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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.

Autumn topic homework is being sent out before half-term and is due in on Tuesday 28th November 2017 (the document is attached at the bottom of this page, outlining the tasks.) 

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. 

What will we be learning in our core subjects to begin with? 

In our Literacy lessons we will be begin by using the book 'Egyptian Cinderella', to complete lots of different work. We will be exploring a variety of  genres and incorporating lots of SPAG learning. We will consider the style that this book is written in and compare it to other traditional tales. We will also call upon our inference skills to discuss the book and specific language used. 

After half-term, we will explore newspaper articles, again linked to our Egyptian topic.  We will identify the structure of this text type and the language used so that we are ready to create our own newspaper report. We will focus upon the newspaper report "Who Killed Tut?", learning this by way of a text map and creating a toolkit so that we know what needs to be included to write an effective newspaper report, since this is a new style of writing for us in Year 3. 

 

In our Maths lessons we will continue with multiplication and division, learning lots of related facts, different methods to solve calculations and completing lots of problem solving activities, remembering to reason as we go.

After this, we will become confident with money - identifying different ways of making the same amount, calculating change and the different ways this can be given using specific coins, adding different amounts and solving lots of problems. 

We will then move on to statistics, showing our understanding by asking lots of questions from the data presented and completing a range of problem solving questions. 

Finally, we will enter the wonderful world of measurement! We will re-familiarise ourselves with centimetres and metres before asking ourselves: How many mm in a cm? Once confident with this, we will become fantastic at using this new unit of measurement, millimetres. We will be able to convert between units of measurement and, as always, develop our understanding by solving lots of problem questions and show our reasoning. 

In our Science lessons we will explore all things light related! What is light? How are shadows created? What has changed over time? What are the different sources of light? 

To explore this topic, we will carry out lots of hands on investigations and improve our recording skills so that our investigations are written up in full. 

 

Please see below for a copy of our weekly timetable for the Spring Term so that you know what we do each day!

 

Pictures from our fantastic trip to Burwardsley Outdoor Centre

LATEST NEWS:

 

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

Please find new spellings for the second half of the Spring term on this website page. 

These have been handed out to all children on the last day before February half-term. 

 

NEW topic homework has been handed out (February) and is available on this website page. It is due in on Monday 16th April. We look forward to seeing what you come up with :) 

 

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.