Year 3 2023 - 2024
To contact the Year 3 team email Year3@elton.cheshire.sch.uk
Love Learning, Love Life, Always Aiming High
Welcome back to school and of course welcome to our first term in Year 3!
We are very excited to see you all on your first day back (5th September) and cannot wait to work with you over the next year, on all of the exciting units that we have planned.
Some of you may be nervous about moving up the school to Key Stage 2, but we want to reassure you that all of the adults in Year 3, and across the school, will support you to feel 'at home' as you begin your journey in Key Stage 2.
Year 3 Structure
Class Teachers- Mrs Higginson (Tuesday & Wednesday) and Mrs Harland (Monday, Thursday & Friday)
Support- Mrs Hodgson will support Year 3 throughout the day and will deliver some afternoon sessions as our HLTA.
Some of your PE sessions may be delivered by Mr Wynne from S4YC.
PE will mainly be delivered on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. However, it is always a good idea to have your PE kit in all week, just in case we do an extra PE session or a practical maths lesson. Don’t forget to put your name in all of your PE items.
In Year 3 you will be given Learning Log and maths homework on a Friday, this needs to be handed back in on a Wednesday. Throughout Year 3, we will be working hard on learning our times tables ready for the times table check in Year 4. To support you in learning your times tables, you will have access to Times Table Rock Stars at home and will also be set weekly times tables to learn.
Spellings will be sent home at the start of the half term, and you will be directed to the list we are working on weekly. We won’t be formally testing spellings every Friday but instead will expect you to use those words in your work each week.
It is important to continue to read at home regularly to improve comprehension skills and fluency. We ask that you read at least three times a week with your adults, and that your reading record is signed by the adult. Your reading record must be handed in twice a week to allow teachers to check any comments and support you with reading at home, this will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday.
Reading books should be changed at least once a week, and whilst we will remind you to do this, you will be able to do this readily just outside the classroom. You will have access to our class’s extensive range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction books, magazines, and newspapers as well as a fantastic set of levelled books in the key stage two corridor. In class we will undertake guided reading, quiet reading, shared reading and reading for pleasure, in addition to working through a class book in English.
Pathways to Read:
Guided Reading book in autumn 1: The Sea Book by Charlotte Milner
Guided Reading book in autumn 2: Ice Palace by Robert Swindells
In English we will be riding the waves of ‘seal Surfer’ and shivering
with ‘Winter’s Child’ through our class texts. In our first term as Year 3, we will engage with a poetry unit and then will start to look at writing letters linked to our first text. We will develop our use of prepositions and paragraphs. We will also start to develop our use of speech, looking at inverted commas. As we enter the second half term, we will develop our use of vocabulary, looking specifically at describing winter settings. Within this unit, we will build up to writing a narrative looking specifically at our use of adverbs, speech, and vocabulary choices.
Pathways to Write –
Autumn 1= Seal Surfer By Michael Foreman
Autumn 2= Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister
In maths we will be building on your place value skills and will also begin to develop our knowledge of addition and subtraction. Within place value, we will focus on working with numbers to 1000: comparing and ordering; and finding 1, 10 and 100 more or less. Once we have developed our knowledge of numbers to 1000, we will then begin to look at developing our formal written methods for adding and subtracting numbers to 1000. We will also continue to develop our times table knowledge throughout the term.
At the top of the page, you can find links to download useful files, such as the Learning Leaflets and homework support. You can also find useful website links below and videos to support you at home.
Grown-ups, if you have any questions or would like to speak to me, then please catch one of the Y3 adults at the end of the day or email the class email (email@example.com). Alternatively, if you have an urgent enquiry, then please contact the school office, who can relay any messages to us.
Mrs Higginson, Mrs Harland and Mrs Hodgson
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