Welcome to our Year 3 class page!
Here you will find information and resources to help your child during this year.
Below is the link to our remote learning page for you to use if your child is having to self-isolate at any time during this year.
What have we been up to recently?
Bulb Planting in Victoria Park with 'Green Sefton'!
Learning about road safety with two Police Officers from our local police force!
Making beautiful poppies to lay down in our St. John's Remembrance Service on 11.11.21 and reading 'Poppy Field' by Michael Morpurgo to learn about why we use poppies as a symbol of remembrance.
Creating some lovely mindfulness doodles for World Mental Health Day whilst listening to some relaxing music in the background.
Year 3 Information
Mr Higham is our Year 3 teacher!
Miss Fitzpatrick and Mrs Gillespe are our teaching assistants!
News and updates are posted for parents/carers on our Year 3 Class Dojo page. If you don't currently have a Class Dojo login, please ask Mr Higham for one!
Our Year 3 PE day is Friday. Please ensure children come to school in their PE kits every Friday. They will spend the whole day in their PE kits so no change of clothes is needed.
Our St. John's PE kits should be a plain white top, plain dark shorts/pants and dark trainers. School jumpers or cardigans can be worn over the top also.
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 practice often. Therefore, we encourage all children to read a little bit every day at home.
Children must bring in their reading book to school every day in their book bag. They could be asked to read to an adult in school on any day.
'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.' - Dr. Seuss.
Here are some great free online resources for reading!
Spellings are sent home on a Friday. Our spelling test will be on the following Friday in school, so children will have a week to practise them.
Good spelling greatly improves the level of children's writing. Throughout Year 3, we have some tricky spellings to learn. We will work on them together in school; putting them into context and trying to deepen our understanding of word formation and meaning. Please also practise them regularly at home.
Some good practice methods are:
- Doing your own mini test with a few of the words.
- Writing them twice on small pieces of paper and playing snap or pairs.
- Looking for similar sounds or letters in some words and memorising them.
- Writing the words backwards.
- Thinking of as many other words as you can which mean the same thing (synonyms) or other words which mean the opposite (antonyms).
- Thinking of the best sentence which contains each word, or maybe two words!
Here are our Year 3 spellings for the current half term:
In Year 3, we have daily times table practice in school. We also use Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) for children to practise their times tables at home.
We have our TTRS Times Table test every Monday in school when children try to beat their record and improve their Rock Status!
Times tables are to Maths what reading is to English! A good knowledge of times tables gives children a deeper 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!
Children should know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables when they come into Year 3 and be fluent with the 3, 4 and 8 times tables as well by the end of Year 3!
Here are some useful links to support your child's learning at home throughout this year:
Last Year's Remote Learning (2020/21)