Welcome to Year 3
The class teachers are:-
Welcome to Year 3. Please find attached below the Welcome presentation to Year 3 parents which you might find useful.
Year 3 Welcome Meeting
Topics and Curriculum
You will find the weekly timetable in your child’s diary. Year 3 covers some exciting topics such as:-
- History: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romans
- Geography: View from my window and mapping skills
- Science: Ourselves, electricity, light, sound, plants.
- Art: Sketching, pastels, colour mixing, printing, 3D perspective art and mosaics
- Design & Technology: Making a container, a nightlight and sandwiches
- PSHE topics: Living with a disability, parts of the body, sun safety and road safety.
- RE: Christmas, Easter, Who is Jesus? Faith in the Arts, Judaism, baptism, parts of the Bible.
- Computing: How a network works, programming, presenting, E-safety, sending emails, touch typing.
- PE & Games includes: football, netball, cricket, rounders, hockey, athletics, tag rugby, dance, tennis, and gymnastics.
For more specific information on what the Year 3 pupils will be studying we produce a curriculum map. We will publish this term's curriculum map here shortly but in the meantime see below the previous years' maps..
Year 3 Curriculum map
Every week we are currently awarding one child from each class a "Star of the Week" award. We also celebrate their achievements in assembly and a certificate will be sent home to show parents/carers. The Star of the Week award is given to children who demonstrate the school vision. We want every child to believe that they can achieve success in all they do. In addition to this, we also award: house points, Dojos, Head Teacher Award and monthly BELIEVE award.
Our homework reinforces topics taught that week in English, maths, Science, Art, History or Geography. Our main project homeworks are creating a Body-Box and a Stone Henge research homework. Weekly homework is:-
- Reading - see below
- Spelling Shed - based on the sounds we are teaching (10-15 minutes) three times per week
- Times Table Rockstars - 10 minutes three times per week
- Big Maths Beat That - Given on a Monday and to revise for re-testing on Friday.
Year 3 do not have a Homework Diary.
We ask children to read at least three times per week. Children are given a reading diary to record any reading that is done at home in front of an adult. We encourage reading at home and ask that you date and sign each entry. We will give 1 house point for reading 3 times per week and two extra housepoints for additional reading.
We ask you to avoid reading at home the books we study in class which are:-
- “The Iron Man” by Ted Hughes
- “Me and You” by Anthony Browne
- “Farther” by Grahame Baker-Smith
- "Flotsam" by David Wesner
- "Fergus Crane" by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
As well as Times Table Rockstars and Big Maths Beat that practice, please also encourage your child to take part in practical maths activities at home e.g. shopping with money, telling the time and cooking using scales.
For more information about how we teach maths go to the Maths link.
Visits and trips
To help broaden the children’s learning, enjoyment and understanding of their topics, we offer a range of visits and trips. In Year 3 we have the following exciting visits and trips:
- To help with their mapping skills the children walk around the block.
- We receive a visitor who talk to them about coping and living with disability.
- We often have a visit from a nurse, police officer or fire officer to talk about their role in the Community
- We receive a visit from a Dental Nurse to talk to the children about keeping teeth clean and healthy and support the science topic “Ourselves”.
- A day trip to Butser Ancient Farm, Hampshire, to enhance their work in the classroom and discover more about the Iron Age.
- Crew Theatre visit us at School to hold a theatre workshop on Roman Ramifications.
More information about all these trips and visits and any costs will be sent out nearer the time.
Your child is now at Junior School so please encourage your child to become more independent in attitude and organisation, for example: slips can be given to your child to hand into their teacher at registration.
Any questions or concerns
If you need a quick couple of minutes to speak to your child’s teacher then please pop your head around the classroom door at pick up but if you need longer than that then please make an appointment through the office or by email. Your class teacher should be your first point of contact and can be contacted with their professional email Miss Anderson at LAnderson@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk and Miss Marriage at SMarriage@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk If it is an urgent matter, please speak to someone in the office and they will be able to help you.