Welcome to Year 3

We hope that you all had a nice, relaxing break and that the children are ready for an exciting and jam-packed half term! We have many events planned for this half term, so please check this website regularly.

Your Year 3 Team

Miss White is the class teacher for Stevenson Class.

Mrs Russell is the class teacher for Brunel Class.

Mrs Kaur is our amazing teaching assistant working in both Year 3 classes.

If you have any questions, please come and ask!

Behind the Class Name

Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish author, poet, musician and wrote about his travels. One of his most famous stories is Treasure Island.

Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the most versatile and inventive engineers of the 19th century, responsible for the design of tunnels, bridges, railway lines and ships.

The Learning Journey begins!

English

This half term, our English reading and writing will be based around the book 101 Dalmatians. Then in a few weeks time we will be writing some reports about North Clifton.

Mathematics

In maths, we will be applying our knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to reason and solve problems. Below is our calculation policy for Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division in Year 3. It is useful to see if your child asks for extra support at home - please ask if you would like more information.

All this as well...

Science - Nutrition for humans

PE - Dance and Hockey (Wednesday and Thursday)

Art - Drawing and painting techniques

RE - Prayer in Christianity and Islam

Languages - Urdu

Computing - Online safety

Geography - A contrasting locality (North Clifton)

Important Things to Know

Uniform and PE kit

Please ensure your child comes to school in the Victoria school uniform with their coat, PE kit, lunch box, reading folder and uniform clearly labelled. This will ensure that your child will not lose anything. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit and brings it to school on a Monday and leaves it here until the Friday.

At Victoria Primary School we expect all our pupils to wear appropriate school uniform.

The uniform consists of:

  • White Shirt or White polo shirt
  • Royal Blue Cardigan / Sweatshirt or fleece with logo

For girls:

  • black or grey skirts, trousers or dresses
  • blue gingham summer dresses

For boys:

  • black or grey trousers
  • shorts in summer
Sportswear items
  • Tee Shirt (White)
  • Shorts (Royal Blue)
Other items
  • Royal blue book bag with school logo

Forest school

We will have sessions on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure that your child brings a pair of outdoor trainers or wellies for your child to change into and a raincoat/sunhat (with the ever-changing weather!).

Homework

Homework will be given out every Tuesday. Per week children are expected to do the following.

· Learn and practise weekly spellings set by the teacher (Test on Mondays)

· Complete a basic maths and times table activity. (Due in the following Tuesday)

· Complete a grammar or punctuation activity. (Due in the following Tuesday)

Per half term children are expected to complete ONE topic project.

Due: Friday 18th October

​Times Tables

​Please encourage your child to practise their times tables. By the end of year 3, children are expected to be able to recall the 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables and know the division facts. Also, the times tables are in the back of the reading diaries.

Here are some maths games that you could use at home to help them practise. These are all tablet-friendly:

Reading at Home

Please support your child by reading with them every evening for about 5-10 minutes.

THANK YOU for everything you do!

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Reading regularly will also:

  • Build confidence
  • Build a wider range of vocabulary
  • Help with spelling
  • Build a rich imagination

See this links below for ideas about how you could check your child's understanding of what they have read.

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