Welcome to Year 3!
Please click here to view the Year Three Curriculum 2021-22
Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt and has been kick started by creating our own newspaper reports on the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. We will also be focusing on our ability to write for a purpose by producing non-chronological reports on Ancient Egyptian life. Through our DT topic, we will designing, making and evaluating our own Egyptian shadufs.
To ensure that we cover any gaps in missed learning, we will be constantly revising and assessing your child's knowledge and referring back to the Year 2 curriculum as and when necessary.
This will be sent out on a Friday (Numeracy or Reading focus) and is due in the following Wednesday.
Spellings will be set on EdShed, which allows the children to practice through the use of games. These will consist of 10 words from the current week's spelling rule plus 10 statutory words. The children will be tested on the rule on fortnightly Wednesdays. This is to ensure that the children learn the rule in order to apply it in their writing across the curriculum.
Your children are becoming fluent and expressive readers, but understanding the text that they are reading is just as important. Every week, your child will bring home a colour-banded book, which supports targets for your child's reading level. Please aim to read the book at least 3 times with your child to consolidate and secure their understanding as repetition is key to closing any gaps. In addition, questioning and encouraging your child into a discussion about what they have read will assist their progress. Alongside their colour-banded book, the children should also be reading a book for pleasure, which can include novels, magazines, comics and poems.
When reading with your child, please remember to sign their home reading record so we can assess their progress.
I ask that you aim to read with your child 5 times per week - I know that finding the time can be tricky, but even a 5 minute read can make a difference!
Year 3 will have their indoor PE session on a Tuesday afternoon, and their outdoor PE session on a Thursday afternoon so please ensure your child has the appropriate kit for each sessions.
If you have any worries or questions, just drop me a message on Dojo and I will respond as soon as I can.
Thank you for your continued support,
Here are some useful links for you to support learning at home.
Excellent resources for Maths - videos and work specific to each year group:
Activities for Maths and English:
Under ‘Learning’ there is a tab for Maths and English with lots of activities for
Free weekly 'Learning at Home' packs for each year group:
Fancy practising your Modern Foreign Language skills? Check out Duolingo: