Welcome to Year 3!
This year your teachers are Mrs Little, Mr Alsop, Mrs Oliver & Mrs Roper.
We are all looking forward to an interesting and exciting year full of new topics and experiences!
If you have any questions for the Year 3 class teachers please send an email to the address found below and include which member of staff it is for as the subject.
Homework & Reading Books
* Both sets of homework are set on Friday with books going home with the children. These then need to be returned on either Monday or Tuesday.
* Reading books and reading records are issued on a Friday and they also need to be returned on either Monday or Tuesday to then be renewed for the following week.
Throughout our units this year, we will have the opportunity to write and improve our work to create quality and well-planned pieces of writing. In addition, we will be working on how to use different types of sentences, openers, punctuation and vocabulary within our writing to create different effects, thinking carefully about the audience and purpose. We will learn and practise our spellings, using different strategies, as well as develop our handwriting joins.
We will have the opportunity to read different text types during English lessons, Thematic lessons and guided reading sessions.
Please continue to listen to your child read on a regular basis and include any comments in their reading record books. Encouraging your child to discuss the book really helps to develop their understanding further.
*Spellings sets last two weeks, which are then tested during the first week. Dictation will then be substituted on alternate weeks in place of spellings.*
Within our maths lessons, we will be working on developing and maintaining written and mental strategies for the four main operations. We will also develop our problem solving and reasoning skills involving place value, number sequences, fractions, money and rounding and estimating.
Alongside work based around numbers, we will also learn about properties of 2D and 3D shapes and how to interpret data from different types of graphs.
Please remember to ask the office for a copy of our Calculation Policy or see the attachment below.
Indoor PE will take place on Monday afternoons for both 3L and 3A with 3OR following on Tuesday. While outdoor PE will happen on a Thursday afternoons for all three classes.
Please ensure your child has the correct kit for PE.
*If possible, please try not to send your child with earrings in on these days as they cannot take part in activities with them in.*
This half term in our topic lessons, we will be focusing on Halesowen and the local area. This will be through Geography but also linking together Art and Design Technology. Please see the attached document for a brief overview.
Times Table Rock Stars
(Username and password can be found in the front of Maths homework books.)