Year 3 News

Year 3 Autumn 1  2020

Dear Parents and carers,

We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to Year 3 and say how much we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead and a productive and successful Autumn Term.

 Each class in the school has a name based on a country. Year 3 will be part of Africa and have the following names: Ghana (Mr Constantinides), Morocco (Ms Ross) and Uganda (Ms Neilson). Therefore, this half term, the children will be learning about their class country during literacy and geography lessons. Additionally, we will also be studying materials from Africa as part of Black History month in October.


In literacy, this half term, we will cover non-chronological reports and folk tales. Children will have weekly spelling, and grammar lessons to practise key skills in writing. Each week we will be reading with your child and would like to remind you to complete the Home/School Reading Record which will be coming home with your child, along with a home reading book. The reading record should also be completed each day and should be kept in your child’s book bag.

In Maths we are focussing on place value. In addition, we will be focussing on regular times tables practise and mental maths skills. The expectation is that all children will build on the table facts they should already know (2x,5x and 10x) and leave Year 3 with secure recall of tables facts 3x, 4x, 8x. To support the children’s learning of their times tables the school uses the on-line program Times Table Rockstars, please do support your child by encouraging them to use it at home daily. In the first instance, we will be introducing the children to the program during computing lessons.

This half term our science unit is magnet and forces. In R.E. the children will be looking at the topics What is important to me? and Why are religious books and teachings important? In computing we will be looking at online safety and digital literacy.

PE: PE kit should be brought into school each Monday and taken home on Friday to wash. The kit should consist of top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and as the weather gets colder, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long sleeved top so that we can ensure that they can participate in this very important area of the curriculum. All classes in Year 3 will have PE on a Thursday as well as Monday for Ghana, Tuesday for Morocco and Friday for Uganda. Please make sure your child brings their kit in at the start of each week.

 Homework/reading/times tables: The homework will be set on-line each Friday and will need to be completed by Tuesday. This will contain a maths task using Mathletics, learning times tables (TTRS), a set of spellings which will be tested on Wednesdays and may include a project or research. If you do not have internet access, please see your class teacher.

Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us. We are all really looking forward to the year ahead.

Finally, please note that parents evening will take place on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd of October, more details will be sent out nearer the time.

Kind regards,

 Joanna Neilson, Talia Ross, Demi Constantinides (Year 3 Team)

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