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Castleton Primary School and Children's Centre

'Unlocking Potential'

Year 3

Welcome to Year Three 

We are the Year 3 classroom teachers; Mr Coulson (3C) and Miss Hick (3H), alongside us are Mrs Bennet and Miss Ward (Teaching assistants). We are incredibly excited to be teaching your children this year in the Year 3. We practice an open door policy in our classrooms, which means if parents have any questions or need anything from us, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can also catch either of us at the end of the day. We aim to respond to any queries as soon as we can. We are so looking forward to working with your children this year, and we cannot wait to see the fantastic achievements that they are going to make. 

In year 3 this half term there will be lots of learning taking place. In English, our focus will be on narrative writing on the story of Tadeo Jones. We will use Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’ to retell the story of the Ancient Egyptian explorer. Following the Egyptian theme, we will be learning about the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922. We will be writing a a diary entry and focusing on using emotive language to retell the events from that special day. In Maths we will be focusing on place value with numbers up to 1000. For our wider curriculum topics yes you guessed it, we have been learning all about Ancient Egypt! We will also be learning about much more, including forces and magnets (Science) What do Christians believe about a good life?  (RE). Spanish numbers to 10 and basic greetings (Spanish) Key throwing and catching in Dodgeball (PE) and finally making healthy choices (PSHE).

 P.E Day 

Year 3 PE lessons are on a Monday and Tuesday (3C) and Tuesday and Wednesday (3H) . Please make sure your child is wearing their school PE kit. 


Reading app
 

This year we are going paperless! We will use a digital reading record app through go-read.co.uk  to monitor reading records. Parents can download the BoomReader app to share information with school and no more worry about finding lost record books! We are in the final stage of setting up the accounts for your child. Please look out for more instructions in the coming week. 

Times Tables Rockstars 

Year 3 children all around the country will be tested on their times tables knowledge. Being confident with times tables helps children in many areas of maths curriculum such as short division, multiplication, word problems, and many more. In class, we support the learning of times tables regularly. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. We, therefore, strongly recommend you encourage your child to practice their times tables at home regularly or better still every night! All your hard work and theirs will make them a Times Tables Rock Star! You can find a copy of the times tables at the bottom of the class page.

Autumn 1

In Year 3 this half term there will be lots of learning taking place. In English, our focus will be on narrative writing on the story of Tadeo Jones. We will use Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’ to retell the story of the Ancient Egyptian explorer. Following the Egyptian theme, we will be learning about the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922. We will be writing a a diary entry and focusing on using emotive language to retell the events from that special day. In Maths we will be focusing on place value with numbers up to 1000. For our wider curriculum topics yes you guessed it, we have been learning all about Ancient Egypt!
We will also be learning about much more, including forces and magnets (Science) What do Christians believe about a good life?  (RE). Spanish numbers to 10 and basic greetings (Spanish) Key throwing and catching in Dodgeball (PE) and finally making healthy choices (PSHE).

Autumn 2

In Year 3, we have some wonderful work planned for the upcoming half term! In our English topic, we have two amazing stories we are going to be learning about. Firstly, we are going to be looking at the discovery of Tutankhamun and using Pie Corbet’s talk for writing, we are going to write our very own diary entry as if we are the archaeologists who discovered it. The second English topic we are going to look at is the Polar Express (we have a fantastic trip booked on Thursday 8th December). This wonderful winter themed story will whisk us away to the North Pole, where again, we will be using Pie Corbet’s talk for writing to write our own magical winter themed story. In Maths, we are going to be focusing on deepening our understanding of multiplication and division facts, as well as looking at what different methods we can use to solve problems. In Science, our new topic is ‘Light and Dark’. We will be looking at different light sources and observing which objects light does/does not travel through.In our new Geography topic, we will be learning all about Egypt. We will delve into where it is located and its wonderful physical and human features – this will help us to create an ‘All About Egypt’ fact file.Finally, in RE, we will be focusing on how different religions express spirituality. The Year 3 team have been amazed by the effort of all the children in the first Autumn half term and look forward to another amazing half term before Christmas!