Year 3

 laughWelcome to Year 3!laugh  

 This year your teachers are Miss Parchment and Miss Raffan.

Contact Details

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.



If your child is self isolating please use the home pack below to support them whilst at home.laugh


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 a range of different lesson. 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.



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. 



Indoor PE will take place on Tuesday afternoons and outdoor PE will be on Thursday afternoons.


Please ensure your child comes to school in PE kit on these days.

*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.*


Topic - Halesowen's Heritage

Our topic this half term will be History based and we will look at the growth of the town of Halesowen, beginning with learning about the nail making industry.  Through our enquiry question; ‘What was life like for nail makers/coal miners in our town 200 years ago?’  we will develop our own ideas and opinions about the industry and the conditions at that time.

Big Think- A project you could do for this topic is to research what life was like for coal miners and nail makers during The Industrial Revolution.

This could be a poster, written report, photographs or a visit to The Black Country Museum. Be as creative as you want! You can bring this into school when you have finished for our class display. This can be at any point during the half term.



Home learning & Reading Books



Home learning will now be set on a Friday. It will have a new format but the children will know how to complete this at home. We will alternate weeks so one week will be Maths and the other English.  Home learning books will need to be returned by the following Friday because we will mark this together in class; this will help us to discuss any challenges and misconceptions.  


Reading books are issued on a Friday and they will also need to be returned  by Wednesday to then be renewed for the following week. In the time where you don't have book please read a book of your child's choosing from home and this will also count towards yours reading certificate.










Reading records should be in school every day.

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