Welcome to Year 3!
Year 3 is such an exciting place to be. We have fantastic topics to guide our learning as well as many trips and other opportunities to provide a stimulating learning experience for the children. Read our webpage to find out more about what we do and do not hesitate to come and ask us if you have any more questions about your child’s learning.
Our topic for This term is Mighty Metals. In literacy we will be reading The Iron Man and finding out about his character and discussing his actions. We will use the ideas from this story and create our own pieces of writing. In science we will be learning about forces and magnetism and undertaking lots of exciting experiments.
Year 3 children are fantastic mathematicians, reasoners and problem solvers. Below you will find a list of topics that we will cover with a focus on reasoning, fluency and problem solving in all aspects of maths.
- Multiplication and division which will include mental methods and written methods.
- Place value and ordering numbers.
- Addition and subtraction using various written and mental methods.
If you would like to help your child at home, learning multiplication tables, mental methods of calculating and number bonds to 100 is a fantastic place to start. A strong grounding in key skills will help our children to make rapid progress.
In literacy we will be reading The Iron Man. This is an exciting story about good overcoming evil. This text will fit nicely in with our topic and give us opportunities to have class debates, write poetry, role play and try our hand at story writing.
We are also working hard to improve our handwriting, spelling and reading. Any extra help with at home would be greatly appreciated.
Your child needs to be reading every night and bringing their signed reading journal to school with them each day. They will also be given weekly spellings to learn.
They will be given a homework grid each half term which will match their topic. This grid will give them a variety of activities to choose from such as writing, maths and creative art activities. Children can complete a task from the grid and bring their books back to school once a week.
P.E sessions will be held on Thursday however we strongly advise that P.E kits are left in school for the entire half term and taken home to be washed during the half term breaks. They need a full kit which will include suitable footwear to wear for outdoor P.E. T-shirts in house team colours can be purchased from the front office.
Below you will find links to websites that the children use to enhance their learning at school. These websites can be accessed from home. They are both fun and educational.