Our class writer is Chris Riddell, who is best known for his series The Edge Chronicles. He is not only a writer but an illustrator too, and he often does political cartoons for the Observer. You can find out more about his work and see his illustrations on his website
Primary Homework Help – A website with a whole range of games and activities to help with Literacy, Maths and a lot more.
Places to visit
Autumn Term 2 Newsletter 2016
May I welcome you all back after half term. Our topic this half-term is called ‘Gods and Mortals’ wherein Year 3 will be learning about the world of the Ancient Greeks. During English the children will be developing their skills in characterisation to enhance their story writing. We will also be writing diary as a character from the Greek world. By the end of term we will have written our own myth. In Maths we will be using different scales of measurement for distance, volume and weight. Also, we will be looking strategies for addition and subtraction. Maths homework is now available and details are in a separate letter.
Autumn Term 1 Newsletter 2016
Our topic this term is called ‘Tremors’ where Year 3 will be learning about all things pyrotechnic! You will have noticed that we have moved into a new and larger classroom over the break which is great and we still have some finishing touches to come.
Summer Term Newsletter 2016
Welcome to the summer term! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break, enjoying lots of chocolate and the different celebrations this time of year can bring for us. I am very excited for the term ahead with Year 3, but also quite sad that it is our last term together before your children move up to Year 4!
Spring Term Newsletter 2016
This term we have had a fantastic time exploring and learning all about our theme of violent volcanoes. We also went on a fun trip to the Natural History Museum to deepen our learning about natural disasters in the world (see photo). We even had volcanologists make a video about volcanoes especially for us; it was so exciting! Alongside that, we have been continuing to learn lots in Maths, English, Science, RE, Art, PE, etc. Many of the children agree that our books this term have been brilliant; we looked at the story of Pompeii and the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius. How to Train Your Dragon was our second story and we had a great time writing instructions about how to do so. Year 3 were also privileged to visit and be visited by the author Roland Chambers. We became engrossed in his story Nelly and the Quest for Captain Peabody and had a fantastic time writing stories and poems with him.
Autumn Term Newsletter 2015:
Welcome to a brand new school year! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break. I am very excited to spend this next school year at St Saviour’s with your children who are now the new Year 3s! During this past week, I have been getting to know the class better and I look forward to getting to know more about each and every one of them as the year continues!
Spring Term Newsletter 2015:
This term our exciting topic is Violent Volcanoes! This will be incorporated across most subjects, using it to encourage learning and inspire new interests about the world we live in. Our class assembly on this subject will be on the 25th February 2015. All Year 3 parents and carers are welcome!
Autumn Term Newsletter 2014:
Important reminder: We have swimming on a Monday, P.E. and Dance on a Friday. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit on these days.
In English this term we will be studying the author, Eoin Colfer, letter writing and instructions. We will also extend our letter writing and instructions into other subjects. The children will continue to develop their story telling skills and continue to apply this in their writing.
In Maths this term we will continue our learning of partitioning 2, 3 and 4-digit numbers, securing number facts and understanding 2-D and 3-D shape. We will be learning more of our times tables as well and developing our mental maths.
As Historians we will be studying the changes in Britain, starting with the prehistoric period of the Stone Age. We will be learning all about what life was life back then; how the people lived and worked, and the evidence to support it. To deepen the children’s learning we will also be visiting the Ambresbury Banks in Epping Forest; a letter will be sent home closer to the time with the confirmed date on it.
As Geographers we will be studying how the earth’s climate and environment has changed over time, through its periods of cooling and warming – describing it using geographical vocabulary.
As Designers we will design and make books on the Stone Age. To make them we will be investigating the sustainable paper sources available to us to make them, the binders and the ways to make the pages come to life.
As Scientists we will be learning all about animals, including humans. We will explore food groups and healthy balanced diets, as well as the human digestive system and how food is transported around our bodies!
In Religious Education we will be looking into the rituals in our own lives and in thelives of others. For example, prayer and therefore, the impact praying to God can have on our lives and the world around us.
Home learning: Reading at home with a parent has been shown to help raise the reading levels of children and therefore finding 10 quality minutes to read would be a benefit to all.
Homework will be set on a Thursday for completion on the following Tuesday. If you have any difficulties accessing the homework please let me know.
Please don’t hesitate to arrange a meeting to talk to any of us to raise any further questions or queries. Teachers are in the playground at least 5 minutes before the bell in the morning, but if you would like a longer conversation then do come and see teachers at the end of the day or arrange an appointment.
The Year 3 team, Miss Newton, Mrs Reeves and Mrs Simpson
Newsletter Summer Term 2014
Our topic this term is “Seaside Rescue” which gives a great background to do some interesting work, including finding out about Grace Darling, and painting seascapes.
Newsletter Spring 2014
Welcome back and thank you all for your kind thoughts and wishes. I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year break. On Tuesday 11 February the class will be visiting the Natural History Museum in support of this term’s topic of the ‘Volcanoes’. Our assembly will be on 6 March at 3 pm, we hope you can attend. You can download the full newsletter here.
Year 3 Autumn Newsletter 2013 – download here