Year 3 2023 - 2024

Mrs Thomas

Mrs Preston

Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3 Staff:

Teachers: Mrs Thomas (All day Monday and Friday, Tues, Wed, Thurs AM only)

Mrs Preston (Tues, Wed, Thurs PM)

Support staff: Mrs Dolman, Ms Dagnall and Miss Wareing

 

Happy New Year! I hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are ready for an exciting Spring Term. This term our school values are Compassion and Truthfulness. 

We have some exciting units of work this term including  Forces and Magnets in Science, Exiting Europe in Geography and some brilliant new books to read, 'The Rythm of the Rain' and 'Jeremy Button.' We can't wait to get going! Please see our yearly overview document attached for more information. 

Dojo remains our main method of communication. Please ensure that you are signed up for regular updates, photos and information and please don't hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions.

 

Medical Conditions

If your child has a medical condition that we need to know about, please inform us as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler or any other medication, please ensure that it has been returned to school and is not out of date.

Reading

We love reading in Year 3! Please ensure that your child keeps their reading book and record in their bag so that they are accessible at any time throughout the week.

We encourage all children to read for around 20 minutes each night. This can be independently or to an adult. In the classroom we will be reading each day to our friends and teachers. 

Timetables 

Children will be practising their timetables as part of their curriculum in school. Please try to also practise them at home. We will be using Times Table Rockstars in school which can also be accessed at home too. Your child's login will be provided inside their reading record.

 

Spelling

Spellings will be given out each half term. Please try to practise them as often as possible. Spelling tests will take place on a Thursday.

 

P.E 

P.E will be every Thursday. Please send your child into school dressed in their P.E kits and with a bottle of water. In colder weather it is permitted to wear black jogging bottoms/ leggings. Please remember to wear a plain white t-shirt and a school jumper/cardigan. No hoodies please. 

Year 3 will have swimming this year from May. This will take place towards the end of the year on  a Thursday for 8 weeks. A letter will be sent home with more information about the lessons nearer the time. Swimming caps can be bought from the school office for £2. A reminder that no jewellery is permitted when swimmming (including earrings). 

 

Useful links:

Please find below a range of FREE educational activities for your child to complete during the school closures. This page will continue to be updated when more resources become available. 

Whilst many of the resources/activities listed below are accessible for primary aged children in general, some are recommended based on the Year 3 objectives from the National Curriculum. Please use and amend to suit the needs of your child. 

Reading 
Your child will have been provided with a school reading book. Otherwise, any suitable text at home would be sufficient. This can be recorded in your child's reading record. 

Spellings 
A list half-termly spellings are available on the class page, along with a downloadable file of the Year 3 Common Exception Words. 

Writing 
Now would be the perfect opportunity for your child to write creatively! This could be fiction or non-fiction, stories, poetry, newspaper reports, persuasive texts...the list goes on! 

Maths
Your child will have a login for Times Table Rockstars and/or Numbots. Thesesites are available on an internet browser or via the free app. 

Other resources/activities 

  • Homework mats are available on the class page with a variey of acitivies to complete. 
  • Twinkl , who offer high-quality resources for all primary-aged children, are offering parents and carers a FREE subscription. Please use the code UKTWINKLHELPS to sign up. 
  • This is a period of uncertainty and, naturally, your child may be feeling anxious about what is happening in the news and on social media. Public Health England are offering a free resource (including information and activities) which may provide some support for you and your family. Click here to access the PHE School Zone.
  • BBC Bitesize offers a range of activites across the curriculum
  • Computing - Scratch Blockly
  • Geography - National Geographic Kids
  • Science - NASA Kids' Club
  • Brain Pop - a variety of educational online games. Some content is free. 
  • Top Marks
  • French (or other languages if you like) - Duolingo. You will need to create a free account to access this material.
  • Downloadable pack from Classroom Secrets offering activities in: Maths, GPS/SPAG, Reading and Practical ideas. 
  • Kahoot! - quizzes 

 

Purple Mash (children have their own log in details)

www.timestables.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk

 

Please find below our Year 3 Curriculum Overview and other useful documents:

 

                          

 

Files to Download

Year 3: JOY items

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Year 3: Gallery items

Open Afternoon, by Mrs Thomas

Christmas Service, by Mrs Thomas