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Welcome to Year Three!

In Year 3, we have two classes: 3SW and 3DH. 

Miss Walker and Miss Harrison are the class teachers.

Mrs Carman, Miss Curran, Mrs Hough and Mrs Rogers are our teaching assistants. 

  

If you wish to contact the teachers, please use the following email addresses:

 samantha.walker@hungerfordacademy.org             dawn.harrison@hungerfordacademy.org

 Year Three classrooms are located next to the junior playground.

 

Essentials

Everyday Essentials

Children need reading books and reading records in school every day. Reading books should be brought in school book bags and will be stored in classroom trays. Children need to have a P.E. kit in school which consists of a Hungerford blue PE T-shirt or a plain white T-shirt, shorts and school pumps, plus joggers and trainers for outside. A pair of Wellington boots should also be brought into school for Outdoor Learning and Forest School work.

 

What we do:

Everyday the children take part in fun and exciting activities to promote their learning. We undertake daily SPaG, Literacy and Maths lessons. We also underpin our learning with ICT through using iPads in class and in the computer suite. Once a fortnight we work with Mrs Hammond for an Outdoor Learning activity (Wednesday morning) and we promote physical activity through P.E. lessons and making other lessons active!

We adopt a thematic approach to our learning and endeavour to link as many lessons as possible to our topic. 

 

Homework

Children are expected to read daily and we encourage comments (yours and theirs) to be made in reading journals. Reading really is integral to your child's learning so please do read at home. After October half-term, there will be a reading 'menu' in the front of each child's reading record. This will outline the objectives being worked towards in that half-term and some suggested activities to help children achieve the objectives. This is not intended to be lots of work but instead, to focus reading and ensure children have a solid understanding. Ultimately, we are encouraging children to have a love of reading :) 

Spellings are set for the half term and are tested weekly on a Friday. There will be a short spelling task each week for children to complete using their groups' spellings.

Homework will be set on a Thursday and children are expected to return their books on the following Tuesday. One week children will be set a SPaG task to complete in their SPaG homework books and the following week they will be set with a Maths task to complete in their Maths homework books. Please encourage your children to really look after the books and take pride in the work that they complete.

 

Topics 2018-19:

Autumn - Time Travellers!

We will go back in time and explore what has happened over the years, starting with the Stone Age...

 

Spring - Wild At Heart 

During this topic, we will incorporate lots of our Science learning. We will think about animals, including humans, considering their needs and focusing upon nutrition. In Summer 2, we will focus on plants; how they grow, what they need and their life cycle. 

 

Summer - Egyptians!

We will learn all about this time in History and link as much of a learning as possible to this exciting topic.

 

What will we be learning in our core subjects in the Autumn Term? 

In our English lessons we will focus our learning on the book "Stone Age Boy". We will create a text map for this story and orally rehearse it to familiarise ourselves with the structure and vocabulary used. We will have a SPaG focus on the use of conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions as well as the correct use of inverted commas. We will look at writing the story after changing one of the key characters before writing our own story. 

 

In our Maths lessons we will begin a unit of work on place value. During this topic, we will be introduced to new concepts and terminology. We will Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones) and compare numbers up to 1000. Our second unit of work this term will focus upon the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), using these within calculations and for solving problems.

In our Science lessons we will explore all things Rocks and Fossils related! We will use our Outdoor Education sessions to help us along the way and apply our learning. 

 

 

LATEST NEWS:

Our Welcome to Year 3 meeting will be held at 3:30 in the year 3 area. This is a chance to ask us any questions you may have and for us to discuss with you general routines and expectations for the forth coming year.