Here is an overview of our curriculum. If you would like to find out more about what we do, please book an appointment with the class teacher.
Welcome to Year 3, Mrs. Degenhardt, Mrs. Welch and Miss Andrews work in 3CD.
This term our topic will be 'The Stone Age Settlers' and 'How Land is Used'. The children will explore the Stone Age through to the Iron Age, whilst learning about how land was used to sustain the people of that time.
In maths our key focus will be on developing the children's fluency in all areas of Place Value, addition and subtraction. This focus will enable children to apply their knowledge to different problem solving and reasoning challenges. To help support the children's learning at home you can use the subscriptions that they have to Sum Dog and Times Tables Rock Stars. We also send home the appropriate level of their 99 Club to practise.
This year to support your children in their reading comprehension, we have invested in Accelerated Reader, which is a rigorous program to develop understanding of different texts. Once your child has read their book thoroughly (possibly more than once if they have a small book), they can take the quiz which checks their understanding and gives them a score. To support your child, we ask that you hear them read at least four times a week - asking a couple of questions about what they have just read. It would help us to track those that are not reading at home, if you could sign their Reading Record when you have done so.
Finally the children will be given four new spellings a week to learn at home. They will be tested weekly until they have had twenty spellings and then the cycle will start again. At times they will be given topic based words to learn as well.
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact the school office and arrange a meeting or you can catch me in the playground at the end of the school day.
We have already been to Chysauster, where the children saw an Iron Age village with nine well preserved huts. The children measured the stones; sketched the houses and had a great time looking around the layouts of each of the houses. They were surprised at just how organised the Iron age people were. Whilst we were there, there were several comments about how well behaved the children were. Well done to all of Year 3.