Welcome to Year 3!
All about the Year 3 team
In Year 3, our teachers are Mr Hartley (Year 3 Team Leader), Miss Maylam and Miss McKeever. We are also supported by our dedicated Learning Support Assistants (LSAs): Mrs Percy, Mrs Lomasney and Mrs Dodgson. They will support us during the mornings and some afternoons in and out of the classroom.
Each week the children will have two sessions of PE - one indoor session (Monday) and one outdoor session (Thursday). The children will need to bring their PE kits in on a Monday and take them home on a Friday. Please ensure all items are named! For more information about PE kits please see our school uniform section.
Year 3 parents' meeting powerpoint
Each week we will set 3 home learning tasks for the children. One will be spellings to learn and practice for weekly tests, another will be a Maths activity and the final activity would be to encourage the children to continue reading. This may include a short task relating to their current reading book. Once a term the children will be given a topic homework linked to either science, geography or history and will be given 3 weeks to prepare and present their final outcome.
All homework will be set on a Thursday and will then need to be returned the following Tuesday using Google Classroom.
Year 3 Topic Web
What we have been up to: Week beg. 11th Oct
Can I start by saying it was great seeing some of the year 3 parents at the Curriculum evening on Wednesday. I hope it gave you an insight into what we do and our teaching methods. The powerpoint is attached at the top of this webpage.
It has been another busy week. In maths, we finished our shape unit and have just started multiplication. In English, the children have really enjoyed poetry, where we have looked at descriptive language to describe a beach scene. In geography this week, we compared our local area to an area in London. In science, we produced information posters about the human body focusing on bones and joints. In art, we can't wait to show you our pointillism landscape masterpieces and, in French, we have been counting to 10.
We are looking forward to meeting you at the parent's evening to discuss how your child has settled into the school and giving you a chance to look at the fantastic work they've produced this half-term.
What we have been up to this week: Beg 4th October
I'm sure your children will be tired today, as it's been another eventful, but enjoyable week. We have talked a lot about it being Walk to School week and the children have completed various activities linked to this. In our science lesson, we looked at the hinge and ball-and-socket joints of the human skeleton. In PSHE, we looked at our 10 keys to being happy and focused on 'trying things out' where we performed some yoga, tried using new sports equipment and learnt new words. In computing, we found out about how to send safe emails and how to write an email correctly. In music this week, the children improved at playing their ukuleles and we have enjoyed listening to their compositions. Yesterday in geography we went on our local area study trip where we walked through Brighton Hill to look at how the area fulfills the needs of the local people. The children behaved brilliantly and seemed to enjoy the experience. Below are some photos from the day.
Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you at the year 3 curriculum evening on Thursday at 6pm.
What we have been up to this week: 4th October
This week in year 3 we have been finishing our pirate story writing. The children are looking forward to showing their stories at parent's evening. They have put a lot of effort into their writing and we are really proud with what they have achieved. In maths, we have finished our subtraction unit. The children found the expanded method challenging, but most got the idea of it. In geography, we have been studying the United Kingdom; in science, they carried out an experiment looking at muscles; and in art, they have improved their pointillism work. Thank you again for your support with homework, it was nice to their efforts on Mymaths. Next week, we are looking forward to our local study with the trip around Brighton Hill.
Have a great weekend,
What we have been up to this week (Wk beg. 20.9)
It's been another busy week in year 3. The children seemed to have really enjoyed starting the clubs this week and it's great seeing their enthusiasm for the different activities. We had a fire drill practice on Wednesday, where the children showed how sensible they could be in evacuating the building. Thank you for your support with homework this week. Most of the children had a go at the TT rockstars website and it was interesting to see the class battles.
In class this week, we have been carrying on with addition in maths using the expanded method; writing descriptively in English linked to the 'Pirates next door' book; looking at OS maps in Geography and labelling bones of the skeleton in science.
It has been a great week and I hope the children have enjoyed it as much as us!
Thanks again for your continued support,
Mr Hartley (Year 3 leader)
What we have been up to this week (beg. 13.9)...
The children have worked really hard this week. It has been busy with the class council and house captain speeches. However, the children have behaved excellently.
In class, they have been carrying on with place value in maths and applying their knowledge to different problems. In English, they have been completing their instructions unit by producing brilliant ideas on how to be the perfect pirate. In our non-core areas, the children have been finding out the differences between man-made and physical (natural) landmarks in geography; improving their knowledge of different food groups in science; playing ukuleles in music and learning different shapes in gymnastic.
The homework for this week is to use the TT rockstars website and to practice the spellings using different strategies. They should have brought home their TT rockstars passwords to log in.
Have a great weekend, the children fully deserve it.
What have we been up up to?
Our first full week has been very busy, but it's great to see the children settle in so well. This week we have covered place value in maths, treasure map instructions in English and studying The BFG in guided reading. The children have worked incredibly hard and we have been very impressed with their learning attitudes. In our non-core subjects this week, the children have looked at carnivores, herbivores and omnivores in science; Shabbat in RE; gymnastics in PE and focusing on map skills in geography. As you can tell it's been a very tiring but fun week!
Just a few reminders....
* Children need to bring in their PE kits on Mondays and they need to take them home on a Friday (the kit is blue/black shorts and a red/white t-shirt).
* Homework has been put on Google Classroom and you will have been sent your child's log-in and password. Homework is handed out on a Thursday and completed by the Tuesday.
* If your child wants to apply for class councillor, they will need to do their presentation to the class on Tuesday.
Thanks for your continued support,
Mr Hartley (Year 3 leader)