Welcome to Year 3!

I am very much looking forward to working with both children and parents this year. I am very impressed with how quickly the children have settled into our class community and the busy routines of Key Stage 2!

This term, in Topic, we will be exploring what our future aspirations are. The children will learn about the jobs that help us in our community. This information will hopefully provide the children with some inspiration for their future career path, along with the skills that they might need too! Our learning will link to an enterprise project, where the children will think about how they can make their money grow in the future. We will plan and design a business with a product to sell.

In Maths, we have started to learn about place value. We will be working with numbers up to 1000. The children will learn to recognise the value of each digit and compare and order numbers up to 1000. To help your child at home, please practice securing times tables 2’s 5’s and 10’s, as this will help immensely in all areas of their number work. Then, children can quickly move on to their 3’s 4’s and 8’s.

In Literacy, we are reading The BFG by Roald Dahl. We will use the text to help build the children’s vocabulary and improve punctuation. These skills will help their writing to make better sense. Children will also be writing their own version of the story through their story structure work. This year, we will encourage the use of cursive handwriting through discrete handwriting lessons. This will support your child’s natural writing flow and spelling accuracy.

Reading and Homework
Every Monday, children will have reading books changed and they are expected to look after their books at home. Once books are returned, they can be changed regularly throughout the week.
Every Friday, children will have Maths homework that is linked to our current learning. They will also have a Topic or Literacy based challenge activity to complete. Please ensure that homework is returned by the next Wednesday, to allow time for homework to be marked then set up to be handed out again that week.

PE and Games will be on Wednesdays and Fridays. Children should have their PE kits (white t-shirt and black shorts or leggings) in at the start of the week and take it home each Friday. If for any reason your child cannot do PE, they will need to provide a signed letter with reasons from a parent or carer. Otherwise, please inform the office.

Please do not hesitate to come and ask myself or Miss Shields if there are any questions that you might have. We are out on the playground before and after school.
Many Thanks,
Ms Hull, Miss Shields