Literacy overview Narrative- Stories with familiar settings, Myths and Legends, Adventure and mystery stories, Authors and letters, Dialogue and plays. Non fiction- Reports, Instructions, Information texts. Poetry- Performance poetry, calligrams and shape poems, Language play. Targets are set each term for language skills such as use of vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and handwriting. Literacy is a cross-curricular subject.
Maths overview Number – e.g. partitioning, place value, doubling, halving, rounding, estimating, fractions, %, decimals, money, multiple, factors, 4 rules, x tables. Data handling – e.g. Carroll/Venn diagrams, tally charts, graphs. Measures – e.g. length, volume, capacity, time, weight. Shape & Space – e.g. symmetry, reflections, properties of 2D/3D shapes, compass/directions. Problem solving involving all of the above.
Foundation Subjects & Science SubjectAutumnSpringSummer Science Materials & their properties Magnets & Springs Teeth & Health Eating Rocks & Soils Plants Light & Shadows Life Ed. Bus History The RomansWWII Geography Weather & the World around us Our Local area Art/DT Collage Patterns Christmas Portraying relationships Journeys Design a sandwich Product design Propaganda Posters Moving toys
Music Introduction/ Instrumental Lessons Instrumental Lessons PE/Games Big Moves Dance Ball Skills Gymnastics Dance Games Skills Athletics Summer games skills PSHE New beginnings Say NO to bullying Getting on a falling out Going for goals Good to be me Relationships Changes RE Darkness & Light (what it means to different faiths) Celebrations Bible stories Sikhism
All uniform MUST be named Boys: White or blue shirt Grey trousers Tie School jumper/cardigan/ sweatshirt Black shoes Girls: White or blue shirt/blouse Grey skirt, culottes, pinafore Navy blue or grey trousers Tie Blue & white striped or gingham dress School jumper/cardigan/ Sweatshirt Black shoes
GAMES Tracksuit (winter) Shorts and t-shirt (summer) Outdoor trainers All uniform MUST be named P.E. Gold t-shirt Blue/ black shorts Plimsoles PE kit and games kit should come to school on Monday & stay at school until Friday! Please ensure that ear rings are taken out or taped over on PE days.
The School Day The school day starts promptly at 8:50 a.m. The gate will be open from 8:40. Children arrive at the Clarendon Park Road entrance and walk around the path and straight into school through the Year 3 cloakroom. N.B. Please be mindful of safety when parking/dropping off your child. The Year 3 cloakroom is separate from the other Juniors. Children begin work immediately on entry to our classrooms with a focused registration activity.
Homework will be sent home on Friday and it should be returned by the following Wednesday, please.
School website- Year 3- Subject support for Parents and Carers
Reading books are to go home. If your child is a free reader they can change their book when it has been read. If your child is not a free reader, we advise that the reading book needs to be read several times before being changed. Reading books and records are to be brought every day, please. Please make sure that your child is reading for at least 20 minutes each night.
Reading Books We will send the children home with their reading book and a liaison book. A St. Johns book bag would be most useful to place books and letters in. Please write a comment when you hear your child read. In Year 3 children are grouped for guided reading – this takes place once a week and focuses upon inference and deduction.
Personal equipment If you wish, you may supply your child with a small pencil case, but it is not essential. Pencil cases may contain pencils, pencil crayons and a ruler. Children do not need gel and felt pens.
We will stay to answer individual questions you may have.