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 Ainsworth and our assistant teacher is Mrs Harper.  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, mental methods we can use to work out the answers and our times tables (3’s and 4’s and revision of 5’s and 10’s). As we are now in Year Three we will be learning about and applying new methods of working out our answers. There will be opportunities for us to explore new mathematical concepts. We will also be looking at solving word problems successfully.

English

In our English lessons, we will be looking at myths and writing a description of a mythological creature. We will use Talk For Writing in some of our work. We will also be looking at and studying poetry.

Science

Our science topic in Autumn 1 is Plants. We will be looking at the names of different parts of plants and the jobs that they do. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well.  

Theme

Our Theme this term is The Ancient Greece. We will be using this theme to make cross curricular links in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. We will also make cross curricular links to the other subjects in the national curriculum.

Cool Time & Rotation

On Monday afternoons, we have Rotation activities which we really enjoy and on Friday afternoons we have Cool Time (Continuing Our Own Learning). Cool Time activities include Maths games and investigations, word games, extending our comprehension skills through reading and drama, learning new craft skills and developing those we already know, science investigations and extending our learning about our class topic. We are able to choose which activities we do and we’re able to work individually, in pairs or in small groups. We really enjoy setting ourselves new challenges in our learning each week.

Our Rotation Topics this year are:

  • Autumn – Ancient Greece
  • Spring -Transport through Time
  • Summer – Europe with a particular focus on Italy

In these sessions we take part in many practical activities including Arts and Crafts, Music, ICT, DT and gardening. There are often opportunities to go on a trip too.