Welcome to Year 3
Thank you for taking the time to visit our page. Please visit this page regularly to find out more about our class. If you need anything specific, please do not hesitate to message me via the Class Dojo.
N.B. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for class routines and links to useful websites.
Did you know that the Stone Age accounts for over 99.5% of human history? We do thanks to our history topic all about Life in the Stone Age. This fantastic topic gave us a brilliant insight into the life of Early man. We started by looking at chronology and how archaeologists can tell how old the objects they find are. From here, we compared life through the ages and how the fact that humans learnt to farm had a massive affect on their lives. The highlights of the topic were definitely gathering our own food (we made a delicious nettle and strawberry compote), making our own houses from sticks and having a visit from a real Stone Age man!
During the Autumn term, we packed our teddy bears and set off for a night's adventure in the countryside! Despite the fact that several of us had never stayed away before, we all had a superb time in Burwardsley. Here, not only did we visit an Iron Age round house, we took part in an archaeological dig, examined Iron Age artifacts (including making sparks from flint!), cooked marshmallows over an open fire, hiked to the top of a massive hill and generally had a great time playing in the mud!
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PE is on a Monday and Friday. Children must bring full PE kit on these days.
HOMEWORK will be given out on a Friday and collected on a Friday. In Year 3, homework will consist of 30 minutes Maths Whizz. In addition to this, the children will also be given a Topic homework. This will be completed over the half-term. We set this to encourage the children to take responsibility over their learning, enable the children to go into greater depth in a topic and also to allow them time to show off the standard of their work.
READING is expected to be completed 3 times per week. In year 3, it would be beneficial if the children read with an adult to check their reading fluency, address any mistakes the children are making and also check comprehension of the text. Please sign the children's diary to show that they have read.
BOOK CHANGE will take place whenever your child finishes their book. Just ask them to come and see either myself or Mrs Deakin.
SPELLINGS will be given out on a Friday and tested on a Friday. Please help your child with their spellings.
TIMES TABLES will be tested every Friday too. By the end of Year 3, your child is expected to have learnt 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. As such, they will be tested accordingly. There are a plethora of games and Apps online. The tried and tested method of learning these by heart is also very useful.
Click on the following links to access the homework websites: