Welcome to Year Three's web page!
Mrs Anderson is the teacher in Year Three and Miss Young and Miss Wood are the two teaching assistants that support the teaching and learning. The children will be taught by Mrs Anderton all day a Monday and Wednesday afternoon.
Our aim is to have a tidy, stimulating and friendly classroom. We work as a team to support each other in all we do, so that we can achieve to the best of our ability.
In Year Three we strive to have high standards and expect that children:
- Wear the correct uniform to school, including having the correct PE kit.
Complete homework that is set, which includes, maths, spellings and learning log activities.
To read at home at least three times a week to an adult at home and bring in their reading books and logs every day.
Spellings will be given out on a Monday and are expected to be handed in on Friday morning, as the children will take their spelling test on Fridays. Please keep practising these throughout the week.
Maths homework and learning logs homework will be handed out on a Friday and is due in the following Thursday. This will also be monitored and recorded.
Homework is overseen by the class teacher and is recorded in homework books. Learning logs will be self and peer assessed through our homework gallery activity.
Our topic this half term is 'Tremors'. We will be looking closely at natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and hurricanes etc.
We will look at maps to see where these natural disasters have affected. We will be linking our topic work to our English work and our Science work.
Take a look at the website below to learn about volcanoes:
The children are enjoying learning French and will continue to develop their basic french oral skills, such as learning the alphabet, key words, and numbers. Mrs Anderton will be carrying out French activities on a Wednesday afternoon.
We have a fantastic new music teacher that works at St Mary's on a Monday. Year Three will have an opportunity to carry out different activities, including singing and working with a range of musical instruments to create rhythms and performances.
In indoor PE we will be carrying out Gymnastics activities. This will be with Mrs Anderton on a Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure that you have the correct indoor kit, which consists of black shorts and a white t-shirt.
In outdoor PE we will be participating in team games and learning orienteering skills. this will be with Mrs Anderson on a Tuesday afternoon. Outdoor kit is black tracksuit bottoms and top with a white t-shirt and trainers.
Hair must be tied back and earrings must be taken out for both PE sessions, due to health and safety.
Indoor PE is on Wednesday afternoon.
Outdoor PE is on Tuesday afternoon.
We will link our English lessons to our topic. We will be writing newspaper reports about the unfortunate event that is happening across the Caribbean islands at the moment; hurricane Irma. The children will create a news report and become presenters too.
within our writing, we will be aiming to develop our grammar. We will be practising using more descriptive language, such as adjectives, expanded noun phrases, similes. The children will also be taught how to use inverted commas for speech when writing quotes in their articles too. From writing newspaper reports, we will look at how to set out a report and use headings and subheadings. we will look at making the heading more eye catching by using rhyme, alliteration and play on words or a pun. We will also look at opening paragraphs to include 'what?', 'where?', 'why?', 'when?' and 'how?'.
If you would like to practise building your skills, take a look at the link below.
We are doing lots of work on the times tables, we will have a class challenge to learn all of our times tables by the end of the year.
We will be focussing on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables at first, including multiplication and division facts.
You can practice your times tables on the games if you follow the link below.
Throughout this half term we will be creating a bar chart looking at children's birthdays. The children will create a class pictograph to go on display, then present their own bar chart. We will use the information to interpret the data to answer questions.
We will be looking at place value and identifying the meaning of digits in numbers up to 1000. We will also be reading and writing the numbers in words as well as ordering. Our place value lessons will consist of adding and subtracting 10 and 100 from numbers. We will also have a focus on addition and subtraction too.
Please use the links for the maths games you can play at home.
Children will also take part in investigations on a weekly basis, this will be on a Monday with Mrs Anderton.
The children also carry out big maths sessions, which are in mixed ability groups across school on a Friday morning.
Mrs Anderton's section
Children will be learning about rocks and soils. We will be sorting rocks into igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. We will also be testing rocks to see if they are permeable or non permeable, and can float or not.
We will be carrying out an investigation and learning how to predict and evaluate.
It would be useful to learn the vocabulary to support the learning taking place in Science. please see the link below:
Science will be on a Monday afternoon.