Welcome to Year 3

We hope that you all had a good half term! Take a look at what we have planned for this term!

Your Year 3 Team

Miss White is the class teacher for Stevenson Class.

Mrs Russell is the class teacher for Brunel Class (This term Miss Grieve will taking on the role of class teacher in Mrs Russell's absence).

Mrs Kaur is our amazing teaching assistant working in both Year 3 classes.

If you have any questions, please come and ask!

Behind the Class Name

Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish author, poet, musician and wrote about his travels. One of his most famous stories is Treasure Island.

Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the most versatile and inventive engineers of the 19th century, responsible for the design of tunnels, bridges, railway lines and ships.

The Learning Journey continues!

Our main topic for all of Spring term is Ancient Egypt! We will link this to our English and Science learning. To start, the children will be writing reports about camels.

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All this as well...

  • PSHE: self-awareness, including the importance of talking about our emotions.
  • Languages: Arabic
  • DT: Planning, making and evaluating a shaduf.
  • RE: Easter
  • PE: Team games and Commando Joe tasks
  • Computing: Coding

KEEPING SCROLLING FOR OTHER KEY INFORMATION, INCLUDING HOMEWORK.

Mathematics

Topics this term: 2D shape, angles, fractions, time, addition and subtraction.

Below is our calculation policy for Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division in Year 3. It is useful to see if your child asks for extra support at home - please ask if you would like more information.

Important Things to Know

Uniform, lunchboxes and PE kit

Please ensure everything is clearly labelled. PE kit should be brought in every Monday and taken home on a Friday.

At Victoria Primary School we expect all our pupils to wear appropriate school uniform.

The uniform consists of:

  • White Shirt or White polo shirt
  • Royal Blue Cardigan / Sweatshirt or fleece with logo

For girls:

  • black or grey skirts, trousers or dresses
  • blue gingham summer dresses

For boys:

  • black or grey trousers
  • shorts in summer
Sportswear items
  • Tee Shirt (White)
  • Shorts (Royal Blue)
Other items
  • Royal blue book bag with school logo

Forest school

We will have sessions on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure that your child brings a pair of outdoor trainers or wellies for your child to change into and a raincoat/sunhat (with the ever-changing weather!).

Homework

Homework will be given out every Monday. Per week children are expected to do the following.

· Learn and practise weekly spellings set by the teacher (Test on Mondays)

· Complete a maths task, including times tables.

· Complete an English task.

Per half term children are expected to complete ONE topic project.

  • Due: Friday 3rd April

​Times Tables

​Please encourage your child to practise their times tables. By the end of year 3, children are expected to be able to recall the 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables and know the division facts. Also, the times tables are in the back of the reading diaries.

Here are some maths games that you could use at home to help them practise. These are all tablet-friendly:

Reading at Home

Please support your child by reading with them every evening for about 5-10 minutes.

THANK YOU for everything you do!

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Reading regularly will also:

  • Build confidence
  • Build a wider range of vocabulary
  • Help with spelling
  • Build a rich imagination

See this links below for ideas about how you could check your child's understanding of what they have read.