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Welcome to Year Three!

In Year 3, we have two classes: 3KS and 3LW. 

Miss Sadler and Mrs White are the class teachers.

Mrs Carman, Miss Addis, Mrs Astbury and Mr Maloney are our teaching assistants. 

  

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

 katey.sadler@hungerfordacademy.org             laura.white@hungerfordacademy.org

 Year Three classrooms are located next to the junior hall and 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 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. Once a fortnight we work with Mr Bean for an Outdoor Learning activity (Wednesday afternoon) 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. We will have two groups for spellings. 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. 

Topic homework is set once per term and will vary depending on the topic.

 

Topics 2017-18:

Autumn - Time Travellers!

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

 

Spring - Egyptians!

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

Summer - 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. 

 

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

In our Literacy lessons we will focus our learning on the book "Library Lion". 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 from a different point of view and changing an aspect of the story before writing our own story, based upon a wild animal. 

 

In our Maths lessons we will begin a unit of work on fractions. During this topic, we will be introduced to lots of new concepts and terminology. We will confidently use the terms numerator and denominator and understand what these each represent. We will learn what a unit fraction is and what a non-unit fraction is. We will find out all about tenths, we will find fractions of different amounts, with lots of practical work included! We will apply our understanding of fractions to a range of different contexts. Within this, we will apply prior learning such as money and time. 

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

 

 

Pictures from our fantastic trip to Burwardsley Outdoor Centre

LATEST NEWS:

 

 New spellings for the second half-term of Summer can be found on this website page. 

We had a really enjoyable trip to MMU where we worked with some of their students to try out orienteering around the campus. We also completed some Art work whilst we were there. 

The children are all working really hard. Check our school twitter page for updates! (Miss Sadler loves to tweet!) 

 The Year 3 reading menu can be found on this website page. All children have this on the inside cover of their reading records. It provides some suggested activities when reading at home.