Year 3 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 3
Year 3 starts the transition into KS2 which can be a very different experience for some children. Children are led towards a change in curriculum expectations, as well as a change in mindset, now accessing a classroom at the opposite of the school, where the 'older' children are taught. Year 3 children access a different playground, therefore a period of transition takes place at the beginning of the year to settle children in to their new routines.
Children tend to flourish and mature in Year 3 which is a truly magnificent thing to encounter as a teacher.
Meet the Team
Y3B - Mrs Bickerstaffe - Head of Lower Key Stage 2 and Class Teacher
Y3W - Mrs Wilkinson - Class Teacher
Mrs Booth - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Nixon - P.E Specialist and Teaching Assistant
A Typical Day in Year 3
8:50 - In the classroom ready to start
8:50 - 9:05 - Registration and Morning Maths Task (Countdown)
9:05 - 10:05 - Novel Study
10:05 - 10:20 - Grammar Time
10:20 - 10:35 - Toilet Break and Play Time
10:35 - 11:55 - Maths Mastery
11:55 – 12:35 - Toilet Break and Dinner Time
12:35 - 1:00 - Registration and Handwriting
1:00 - 1:15 - Maths Meeting
1:15 - 2:15 - Cornerstones (Topic)
2:15 - 2:30 - Mile a Day
2:30 - 2:45 - Class read
3:00 - Home Time
Year 3 E-Safety Lessons
Gooseberry Planet - Street
As we are spending more time online at home than we might normally, our online safety curriculum is as important as ever! We complete two lessons each half term. We will inform you when these have been completed so that you can log on to your child's account so they can play the reinforcing game. You will be able to print off a certificate after these.
In Year 3, we encourage an increased degree of independence. Pupils are expected to complete the home learning that has been sent home for the whole of the half term. Home learning is to be completed by the deadline, which is usually the last Wednesday of the half term before the holidays.
Spellings were send out in the parent information pack. Initially, we are focussing on the Year 1/2 spellings up to Christmas. These will be tested during the final week of the term. After Christmas, we will be focussing on the Year 3/4 spellings in preparation for the annual spelling bee!
Pupils are expected to read 5 times a week at home.
There are two sets of online learning which need completing weekly. These are Maths with Parents and Spag.com. The links to these can be found below.
Please find your child's Harvest Performance here...