Welcome to Badgers
Mrs. Skirving - Class Teacher
A huge welcome to your Year 3 Badgers webpage - We're so glad that you could join us!
Here you will find all the key information for our school week, including helpful links to aid you in supporting your child to learn at home alongside school.
Alongside our teacher-taught lessons, children are given time to practice their skills using information technology in class. They have access to some really supportive websites which they are encouraged to also access at home where possible.
Your child will have all of their important website log-ins stuck in to the front of their planners (pg.10) to enable them to access tasks and extra study websites at home.
Every child should bring their planner/ reading record to school every single day.
We will be using these to record:
- Each week's new spelling list
- Website log in details and passwords for home learning
- Reading comments from home and school (children should be reading 5 times a week - at least one of these times with an adult at home - and may sign this themselves when we have read in class)
- Important dates and reminders
- Any homework information that the children have been set - homework will be handed out on a Friday to be handed back in the following Thursday for marking.class page
Please help your child by listening to them read at home and signing their planners at least once a week. This could note the page numbers they have read/ a particular part of the book they enjoyed or anything they need further support with e.g. understanding the story.
See an example of a 'typical' planner below:
We encourage children to practice their spellings daily in class where there is time. Please continue to test them at home in time for their spelling tests every Friday.
Water bottles and snacks
Children are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle with them daily. We allow healthy snacks at break time including fruit and cereal bars. Please note we are a nut-free school and therefore, no products containing nuts are allowed.
This years school councillors were voted across the whole of year 3 and have been announced as,,,
AIZAH - Connect ambassador
SYED - Year 3 School councillor
Year 3 is really important for young mathematicians; they are making the jump from counting on fingers and using apparatus to more formal written methods.
This term we are re-visiting and developing our knowledge of:
- Mass and Capacity - Children will be progressing to build on their previously learnt knowledge of mass and capacity and be starting to look at converting units of measure in order to compare different amounts. Children will learn to add and subtract mass and capacities.
- We will also be continuing to practise our 3s, 4s, and 8s timestables.
Daily practice of times tables is recommended to aid children in completing other formal operations.
We will be using ICT and practical games in class to aid with our Mathematics learning. TopMarks and TT Rockstars are useful websites your child can use to practise their skills at home.
You can view the year 3 long term plan for Maths below:
Our text type for this half-term is a narrative - 'The Stone Age Boy'. Children will be exploring and analysing the text and discussing how we can use the devices used by the author within our own writing. We will be doing lots of retrieval and inference on the text and analysing the characters and settings in order to create our own plot twist!
The children in Badgers class this year really enjoy reading aloud and taking the spotlight to answer questions directed by their peers!
In science, we are now learning about 'Rocks'. Children will learn all about classifying rocks based on their properties and investigate whether rocks are permeable in order to see which rocks would be used for different everyday jobs.
You can help your child at home by observing different types and uses of rocks around the house and in nature. Discuss with them which careers might need knowledge of rock properties.
In History this half-term, we will be learning all about the Stone Age era right through to the Iron Age. Children will learn what life was like during these times including how man hunted for his own food and built settlements. We will analyse evidence found from this time to understand how the Stone Age man socialised and evolved.
In music we are very lucky in year 3 to be learning how to play the ukulele!
We are also learning about Blues music and how this makes people feel. We are learning the lyrics to 'Let your spirit fly' and learning to play along with the pulse.
P.E. this term is all about 'Health-related fitness'. Children will learn the importance of warming up and cooling down and will develop their skills such as stamina, flexibility and strength.
PE. day is Tuesday and all children should wear appropriate P.E. kit to school on those days.
- black, blue or grey jogging bottoms
- a plain white T shirt
- trainers or pumps (preferably black)
Please try not to buy expensive branded clothing.
Jewellery and watches may not be worn during P.E for health and safety reasons.
Long hair must be tied back or covered with a headscarf that has been safely secured.
In RE, this half-term we are asking 'Does joining the Khalsa make a Sikh a better person?'
In French we are learning about greetings!
In Art, we have been exploring the work of Vincent Van Gogh and have learnt different techniques using repeated marks and textures within paint.