YEAR 3 2023/4
Welcome to Year 3.
We have two Year 3 classes: Juniper and Hawthorn. Juniper is taught by Miss Preston and Miss Sullivan and Hawthorn class is taught by Mrs Anderson. Meet the class teachers on the right.
Please take a look at our Twitter account and use #Year3UHPS, #HawthornUHPS, or #JuniperUHPS to see what the children have been doing at school. We always have lots of exciting new learning to share!
The Year 3 Curriculum
At Upton Heath our Curriculum Quests allow us to plan deep learning experiences across all subjects with knowledge carefully sequenced. They provide our children with a connected learning experience that is both broad and balanced developing a love for learning and allow them to immerse themselves fully in their studies while making links across subjects and learning opportunities.
Year three curriculum quests include:
- A world of pure imagination! A detailed RE, art and Music quest,
- Diwali and Holi,
- Forces and Magnets,
- Ancient Egypt,
- The water cycle,
- Plants and animals,
- The ways we worship,
- Stone Age Britain,
- Rocks and Light.
At the end of each half term, classes take part in an ‘Exhibition’ of their learning. This is an opportunity for children to share what they have learnt with parents, peers and the wider community, giving them a genuine purpose for work that they produce as well as providing an opportunity to revisit their learning and further embed it into their long-term memory. Children are assessed on the key knowledge for each Curriculum Quest using online quizzes that are revisited throughout the year, further helping to ensure that learning is maintained.
Year 3 love reading! It is an important part of each day. We have dedicated stop and read time daily to help develop reading for enjoyment as well as whole class reading sessions. We always finish each day with our class read.
Please ensure that reading records and reading books are in bags every day to allow children to read to an adult whenever possible.
The children will complete Accelerated Reader quizzes on each book that they read. This enables us to monitor progress and to ensure that the children continue to read books appropriate to their level. Parents are able to log on to Accelerated Reader at home in order to see how their children are doing with their quizzes.
PE: Wednesday and Thursdays
Please send your child into school wearing their school PE kit (weather appropriate) on PE days. The children will spend the whole day in PE kit.
Spellings: In addition to spelling lessons in class, we will send home a spelling activity most weeks on Seesaw with a list of words to learn. These lists will be made up of a mixture of spelling pattern words and Y3/4 statutory words.
Thank you for your support, from the Year 3 team.