Welcome to Year 3

We have three classes in Y3.  Our teachers are…

Mrs Craig  Y3AC

Miss Ambrosini Y3AC

Mrs Woodley  Y3W

Miss McNaughton Y3MS

Mrs Scott  Y3MS

Miss Stansmore   PE Teacher

Mme Rene French Teacher

Our teaching assistants are…

Mrs Sanderson

Mrs Woodall

Mrs Smith

Mrs Newlove

In Y3, we pride ourselves on the smooth transition into Key Stage 2.  One of our aims is to ensure that children are confident and motivated to learn more independently. Our Y3 curriculum is designed to serve the needs of all pupils, using a variety of approaches and stimuli, including visits, visitors, theme days and engaging activities.  We are committed to making learning enjoyable in a safe environment protected from harm.  In Year 3, every pupil studies subjects prescribed by the National Curriculum, exploiting cross-curricular links where appropriate.  The following link details our overview of topics taught.

YEAR 3
AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
SCIENCE Animals including humans Forces and Magnets Plants Rocks Light
HISTORY Stone Age and Bronze Age Iron Age and The Celts Ancient Egypt
GEOGRAPHY Europe Mountains Earthquakes and Volcanoes
ART Drawing Self Portraits

Pattern

and Mosaics

ACADEMY ART PROJECT Printing Mountains Colour and Plants Textures Hearld’s  Birds
DT

British Designers and Inventors

Understanding Mechanical Systems Creating movement

Sew Patches together Celtic Roundhouses Biscuit/Energy Bars Ancient Egyptian Masks Eid Lanterns
MUSIC

LET YOUR SPIRIT FLY

Focus on the historical context of musical styles

HARVEST / CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR PERFORMANCES

THREE LITTLE BIRDS

Focus on the reggae style and historical context of other musical styles

DRAGON SONG

Focus on funk style and other music from around the world

BRINGING US TOGETHER

Focus on disco style and performing in unison

REFLECT, REWIND & REPLAY
Consolidate learning from the year
COMPUTING

Desktop Publishing Word Processing

Introduce Office 365

Editing with iMovie/Clips/ Garageband

Internet Research & Communication

Online Safety

Presentations

Databases 2Logo Programming with toys and Scratch
PE OUTDOOR

Hockey

 

Netball

 

Football

 

Tag Rugby

 

Cricket/Rounders

 

Athletics

 

PE INDOOR Basketball Gymnastics Fitness Dance Indoor Tennis Badminton
RE What is the Bible and why is it important? What are the symbols associated with Christmas? What is a mosque and why is it important? How is Easter celebrated in Church? What are the 5ks in Sikhism? What is Eid and why is it important?
PHSE Relationships Health and Wellbeing Living in the Wider World
FRENCH Weather, days of the week, months of the year, French celebrations, continuing to develop phonic knowledge through songs

 

Months of the year, Extended Christmas vocab, continuing to develop phonic knowledge through songs

Body parts, understanding that French has masculine and feminine nouns and therefore uses two articles ‘le’ and ‘la’, understanding of the plural article ‘les’ Extended Easter vocab. Aches and illness, French grammar with high frequency verb ‘avoir’ with the first singular pronoun ‘J’ai’ in ‘J’ai mal a la tete’ Continuing to develop phonic knowledge through songs Instructions continuing to develop phonic knowledge through songs Instructions, End of year activities (Bastille day, football Euro or World Cup, Olympics) Continuing to develop phonic knowledge through songs

The following links provide subject specific detail for our curriculum intent, implementation and impact.

PE Y3W

Monday and Wednesday

PE Y3AC

Mondays and Thursday

PE Y3MS

Wednesday and Thursday

READING

10 minutes every day

Children are expected to read their reading book for ten minutes every evening. Please can an adult write a comment in the reading record, page number and date.

SPELLINGS

Spelling test MONDAY

Children are expected to learn their spellings for a test the following Monday.  We send home QR codes for ‘Spelling Shed’ APP if the children would like to play a game to help them with their spellings.

MATHS

Homework handed out on THURSDAY

Homework to be handed in by  TUESDAY

Children are expected to learn their spellings for a test the following Monday.  We send home QR codes for ‘Spelling Shed’ APP if the children would like to play a game to help them with their spellings.

 

Why not have a look at our YOU TUBE page for Y3 to see what we have created so far this year?

Click on the button above…

We are very much looking forward to working with your child and hope that he/she will enjoy their time in Year 3. We work best when there is an effective partnership with parents so, if you have any concerns, or wish to discuss an aspect of your child’s education, please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you wish to pass on a message, we have helpful staff on the entrance to Y3 every morning who will be happy to assist you.

Year 3 staff

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