Welcome to our Class 3 Page!
Mr Pedley, Mrs Robertson and Mrs Gibson are working hard in Year 3 to ensure that the children are making great steps towards improving and progressing in their learning this year. We are so extremely proud of all of the children in Year 3 because they are hardworking, conscientious and above all, resilient.
Our learning so far
Year 3 have been learning about a variety of topics since starting in September. Our first topic was ‘Ancient Egypt’, the children absolutely loved learning about the interesting lives of the Pharaohs and the importance of the River Nile.
In Autumn 2 half-term, Year 3’s topic was ‘Rivers’. They learnt about the water cycle, the world’s longest rivers and about the impact of flooding.
In Spring 1 half-term, the children continued their learning journey and studied life in Prehistoric Times topic. Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed this topic and loved creating their own Prehistoric creatures. Their non-chronological reports as well as paintings were excellent.
Our current learning
During this half-term, the topic in Year 3 is ‘Earthquakes and Volcanoes’. The children have been enjoying learning about tectonic plates so that they understand why and where earthquakes occur and volcanoes form and erupt. They are developing their map work skills to locate volcanoes around the world and are learning about the impact of living near to a volcano. They have also made amazing volcano models, which they will then be making erupt.
Important Dates and Information
PE – Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. We recommend that your child has their PE kit at school all week in order to participate in both of these sessions and that they have both an indoor and outdoor PE kit.
Homework – It is incredibly important that Year 3 children are reading every day at home and are discussing what they are reading with their parents/carers in order to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of a variety of texts. Furthermore, we ask that you encourage your children to practise their times tables at home. We highly recommend that your child uses Times Tables Rockstars to do this if they are signed up to this brilliant service as this encourages children to learn their times tables facts in a very enjoyable way.
Year 3 children may also choose to complete topic related homework, which they can then bring to school to present in class. Here are some ideas for our current topic:
- A poster
- An information booklet/factsheet
- A comic strip with information.
- A mind map
- A collage
- A model/artwork
Reading Journals – Children should bring their reading journal to school every day, along with the book they are reading. Year 3 staff will try to sign these once a week. Children will receive a raffle ticket if they have read at home three or more times that current week and a parent/carer has signed their journal on each of those days.
We also encourage the children in Year 3 to record the page numbers that they have read during that day in their reading journal to help them to keep track of how much they have read.
Water Bottles – It is important that all Year 3 children are sent to school with a water bottle so that they can be hydrated and healthy throughout the day.
All of the links below are brilliant resources that can be used to support pupil’s ongoing learning and revision.