We have 19 Year 3 children in Class 3. Mrs Thomas and Mrs Sanderson teach in this class, supported by Mrs Medlin. This year we will be having lots of fun learning stories with actions, looking at place value, addition and subtraction, visiting Bronze Age settlements and learning about rocks and soils, light and shadow, comparing and contrasting localities around UK and the world, and LOADS, LOADS more !
What to expect in Year 3
Being the first year group in Key Stage 2 (Juniors), this is the year where children get used to new routines and new ways of learning. We put all our knowledge learned in the Infants and are ready to grow in resilience and show a more mature attitude towards our learning, but we still try and be playful in everything we do!
Your child should be reading every night – aloud to an adult as well as starting to read to themselves.
Children should have a reading book on them at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read! Children use the Accelerated Reader programme to quiz books which they have read and work towards an individual target.
Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing. Please can you practise your spellings at home, ready for a spelling test every Friday.
In Year 4 from 2020 children will complete a Multiplication Tables Check - set by the DFE. This check is used to assess how many children know and have quick recall of multiplication facts to 12x12. In order to ensure that children are ready for this check, in Year 3 we continue to use the 99 Club and Timetable Rockstars to challenge the children and hone these skills.
Autumn in Class 3:
In the first term of Class 3 we teach the following units of work:
Narrative x 2
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division.
History: Stone Age
Computing: Internet Safety
Science: Animals inc. Humans/ Rocks and Soils
DT: Static electricity and Micro-bit coding
Music: Let your Spirit Fly
Geography: UK locality study/ Mapping Skills
PSHE: Being Me
RE: The Christian story of Creation/ Why People Follow God.
French: Getting to Know You/ All About Me
Please see the knowledge organisers below for further details on each unit of work.