Welcome to Year 3
Mrs Haines, Mrs Mills, Mrs Bradley & Mrs Hankinson
It has been such a pleasure getting to know the children in Year 3 as they start their KS2 journey, looking very grown up in their new uniforms!
Autumn Term Curriculum:
Our Class Saint is Saint Teresa of Calcutta. RE units for the Autumn term will include Belonging to God’s Family and Reconciliation, and as we approach Christmas, Advent. We will also be looking at the Hindu faith.
Children will also have an opportunity to prepare for their First Holy Communion in Year 3.
The autumn term will start with consolidating our understanding of number and place value. We will become experts at counting in tens and hundreds up to 1000 and comparing and ordering numbers. We will have lots of fun learning to use different equipment to represent
numbers and mathematical concepts, to strengthen and deepen our understanding.
Later on we will be building on the foundations laid in KS1 to develop and secure our addition and subtraction. Throughout all of this we will be doing lots of talking about maths, learning and using mathematical vocabulary.
Please keep encouraging your child to practise times tables at home – if the children know their times tables securely it helps them with their wider maths learning. Year 3 revises and secures the 2x, 10 and 5x tables and then moves onto 3x, 4x and 8x tables. The aim is for instant recall!
We will start the term by using Anthony Brown’s fantastic book ‘Into the Forest’, imagining the thoughts and feelings of the different characters and putting on our detective hats to spot clues to help us make predictions about what will happen next. We will continue to work on our reading skills in Guided Reading sessions, increasing our fluency and developing our inference skills. Handwriting and spellings will still be an important part of our learning.
PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays. On Mondays we will be going swimming. Friday PE will take place in school and will be taken by Mr Goldstraw (ASM), starting with netball.
Indoor PE uniform: burgundy t-shirt with school badge, black shorts, white socks and black pumps. Children must have black pumps for indoor PE as trainers may only be worn for outdoor PE. If your child is wearing tights to school, please make sure they have socks to change into for PE.
Outdoor PE uniform: burgundy t-shirt with school badge, black shorts, white socks and trainers. The burgundy hoodie and jogging bottoms are optional.
Please do let us know if there is anything going on at home that will affect your child’s learning, or if you have any questions. We are all very excited to see what this year brings!