Welcome to Year 3
The year 3 team for 2023/24 consists of Mr Letts (3G) and Mrs Rowstron (3H) and our teaching assistants are Mrs Grimstead and Miss Bradder (3G/3H), Mrs Carty and Mrs Holmes (3G) and Miss Tenchio (3H).
Year 3 PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please familiarise yourself with our uniform policy in relation to PE, including health and safety requirements linked to jewellery.
Please ensure that your child brings in a water bottle and their reading book/record, as well as their link book, every day. Homework is set on a Friday, and is due in the following Thursday. Children should be reading to an adult at least three times per week for at least 15/20 minutes each time. This must be recorded in your child's reading record.
Could we please ask that any belongings are labelled - it makes it easier to return when left around school!
The learning in year 3 is packed full of exciting opportunities to uncover more about the world around us. During the autumn term, the children will kickstart their time in year 3 by learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. With the topic including key questions such as 'Where did people live?', 'What did they eat?' and 'What did they do?', the children will become history detectives as they investigate our prehistoric world, utilising historical sources. On the run up to Christmas, year 3 pupils will also learn about 'Our Global World' in geography, as they begin to explore key mountain ranges, deserts and climate zones, plus lots more! We are very much looking forward to beginning the children's KS2 journey with a bang, having lots of fun and learning new things at the same time.
If you want to jump into your learning straight away, you could check out this page about the Stone Age: Stone Age
You could also find out some fun facts about mountains and share them with your teacher! Follow the link: Mountains
Updates about our current learning in school will be made available on this page, so do check back regularly.
This week's homework
Please use the link below to find your education city home learning tasks for this week. Your child will also have a handwriting and spelling practice worksheet each week to complete.
In addition to this, the children can develop their skills with a range of websites and apps the school has subscribed to. The children should be regularly practising their times tables knowledge. Here are a selection of maths games to enjoy:
To support our pupils with their spelling abilities, all children have been given login information for EdShed. Online books, with a range of opportunities to develop reading and inference skills, can be accessed through Bug Club.
What a start to year 3! Everyone has settled in beautifully and the children are working hard. As a fun start to our science topic ('Rocks, Soils and Fossils'), the children had to group different sweets to compare their properties. They then linked this learning to the properties of rocks. Unfortunately, no sweets were eaten this time! Enjoy having a glance through some of the photos from this exciting lesson.