Year 3 class
'Learn, Live, Laugh and Love Ashurst'
Learn to be inspiring and make a difference to this world, we know how amazing you are,
Live with understanding and compassion for others, knowing we are all different and special in a community where equality stands tall,
Laugh and listen to the enjoyment of learning and excitement of everyone celebrating their achievements,
Love Ashurst, our special school and the hub of supportive staff, parents and children who aim high to be the best they can be.
Miss J. Fildes
Miss A. Forshaw
Mr. M. Birchall
About the Year 3 class
Staff: Miss Fildes, Mr Birchall, Miss A. Forshaw (Learning Assistant)
Year 3 is an exciting year as the children learn how to be more independent and practice skills to encourage independent learning such as researching on the internet and using books and dictionaries. They are encouraged to solve problems for themselves and rely less on support for day to day tasks. Presentation and handwriting is very important and as the children move into KS2 they learn how important it is to present their work well. Most children will earn their pen by the end of year 3 – but this can only be achieved once they are joining their writing, spelling accurately and presenting their work neatly.
We have a safe, caring learning environment where children’s individual talents and achievements are recognised and built upon. Mental health and well-being are high priority in Year 3. We work hard to support the children to be happy and free from worry and anxieties. We promote positive self-talk and resilience and guide children through any difficulties they face.
What do we learn?
We have daily Maths and English/SPaG lessons. We also have reading lessons to help us work on year group reading objectives. In Maths, we use a mastery approach to enable all children to gain a deep understanding of the unit of work. The activities we complete range from practical to written in order to cater for the different learning needs of the children.
We learn about lots of exciting topics such as the Stone Age, Animal and Humans, Rivers and Coasts, Computer Coding, Painting and Sculpture, Spanish, PE, playing the Glockenspiel and different Religions. Click on the 'Topic Web' documents, for more information on the exciting learning journey that takes place each half term.
Important things to remember for September 2021
- Registration takes place at 8:50 am and the school day ends at 3:15pm - your child will enter and leave from Year 3's classroom door.
- Please provide a healthy snack for your child to eat at 10:25am playtime. Lunch will be at 12:00pm.
- Each child can have their own water bottle on their desk, please provide these with their name on.
- PE for this year is on a TUESDAY and THURSDAY, please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their PE Kit on these days. From September 2021 children will continue to come into school in PE kits on their days for PE. On these days children must wear the following PE uniform: Black jogging bottoms or black sports leggings, white PE tops , black hoody tops . Or a Summer PE kit : the usual red shorts and the white PE top.
- Weekly homework will be set on Monday and needs to be completed by the Friday. This will usually consist of Math's activities (online), SPAG.com (online), and Reading Plus (online) but may at times relate to other subjects.
- We will begin to send home reading books out as soon as we have read with your child. Returned books will go into a quarantined box before being returned to the library. Your child will select a new home reading book from the school library every Monday, if they need to change it. We encourage the children to read at home every night but at least three times each week. This is part of the homework expectations and we appreciate your support with this. Your child has their own personal reading record for you to record their reading journey. We expect these to be completed every time your child reads their school book.
- Topic webs will be uploaded onto this class page in the first week of each half term. Topic webs will inform you of the learning taking place and will provide a list of project homework activities to complete at home. We are looking forward to you emailing in, or posting onto Seesaw, photos of your wonderful work for our class page on the website. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY PROJECT WORK INTO SCHOOL.
- Children are asked not to bring any other personal items into school; we will provide all necessary stationery.
- And finally, we will continue to use SEESAW to facilitate additional homework tasks. This will enable staff to set work, monitor work and provide feedback online.
Year 3 Long Term Plan 2021-2022
Year 3 Topic Webs
Book recommendations for Year 3
Follow the link below to view a wealth of recommended books for your child in Year 3. You will never be short of book suggestions with this site. Children we hope you find something you love.
Roald Dahl Day
On September 13th 2021, we dressed up to celebrate Roald Dahl because this is his birthday. We dressed up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters, some of us wore yellow too, Roald Dahl's favourite colour. We learned about his life and listened to extracts from some of his famous stories. We really enjoyed 'The Twits'......can you spot Mr Twit in our class?
Partitioning two digit numbers
Today we used different representations to show how a two digit number can be partitioned.
Prepositions tell us where something is (for example, beside, under, on, against, beneath or over). We looked at pictures with our Kagan partners and created sentences using different prepositions.
As part of our learning enquiry to investigate how many different ways land can be used in the UK, we used technology to look at different types of maps in our local area.
Today we walked in our local area to describe and draw the journey on a map, locating features and land-use seen on our journey.
Look at our Hockey skills
We are learning how to pass and defend in hockey....look out Olympics, year 3 are in training!
The Owl and the Pussy Cat
As part of one of our reading lessons we answered comprehension questions about Edward Lear's classic poem 'The Owl and the Pussy Cat'. Next we learnt the poem and performed it for others to watch.
We worked with our kagan partners to find the longest bone in our bodies. We found out that this was our leg bone and chose to investigate if this made us jump further, the longer it was. We predicted who would jump the furthest based off our measurements. What do you think?
Sculptors at work
After researching the works of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, we designed and sculpted our own Stone Age clay models. These were inspired by different aspects of these modernist artists. We hope that you like them.
Science through Drama
Year 3 had visitors today - Altru Creative Education delivered a drama workshop based on healthy eating, one of our Science topics from this half term. The children embedded all of their knowledge and even created plates of healthy food using their bodies
Visit from Capoeira Brazilian Dance Company
Year 3 have been fortunate to have a visit from Capoeira. This is a form of dance from Brazil using different rhythms and making pictures in dance in response to the music. We enjoyed learning about the sensory experience of the music and movement.
Take a look at learning in our wonderful Year 3 class during 2020-2021.
We have learnt about the Stone Age.....look at these fantastic projects that have been made at home!
We learnt all about nutrition ....... we have even sorted different foods into their food groups. Now we all know how to stay healthy.
Space Week 2020
As part of Space Week 2020, we learnt all about the Space Race, we even plotted the solar system. Some children now want to be astronauts, how exciting.
To continue embedding our place value skills, we played games with our partners.
Design and Technology
Do you think these would win an award on Great British Bake Off? Our vegetable tarts on puff pastry were made after learning all about seasonal vegetables.