Welcome to Year 3
We hope that you all had a good half term! Take a look at what we have planned for this term!
Your Year 3 Team
Miss White is the class teacher for Stevenson Class.
Mrs Russell is the class teacher for Brunel Class (This term Miss Grieve will taking on the role of class teacher in Mrs Russell's absence).
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
Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish author, poet, musician and wrote about his travels. One of his most famous stories is Treasure Island.
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 continues!
Our main topic for all of Spring term is Ancient Egypt! We will also be learning about the importance of the River Nile which links in nicely to our science learning about plants. In English, we will be writing some reports about Ancient Egypt as well as reading some fiction around the topic.
All this as well...
PE - Dance and team games
Computing - Touch-typing
PSHE - Secrets and surprises
RE - Creation stories
Music - Instruments and composers
KEEPING SCROLLING FOR OTHER KEY INFORMATION, INCLUDING HOMEWORK.
In maths, we will be learning about multiplication and division, telling the time and 3D shapes. 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.
Important Things to Know
Uniform, lunchboxes and PE kit
Please ensure everything is clearly labelled. PE kit should be brought in every Monday and taken home on a 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
- black or grey skirts, trousers or dresses
- blue gingham summer dresses
- black or grey trousers
- shorts in summer
- Tee Shirt (White)
- Shorts (Royal Blue)
- Royal blue book bag with school logo
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 will be given out every Monday. Per week children are expected to do the following.
· Learn and practise weekly spellings set by the teacher (Test on Mondays)
· Complete a maths task, including times tables.
· Complete an English task.
Per half term children are expected to complete ONE topic project.
- Due: Friday 14th February
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!
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.