarise/Sequence). 

 

 

Year 3 Home Learning

Home Learning in Year 3 is set on Tuesdays and due the following Tuesday. 

 

Spelling Shed: all children have access to their assignments directly linked to their group’s word list.

'Link to Spelling Shed'

 

Mathletics: all children have been assigned two Mathletics activities.

'Link to Mathletics'

 

Optional Project: please look on the Year 3 class page on our website to access the optional project.

 

Reading: children are expected to read 5x a week. Please log this on BoomReader.

'Link to Boom Reader'

 

TT Rockstars: we are really pushing times tables in Year 3. Children will be focussing on 

3, 4 and 8  however the more they know the better! 

'Link to Times Tables Rock Stars'

Optional Project: 

NEW: we are now setting project work (instead of learning logs).

This is completely optional as to whether or not children want to take part in it.

Each term, children will be given a photo or picture or maybe an open ended question or specific topic related to our WAC or science unit. You will find the given task on this page but children will be introduced to it at school. Children can then be as creative as they like to create a piece (or pieces) of work in any way that they want related to the task set.

There is no right or wrong answer - we are just hoping to encourage and develop creativity and independence. 

Examples of work could be: a poem, a piece of art work, a 3D model, a report, a story, a fact file, a video, a song, interview someone of relevance...the possibilities are endless! 

In the last week of each half term, time will be given to celebrate the work created by the children who take part. 

 

Summer - Art and Design Technology

Choose a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream and represent it in an artistic format. This could be in the form of a shoe box, sculpture, computer design or sketch. 

 

Look at our projects from Autumn!

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