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Welcome to Year 3!

 

Miss Francis is the class teacher and Mrs Swaine is the teaching assistant. On this page, you will find information about Class Three, news, pictures of things we've done and more.

Reminders for the Spring Term 2021

Stationery – In order to minimise multiple use of equipment, it would be great if  you could provide your child with a pencil case containing the following equipment: a ruler, glue stick, HB pencil and pencil sharpener, a fibre tipped writing pen (if your child has their handwriting licence), a set of colouring pencils, two different coloured highlighter pens and a green biro. It would be extremely helpful if the pencil case was relatively small as space on tables and in trays is limited. We will provide this equipment where required.

 

P.E. - Children in Class 3 will need their P.E kits on Monday and Wednesday and in line with our Covid 19 Risk Assessment, in order to reduce increased congestion when changing, children are invited to come to school on those days in their P.E. Kit. P.E. kits should consist of jogging bottoms, shorts, a house-coloured t-shirt, jumper and trainers.

 

Arrival and Collection Times

Class R - Arrival between 8.30am and 8.40am, Collection at 3.10pm.

Class 1 - Arrival between 8.40am and 8.50am, Collection at 3.20pm.

Class 2 - Arrival between 8.35am and 8.45am, Collection at 3.15pm.

Class 3 - Arrival between 8.40am and 8.50am, Collection at 3.20pm.

Class 4 -  Arrival between 8.35am and 8.45am, Collection at 3.15pm

Class 5 - Arrival between 8.45am and 8.55am, Collection at 3.25pm.

Class 6 - Arrival between 8.50am and 9.00am, Collection at 3.30pm.

 

Where families, have siblings in 2 classes, both children should arrive and be collected at the latest time given for class arrival and collection for the classes that siblings are in.

 

Breakfast Club & After School Club -  Children in Year R, 1 to 6 should arrive as normal and be taken to Breakfast Club room. They will be taken to their Classroom at 8.30am ready for lessons. Breakfast Club will be open from 7.45am. After School Club will be open until 5.45pm.

 

Spellings
Every Tuesday, your child will be taught a new spelling rule to practise during the week, ready for a spelling test on Friday. Please spend time at home practising these spellings using ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ in the Spelling Homework Booklets, as well as discussing the spelling rule. Please ensure spelling Homework Books are kept in school bags.

The weekly spellings will also be uploaded on Spelling Shed for the children to practice each week. You will find your child's log in details in the back of their reading diary. https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/

English

In Year 3, children continue to learn to write different types of texts and we use model texts to highlight the key features of these texts before children create their own versions. The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Year 3.

 

Date

Text Type

Text Title

7th Sep 2020

Defeating the Baddie Story

Jack and the Beanstalk

24th Sep 2020

Instructions

How to Mummify a Pharoah

4th Nov 2020

Warning Story

The Canal

30th Nov 2020

Book Review

Galaxy Zack: Journey to Juno

4th Jan 2021

Adventure Story

Kassim and the Greedy Dragon

25th Jan 2021

Non-chronological Report

The Manchester Ridge-back

22nd Feb 2021

Journey Story

The Magic Bed

 

Poetry

The Sound Collector

15th March 2021

Portal Story

The Door

19th April 2021

Newspaper Recount

Mystery Coin Found!

10th May 2021

Dilemma Story

The Great Kapok Tree

Maths

As a school, we place emphasis on teaching Maths using a Maths Mastery approach. We place emphasis on children learning to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We use Maths No Problem Maths Textbooks and Workbooks in school. To find out more, visit  https://mathsnoproblem.com/en/parent-videos/ to watch parent videos all about how we teach Maths at St Luke's. The table below highlights the textbook and chapters that we are learning in Year 3. If you wish to purchase a copy of the Maths No Problem Textbook A and B and Workbook A and B for your year group for use at home and also find out more about how Maths is taught in school, these are available to order at http://www.mathsnoproblem.co.uk/mathematics/primary-key-stage1-and-key-stage-2/maths-no-problem.html

We ask all parents to support children with learning their number bonds and times tables at home; this is key to children being successful as Mathematicians. 

 

Please remember to log in to Hit the Button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

IXl https://uk.ixl.com/signin/stlukesprimary

 

Times Tables Rockstars  https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/teacher

 

Date

Focus Textbook Chapter and Title

7th Sep 2020

Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  1 - Numbers to 1000

18th Sep 2020

Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  2 - Addition and Subtraction

4th Nov 2020

Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  3 - Multiplication and Division

24th Nov 2020

Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  4 - Further Multiplication and Division

11th Dec 2020

Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  5 - Length

11th Jan 2021

Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  6 - Mass

21st Jan 2021

Year 3 Textbook 3A - Chapter  7 - Volume

8th Feb 2021

Year 3 Textbook 3A - Mid Year revision

22nd Feb 2021

Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 8 - Money

15th March 2021

Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 9 - Time

28th April 2021

Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 10 - Picture Graphs and Bar Graphs

6th May 2021

Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 11 - Fractions

25th June 2021

Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 12 - Angles

6th July 2021

Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 13 - Lines and Shapes

19th July 2021

Year 3 Textbook 3B - Chapter 14 - Perimeter of Figures

Please download the texts and story maps and practise retelling them.  Aim to retell the texts with actions and expression!

 

Reading

During the year, we will use a range of texts to develop our reading skills and read stories written by a range of authors. The texts we will use are detailed in the document below.

 

Currently, we are reading 'Rickshaw Girl' by Mitali Perkins.

Canopic Jars

Year 3 made Canopic jars as part of their Ancient Egyptians topic. They enjoyed wrapping the jars in plaster of Paris, moulding the clay heads and painting and decorating the outsides!

Our Class Country is Italy.
We will be learning all about Italy. We will investigate where it is in the world and find out facts about what it is like to live in Italy.

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