Year 3 Information

Welcome to Year 3 with Mrs Dainty and Mrs Sharman 

In Year 3 we will be learning about lots of exciting topics throughout the year such as The Stone Age, Volcanoes, The Rainforest and many more. 
 
Home Learning

Whilst we are completing assessments with the children, home learning should consist of children accessing Bug Club, Education City and Times Tables Rockstars. 
 
Reading

Home reading is invaluable to ensure that your child meets the expected standard or above. We appreciate fully your support. We would hope that your child reads a minimum of 3 times a week. Either you or your child can write in the reading record book. If they read any books or magazines that are not on the school scheme, we ask that you or they would record these in their reading records. Our aim is to move as many children as possible off scheme books. If your child moves onto own choice books they can either choose one from the class library or read an appropriately levelled book from home.
 
Reading Challenge 
 
We have a reading challenge display in our classroom entitled 'Racing to Read' where children move along our reading race track once they have finished their school reading books. When they reach the finish line, they will receive a special treat! 

Year 4 Multiplication Test
 
In the Summer term of Year 4 there will be a statutory times tables assessment set by the Government. Therefore, learning the Multiplication tables is an important part of Year 3 and Year 4 home learning.
We welcome your support in learning these as over learning is exceptionally important. It is required that Year 4 children have a quick recall of their times tables facts to 12x12. All Year 4 pupils will take part in a government assessment. This is taken online, where children answer 36 questions with 6 seconds to answer them. 
Swimming

Swimming will be in the Spring term. The lessons will be held at Wolgarston, assessed and employed by Wolgarston staff. For the lessons, girls will need a hat and a costume and boys require swimming trunks (not baggy short style). Goggles can be worn but only with a letter of parental consent. Further letters to follow.

Snacks and Water 

We encourage water bottles to be brought into school every day. In Years 3 and 4 the water bottles go outside at break times and lunchtimes to give the children a chance to have a drink as we know some children get very engrossed in their learning and sometimes forget to have one.
Snacks should consist of either fruit or cheese.

PE

Currently, we ask for children to come into school in their PE kits on their PE days, which will be Mondays and Thursdays.  These days may change later in the year. As PE is part of the school curriculum they will need the correct kit.
 
 
Spellings 
 
We have 3 weekly Spelling lessons in Year 3 where children practise their spelling rules and common exception words. In order for children to be at the Expected standard, they will need to be able to read and spell all of these words correctly. The Years 3 and 4 words are split between the 2 classes so that by the end of Year 4 they will know all of these words. Each term the children will be given a spelling grid of words to practise at home. 
 
Please see the links below for the common exception word lists.