Here you will find class information, pictures and useful links to support your child's learning at home.
Mr Higham is our Class Teacher.
Mrs Gradwell is our Teaching Assistant on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and Miss Weymouth is our Teaching Assistant on Wednesday mornings.
Miss Fitzpatrick teaches us on a Tuesday afternoon.
Reading: Reading is such an important skill and is vital in every subject! Year 3 is a year when children have the potential to make great progress and gain a good level of reading fluency.
Making this progress is hard work but it's best to do a little and do it often. Therefore, we encourage all children to read every night for around ten minutes.
'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.' - Dr. Seuss.
Homework: Maths and English activities will be given out every Wednesday. These will relate to work covered in the previous week or work which will be covered in the week to come, so it's very important for consolidating learning. It should be handed in the following Wednesday, so children will have a week to complete it.
Times Tables: Times Tables are the Maths equivalent of what reading is to English! A good knowledge of Times Tables gives children a deep understanding of number and gives them the skills needed to problem solve effectively. They are really important for every topic within Maths, and other subjects too!
It is important that children are fluent in their Times Tables. Children should know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables when they come into Year 3 and our aim by the end of Year 3 is to be fluent with the 3, 4 and 8 Times Tables as well!
'Maths is not about numbers, equations, computations or algorithms: it is about understanding.'
Spellings: Good spelling greatly improves the level of children's writing. Through Year 3 we have some tricky spellings to learn which we will work on together in school, putting them into context and trying to deepen our understanding of word formation and meaning.
Children will be given spellings to learn every Friday and will be tested the following Friday, so work on these spellings at home goes hand in hand with our work in school.
News and updates are posted on our Year 3 Class Dojo page. All of our families are already following our Class Dojo page which is fantastic!
Year 3 have PE twice a week: Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure children have their PE kits in school at all times. They will be taken home every half term to wash and bring back.
In Year 3, we are very fortunate to have Mr Fogg coming in to our school to teach us the trumpet. We have our weekly trumpet lesson every Tuesday morning throughout the whole school year.
Children have been allocated a school trumpet and they will be taken home for the first time around the October half term.
Once at home, Mr Fog recommends practising at least 4 times per week. This practise will help to embed skills learned during our lessons and also will prevent the trumpet valves from ceasing up due to not being used. This will cut down the time Mr Fog has to spend each lesson fixing ceased up valves and will therefore increase the quality teaching time the children will have each week, increasing their enjoyment of our trumpet lessons.
Please ensure trumpets are brought to school every Tuesday morning. If your child forgets to bring their trumpet, they will have to sit through the lesson unable to play because the school, unfortunately, have no spare trumpets.