Year 3 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 3, a fabulous and fun year to be a part of!
Year 3 marks the end of Key Stage 1 as your child enters Key Stage 2 as a Junior pupil. Now, children begin to develop increasing independence and also secure their knowledge, skills and understanding. All Year 3 children are expected to produce longer, more detailed pieces of work in every lesson. They will also start to take more responsibility for improving their own work, correcting any mistakes.
Reading continues to be an incredibly important for your child’s progress. We will read with your child twice each week and they will bring an Oxford Reading Tree book home daily. Please read with your child at home using the books from the scheme and any other books that they enjoy. Make sure you sign the reading diary every time your child reads so they move up the balloons in our Reading Competition.
In English, your child will continue to work on the spelling patterns they have begun in previous years, but this year there is less of a focus on phonics and more emphasis on understanding and learning the spelling rules, as well as attention to prefixes and suffixes. Your child will also study different genres of writing such as poetry and play scripts.
In Maths we will have more of a times tables focus. Children will learn quick recall of the required 3, 4, 8, and 50 times-tables (as well as the 2, 5, and 10 times-tables they’ve already learned in Year 1 and 2). This is important as they form the foundation for a large majority of the work the children will cover within the year. We will also begin to use column addition and subtraction of three-digit numbers this year, as well as learning about multiplication and division, and using — and applying — their times tables knowledge. We will also cover fractions of quantities, equivalent fractions, angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, area, perimeter, and shape. The national curriculum ‘mastery’ style of teaching concentrates on breadth of knowledge, and children will be encouraged to use their understanding of the new concepts to solve challenges to deepen their understanding.
Our Science topics this year are Plants, Lights and Shadows, Forces, Magnets, Animals including Humans and Rocks and Fossils.
Our PE lesson is every Wednesday, so please make sure your child comes to school wearing their PE kits, which is trainers, black jogging bottoms/leggings, white t-shirt and the blue school jumper.
Please remember water bottles need to be brought in every day. Do not sent fabric bags or lunchboxes in with your child. Please also remember that the school day now finishes at 3.30pm prompt for Year 3.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Miss K Blakeley
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