Staff in Year 3 2023:
Mrs May, Mrs Sowerby, Miss Paice, Mr Millar and Miss Jolliffe
- Now that the weather is turning, please ensure children bring a coat to school.
- All children will need to bring their book bag to school daily. Please ensure that book bags are named and always have their reading book and reading record in them. Also please ensure you check your child's book bag daily. We have seen things in them that were sent home in Year 2 and letters form this year that have not been taken out.
- Water bottles need to be brought in daily and should be filled with water not squash, unless specific arrangements have been made with the class teacher. It would be useful to double-check they have their bottle to bring home when you collect them. These also need to be named please.
- P.E days for both classes are Tuesday and Thursday. Children need to come to school in P.E kits on both days. 3LJ are swimming on a Thursday this half term, so need to bring their swimming kits in a separate bag (swimming costume/trunk, swimming hat, goggles and towel)
PLEASE DO LOOK ON YOUR CHILD'S SEESAW ACCOUNT TO SEE THEIR LEARNING.
In year 3, we will assess the children's current knowledge of the Year 1 / 2 common exception words to enable us to teach any gaps. Some children will continue to be taught these in a small group instead of the Year 3 main spelling teaching. Your child's class teacher will inform you if your child will need this extra support.
The children will continue to use their phonics knowledge to aid spelling and will start to learn more complex graphemes (letters) that represent the sounds. We are using Spelling Shed schemes of work to teaching spelling across the school.
We are now learning spellings weekly. Lists are sent home on a Friday ready to be tested the following Friday. Children must ensure that their small blue spelling books are in school every Friday.
Spelling shed assignments will be set up weekly to enable children to practise their spellings both in school and at home.
Lists can be found by clicking the spelling icon above.
This list is from the National Curriculum and the expectation is that all children will be able to read and spell these words and use them in their writing. Some of these words are decodable and others will be 'tricky' words which cannot be sounded out and just need to be learnt.
Year 3 & 4 word list:
As of October 2021,we have begun to use 'Cornerstones' curriculum throughout the school so that we can ensure a solid progressions of skills and knowledge acquisition in the foundation subjects, and Science and English particularly.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 primary national curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. It is based on a child-centred pedagogy called The Four Cornerstones and is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) and Knowledge Rich Projects (KRPs), which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of children’s learning. We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides many learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively. Cornerstones also provide a rigorous skills and knowledge framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These skills and knowledge are tied to activities and are age-related .
This term in our Jigsaw lessons we will be learning the following on our 'Healthy Me' unit:
- Being fit and healthy -
I understand how exercise affects my body and know why my heart and lungs are such important organs
I know that the amount of calories, fat and sugar I put into my body will affect my health
- What do I know about drugs -
I can tell you my knowledge and attitude towards drugs
- Being safe -
I can identify things, people and places that I need to keep safe from
I know some strategies for keeping myself safe, who to go to for help and how to call emergency
- Safe or unsafe -
I can identify when something feels safe or unsafe
- My amazing body -
I understand how complex my body is and how important it is to take care of it
Whole School Curriculum Overview