Welcome to Year 3
Information about our class
Our Year 3 team consists of Miss Dobson (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Malone (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). Mrs Fisher is the experienced full-time class Teaching Assistant ably supported by 'green-fingered' Mrs Jennings on cover occasions. Mrs Gordon is also a full-time part of the Year 3 team and is a dedicated 1-1 Teaching Assistant.
We are a lively class of 31 children and we enjoy a wonderful, friendly atmosphere. We are hardworking and friendly, and work well together as a team.
As a group we work hard to be tolerant, patient, kind and loving to all of God's people and creatures. We know we are all unique and we encourage each other at every opportunity and maintain a fun learning environment where everybody's ideas and opinions are valued.
As a class we learn about God's love for us through our daily collective/class worship, hymn practice and weekly R.E lessons. Each day we celebrate our Catholic faith by joining together to praise God and learn about Jesus' love for us.
We receive a mission of how we can use the teachings of Jesus to help others within our everyday lives. We also begin and end each day with prayers, as well as giving thanks to God before and after lunch.
Water bottles - It is important that everyone brings in a full, labelled water bottle each day which can be replenished as required.
Fruit - If children would like, they can bring a piece of fruit to eat during breaktimes.
P.E - Our P.E days are Tuesday and Friday for the first half term and all children should come into school in their P.E kits for those days.
Pumps - It is important that all children have a change of footwear to wear inside school. This is particularly important as we approach the winter months. Please ensure that your child's name is inside their pumps and shoes.
Jumpers - As you can appreciate in each classroom there are many identical purple jumpers or cardigans and black PE jumpers. Please ensure that your child's name is written clearly in their jumper or cardigan.
Spellings - spellings that link to our class topics will be sent out each half term. These can be practiced at home to help support learning in school. Weekly spelling lessons will cover spelling rules and patterns which the children are expected to apply in their written work across the curriculum..
TT Rockstars - Each child already has their own login for TT Rockstars (which remains the same throughout primary school). Every child should be aiming to spend 15 minutes each week learning and revising their times tables. Initially, it may be restricted to the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables, however as the year progresses, other times tables will be added. There is a weekly times tables test each Friday.
Reading - It is important that all children read as often as they can. Reading books will be changed as and when required. Please comment on your child's reading in their yellow reading journals each time you listen to your child read.
Other - Every week on Friday, a maths and an English homework task will be sent home. This could be an activity based on Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, RE, Topic or Science. This will need to be returned in the homework folder by the following Wednesday and will be marked in class together.
Autumn Term calendar of key dates
Y3 Newsletter Autumn 2023.
Here are a wide variety of resources, games and websites you can use to support you with your weekly homework activities.
Remember to stay safe online and to STOP, BLOCK and TELL if you see something that makes you feel uncomfortable!
Please practice these spellings alongside your spelling vocabulary list.
Here are the Y3/4 statutory spellings.
Here are the Year 1/2 statutory spellings
Explore a range of creative ways to practise your spellings using the ideas below:
Use these websites to help:
Grammar and Punctuation
BBC Bitesize has lots of useful clips, activities and videos to help you to embed previous learning or to become more confident with the new concepts you will be taught this year.
BBC Bitesize: KS2 grammar
BBC Bitesize:KS2 punctuation
It is important that you read a variety of different texts regularly, ideally every day, to develop your vocabulary and your general knowledge. Understanding the texts you read is really important. You can use the resources below to help develop your understanding of the books you enjoy reading at home and your school reading books.
Use these resources to help you to keep focused as you are reading:
Think along activity sheet
Discussion support book marks
Discussion support mat
Use this resource to help you to generate your own questions:
Use these resources to produce your own book reviews:
book review template
book review template
Use this website for book recommendations and reading related activities.
These resources provide specific comprehension questions for some of our school reading scheme books (Collins Big Cat) used in year 3:
Use the FANTASTICS symbols to gather a range of ideas before you start your writing.
Learning times tables and recalling them quickly is a very important skill that will help you in many areas of Maths. We are constantly practising in class but you also need to spend some time practising at home to improve your recall of these important facts.
Below are some websites with games and activities to help you:
Here are some games you could download, print and play as a family to practice your multiplying and dividing skills:
mixture of times tables
Please use the link below see how your score and time improves each time you play.
Explore the range of activities in this booklet to practise both your multiplying and dividing skills.
Multiplication and division activity booklet
To explore other areas of maths use these tutorials to help:
White Rose Maths Video Tutorials
National Geographic for Kids
Disney 10 Minute Shakeups
General knowledge/a range of subject areas:
Oak National Academy: Online Classroom
BBC KS2 Bitesize
Primary Homework Help
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