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Eaton – Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3 is an exciting year, packed with lots of fun ways to learn and develop.

In Year 3, we create a learning environment where the children feel safe, secure and comfortable to push themselves out of their comfort zone, expanding their knowledge further. We adapt our teaching methods to suit all learning styles, encouraging independent and enthusiastic learners.

A Typical Day

Morning challenge

Our typical day starts with an independent morning challenge that the children complete as they arrive into school.

Collective worship

We hold collective worship which is time for the whole school to reflect and prepare for the day ahead. 

English

We have a thematic approach to our English curriculum where the children are introduced to a text each term. Specific skills are taught during the various texts. 

Break and snack time.

Maths 

We follow the White Rose Maths scheme closely. It is a scheme designed to support the development of reasoning and problem solving alongside fluency to ensure challenge and ambition for all pupils.

Lunch time.

Reading

We are focusing greatly on our comprehension skills when reading. We do this through posing questions that enhance understanding and develop our knowledge of the text. This is carefully tailored to the children’s needs and is heavily supported by the Year 3 team.

Wider curriculum. 

We have a cross-curricular approach to our wider curriculum that incorporates art, science, geography, history, religious education, music, drama, modern foreign language (MFL) and social, moral, spiritual and cultural learning (SMSC). This is a very fun way to learn!

The teaching team

Class teacher – Miss Emily Isaacs

Assistant teachers – Mrs Scard-Jones and Mrs D’Arcy-Bruce

Music – Mr Rob Benson 

P.E – Miss Fuler and AJ

Art – Mrs Cowley

As readers… we will be looking at a range of fiction and non-fiction texts of different genres. The children will be predicting what might happen next whilst developing their understanding of the text by summarising the key events. We will also be developing our understanding of characters by analysing the author’s writing, allowing us to infer the characters thoughts, feelings/emotions and motives. 


As writers… We will be reading Into the Forest by Anthony Browne which will inspire us to write a narrative whilst improving writing techniques along the way.

As mathematicians… we will be learning about the following areas of Maths:

  • we will be learning about the following areas of maths:
    • Length and perimeter
    • Fractions
    • Time
    • Shape
    • Mass and capacity

Reading at Home

Reading is key to success! Your child will be sent home with a reading log and book. It would be ideal if your child could read to you between four or five times a week. We are focussing this term on improving our understanding of the text. 

Religious Education

Throughout the term, we will be investigating how the bible helps Christians to live, how Christian art teaches about the trinity and how Christians should look after the wider world.

As computer technicians… we will be perfecting our ability to log on and use a number of programmes used regularly within school. This will include familiarising ourselves with Google Classroom. We will also be having STEM workshops.

As artists… we will be creating our own watercolour pieces looking closely at the work of Ruth Daniels.We will also be looking at still life drawings, using charcoal to create our own.

As geographers… we will be looking closely at the rainforest. We will be discussing its locality, how it benefits the world and how/why it is endangered.

As historians…. we will be looking into the history of the rainforest. 

We will be developing our understanding of artefacts and their impact on the way we view history today. We will also work on our understanding of chronology by adding time periods and key events to our very large class timeline!

As musicians… We will listen to the sounds of the rainforest and consider how we could recreate these using the percussion instruments. We will record our musical journey using graphic score and simple notation.

As linguists… we will be extending our French vocabulary, learning how to respond and give classroom commands, use basic conversational phrases to tell people where we live.

Physical Education

AJ will be teaching P.E sessions on a Monday. Children should attend school in their P.E kit on these days. We will be having weekly swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon. We will continue having forest school sessions on a Thursday morning for this half term. Children will need to attend in appropriate forest school clothes.

As  scientists… we will be investigating the perfect growing conditions for plants and  identifying the different parts of a flowering plant.

House Keeping

Children should have a named water bottle in school, please fill with water only. Please ensure all items of clothes are clearly labelled with your child’s name. As KS2 children do not qualify for free fruit at playtime, your child may bring a healthy (as possible) snack into school to eat during morning playtime. 

Homework

A homework grid will be sent out on google classroom containing a variety of homework tasks. Your child must pick one English task to complete each week. The completed homework tasks can be uploaded onto the google classroom, or alternatively brought into school.  Maths homework is to be completed via MyMaths.

Your child has copy of the spellings for the whole year. There will be a spelling test every Monday.

Eaton – Year 3 Blog

17December2021

The Abbeystead blog has been written by Cerys, Eva and Anita this week.

This week has been Christmas craft crazy! On Monday we made Milo the Mars Rover (and other science stuff) with Lego WeDo 2.0. This is a special type of Lego that you build using online instructions, you can then code your creation to move, sense and collaborate with other creations. We built a Mars space […]

26November2021

Abbeystead Blast Off!

This week, the Abbeystead blog has been written by Carmen and is an account of her day at the National Space Center in Leicester. Having to wake up extra early in the morning resulted in me being very tired on the way there. It was definitely worth it, but one person in particular was really […]

19November2021

This week, our year 5 blog has been written by Emily A, Lydia and Carmen.

This week has been super busy, right from the start… On Monday As usual, we had P.E with Mrs. Valentine first thing in the morning in our recently built Sports Hall.  After English ad Maths, it was finally time for our favourite part of a Monday – swimming!   On Tuesday We have Collective Worship […]

08November2021

Stone Age

Year 3 have been creating their very own Stone Age style jewellery using salt dough and string. They have used research to develop and design a functional piece of jewellery that is fit for purpose.

28May2021

Cloud watching

This week Year 3 took some time out of the classroom to watch the world go by! We sketched the shapes of the clouds that passed us by and imitated the sounds around us with body percussion.

11May2021

Shadow puppets

This week, Year 3 have been looking at how shadows are created. We created our own shadow puppets and tested them out around the class using natural and artificial light.