3R Miss Richards – Teacher
Miss Waite – Teaching Assistant
3B Mrs Bennett – Teacher Mon, Tues
Mrs Tighe – Teacher Wed, Thurs, Fri
Mrs Riaz – Teaching Assistant AM
Mrs Joseph – HLTA PM
Homework & Reading
Homework is sent home every Friday. This could either be a piece of Literacy or Maths. Your child automatically moves their name up to silver when they return their completed homework to school. In Year 3 we welcome in homework throughout the week.
Miss Waite and Mrs Riaz changes reading books two times a week. Once on a Tuesday and once on a Friday. Please take time to read with your child every day, sign and make a comment in their reading record. Just reading two or three pages each day will enable your child to make good progress in reading. If you have any questions or would like additional support please feel free to come in and have a chat. Please also ensure that your child has their book bag in school on Tuesdays and Fridays so we can read their reading record and they can take home a new book.
On Mondays your child will bring home a new set of spellings to learn. These spellings are also taught 3 times per week within Literacy. Children have a spelling test on Fridays, where they have to write each word within a sentence. Please help your child learn their spellings at home, as spelling helps so much within all aspects of the curriculum.
Learning in Literacy and Numeracy
In Literacy we cover the learning objectives set out in the new National Curriculum. This includes a full range of topics over the course of the year. Our nonfiction topics focus on poetry, persuasive writing, explanation writing, diaries and reports. Our fiction writing involves writing a range of narrative stories, such as: mystery, fantasy, adventure, science fiction and historical fiction. In addition we will read a variety of texts as a whole class, during daily guided reading sessions as well as independently. Grammar learning is incorporated daily into our literacy lessons. It is also taught for an hour, once a week.
In Numeracy we also follow the objectives set out by the National Curriculum. Lots of our Numeracy focuses on the ‘basic skills’ of Maths, for example learning times tables and number bonds. Our children need to have a good understanding of numbers so they can use and apply their knowledge and skills effectively in all aspects of numeric life. We always encourage children to use a range of resources and equipment to support their learning in Maths, particularly when solving challenging problems!
The Autumn Term is a very exciting time in Year 3 because we start by exploring the continent of Africa. Our children also have the opportunity to take part in an African Drumming Workshop and show our learning off by performing to the whole school. After the October half term break we begin to study the Ancient Egyptians and even learn how to walk dance like an Egyptian.
In the Spring Term the children learn all about forces and use magnets to find out about attracting and repelling. After the half term break we move on to investigate different rock and soils. The children will also have the opportunity to visit the National Mining Museum.
In the Summer Term our learning is centered around the Victorians and our local area. We will learn all about Victorian life using artefacts, video clips and internet research. Please encourage your child to bring in any artefacts or books or even to research something for themselves during this term.