Welcome to year 3! For September 2020, we will have two Year 3 classes, Juniper and Hawthorn, and you can meet your teachers to the right.
Please take a look at our Twitter account and use #Year3UHPS, #HawthornUHPS or #JuniperUHPS to see what we have been up to in class.
Top tips for year 3
PE: Friday is our PE day. Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit (weather appropriate) on Fridays. The children will spend the whole day in PE kit.
Reading books: Please ensure that reading records and reading books are in bags every day to allow children to read to an adult whenever possible. Reading records will be checked regularly and it is the expectation that your child should show their record to their teacher a minimum of once a week. Once children have finished a reading book, they need to hand that book in the following morning to be changed along with the reading record. For some children, changing books will be daily and for other children who are reading longer texts less frequently but the teacher will still need to see their reading records. Children are able to use the school library once a week during lunchtime.
Home learning: We set home learning tasks on Seesaw every Friday. The home learning tasks are based on what the children have been learning about in school and the expectation is that children complete a minimum of one task per week, if possible by the following Tuesday. These home learning tasks are in addition to home reading and times tables.
Times Table Rock Stars: Children will be tested on times tables at the end of Year 4, by which time they are expected to know all times tables up to 12 X 12. It would be incredibly beneficial for your child to work on times tables at least once a week at home and Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and effective way to do this.
Spellings: In addition to spelling lessons in class, we will send home a spelling activity each week 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. The Y3/4 statutory word list is attached and the children are expected to know all of these words by the end of Year 4.
Water bottles: Your child will need a bottle of water in class every day.
Thank you, from the Year 3 team.
Summer Term 2021
It is great to be out of lockdown and have all the children back in school. We’ve missed them!
This term, we will be finishing our Spring texts (This Morning I Met a Whale and Big Blue Whale) The children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring these books in Literacy and Guided Reading. We will also finish off our Polar Regions topic and will be studying the work of Matisse, in particular Polynesia.
Our main topic for Summer 1 is ‘Ancient Civilisations’ which is a history based topic. After half term, we will do a more in depth study of Ancient Egypt.’
In Science, we will be learning about Plants in Summer 1 and Light in Summer 2.
In Maths we will finish the Length and Perimeter unit and then move on to Fractions. The Fractions unit will be completed in Summer 2 and then we will cover Time and Properties of Shape.
All knowledge organisers which show in more detail what the children will be learning and what they need to know in Maths, Science and Topic are available on the links.
READING AND WRITING IN YEAR 3.
We follow the Pathway to Read and Pathway to Write schemes, by the Literacy Company. Our topics are linked to these English units including all history, geography, DT and art. Our Science units are also linked to reading and writing units as much as possible.
Summer 1 writing tasks will be based on ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker with a supplementary text also used: Tilly Mint Tales by Berlie Doherty. In Guided Reading we will be looking at an Usborne book – The Illustrated Atlas of Britain and Ireland.
Please see the link to the right (Summer 1 Pathways to Write) for the learning keys and vocabulary covered in this unit.