Hello and welcome! In Tulip Class we work hard every day to create an enjoyable learning environment where we are encouraged to achieve our best and work together for a brighter future!
In Year 3 we cover a range of genres including: narrative, recount, poetry, information texts and diary writing. We link our English to our learning theme for example we begin the year with the text 'The Great Kapok Tree' which links to our topic about the rainforest, plants and animals.
Children are encouraged to play Spelling Shed. There's certificates available for those that score the most points in their class!
We encourage children to read every day at home - please remember to sign your child's reading card. We expect the children to read at least 3 times a week at home. We complete reading lessons each week at home and use this time to explore the class text as well as lots of different text types. Here we develop our understanding of comprehension and language whilst fostering a love of reading.
Teaching and Learning in Maths follows our Oakhill planning document which teaches the four main areas in maths. These are Number and Place Value, Geometry, Measure and Statistics. Where possible, links have been made across the maths curriculum to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to apply their knowledge and understanding.
In Year 3 we spend a lot of time focusing on number and calculation. We use concrete manipulatives to deepen the children's understanding in turn helping them to develop their problem solving and reasoning skills. We expect children to practice their times tables every week. This could be done through TT Rock Stars! By the end of year 3, the children need to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 times tables and associated division facts.
Throughout the year we will be covering many fun and exciting topics following the new curriculum.
Autumn - Plants and animals including humans (Science and Geography)
Spring - Repelling Tudors (Science - magnets and History/Geography)
Summer- Bright and brainy Greeks (Science - Light and Shadows and History/Geography - Greeks)
**Things To Remember**
PE Day - Friday morning. The children will be having rugby lessons with Mr Banks during Autumn term.
Spellings - Spellings are given out and tested on a Tuesday.
Choice menu homework will be given out every Friday - your child can choose which item off the menu they wish to complete each week.
To contact the phase leader for KS2 please complete the form below.