Meet the Year 3 team
Mrs Allen teaches 3A (covered by Mrs Lancaster on a Thursday).
Mrs Mallett and Mrs Pope will be teaching 3MP (formerly known as 3GM) following Mrs Gadbury's departure to commence her maternity leave.
T.A. Mrs Bailey will be with Y3 to teach R.E. on a Monday afternoon.
Mrs Allen's Email Address:
Mrs Mallett and Mrs Pope's Email Address:
January School Closure and Home Learning News
We are really enjoying being able to see our classes during our daily live meetings on Teams.
We thank you for your valuable participation in your child's education at this time. We have done our very best to provide learning that will keep the children up to date with the Year 3 curriculum even while working remotely. It is important that they access this work and keep their learning ticking over. We know that you have a range of circumstances to address and we fully understand the perils of trying to balance many things at once, so please do get in touch if you are having difficulties.
Thank you for your support and for working with us.
Be kind to yourselves!
Home Learning Activities
Since 11 January, our main platform for Home Learning has been Microsoft Teams. We are also continuing to upload all of the learning activities below, organised by date, for those who cannot access Teams.
Additionally, we have compiled all the learning tasks into just one document for people who find this easier to work from. However, please be aware that this is a condensed version of the tasks available on Teams.
Fri 22nd Jan
Week of Jan 25 Condensed Home Learning Document
Monday 25th January
Tuesday 26th Jan
Wednesday 27th January
Thursday 28th January
Friday 29th January
While children are learning from home, they will not receive additional homework tasks as everyone will need a break in their evenings and on weekends. If you wish to do more, there is Purple Mash, Dance Mat Typing , Times Tables practice, Reading and Handwriting.
(3MP already have their TT Rockstar log in details as they managed to get them out on the only day we had in school this term - Mrs Allen's will be sent out in due course.)
Homework for 13.01.21
Please continue with...
- Reading (see guidance below)
- Learning of times tables (We will be launching Times Tables Rockstars in the next couple of weeks- an app that children can use at home to build speed and fluency. However they need to have a working knowledge of at least 2x, 5x and 10x tables to be able to use the app.)
Please use lined paper and a sharp pencil whenever practising handwriting.
Work on the use of spacing between words and keeping letters on the lines.
If you reverse letters like d and b and p and q, spend time on these.
*Practise individual letter shapes, with a focus on those you find trickier to form.
*Letter r causes particular difficulties, so perhaps practise some joins from letter r (ra , ro, re, rd, rt).
Letter r always joins on to the next letter from the top , never from the bottom.
*Letter i is often formed in a way that is too tall. Practise forming letter i with the correct height. (Shorter than l, t, h, b. )
1. Practise 2x, 5x , 10x tables.
This is an ongoing task as you need to have rapid recall of these facts, in any order. (Next step is to move on to 3x table.)
Do a little, but often.
Think You've Got it ?
You could test your speed using:
Please ensure that your child brings completed books back to school to change!
Read at least 3 times per week.
Record in the blue organiser.
Adults can record what a child has read to them but children can record their own thoughts and opinions about their books too.
Read for pleasure, for information, read to someone aloud and have someone read to you. Read school reading book and books from home.
Why not read a book on Oxford Owls or Epic?
This skill will significantly improve the children's ability to be successful with their school computing curriculum.
Use BBC DancematTyping:
Or, on Purple Mash, use the following app.
Our Geography topic this term is, "Rainforests." We will also be exploring how simple mechanisms work in DT creating our very own rainforest layer diorama with moving animals, learning about plants in Science, as well as continuing with our weekly Yoga sessions. In Computing we will be learning about internet safety.
We are hoping to show you what we have been learning whilst in school through our own gallery.
Let us know what you think
How to stay safe online:
Year 3 General Information:
In the best interests of the children, we are always keen to keep the lines of communication open. Please use the pupil organisers for messages and we will reply to these.
Due to the current climate we ask that more lengthy queries, questions or necessary conversations be held either by an agreed telephone call or via each classes e mails. We will endeavour to respond to the class e mails as often as we can. Please note that this will be completed after school and so there may be a slight delay. If something is urgent please call the school office who can arrange for us to call you back as the earliest convenience.
If someone other than the usual person is to collect your child, please inform us via the organiser.
The blue organiser is ideal for any non-urgent messages/general communications and we will always reply once your child has shown us the message. Please ensure that your child brings this to school on a daily basis as a part of their routine. If there is a message in it for the teacher, please make sure your child is aware of this.
(Sometimes, attaching a Post-It note is a helpful way to help them to remember that they need to show a particular page to the teacher.)
Morning school will be a staggered entry from 8:30 am.
The end of day will be staggered from 3:05 pm.
Children who are not collected at this time will be taken to the office, which is in the KS1 building.
In Year 3, children need to bring their own healthy snack for playtime. This can go in their schoolbag or as an extra item in their lunchbox.
Alternatively, a snack trolley is open during morning playtime. If your child wishes to purchase a snack, they can bring their own money providing that they are responsible for it and with the understanding that some of their break will be spent in a queue.
Snack Menu and Price List
- toast - large 20p, small 10p
- bagel (plain or cinnamon) - large 50p, small 25p
- crumpet – 35 p
- fruit tea cake - 25p
- sultanas - 20p
- milk - 25 p
- juice - 25p
Mondays only :
- bap-based pizza slice - large 50p, small 25p
Wednesdays only :
- cheesy oatcakes – large 60p, small 30p
Fridays only :
- bacon butty – large £1.20, small 60p
Please note, that although the children have now moved to the KS2 building, there is no KS2 office. Please continue to use the main office which is in the KS1 building as before, for any enquiries.
Children in Y3 will have their lunch at 12.30, in the classroom or in the hall if they have a hot meal.
Please note: School meals are no longer free of charge for everyone as they were in KS1. The cost of a meal is £2.20.
The alternative is to provide a packed lunch from home.
A dinner register is taken every day, during which the children must inform their teacher whether they will be having a packed lunch or a school meal. You do not need to commit to school meal five days a week - if you wish to vary between school meals and packed lunches that's fine - as long as your child knows what they are having each day.
Payment must be made online via Parentpay.
How to help at home:
Reading- Please try to find time to listen to your child read every night or share bedtime stories. We would like the children to be developing their comprehension too, so do ask questions about their reading so that key reading skills such as summarising, predicting and retrieving information can improve.
Spelling - The key to children becoming good spellers is regular practice. Word searches, hangman, anagrams, speed writing, oral letter by letter recounting can all help make it more fun to learn spellings, but it is also important that children know what each word means. There are also lots of apps to help with this too. We follow the National Curriculum Objectives for Spelling using the No-Nonsense scheme for Y3 and weekly word lists are sent out to learn via this webpage.
Children will have lessons in school about the rules of spelling and strategies they can use to aid their memories for spelling.
Maths - By the end of Y3, children are expected to know the multiplication facts for the 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables and, again, regular practice of these, makes an enormous difference to your child's recall and fluency. Watch out for a new app which we will launch later this term! It is also useful as a life skill to help your child learn to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Having an analogue watch/clock for them to have access to is a great help with this.
Trips - Trips are currently not possible due to national Covid restrictions.
For practice of addition and subtraction facts.:
Choose Maths Games, then addition and subtraction .
Choose any game that you wish to, but make sure it is not too hard or too easy!
Choose the number bonds option.
Top Marks has some other addition and subtraction games, that you may wish to explore.
On the home page, choose addition and subtraction.
Select Jetpack Maths Addition or Archery Arithmetic Subtraction.
Both games have a menu to select which skills you want to practice. Most pupils should select three digit numbers + /- ones. If this is too tricky, there are a range of other skills to practise.
Parents need to subscribe but you can do so for free. If you enter children's spelling words they will be able to practise them in a variety of ways. This is also available as an app.
Available as an app - again, an adult needs to enters the child's spelling word list before they start.
This site has practice and test activities for Y3 spelling rules and the statutory Y3/4words that follow no particular pattern. (Spelling Bee words.)