Autumn 1 in Year 3

Now the children are settled into Year 3 we thought it would be a good time to give you a little bit of information about the class.

This year, Reading, Maths and English lessons will be taught by Mr Maguire in the mornings and our topic lessons will be taught by Mr Artley in the afternoons while Mr Maguire teaches P.E. across the rest of the school.

For Year 3 P.E. is on Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school for these lessons. Information about what is acceptable school P.E. kit is contained on the school website.

A homework grid was sent home at the end of the first week of term. On top of the grid activities there is an expectation that the following weekly activities will take place:

  • Reading – please continue to encourage your child to read for pleasure at home. Don’t forget to listen to them and record this in their reading records as part of the Remarkable Reader reward scheme.
  • Spellings – we will have a test each Monday morning and new spellings will be sent home each Monday afternoon.
  • Times Tables – children will be tested regularly on their individual times table target. Please encourage your child to practise their tables. By the end of Year 3 the children are expected to know, and be able to recall, the division and multiplication facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.

This half term we will be reading ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ by Joe Todd Stanton, an adventure story about Norse Mythology, using a scheme of work called the ‘Power Of Reading’.

All of our English work will be based around themes related to this book.

Reading, Grammar and Handwriting will be also be taught on a regular basis.

Our topics for this half term in Mathematics are:

Number: Place Value.

Number: Addition and Subtraction.

Creative Curriculum:
Our topic for this half term is called ‘There’s no place like home’. This topic includes developing map reading skills by looking at the local area and by identifying the countries of the United Kingdom.

If you have any questions or worries about our work or class routines, please don’t be afraid to ask.

Kind Regards,

Mr Maguire and Mr Artley