Welcome to Year 3!
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Year Group Leader: Miss Lowson
3L: Miss Lowson, Mrs Karn
3R: Miss Rose, Mrs Betts, Mrs Duncan, Mrs Beale
3TM: Miss Miles, Mrs Tubb, Miss Somers
Recount of Year 3 by Bella Ferreira and Max Lewis
We would like to tell you about our school and about Year 3.
When I first arrived in September I felt nervous and excited! I also felt confident because my brother Rhys had already told me that it was a good school.
On the playground with my mum I watched all the other children arrive and I felt excited.
All the teachers had a smile on their faces – that made me feel a bit more comfortable.
Our first IPC topic was about the Stone Age. I enjoyed this because we talked about Stonehenge which I have passed in the car!
I loved the topics because we get to learn new things – I like new learning. Learning is like opening another page in a book.
I feel really safe at school because we have the office to look after us if we get hurt. We also have Year 6 buddies to help us find a game or someone to play with.
Our playground is great because we get to play with all the equipment at lunchtime.
My favourite is Pedal Go – you have to keep your balance!
My favourite is Bucket Stilts – they make me feel tall!
I feel proud of my literacy book because it shows that I have worked really hard – I learn from my mistakes and that makes me feel proud.
We really love our school trips; we have been to Butser Ancient Farm and then we went to Drusillas – I held alligator skin – it felt lumpy, dry and hard.
I like that the school has clubs after school. I go to rounders and art club and I used to go to cross-country.
I’ve just started gymnastics at school – it’s good fun.
There is no reason to be nervous because the school is great – all the adults look after the children.
Thank you for listening to us and we hope your child enjoys this school as much as we do.
I cannot wait to get to Year 4 to see what we will learn about!
Trainers and PE kit should be in school all week as children will participate in Run the World on most days.
Please look out for a Marvellous Me regarding when your child's class will be looking after the chickens.
Children will be sitting end of term assessments over the next few weeks (we will prepare them for these in school) they will be tested on their reading, SPAG, writing and maths skills. They will be as relaxed as possible for the children and will help to inform the end of year reports.
What Year 3 will be learning about this term (Summer):
This term, we will be focussing on practising our Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) skills. These include apostrophes, conjunctions, homophones, dialogue, prepositions and the word classes. After half term, our writing will be centred around a short clip 'La Luna' and the picture book, 'The Day the Crayons Quit'.
In maths, we are working on data handling, statistics and volume/ capacity. We will continue to practise our arithmetic skills and reasoning in a variety of contexts. This will cover all the maths topics we have covered so far and will help the children to unpick maths problems and apply appropriate calculation methods. Please see our calculation policy for a clear progression of the calculation methods we use in school.
Our topic is called - 'The Great, The Brave and The Bold'
This covers the fascinating topic of the Romans, from the foundation of Rome itself to its emperors and the spread of the Roman Empire across Europe. Children will learn through a mix of classroom-based and practical, outside activities.
Science - How Humans Work - We will look at healthy eating, a balanced diet, the food groups and nutrients. We will also look at the skeleton and muscles and how they support and protect us and also how they help us with movement.
After half term - Light - what are light sources? How is a shadow formed? The BBC bitesize website is fantastic for learning about light.
Computing- Programming including Scratch.
Music- recorders- learning the notes A, B and G. Reading music to play simple tunes.
P.E./Games- Swimming/ Athletics and Rounders.
Please continue to encourage your children to practise their times tables- especially 3, 4 and 8 times tables! Thank you for your continued support.
Key dates for your diary Summer Term:
Friday 24th May - INSET
Monday 27th May - Half Term week.
Monday 3rd June - Back to school after half term.
Friday 7th June - Fun Friday (a range of activities off timetable that children can participate in - letters will be out soon!)
Wednesday 19th June - Year 3/4 Sports Day
Tuesday 9th July - Reports home
Wednesday 10th July - Open Evening
Friday 12th July - Summer Celebration evening.
Wednesday 24th July - End of Term.
P.E. and Games
All children in Year 3 have an outside games lesson on a Thursday. They all need to ensure that they have appropriate, outside clothing which consists of:
3L have Swimming on Tuesday.
3TM have Swimming on Wednesday.
3R have Swimming on Thursday.
Inside P.E. consists of:
Children must have trainers with them everyday of the week, as they participate in Run the World as many days as possible.