Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3 is a hardworking, friendly and motivated cohort!

Class 7 is taught by Miss Marshall and Class 8 is taught by Mrs Walker-Jones.

Mrs Baker will teach in both classes every Thursday. Mrs Dickens, Mrs Burrows and Miss Fell will also support the cohort.

The Year 3 corridor is located by the field.

English

This half term, Year 3 have been reading a range of stories linking to our topic on ‘Ancient Egypt’. We have also been enjoying our class stories.  In Class 8, we are reading ‘Nice Work for the Cat and the King’ by Nick Sharratt.  In Class 7, we have been reading ‘There’s a Pharaoh in our Bath’ by Jeremy Strong.

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed the performance of ‘Robin Hood’ by Image Theatre. So much so, that we decided to write a character description of Robin Hood.  This linked with the work we did on nouns and adjectives during our grammar sessions.  We also used this opportunity to improve our vocabulary. For example, we now know some subject specific language, namely: quiver, flight and tunic.

We have also been working on improving our handwriting, presentation and grammar skills.

Within English, we have continued to learn Year 3 spelling patterns and the Year 3 tricky words. Each week, there will be a spelling pattern to consider, learn and explore.

We have been going to The Milford School Library every  Friday afternoon which has helped us to extend our knowledge of genres and authors .

Guided Reading

Guided Reading takes place in Year 3 on a Monday morning. All children need their reading book and diary with them on this day. Year 3 pupils have been mastering key reading skills such as predicting, making inferences about characters and summarising events. They have also been working on reading with expression and fluency.  To do this, we have been learning about how we need to change our expression when we see different pieces of punctuation.

Maths

We have been mastering place value skills, and we are now ready to move onto addition and subtraction skills. Alongside this work, the children will continue to learn their multiplication and division facts. By the end of Year 3, pupils need to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables confidently to be secure!

Topic

We have started to learn about  ‘Ancient Egypt’ and we will begin to study the beliefs of the Egyptians. We are really enjoying this topic so far!

During transition, the children created some fabulous ‘Egyptian Sunsets’ and Masks of Tutankhamun and they are now on display.  They look fantastic!

I.C.T.

Year 3 work on I.C.T. skills on a Friday afternoon.  Pupils have developed their understanding of e safety and they understand how to stay safe online.

P.E.

Class 7 have P.E. every Friday morning.

Class 8 have P.E. every Friday morning.

All children will need appropriate kit, with their names clearly labelled.

Many thanks

Miss Marshall and Mrs Walker-Jones