Year 3 2022 - 2023
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 Second term in Year 3!
We are very excited to see you all after your Christmas break and cannot wait to work with you over the next year, on all of the exciting units that I have planned.
Year 3 Structure
Class Teachers- Mrs Higginson and Miss Duncan
Support- Mrs Hodgson will support Year 3 throughout the day and as our HLTA will also deliver some afternoon sessions. Miss Gibson and Miss Leath will be in our class supporting when Mrs Hodgson is teaching. Finally, we will also have Mrs Rowland supporting us with reading each morning.
PE will be delivered on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon, 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. During the colder months, you may wish to pack warm joggers and a jumper- 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 Thursday, this needs to be handed back in on a Tuesday. 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. I won’t be formally testing spellings every Friday, but instead will expect you to use those words in your work each week. 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.
As always, reading is the cornerstone of all learning. In Year 3, I expect you to be reading for pleasure every day. It is your responsibility to make sure you are reading, but you also need to read to your grown-ups at least two times a week. You can fill in your own reading record, but your grown-ups must sign it to confirm that you have read with them. 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. Once you have finished a book or if you decide it is not for you, make sure that you change it for something else! You will have access to our class’s extensive range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction books, magazines, and newspapers as well as 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.
Our Pathways to Read text for spring 1 is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and in spring 2 we will look at This Morning I met a Whale by Michael Morpurgo.
In English we will be entering the prehistoric world of ‘The Stone Age Boy’ through our class text. This term we will be focusing on fascinating vocabulary, ambitious conjunctions, dramatic openers and using a variety of interesting punctuation. We will be writing in the forms of narrative and stories from historical settings, reading and performing our writing, and learning to use dictionaries. We will then move on to our unit of work on non-fiction texts, where we will be finding out all about whales. We will then use the information we have found out to write a persuasive leaflet.
Pathways to Write –
Spring 1= Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura
Spring 2 = Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies
It is really important, particularly at the moment, that you bring in your own water bottle every day. You must take it home each evening for it to be washed. Please bring your own, named bottle each day. You will be allowed to refill it throughout the day, if you drink all your water.
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 me at the end of the day, when I will have the most time to talk, or email email@example.com . Alternatively, if you have an urgent enquiry, then please contact the school office, who can relay any messages to me.
Mrs Higginson and Miss Duncan
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Files to Download
Year 3: News items
PTFA Bingo Night, by Mrs Davies
Easter themed lunch - Wednesday 29th March, by Mrs Davies
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