Learning Support Assistant:
Miss Bradley, Miss Boulton & Miss Alla (4 Mornings Per Week)
Welcome to Year 3!
Thank you for taking the time to visit our page! Here you should find information on timetables, homework, expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, please speak to me at the end of the school day or arrange an appointment by contracting the school office.
On Mondays, we are lucky to have a Spanish language specialist from Rainford High School teaching us Spanish. Mrs Gauckwin’s time out of class will be Monday and Thursday afternoons.
We use ‘pathways to spell’ which links to our 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 plus three topic words which link to our topic lessons. Children will also be tested on two spellings they have identified they need to work on.
Each Friday, the next spelling rule will be sent home in prepartion for the test the following week.
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. Children should try to use TT Rockstars at least 3 times per week.
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.
PE lessons will be taught on Tuesday afternoons. 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.
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:
Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)
Times Tables Rockstars
Developing Experts (Science)
Language Angels (Spanish)
English: This half term, we are looking at Big Blue Whale. We will look at the journey a Whale makes during it’s lifetime.
Maths: During this half term, we will be looking at fractions before moving on to mass.
Other areas of the Curriculum
We also have our residential in March which builds upon our last History topic of Stone Age.
Science: Our topic for this half term is the life cycle of a plant. We will learn all about a plant’s life which will lead on nicely to next term’s ‘all about plants’ topic.
Geography: Our focus for this half term is European Countries, their famous landmarks and capital cities.
RE: This half term we will be looking at Christianity.
Spanish: We will be looking at family and pets.
Computing: We are learning to perform simple programming using algorithms!
Music: We will be looking at ‘The Dragon Song’ which touches upon themes of respect, acceptance and kindness.
DT: During DT week, we will be constructing castles!
PE: This half term, we will be doing tennis and netball.