Welcome to Year Three!

The Patron Saint of our class is Saint David or Dewi Sant. We celebrate our Saint’s day on March 1st.

Meet the Team!

Our class teacher in Year Three is Mr Adamthwaite and our assistant teacher is Mrs O’Grady.  Miss Casimo teaches us Italian and Mrs. Humphries is our R.E. teacher.

R.E.

R.E. is our most important subject and is at the core of our curriculum. We do 2 hours of R.E. every week, a child led liturgy every week and four other sessions of collective worship including Mass or celebration every Thursday. Please look at the R.E. dates to see the dates of Mass and celebration for the term.

Physical Education

Our PE lessons this term are on Tuesday and Wednesday – please make sure your child has the correct PE kit in school. They will need trainers, blue or black shorts and a T-shirt. We aim to have our PE lessons outside as much as possible, weather permitting, so during the colder months your child may need tracksuit bottoms and a long sleeved top.

Maths

This term we are learning about place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. The children learn both mental and written methods to work out the answers. We practice our times tables and this term we learn 3’s and 4’s and revision of 5’s and 10’s. There will be opportunities for us to explore new mathematical concepts. We will also be applying our skills by solving a range of reasoning and problem solving tasks.

English

Each term we prepare at least 4 pieces of assessed writing. These are a mixture of fiction and non-fiction such as stories, letters, reports and many more. The children have regular grammar lessons, handwriting sessions and a weekly spelling test, which takes place every Friday morning.

The children have a reading record and we ask them and parents to sign it so that we can monitor their reading. In addition, we have Guided Reading in smaller groups every week and those children who require extra support have extra sessions.

This Autumn Term, we have been writing a winter setting description, a newspaper report, a conversation between two people and a non-chronological report about a specific animal. We will also be looking at and studying poetry.

Science

This Autumn Term we study ‘Rocks and Soils’ and ‘Animals Diet and skeletons.’  The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate soil permeability. In addition, we will learn about Animal diet, muscles and skeletons. As part of our English written work, we will research and write a report about an animal’s diet and the structure of the animal’s skeleton.

Cool Time & Rotation

Every Monday afternoon the children take part in rotation activities. These sessions involve small group work in many practical activities including Arts and Crafts, Music, ICT, DT and gardening. There are often opportunities to go on a trip too.

Our Rotation Topics this year are:

  • Autumn: Mapwork
  • Spring:   Ancient Rome
  • Summer: Volcanoes

Homework

Each half term your child will receive a Homework letter with details of extra activities to further their learning. We also expect the children to read to an adult every night and practise their times tables.