Welcome to Year 3!
We have an exciting term ahead of us. We are all really looking forward to the interesting and engaging work that we will be producing together.
Throughout the school our main topic is ‘Through the Ages’ and the focus for Year Three will be on the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We are really looking forward to learning about how people lived during these times and the changes that took place over time. We are hoping to include a trip to Flag Fen to enrich our learning further.
In Science we will be learning about Food and Our bodies. We will be looking at what we need to eat to keep ourselves healthy and how it is important to eat a balanced diet. We will also learn about the bones and muscles in our bodies.
There will be a spelling test on Friday and the children will be given their new spellings on the Monday before. Please make sure your child practises their spellings every day.
Children will be bringing reading books home and it is still really important that the children are reading every day. We will be logging children’s reading in school and we expect to see reading recorded in their reading journals 5 times a week. The times tables expectations for year 3 are the 2s, 10s, 5s, 3s, 4s and 8s. Each child has a log on to TT Rock stars to practise the multiplication and division facts. Please ensure your child spends 5 to 10 minutes every school day making sure they are increasing their tables fluency.
Our PE day is Tuesday. On these days, we are asking the children to come into school in their full PE kit, including trainers. As the days begin to get colder, please can the children make sure they have suitable outdoor clothing (trainers, jacket, jogging bottoms / trousers). The children will be going swimming on a Monday afternoon and, to make changing quicker and easier, the children are asked to come to school wearing their PE kits on these days too. We will be walking to swimming so please make sure the children are wearing appropriate coats for cold/wet weather.
Please can all children make sure they have a water bottle with them each day; they are welcome to fill their bottle up throughout the day at school.
The Year Three team will be working hard to ensure the children have a happy, productive and successful term. If you have any questions, please email these to firstname.lastname@example.org and these will be forwarded to us and we will get back to you.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Vaughan and the Year 3 team