Welcome to Year 3 Emerald!

In Year 3 Emerald our class teacher is Mrs Schofield and our teaching assistant is Mrs Nield. We have so much planned for this year! There will be lots to learn in our English, Maths and curriculum lessons, where we will explore different topics from Egyptians, Europe, Anglo Saxons and the Queen’s Jubilee! We are a happy class and love to make our learning fun.

Reading

Reading is very important to us in Year 3 and we read every day. There will be reading skills lessons and a reading phase in our English lessons. We love to read for pleasure therefore; we get to pick our own tray book from either our school library or our class-reading corner. We will also focus on three authors over the year. In Year 3 our ‘Year Group Authors’ are:

  • Lucy Rowland
  • Roald Dahl
  • Oliver Jeffers

We will also be bringing home a banded reading book and a reading for pleasure book to share with our families, these will be brought home in a book bag provided by school. Whenever your child reads at home please log it in their electronic reading journal through ‘Purple Mash.’ If you are unsure how to do this please see the Purple Mash ‘how to guide’ on the school website.

Our book bags need to be brought into school every day.

Our Curriculum

We have lots of exciting topics in Year 3. We launch our new topics with a hook day full of fun and engaging activities. We study important periods in history such as the Ancient Egyptians and the Anglo Saxons. To include more outdoor learning, we also participate in ‘Forest Schools’ which allows us to explore our school grounds and learn outdoors.

Classroom jobs

We have monitors in our classroom for milk, the register, handing out resources etc. This is changed every week to give every child a chance to take responsibility for something in our classroom. Year 3 Emerald believe in team work and are always helping each other in any way that they can.

 

 

Our P.E lessons are on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. On Thursdays we use the P.E hall and on Wednesdays we go outside. We will be focusing lots on our fitness ability through playing many different sports games, which will also enable us to demonstrate our team playing skills.

Outdoor Kit:                                    Indoor Kit:

Plain White T-Shirt                           Plain White T-Shirt

Black/Navy Tracksuit Bottoms      Black Shorts

Black/Navy Hoody                            Black Pumps or Trainers

Black Pumps or Trainers

 

Homework

A new homework grid is upload to Seesaw each half term, containing a variety of activities to complete at home. Each week one piece of homework should be upload to Seesaw for your teacher to mark. This should be uploaded each Monday. You should also practice your reading each day and practice spellings and times tables. By the end of Year 4, we need to be able to read and spell all of the statutory spellings for Year 3 and 4.

Useful websites

Daily ten- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Hit the button- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Help with homework- http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

BBC Bite size revision- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

Spelling practice- https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-5454.htm

Purple Mash-https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home (electronic reading record)

Seesaw www.seesaw.com (Homework)

Education City-https://ec1.educationcity.com/

TT Rockstars-https://ttrockstars.com//