Welcome to Year 3
The adults in Year 3 are:
Miss Scawthorn and Miss Colquhoun
Forest school takes place on a Thursday morning.
PE takes place on a Friday. This is the day children will come into school wearing their PE kit.
Children should read three times a week. Please sign when your child has read in their reading records.
Maths and Literacy/ topic homework will be set on a Friday. Homework should be returned by the following Friday.
Please note the KS2 expectation is that all children complete both their homework and reading. If they do not complete their homework, they will have to attend a break time session with one of our class teachers.
Please see a copy of Year 3's Curriculum Map for 2021-22 below.
Welcome video and Year 3 expectations
Our brain is special because we can use it to learn lots of new and different things every day, enabling us to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding that we will need to become successful adults. By finding out more about how we learn, and how we can improve the way that we learn, we will be better equipped for meeting the many challenges ahead of us.
Explaining the Theme
In this unit, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
- How different people learn
- About the importance of practice when learning a skill
- How the brain works
- How to make connections between our learning
- How we can share our learning with others
- Why it is important to learn from other children and cultures around the world
- How positive thinking can help us to succeed
- How to look after our brain
- How to design a school for learning
Year 3 began their week by completing their entry point task. They looked at what good learning looks like in a classroom and had to use their detective skills to determine whether different photos showed evidence of good learning. They worked amazingly as table groups to discuss and determine whether the images showed effective learning and if not, what they think could be done to improve it.
Brainwaves task- Learning a new skill.
The children learnt the importance of practise when a new skill is being learnt. They worked in teams to teach the ‘alien’ a new skill of how to throw a ball safely and correctly. They used fantastic team work and speaking skills to give instructions to their alien in the group!
Year 3 have been learning about place value for their first two weeks in school. They have been using super problem solving skills to find missing intervals on number lines and challenging themselves by seeing how many ways they can represent a number... We definitely have some Maths super stars!!
Brainwaves Exit Point
For the Exit Point task, Year 3 looked at how our brain makes lots of connections everyday. We used string to represent how our thoughts all link together to build a bigger idea about something.
Saving The World
I have been absolutely blown away by the amazing writing Year 3 have been producing. We have been looking at how to write a non-chronological report and been basing our report around Sloths. We have learnt lots about sloths, including what their appearance is and where they live. Listen to some of our fantastic habitat paragraphs below.