Welcome to Year 3
Welcome to our Year 3 page. Here you will find useful information about our termly curriculum, PE days, homework expectations and useful websites.
Our 2018/9 curriculum map can be found here:
We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-
C– to be a confident communicator
L– to learn
I– to improve their health
C– to be part of a community
At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning. With this in mind, please take some time to see what we have been up to in class.
If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.
Meet our Teachers
Miss Huskins —– Castle
Mr Oliver—– Westwood
Miss Taylor —– Grange
We would like children to have their PE kit in school every day, however, we understand that they do need washing!
Our PE days are-
Castle – Wednesday (Inside) and Friday (Outdoors)
Westwood – Monday (Inside) and Thursday (Outdoors)
Grange – Monday (Inside) and Wednesday (Outdoors)
We use a spelling scheme across the whole school (No Nonsense Spelling) which means that all children in Year 3 will learn the same spelling pattern.
Please continually practise your child’s times tables with them over the year. May we remind you of the government expectation that children should know all times tables up to x 12 by the end of Year 4. With this in mind, it is important children consolidate their learning regularly at home in order to meet age related expectations.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and due back in on the following Wednesday. Spelling tests will take place on a Friday.
There is also a homework club on a Tuesday.
Thank you for your continued support with your child’s homework. If you do have any queries please do not hesitate to speak to one of us directly.
Sumdog – http://www.sumdog.com
Hit the button http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Interactive maths games http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/
Even more maths games http://www.mathsisfun.com/puzzles/index.html
Year 3 have returned after a relaxing Christmas break, ready for their new topics and learning.
In Guided Reading, we have been looking at a book called ‘A Rock is lively’ which fits in with our new History topic of Stone Age to Iron Age. We have learnt where rocks come from and how useful they are to us.
We have already learnt so much in History such as what the word ‘chronological’ means. We know that living in the Stone Age, although wasn’t easy, was very exciting! We have also linked this in with our Art where we have collaging round houses. We can’t wait to find out more on our upcoming trip to Butser Hill after half term.
In English, we have been looking at more brilliant books by Anthony Browne called Voices in the Park and The Zoo. We are really good at spotting the hidden pictures in his books and enjoy predicting what the stories are going to be about. Can you spot anything different in this image from Voices in the Park?
Year 3 have settled really well into life at Netley Abbey Junior School, it seems like we have always been here! We have all made some new friends and learnt so much already!
In English we have been learning how to write instructions. Our safety instructions on how to cross the road will help us cross the road safely in the future. We have been reading the Hodgeheg by Dick-King Smith in Guided Reading which is told by the baby hedgehog Max. We can’t wait to find out if he finds a safe way to cross the road too.
Look out for our next update on our learning!
Many parents have asked if we can recommend age-appropriate challenging texts for their child.
Below are links to two book lists of ‘recommended reads’ which are suitable for Year 3 Readers and for More Able Readers:
On Thursday 27th September, we held a Learning and Interactive Night of Knowledge (LINK) meeting for year 3 parents to explain the high expectations of the junior school curriculum and how they can best support their child at home.
Please click the link below to read the information shared-