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 2 – Curriculum
English – Read to Write
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
Writing outcome: Approaching Threat Narrative
Non-fiction: Explanation Text
Unit 3: Graphs
Unit 4: Addition and Subtraction
Unit 5: Length and perimeter
Chemistry – Rocks (skill: data handling)
Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
Who first lived in Britain?
Focus text: Stone age boy
Festivals & Celebrations
Why is light so significant in religion?
SEAL/Philosophy for Children
Getting on and falling out
Design and Technology
Can a poster be mechanical?
Programming/ computational thinking
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). More information on these can be found by clicking our Curriculum Overview button above or head to out school curriculum pages here.
As a school we use SEAL materials to supplement our P4C and PSHE curriculum. Our aim is to develop the underpinning qualities and skills that help promote good mental health, positive behaviour and effective learning. It focuses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills. Through this, we help our children to develop skills such as understanding another’s point of view, working in a group, sticking at things when they get difficult, resolving conflict and managing worries. They will build on effective work already in place in school that pays systematic attention to the social and emotional aspects of learning through whole-school ethos, initiatives such as circle time or buddy schemes, and the taught personal, social and health education (PSHE) and Citizenship curriculum.
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.
In History, we have been learning all about cave art and what we can find out about life in the Stone Age from it. We even had a go at our own cave art!
Exploring, developing and refining our skills whilst drawing in the style of Quentin Blake! Look at the concentration! Exploring the drawing styles of Quentin Blake and Rob Biddulph. Concentrating hard on our final pieces for our art topic ‘Could we be book...
Practising our balances! We are loving starting our day with a 5 minute energiser! Joining in with Joe Wicks on the final 20 minutes of his 24 hour challenge for Children in Need!
Naughty maths time! Practising our methods for adding a 3-digit number and multiple of 10!
We have been practising our tenses. In particular, we have been focusing on understanding the difference between past and present tense. We then put all of our practise into use during tenses game! We have also been focusing on time adverbials. After lots of...
Year 3’s theme for black history month is sport. After learning about many sporting heroes, we’ve tried to emulate some of their achievement by creating our own class records! We’ve also created fact files about the sporting star that inspires us most!
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!