Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 with Miss Pierides and Mrs Michael

Reading

Your child will be reading each week during their guided reading session and independently reading daily, encouraging reading a range of genre, including non-fiction text, from the class book corner or a book of their choice from home. We expect them to have their guided reading in their book bag every day, in case they need to read it to an adult.

Guided reading books will continue to go out on a Friday and will be collected in on a Wednesday. 

Home Learning

This will be set on a Friday and should be handed in on Wednesday.

It will consist of spellings to practice, maths and then either grammar or something related to our topic.

We also expect each child to do:

  • 20 minutes independent reading everyday
  • 10 minutes mental maths/times tables everyday (Year 3 are expect to know a 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 and will begin the Monkfrith times table challenge each week).

If the piece of work is project based it may extend across several weeks

Trip Dates to look forward to:

In addition

Any tissues would be greatly appreciated! As would any unwanted newspaper or magazines, as we use these frequently during our lessons.

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to write me a note or make an appointment to see me.

We look forward to the term ahead.

Miss Pierides, Miss Connolly and their teaching team

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Algorithms can be used every day when giving or following instructions and directing objects, not only through online games but with describing the movements of practical objects.

Encourage them to use word processing software and a keyboard to improve the speed and accuracy of their typing.

This website teaches them how to use all their fingers on the keyboard:

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/g8s4pb547b

PE Our PE lessons will take place on Thursdays this year.This term, year 3 are also fortunate to have an additional Dance lesson on Fridays. Please ensure that all kits are in on the right days. Navy tracksuits are advised for the colder months as they will be going outside.
Spanish
Music
These lessons are taught by specialist teachers following the National Curriculum, on Thursdays. Please ask them what new words they have learnt in Spanish and songs they’ve learnt in music.
Africa
 Drumming  
In year 3, they get to learn a musical instrument. This year they will have the exciting opportunity to learn how to play the African Drum, once a week, on a Thursday. Experiment with different rhythm games.

Reading

Your child will be reading each week during their guided reading session and independently reading daily, encouraging reading a range of genre, including non-fiction text, from the class book corner or a book of their choice from home. We expect them to have their guided reading in their book bag every day, in case they need to read it to an adult.

Here is a great suggested reading list for Lower Key Stage 2.

Guided reading books will continue to go out on a Friday and will be collected in on a Wednesday. 

Home Learning

This will be set on a Friday and should be handed in on Wednesday.

It will consist of spellings to practice, maths and then either grammar or something related to our topic.

We also expect each child to do:

  • 20 minutes independent reading everyday
  • 10 minutes mental maths/times tables everyday (Year 3 are expect to know a 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 and will begin the Monkfrith times table challenge each week).

If the piece of work is project based it may extend across several weeks 

Workshop or Trip Dates to look forward to:

Safari Pete will be visiting our classes with a range of exciting predators (approx. £7 each)

In addition

  • Any tissues would be greatly appreciated! As would any unwanted newspaper or magazines, as we use these frequently during our lessons.
  • If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to write a note or make an appointment.
  • We look forward to the term ahead.