Welcome to Year 3
3B Class Teacher: Miss Ball
3M Class Teacher: Miss Morris
Year 3 Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Armitage-Evans, Mrs Humes (Mon-Wed), Mrs Lawerence (Thurs/Fri)
Please follow us on Twitter @GreenbankYear3 for regular updates and insights into Year 3.
Our Current Topics
Autumn Term 1 – Curriculum
Unit based on the story Jack and the Baked Beanstalk by Colin Stimpson
Writing Outcomes: Twisted Narratives and Persuasive letters
Unit 1: Number Sense
Unit 2: Place Value
Rocks (Chemistry; skill: data handling)
The children have weekly lessons with Mr Wheatcroft
What is in our local area?
Art and Design
Could we be book illustrators?
Quentin Blake and Rob Biddulph
Invasion Games – Benchball
Presenting for a purpose
Sacred Texts, Stories and Words
What is a faith story?
Some useful information about Year 3 life!
In Literacy, we develop our reading and writing skills through stories, drama, poetry and exciting, first- hand experiences. Enjoyment of reading and a love of books are encouraged through individual and shared reading activities – we encourage the children to read every day at home, too!
In Mathematics, we take part in activities involving number, shape, space, measure, and problem- solving. We work alone, in partners, in small groups and as a class to improve our Numeracy skills and relate them to real-life situations.
Our afternoons include Geography or History, Art or DT, PE, ICT, Science and RE/PSHE. These subjects are usually enquiry based, with a key question as the focus. The children also have weekly music sessions (3B – Tuesday, 3M – Wednesday).
PE is on a Monday for 3B and a Friday for 3M. Please ensure your child comes in their full PE kit on those days.
Your child will also have the opportunity to take home a reading book, these need to be brought into school every day and we encourage it to be read at home with an adult 3 times a week if possible. If possible, please write the date and book title in your child’s reading record with a short comment to communicate with us in school that you have heard your child read.
Homework books will be given out on a Friday and need to be returned by the following Thursday. Each week you will find a little overview of what we have been doing in class that week, weekly spellings to learn and put into sentences, as well as an activity to be completed at home. As a school we also use the app Seesaw to help keep us connected and for home learning purposes. Please sign up to this app, as homework sheets will be loaded up to it weekly. Your child can respond to the tasks set in their homework book and return it to school as stated above or capture the learning on Seesaw and we will respond to it there. If you need a paper copy of the homework sheet to come home weekly for whatever reason please let your child’s class teacher know. Likewise, if you need your child’s Seesaw details please contact a member of the Year 3 team we will be happy to help with this.
If you have any questions about Year 3, please speak to a member of our staff on the gate at home-time, contact us via Seesaw or leave a message with the school office.
After researching different illustrators for the past couple of weeks in Art, today we moved onto exploring different pencil grades and sketch techniques. We can’t wait to try them when we move onto practising our illustrations next week!
Having started to read ‘Here We Are’ by @OliverJeffers we have created posters for our school to encourage everyone to help protect and conserve our wonderful world!
Today, we had a lovely trip to the park for our geography lesson! We discussed all the different features in the park and drew our own maps!
Year 3 were working hard practising their passing today! In particular their chest pass, well done!
Today, we have been practising the ‘add on’ strategy to find the difference. We even got to do some naughty maths and write on the tables!
Today, we got to play with fortune tellers in English! We used them to help us pick a conjunction, which we then put into a sentence about our character Jack and how he was feeling.