Year 3 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Year 3 - 2022/23
Year 3 Teachers: Mrs Craven & Miss Mursell.
Year 3 Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hughes
Welcome to Year 3! We are really looking forward and excited about the year ahead of us. If you have any questions or concerns then please ask to speak to us at the end of the day or send us a message on Weduc - we are always here to help!
Year 3 Information
*PE is on a Thursday afternoon and children will continue to come to schoo wearing thier PE kit. This needs to be a blue school t-shirt and black shorts/joggers/leggings with trainers. If you have any problems with PE kit, then please come and talk to us.
*The children have brought their new reading records and reading books home this week and we ask that you read with them as often as possible and sign their reading records. They will get a tick on the ‘Reader for Life’ chart each time they read.
- Snack is £1 for the week or 20p for the day and the children can choose between toast or fresh fruit.
Please see an example of our weekly newsletter which is posted on our school Facebook Page and sent home in paper form every Monday.
Year 3 Curriculum
English - In our English sessions we will be reading a book called: 'Seal Surfer' by Michael Foreman. This is a lovely story about a young, disabled boy who witnesses the birth of a baby seal and from that day on a special friendship is created between them. We will use story as a stimulus for writing and within it will be teaching Year 3 writing and grammar skills.
Maths - Our first Power Maths unit this half term is Place Value. This unit is important as it explores 3-digit numbers in depth. For many children, it will be the fi rst time they have met these numbers. This work builds on the place value work that they did in Year 2 and they will extend many of
the models and images that they have used previously. Children begin with learning how to count in 100s. They
will learn that a 3-digit number is made up of some 100s, 10s and 1s and they will be able to represent this in many ways (for example, on a place value grid with counters or in a part-whole model). They will extend the number line to 1,000 and know where di erent numbers lie. They will compare and order 3-digit numbers as well as count in 50s.
Spelling/Phonics - We will be introducing the children to the Year 3 spelling curriculum. On a Monday they will be introduced to a new set of spelling words and they will spend the week investigating the rule, practising using strategies and applying the spelling words. We will continue to teach phonics, where neccessary, to ensure all children complete all phases.
Reading - Please read as much as you can with your child at home - ideally 5 times a week! We will send reading books home for you to read and once these have been read thoroughly we will change them for new ones. Remember each time your child reads they will be working towards earning different reading certificates!
Computing - We are completing work all about E-safety this half term and how to stay safe online.
Topic - Our topic this term is 'Our Local Area' and the children will be exploring Lache and Chester. They will be using maps and fieldwork to identify where things are in their local area and looking at how these places have changed over time.
Science - Our first science topic this term is 'Forces and Magnets'.
School Uniform - Please rememeber that children should come to school every day in their school uniform unless it is their PE day. School uniform should include: -
- School jumper or cardigan
- White shirt or polo shirt
- Tie (colour based on the house your child is in)
- Black/Grey trousers, shorts or skirt
- School dress
- Plain black shoes - black trainers are acceptable as long as they do not have any slogans or motifs on and the sole of the trainer must be black
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