Chestnut – Miss Elson (Year 3)
|Miss H Elson
|Mrs R Hignett
Autumn Term One
Welcome to Year 3!
We hope that you are as excited about this new school year as we are!
Year 3 Curriculum 2021-22
Please find below the curriculum flyer for this half term, which will provide you with an overview of what your child will be learning in school. This will allow you to support your child at home and to gain a greater understanding to the work they will be undertaking.
- Read 5 times – Strive for Five! This can be achieved through reading the school book that they bring home or reading other texts that they have access to at home. Please ensure that you write all reads into the reading log and send these to school daily. Every read counts towards their 100 reads, earning them a new book to keep forever.
- TTrockstars/ Numbots – Access these regularly to ensure that their number facts and times tables recall and recognition is quick and can support them in their maths work.
- Spellings – Spelling books are sent home each night for children to practice and should be returned daily. They will be tested at least once a fortnight and will progress through their booklets accordingly.
If there is any additional homework for the week then we will inform the children how to complete this and place any extra details on the outside classroom door or google classroom.
Water Bottles – Every child should bring a water bottle to school each day and take this home to be cleaned each afternoon.
PE – This half term, PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday. On these days, your child should come to school in their white PE t-shirt, their school jumper/cardigan and either plain black leggings or plain black jogging bottoms (these can be purchased from local supermarkets and should not be branded). They may come in their red shorts if the weather is warm.
Remote Learning – Remote learning will be provided for any children self isolating and unless they are too ill, this should be completed daily. Our remote learning is posted on Google Classroom. Please speak to Miss Elson to get access.
Twitter – Please follow us on Twitter @TheOaksCPChnut to get frequent updates about what we have been up to in class.
If you have any questions, feel free to make an appointment or email us directly.
Miss H Elson
The Foundation Subjects in Year 3
Some children will access daily phonics sessions using Read Write Inc (RWI). Children who don’t access RWI will have reading, handwriting and spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons. This will consolidate learning that takes place during the English lesson.
Children will continue to access daily, whole class, reading lessons through Steps to Read. In these lessons, all aspects of word reading and comprehension are modelled, practiced and used through accessing high-quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts.
All children will also have access to Accelerated Reader, an online learning platform which supports their reading comprehension.
English lessons will be structured around a vehicle text, which changes each half term. The vehicle texts comprehensively link with the National Curriculum objectives that are taught in Year 3. Using these exciting, high quality texts, encourages children to engage in a variety of book talk activities, vocabulary and grammar learning, and scaffolds them in innovating, planning and writing their own fiction and non fiction texts.
Daily maths lessons will have number at their heart and will provide plenty of opportunities for reasoning and problem solving. Each lesson begins with Rapid Recall – in which children answer 5 questions, based on previous learning. Recapping prior learning in this way helps children to understand maths concepts better and get to the answer faster. During maths lessons, new concepts will be introduced and scaffolded using concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches. As a class, we will continue to use a mastery approach, embedding maths concepts, in order to ensure that every child develops a deep understanding of maths. The children will have access to Numbots and TTRockstar to support home learning and their basic fluency.
For parents math guidance, please click here to be redirected to a page on the school website.
Weekly science lessons provide the foundations for understanding the world. Throughout Year 3 children will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Children will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, to predict how things will behave, and to analyse causes. During lessons, children will work scientifically, as they set up simple comparative tests, make careful observations, record and evaluate their findings.