Welcome to Year 3
Teacher: Mrs Strugnell
TAs: Mrs Waller and Mrs Kumar
Welcome to Year Three!
It is so lovely to have the class again and I sincerely hope we manage to get to the end of the school year this time around.
Our topics for this half term are Ancient Egyptians followed by Stone Age through to the Iron Age. During topic lessons in the first half term, children will be learning about the history of Ancient Egypt.
English this year will follow an exciting, new book-based curriculum developed by Hertfordshire. We are kicking off the year by looking at fables - their features and their meanings.
In Maths, we are following the Herts for Learning curriculum, starting off by investigating Place Value, before moving on to investigating the four operations. In Science, our topic is currently Forces and Magnets.
PE lessons will take place every Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please make sure that PE kits are named and at school on these days.
Children will be given a designated day to read with an adult at school. Their books will be changed on that day providing that they have read them with an adult at home. We expect children to read at home three (or more) times each week. Please sign the reading record provided. Despite having a designated reading day, we ask the children to bring in their folders every day, as this allows us to hear a few “extras” when time permits.
Reading will also be taught by daily guided reading lessons. I will read with a different group each day, whilst the other children either read with an adult or take part in other, reading-based activities such as comprehension or phonic work.
Homework will be handed out every Wednesday and will consist of a maths and a reading/writing activity. The homework needs to be handed back in on the Monday. Instead, we will be teaching spelling in the classroom so that children are encouraged to spot rules and patterns, instead of simply learning from a list every week.
Thank you for your support. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to me.
Year 3 Autumn Timetable 2021
In Year 3 we learn to:
o pronouns and how they are used
o collective nouns
Our phonic scheme is Letters and Sounds
Our reading scheme is Phonics Bug and Bug club from Pearson