Welcome to our Year 3 class page. Year 3 is such an exciting year at All Saints; it is very busy with lots of interesting learning and brilliant opportunities! It is your first year in Key Stage 2, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills and learn new ones.
In Year 3, we all work together as part of a team, to achieve our very best and we take pride in our learning. During the year, you will continue to develop your independence and grow as individuals. You will be surrounded by a culture of mutual respect, we encourage kindness, tolerance and care for others. We work within a positive environment where taking risks is encouraged and making mistakes are proof that you are trying and is used to help us improve and develop our understanding.
In Year 3, we understand the importance of asking questions! We learn about how to ask and answer different types of questions so that we can find out new things. By asking questions, we learn collaboratively, through exploring and investigating to find answers together. Through irresistible learning opportunities, you will develop the confidence to work as experts across the curriculum.
We have a wonderful, caring staff team to support, inspire and motivate you to grow and become a life-long learner. We are always here with a smile and helping hand, to encourage you to reach your full potential. We will support you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.
In Year 3 this year, the following members of staff will help you:
Mrs Tozer – Class Teacher
Miss Baker – Class Teacher
Mrs Booth – Learning Support Assistant
We are excited to take you on your learning journey.
Autumn Term- What are we learning?
This term many exciting learning experiences await you!
As scientists, you will learn about types of nutrition and identify the diets of different animals including birds. You will learn how nutrients, water and oxygen are transported within animals, be able to explain the importance of skeletons and make comparisons between animals and humans. You will also learn about muscle and joints.
As artists, you will explore the use of shape and colour through abstract artwork linked to different artists such as Kandinsky, creating a piece of abstract art in the style of the artist.
As historians, you will explore who the Romans were and where they fit along the timeline. We will find out about famous Romans such as Caesar, Claudius and Boudicca and the impact that they had, alongside how they influenced our lives today through their legacy.
Within Design and Technology we will be looking at levers and linkages. We will design, make and evaluate different mechanisms to enable us to create our product with moving parts.
PSHE is an important strand that runs throughout all of our curriculum. This term our focus is upon how to keep ourselves healthy, thinking about the importance of mental and physical health, keeping our brain and bodies healthy, exercise and sleep.
Within PE, we will working with DanceNK linked to our history theme, alongside key skills and daily active blasts. We will also be developing our football and gymnastics skills.
We will be inspired Spartucus, a Thracian gladiator, to develop our team work and perseverance skills, alongside our LEAD values through Commando Joe challenges!
We will also cover a range of writing opportunities to write to entertain, persuade, and inform which link to our class texts. In poetry, we are writing diamante poems.
Our topics this term are Place Value, Addition and Subtraction as well as Multiplication and Division.
This term with have an RE visitor ‘Sunita’ linked to Hinduism. We also visit The Collection and Roman Lincoln.
We love to read and together we will be reading a variety of exciting and irresistible books. This term, our main class texts will be: Planet Omar by Zanib Mian and Charlotte’s Web by E.B White
We have an exciting curriculum. Please have a look at our curriculum overview below which shows the curriculum content and the topics for this academic year.
Reading at home
All pupils have a reading folder, containing a reading book and a reading record.
If possible, we would like all children to read at home, at least 3 times per week.
These should be used by parents and pupils to capture the individual child’s reading journey. When you hear your child read, please record this in the reading record.
For more information on how to support reading at home, please click here:
Click here to see the top 100 reads for Year 3.
In Year 3, we encourage all children to take part in the homework set. All children will receive an Attitude and Achievement stamp for completing all homework on a fortnightly basis. This will be recorded in their Role Model and Citizenship record.
Year 3 children will be expected to complete the following each week:
- Read 3 times a week, using reading their records to evidence this.
- Complete weekly activities set on Sumdog linked to our Maths learning.
- Practise the spelling and reading of the statutory Y3 words. You will receive a copy of your child’s spelling assessment, which will be updated every half-term.
- In addition to this, it is beneficial to consolidate previous year’s spellings so that these are embedded.
This is the core homework expectations for Year 3. Additionally, personalised homework may be sent out on occasion.
Times table Rockstars is a fun App to support multiplication and division.
Sumdog Useful activities for additional homework
If there are any difficulties with accessing the online homework please let the class teacher know.
Useful activities for additional homework ideas
Our P.E days are Tuesday and Friday, please ensure that PE kits your child has their PE kit in school. Please bring PE kits into school each Monday so we are prepared for the sessions ahead.