Welcome to Year 3!
A very warm welcome to all parents and carers of children in Year 3. Mr. Cuthbert is the class teacher in Year 3 this year and Miss Varney and Miss Pynaert are the TAs. Miss Fahy also teaches the class on Tuesdays. It is our job to make sure each and every child is happy, safe and secure and to support them in reaching their full potential across the curriculum.
Reading is essential in year 3, just as much listening to an adult read and discussing stories as listening to your child read. Asking lots of questions supports their comprehension, builds confidence and is great for social and emotional development.
In Maths we learn practically and pictorially – with objects and images to support our learning. There is always an opportunity for maths, in school and at home. Counting as high as we can, counting in groups, pairs of shoes, arrays of raisins, anything! Playing games on car journeys is a good way to pass the time – we have a big focus on times tables in Year 3 and children are expected to know their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of the year.
In English we will be increasing our understanding or purpose and audience for our writing. We will learn how to use inverted commas and start organising our work into ideas ready for paragraphs. We have lots of exciting books to look at in Year 3 and the children will have opportunities to write fiction and non-fiction pieces as well as acting out our ideas, creating story boards, looking at illustrations, characterisation and much more.
In Year 3 we have daily spelling and handwriting and the children will be using pens and 'joined-up' or cursive writing. The Year 3 and 4 statutory spellings will be made available via Google Classroom as will homework expectations and any other fun videos or ideas that we think the children will enjoy.
Our foundation subjects are also incredibly important to us and will be detailed in our termly curriculum leaflets. Year 3 will be taught Music, Forest School and French by specialist teachers this year as well as many opportunities to work with our specialist PE teachers.
In Autumn 1, PE is on Tuesdays (visiting cricket coach) and on Fridays. After this, PE will be on Thursdays and Fridays.
Please read with your child daily and sign their reading records. Spelling homework will be set on Spelling Shed and checked on Mondays.
At Micklem Primary School we have high hopes for all of our children this includes following our school policies. Please find below some of our policies that outline out expectations for behaviour and homework.
In Year 3 children will be given log-in information for the following websites:
This information will be send home with the children or via Arbor as appropriate.
If you need any guidance with assisting your children with these websites please do not hesitate to contact one of the Year 3 staff via the school office and we will be happy to show you how to log on and guide your children.