Welcome to Year 3 Class McCartney
I hope you enjoy looking at our page. The children will enjoy an exciting and vast curriculum in Year 3. We start the year with “Tomb Raiders” a history and art based topic. After Christmas our next topic will be “Ready, Steady, Cook!” a science and healthy eating food topic. Our final topic is called “From Bean to Bar” a geography based topic that incorporates learning about the Amazon Rainforest with how chocolate is made and its journey from the cocoa bean to our shops.
Year 3 is the first year of Key Stage 2 (juniors) so there are a few changes to the structure of the day. The day starts with a 5 a day activity where children have a daily practise of their maths skills. This is followed by collective worship in the school hall. We then have a maths lesson followed by a 15 minute playtime. After playtime the children have a daily spellings session and English lesson. Following lunch the children will then do a curriculum based lesson such as music, art science or RE.
Please note that in Key Stage 2 the children will no longer have an afternoon playtime.
The children have P.E twice a week and are expected to have their full PE kit in school every day. P.E. is on a Wednesday and Friday.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be due back on the following Wednesday. This year we have introduced new homework books and the children will have an English task one week and a maths task the following week. The children are also expected to read a minimum of four times per week and this must be recorded in their reading records and be signed by you. The children will also have spellings to learn each week.
If you have any questions about Year 3 or your child’s learning then please do talk to me at the end of the day.