Year 3

Year 3

Meet the teacher

Dear Parent,

Year 3 will be taught by Mrs Booth and Mrs Merritt. We can’t wait to get started with the children’s learning!

SPaG
Literacy lessons consist of the teaching of a number of key elements; Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPaG)

This term we are starting with conjunction use in sentences.  The children will learn to correctly use a range of conjunctions, including but, so, because, or, and when.  They will also learn conjunctions to express time such as when, before, after, while.  They will use a range of conjunctions in their recounts of our October farm visit.

Maths

Dame Dorothy Primary School boasts excellent mathematics skills.

Each morning, the children have mental maths to complete. It is important that the children get to school promptly at 8:45am so they don’t miss out on their mental maths.

We are beginning by looking at the number system and place value.  Children will learn how to read, write, represent, order and work with 3 digit numbers.

We are beginning the year also by revising the 2x 5x and 10x tables, which the children covered in Year 2.

Literacy

We are approaching literacy mainly through the study of novels.  A lot of our literacy work will be based on a novel which we are reading together in class.  The children will learn to read aloud with appropriate expression and written work will be based on the class novel we are currently reading. 

This term we will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We will be using this as a basis for comprehension and lots of discussion about characters and events in the novel.

Spellings
Y3 have a list of Statutory Spellings, which are part of the National Curriculum.  We will send a list of these home with the children so they can practise them whenever they wish.  We will also do some work to help your children with recall of these spellings at school. 

Topic

Our topic this term is Bread and Chocolate.  We will be finding out about different foods, where they come from and how they are packaged.  We will also have the chance to taste foods and design our own packaging.

ICT

We have the opportunity to use a wide range of ICT resources such as laptops and iPads.

We ensure that the children are aware of how to keep safe when using the internet and they are always extremely responsive to this.

The children have a dedicated weekly lesson of ICT with Mrs Kirtley on Thursdays.

Music and RE

Children will have music on Thursday PM with Mrs Ireland, our specialist music teacher and RE will be done on Friday afternoons with Mrs Merritt.

PE
PE lessons are on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure your child comes to school with the correct kit and can remove any earrings and/or jewellery they may be wearing. We will be playing football for the first half term and tennis for the second half term via expert teaching from our PE coaches. Please note, it is essential that your children have suitable footwear for PE sessions. Trainers must be worn.

A few reminders

PE is Monday.  Home readers will be changed on Friday, please return to school each Thursday.

Please encourage your child to read at home and remember that any reading they do, and any books they enjoy are good experiences.

Please email me at teacher@damedorothy.org.uk if you have any queries or concerns: I’m happy to help!

As it is still quite hot please ensure your child has a water bottle in school so they ca have constant access to fresh water when they need it.

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