Welcome to Year 3!
Key dates for the year group (Autumn term):
Wednesday 27th September - Mini Me Yoga taster sessions
Tuesday 3rd October - Flu immunisations
Wednesday 4th October - Harvest assemblies
Friday 6th October - Y3 walk to Brighton Hill
Tuesday 10th October - Y3 outcome afternoon
Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th October - Parents evenings
Monday 30th October - Y3 Reading cafe 9-10am
W/b 13th November - 'It's Cool to be Kind' week (activities in school)
Monday 13th November - Beauty and the Beast performance for Y3/4 (in school)
Friday 17th November - Children in Need (own clothes for a donation)
Friday 1st December - Y3 trip to Milestones
Wednesday 13th December - Christmas Lunch (details to follow nearer the time)
Thursday 14th December - Year 3 Listen2Me concerts (parents will be invited - more information to follow)
All about the Year 3 team
In Year 3, our teachers are Miss Krawiec (Year 3 Team Leader), Miss Maylam and Miss Humphrey. We are also supported by our dedicated Learning Support Assistants (LSAs): Mr Hunt, Mrs Lomasney, Mrs Kundi, Mrs Togwell, Mrs Percy, Mrs Kersley and Mrs Rawlinson. They will support us during the day, in and out of the classroom.
PE in Year 3
Each week, the children will have two sessions of PE - one indoor session (Tuesday) and one outdoor session (Thursday). Children should come in to school wearing their PE kits on these days.
PE kit should consist of a red or white t shirt and black shorts (no football kits thank you). Black leggings/tracksuit trousers are advisable for colder weather. Dark blue or black hoodies are also advised for outdoor PE (no brightly-coloured hoodies please). For more information about PE kits, please see our school uniform section.
Each week, we will set home learning tasks for the children to complete. One will be a reading based activity on Google Classroom, another will be to log on and complete TTRockstars for at least 15 minutes. The children have also been given the list of Year 3/4 spellings. They need to choose 3 words each week to practice and at the end of the term we will test them on words from the list
All homework will be set on a Thursday and should be returned the following Tuesday. To ensure that parents are aware of what is expected of the children each week, details of the homework set can be found on your child's google classroom page.
Homework will start to be set from w/c 11th September.
Y3 Reading Cafe Presentation October 2023
Follow the link below to the 'If you like...try...' book suggestion lists.
What we are learning this term:
For more detailed information about what we are learning, please see the 'Curriculum' section of the website.
Our main topic this term is 'Basingstoke'. In the first half term, our geography unit is 'UK and Map Skills' and in the second half term we will be looking at local history.
In science, our first unit is 'Animals and humans', focusing on different diets of different animals, teeth, the role of the different parts of the skeleton, muscles and joints. The second unit is 'Light', focusing on light and how we see things, sources of light and what happens when light hits a material.
In art, the children are investigating the style of Pointillism and using paints and printing to produce their own pieces of art work.
Further information about other areas of the curriculum will follow shortly.
What have we been up to ...
Autumn 1 Week 1 (week beginning 4th September)
This week, we welcomed our new Year 3 children into school! We are so pleased with the way they have settled into school and started to learn the routines of being in the Juniors - well done Year 3!
On Tuesday, we had a special assembly in the afternoon where the children were 'sorted' into their new houses: Farah, Gershwin, Newton and Rowling. Each child sat on the chair and the sorting hat told them which house they were in. The children are now busy collecting green points in their classes using the new 'Track it' system and there's certainly been a lot handed out!
Next week, we will be starting our phonics groups. We are using a new phonics scheme called Read Write Inc so the children will be learning the routines of these new lessons to help them secure their sounds. We are really promoting reading in school and any reading you can do with your child at home will really benefit them. Practising reading frequently really helps progress.
Our visits to the library will take place on Mondays - all children should have their books in school so they can change or renew them.
Lastly, please keep looking back at the Year 3 page for updates. Our topic information will be posted shortly and key dates and information will be available on this page.
It's been a busy week for Year 3 and they have been fantastic. We hope you have a lovely weekend!
Read Write Inc Key information
At Hatch Warren Juniors, we use the Read Write Inc phonics scheme to support reading development across the school. There are some useful parent information videos below but further information about how the scheme works in our school can be followed in the 'Curriculum' section of our website - https://www.hwjs.hants.sch.uk/phonics/