Welcome to Year 3


We wish your child every success for the coming year; here is some information to make the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 as smooth as possible.

Copper Beech

Julie Ashmore

TA: Sarah Rolph
Di Webster

Silver Birch

Sandra Garden
Anna Bain
TA: Paula Lister
Megan Gibbon

Poplar

Charlotte Griffith
TA: Megan Gibbon
Elena Clare

Home Learning:
This will be set on Thursday and due in on Tuesday. The children will have a homework folder to keep their home school diary, maths homework book and spelling book in.

This should be signed by both parents and teachers on weekly basis. There will also be a homework challenge sheet from which children can choose and complete at least two challenges each half term.

Children should have their PE kits in school every day due to timetable variations. Your child needs to have a white t-shirt, shorts and a pair of plimsolls and trainers for PE.

We also advise providing a tracksuit for outside PE. Please put all kit in a named bag and label each item. In the Summer term, children will have swimming lessons at the Dolphin Leisure Centre.

The class teachers have Planning and Assessment time on a Wednesday afternoon. During this time Mrs Webster, Mrs Norris and Mrs Garden or Mrs Bain will take French, R.E. and PSHE sessions.

Snack Time:
We encourage children to bring in a healthy snack which they can eat during the morning break.

Show and Tell:

To help develop speaking and listening skills each child will have the opportunity to take home a special ‘Show and Tell’ bag, this will give them the chance to plan and gather any items for a short presentation on a subject of their choice. It may be about an item or event that is particularly important to them. Children will share these presentations in school on a Friday.

Welcome to Year 3

Term Topics

Footprints in the Past

We will be learning about the structure of the earth, volcanoes, fossils and dinosaurs. After half term we will investigate and explore Ancient Egypt, the pyramids and pharaohs as well as traditions and everyday life during this exciting period of history.

Homework Challenges

Homework Challenges - 2nd Half

Medium Skills Overview

Medium Skills Overview - 2nd Half

'An African Adventure

During the summer term we will be learning about the animals in Kenya, particularly the 'Big 5'. We will be discussing the positive and negative aspects of animals living in captivity and comparing this to living in the wild. The children will learn about what it is like to go on a Safari and will develop their descriptive writing skills, while looking at an Kenyan setting.

After half term we will learn about what it is like to live in Kenya and compare this to us living in England, we will understand Kenya's position in the world as well as its climate and weather.

Homework Challenges 1st Half Term Summer 2017

Medium skills overview Summer first half term 2017

Homework Challenges 2nd Half Term Summer 2017

Medium skills overview Summer second half term 2017

Gallery

Year 3 have been busy making structures for lanterns as part of the Glow Wild celebration at Wakehurst Place. The children worked with willow and learnt different techniques to build the structure to hold the lantern.

Year 3 had a great time during pirate day! The children loved the theatre show, dressing up as a pirate and making pirate biscuits.