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WELCOME TO YEAR 3

Welcome to Year 3 at Red Hill!

IN YEAR 3, WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR EVERY CHILD TO FLOURISH IN A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT.

We would like to happily welcome your child into Year 3 and we are very excited to support them on their journey into Key Stage 2 at Red Hill Primary School.

At Red Hill, we have four Year 3 classes:-

3W Mrs Wright

3A Miss Alpha

3B Mr Bull

3S Miss Solyali

Mrs Harwood also supports our year group.

Our Class Pioneers!

At the start of the year, Y3 were thrilled to learn about their class pioneers! We explored why they are known as such significant individuals and the impact they they had on the world we live in today.

Curriculum

Please click below to see the topic web for this half term (Spring 1). These are working documents however, so they may change as we progress into the term.

Our Learning

Year 3 have been incredibly busy immersing themselves in their topic: SHAKE IT .

Across Science and DT, they are learning about …

  • The different types of milk and how else milk can be used
  • How to make butter and how it can be changed from a solid to a liquid
  • Reversible and irreversible change
  • Changes of state
  • Dissolving
  • Physical and chemical changes in milk
  • Designing and making a milkshake!
IPC

English

In English, we are now reading our new class text: Krindlekrax .

Across the next half term, we will be:

  • Using a range of ambitious vocabulary and figurative language to add description to our writing.
  • Using a wide range of punctuation to vary the structure of our writing.
  • Writing both setting and character descriptions
  • Writing a range of genres, including narratives, diary entries and instructions.
English

Maths

In Maths, we are moving onto our next topic, which is all about measurement!

We will be:

  • Using rulers to measure length and perimeter in m, cm and mm
  • Understanding unit and non-unit fractions
  • Measuring mass and capacity in g & kg and ml & l
Maths

Supporting your child with their learning at home

Reading

Reading should be completed a minimum of 3x a week, but ideally for 10 minutes each evening. This should be completed with an adult, and children can choose to read their own book, a book from school or on bug club. Adults need to record the reading session in the reading record, alongside a sentence or two about how the read and anything they found tricky. Reading records must be in school every day.

Homework books

Homework books are sent home on a Friday and must be returned to school on a Wednesday. Weekly homework includes:

Maths

A short maths challenge linking to the week’s learning. There will be 3 different challenges that your child can choose to complete depending on how confident they felt with that concept in class. They will also have a maths activity set on MathShed that is optional, but can be completed should they want to. Again, this will be linked with the learning taking place in class. Children should also log into TTRS (https://ttrockstars.com) and practise their multiplication recall.

Spellings

Children will have 10 spellings sent home linking to a spelling pattern being taught in class. These will be tested in the spelling session on a Wednesday morning.

IPC

At the bottom of the homework will be some questions linking to the topics being taught in class. Please ask your children these questions and get them talking about all the incredible learning that is taking place in classrooms! This is a great chance for children to share all of their amazing knowledge.

PE and Forest School

PE and Forest school days are as follows for Autumn 2:

3W- Monday and Tuesday

3A- Monday and Tuesday

3B- Monday and Thursday

3S- Monday and Tuesday

As we move into Winter, please ensure that children wear their winter PE kits (jogging bottoms, Red Hill PE top, school jumper and trainers). Please also make sure children bring a warm, waterproof coat with a hood.

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