Hello and welcome to the Year 3 webpage!
Reading at home is very important. Please encourage your child to read aloud each evening and discuss what they have read. When your child reads aloud at home, please add a brief note (in the reading record) detailing the date and the page they have reached. You can support your child by asking them questions about what they have read, help them to make predictions and explore what a character is thinking and feeling.
In Year 3, homework is set each Friday and should be returned before or on Thursday of the following week.
It is really important that Year 3 pupils work on their multiplication facts (times tables) and spellings at home. All pupils will be quizzed each week. When working with your child, please remember that each fact must be learnt – it is not enough to recite the tables in order. Help your child by quizzing them regularly in different orders. When learning their multiples of five, you could ask them: 3x5, 4x5, 2x5, 6x5… as this is how they will be quizzed in class. You can also use Times Tables Rock Stars to support your children's learning. A short list of spellings will also be sent home to learn - and your child should apply the correct spelling of these words during independent writing.
Friday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor)
Please note: Children should come to school in their PE kits on PE days. They will spend all day in these so they do not need to bring school uniforms.
These are some of the units we are covering this year:
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and division
Length and perimeter
Explaining our answers and methods of working
Please note: Each child has an account on ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ (login details can be found in the front of your child’s reading diary) that they can access at home - there is also a 'Times tables Rockstars' app that you can download to your phone or tablet https://www.ttrockstars.com.
Recounts including diaries
Rocks and Soils
Forces and Magnets
Animals including humans
Iron and Bronze Age(s)
Stone Age Civilisations
The World and the Continents