About Year 3
Here are some answers to key questions you may have.
What does home learning look like?
Reading - One of the best things you can do is listen to your child read. Please hear them read their school book at least 5 times a week. This can be supplemented by reading lots of other story books, information books and magazines. Every time they read please record this in their reading diaries. The children can date and write the title of the book themselves if you are busy but please do sign it yourself.
Please also read to your child as often as you can. This could be before bed or at a quiet time in a comfortable space where your child feels happy. Forming positive reading habits at a young age is one of the best ways to create life-long readers.
For more information about how children will be taught reading and some advice, please visit: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-7-8-year-3/
When will my child’s book be changed?
The books will be changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is important for the children to not just read the books but understand the vocabulary and what has happened.
Please ask them questions afterwards and challenge them to retell what they have read or their understanding.
To supplement their reading the children have access to BugClub. Their login is stuck in their reading diaries. Please record all Bugclub reading in their reading diaries as these count towards their weekly reads.
To access Bug Club please visit:
Maths – Your child has a login to TT Rockstars, which is great for practising times tables. They will be tested weekly on their times tables knowledge on a Tuesday.
To access TT Rockstars please visit: https://ttrockstars.com/
Spellings – Every Friday, your child will be given a set of words to learn how to spell and they will be tested on these the following Friday. The spellings can also be found on the website. It is important that the children understand what the words mean and that they practise using them in context. Remember practise makes perfect.
When do the children wear their PE kits?
This half term the children need to come into school wearing PE kits on Wednesday for their PE lessons. There will be two sessions, 1 indoor and 1 outdoor, taught every Wednesday afternoon.
What does a school day look like in Y3?
Below is a weekly timetable for Year 3:
What will my child be learning in PSHE this year?
Personal, Social, Health and Economic educations is taught each week. There may be time when you wish to talk to your child about what they are or will be learning about. Below is a summary of units for the year ahead:
Autumn 1 – Being a good friend and resilience
Autumn 2 – Respecting and valuing differences
Spring 1 – Caring and responsibility
Spring 2 – Families and committed relationships
Summer 1 – Healthy bodies and healthy minds
Summer 2 – Coping with feelings
Other key points
- Please do not send your child in with nuts for break or lunch. We are a nut-free school.
- Please provide a fruit snack for your child to eat at break time as this helps them to remain focussed
- Please make sure your child has a filled water bottle with them every day.
- Children shouldn’t bring in their own pens and pencils as we will provide these.
- Please label all items of clothing with your child’s name including hats, coats and especially jumpers.
- Please send your child in with a coat as they will spend some time outside each day.
- Please check the school website and year group page for updates.
- The children have 25 minutes to eat their lunch. If they have a main hot meal please support them by showing them how to cut up their food and use cutlery correctly. If they have a packed lunch please ensure that it is easy to consume.
- Please feel free to ask any questions at the end of the day. You teacher will be more than happy to discuss any queries you have.
- Please practise times tables every day with your child as they have a quiz every Tuesday. We will practise regularly in school.