Welcome to Year 3!
We want to give a huge welcome to our new Year 3 children, and can't wait to get started on all the amazing things we have planned for us this year!
Please follow us on Twitter for updates on daily life in Year 3...
Mrs Gardner - @HJAMrsGardner
Miss Chaudhry - @HJAMissChaudhry
Mrs Makki - @ HJA MrsMakki
We are excited to introduce our new Collins Big Cat Reading Scheme to the children this term. Each child has a book appropriate to their reading stage. The books are exceptional quality with 50% fiction and 50% non-fiction to choose form. The children are really enjoying the new scheme and enjoying the variety of genres and material. We expect the children to read every night (one over the weekend) and bring their reading book and reading record in the following morning. The reading record should be signed by an adult and it would be most helpful if a short comment could be put in the book detailing what your child did well and perhaps something they need to develop. Children may also read books from home or from the book shelf in this time, but they must finish their levelled reading book and be confident with the comprehension aspects of the text before it can be changed.
Homework is set each Friday and is available on Google Classroom. Year 3 receive either Maths, English or enrichment based homework and spellings every week. Homework is due in on the following Wednesday.
Logins for Google classroom are created using the first letter of your first name and your full surname, followed by firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Autumn Term our PE is scheduled for Tuesdays. However, it is helpful to have PE kits in school all week for any last minute timetable changes. Please see our Uniform Policy for the correct PE kit information.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions we are not as available to speak to directly at the beginning and end of the day. Should you wish to discuss anything with your child's teacher, please email the school office and request a phone call. Alternatively, write a brief note in your child's reading record, these are checked daily.
Thank you for your continued support.
Year 3 Team
Even though we are not at school at the moment, learning is still important. Each week will will upload a timetable that we would like you to follow whilst you are not in school. Remember to check Google Classroom daily for the assignments that we set and we will also post a copy of that week's work on here as well.
We will miss you lots but look forward to seeing you soon!
To access Google Classroom, you will need your username:
Your username is: The first letter of your first name, your Surname, followed by email@example.com
For example: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling All Mathematicians!
This looks like lots of fun!
The Maths Party happens everyday at 10am weekdays and to join the party - follow the instructions below.
We would love to see lots of you get involved! :)
Here is a list of useful websites if you require additional material.
Being active at home is more important than ever before! We recommend you play outside at break and lunch time as this will benefit you massively. Fresh air is very important and can make you feel so much better so make sure you get lots of it! Here are some websites that you can use to help you to stay active but you could also come up with your own routine too!. Remember to tweet them in to your teacher!
Welcome to Year 3!
Miss Hart, Miss Hollis and Miss Chaudhry are the teachers in Year 3 along with Miss Holford, Mrs Sutton, Miss Briggs, and Mrs Russell working with us too.
We will be updating this page to tell you all about our learning in Year 3 this year and the fun things we are doing in school. :)
You can also keep up to date with what we have been up to on our twitter pages! Follow us for all the excitement.
@HjaHart @HJAMissHollis @HJAMissChaudhry
We have started the year with a focus on Into the Forest by Anthony Brown. In our first lesson, we looked at different clues to discover what the story was going to be about. We have since looked at dialogue and created our own page for the story!
Next term we will move on to our first short novel which is James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. The children will be excited to see our immersive classrooms that turn into giant peaches, gardens, houses and New York City!
Throughout Maths in Year 3 we will be covering number and place value, and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), money, measure, shape and fractions. The children love working with the practical equipment to help them embed concepts and they love to challenge themselves through problem solving.
Project Based Learning
Our current project is based around the question, "How would my life be different if I lived in the Victorian Times?" This project has allowed us to learn all about the Victorian Era, including Queen Victoria as well as looking at rich and poor children and how their lives differed to ours. During the launch of our project, we immersed the children in a Victorian school lesson to give them an idea what school was like back then. It is safe to say they are glad school is not like that now! We have also been on an exciting trip to Beaumanor Hall and discovered who owned Beaumanor and gained an insight to what it was like for the servants working there.
What learning can you do at home?