Miss Balasz, Miss Bradshaw, Mrs Sibley and Mrs Roden welcome you to Year 3.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask one of us.
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Teaching about safeguarding
As a school we are committed to safeguarding children from harm. We want to ensure children are aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable and how they can keep themselves safe. In the Year 3 curriculum we teach a programme of PSHE which looks at children keeping safe, how to look after themselves and how to recognise needs in others. Within our theme, children look at different texts, such as James and the Giant Peach, which look at different aspects of safeguarding children. We also focus on safeguarding in other lessons such as science where we look at nutrition, and computing where we look at how to keep safe online. There are also other opportunities within the school day where children can discuss safeguarding concerns.
Inside the classroom......
Please watch our short video to see what your child's classroom is like.
Please open the link below to view important information about Year 3 routines for the next academic year.
Proposed Enrichment Activities 2022 / 2023
Term 1 - Stone Age Day
Term 2 - Hindu experience Day
Term 3 -Roman Workshop Day
Term 4 - Rocks and Fossils workshop
Term 5 - Snipe Dales visit
Term 6 - Mini Olympics
In term 1 we learnt about the origins of early man. We found out all about the Stone Age and what it might have been like to live their lifestyle. We had great fun on our Stone Age experience day cooking painting and building walls. In science, we learnt about the origins of plants and used our observational drawing skills to draw the different parts of a plant. Children created some amazing home learning projects based around our theme of origins.
In term 2 we have been learning about journeys. Children found out about the physical and human geography of different countries. They learnt about traditional foods and set up their own companies to design and produce a product. They also learnt about Hinduism and have taken part in an experience day.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday and we will give feedback on the following Wednesday. Work will be set via Google Classroom.
Here is the document related to home learning expectations. This will explain how to complete the reading diaries and give you more information about home learning. Home learning
Children will have weekly grammar and arithmetic activities to complete. These are linked to the work we are completing in class. Please see the list of maths facts we will focus on in Year 3.
We use Sumdog to help us to develop our key maths skills. There are loads of games we can play to help us. There are other fun games to play on these sites too.
There will also be weekly spellings to learn. The test will be on a Friday. These tests will be linked to the weekly spelling rules. In addition to this, there are Year 3 /4 key words that children need to learn. We have split these into termly spellings to make them easier to learn. Please click below to see the list.
This link will help you support your child to find a strategy that works for them when learning spellings.
You may also like to use Spelling Frame to help you to learn your spellings.
Children may also get theme homework. This will be a project they can complete over the term linked to our termly big question. Children will be able to choose how they present this project.
Children are encouraged to read on a daily basis. We will monitor this with a reading diary that we ask to be completed and signed every week.
Please click below for Year 3 recommended reading list.
Year 3 recommended reading list
Reading Bookmark with questions
These websites may also help with home learning.
Please some and see us if you have any questions.
Children will need to come into school on Tuesday and Thursday in their PE kits. They will remain in their kits all day.
Children are asked to bring their reading diaries to school every day.
Click to see our Curriculum Plans for each term
Each term we have key knowledge organisers that set out the facts and vocabulary that we need to know. Please find them here to help with your learning.
Term 1: The Stone Age Plants French greetings French numbers French colours
Term 2: Journeys Skeletons French days French months
Term 3: Romans Light French animals
Term 4: Bridges Rocks and Soils French numbers
Term 5: Rivers Magnets French foods French picnics
Term 6: Changes Muscles French questions
In this term we learnt all about the legacy of the Romans. Children found out about life for the Celts and how it changed when the Romans invaded. They compared life today with life in Roman times and discovered that lots of changes the Romans made we still use today. We had fun with our Roman experience day.
This term we are learning about Dunholme in our theme of settlements. Children are investigating how they can improve the village. We are planning to build a bridge over the beck to make it easier for cars to cross. Children are researching bridges and testing ideas.