Year 3

Class Teacher:

Mrs Bonney

Learning Support Assistant:

Mrs Appleton

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Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office.  

Homework

Spellings

We are now using the ‘pathways to spell’ scheme which links in with our ‘pathways to write’ English scheme. Children have 3 guided sessions of spelling a week where we investigate and learn spelling rules through games and activities.

 On Friday, your child will be tested on 5 words which follow the focus rule for the week. Use the week to practice the rule with a range of words. They will also be tested on 3 topic words which are the words we will be using in our topic lessons. Children will then identify 2 spelling words that they regularly spell wrong in their writing. They must practice these words each week and will test with a partner on Friday. New spellings will then be given on a Friday ready for the following week.

Spring 1 Overview.pdf

Times Tables

 Year 3 have been given login details to access Times Tables Rockstars, which makes learning fun and relevant to their strengths and areas for development. This should be used frequently for 10-15 minutes sessions. 

Reading

Your child should read at least 3 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Reading is such a vital skill and will help your child to feel more confident across all areas of the curriculum. Reading records will be collected daily to ensure your child is on track, so please write in these regularly. If your child does not read often enough, they will take part in a ‘catch up’ session on a Friday break time, where they will be given the opportunity to read to an adult or their peers. 

Timetabling

PE lessons are on a Thursday morning. Children are required to come in to school in their full PE kits on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.

On a Tuesday morning, Mrs Bonney is out of class for her preparation time. Therefore, Mrs Greaves will teach Music RE, and Computing on this day.

Home Learning Details

In the event of a whole class bubble needing to isolate or if your child is waiting for Covid test results so is unable to attend school, your child has been provided with login details to access a range of resources online. These login details can be found in the front of their yellow reading records, so please keep these safe so no online learning is missed. Further details, including planning, will be communicated with parents within 24 hours of a class bubble going home and/or school being informed of a need for your child to isolate. Below, you will find links to the websites where work may be set:

Purple Mash 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/rainfordbrook

Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)

https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?cid=DL166134

Times Tables Rockstars

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/18299

Developing Experts (Science) 

https://developingexperts.com/accounts/pupil/sign-in

Language Angels (Spanish) 

https://www.languageangels.com/homeschool/

Spring 1

English: This term, we will be creating a Historical Narrative from the boy character’s point of view. We will be reading ‘The Iron Man’ as our class reader and will be making links with our ‘Stone Age’ history topic.

Through this story, we will be continuing to use a variety of verb forms including the progressive and present perfect form. We will be developing our breadth of vocabulary, using suffixes and prefixes, following the correct spelling rules and also including dialogue between characters.

 

 Maths: During this term, we will be exploring ‘multiplication and division’. We will be building on from repeated addition and practicing recalling our times tables for 2,3,4,5,8 and 10. We will explore the rule of commutativity and will become fluent with related multiplication and division facts.

 

Other areas of the Curriculum

Science 

Our unit this term is ‘Rocks.’ We will be exploring different types of rocks and how they are formed. We will also look at their properties and why certain rocks have different uses based on those properties. During this unit, we will classify, sort, compare and make observations

 

History

This term, we will be learning about The Stone Age. We will learn about Skara Brae and the importance of its discovery in historical terms. We will continue to add times, dates, events and key people to timelines from the Stone Age era and compare aspects of life then to now.

 

RE

In RE, we are learning about Christianity. We will discover who the Disciples of Jesus were and what this meant. We will also think about what is means to be a follower of Jesus.