Castleton Primary School and Children's Centre

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Green Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 1JZ

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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 Mrs Vause (3V), alongside us are Mrs Holburt, Mr Coleman, Miss Macedo and Miss Kitchen (Teaching assistants).

We will also have Mrs Garlick with us for some of the day. 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. 

Autumn 1

In Year 3 this half term, there will be lots of learning taking place. In English, we will be learning about using speech in stories using The Magic Brush and writing explanations for how a magic brush works. In Maths, we will be focusing on place value with numbers up to 1000 and basic calculation.  For our wider curriculum topics, we will be 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) Hockey and team- building (PE) and finally making healthy choices (PSHE). P.E Day 

Year 3 PE lessons are on Tuesday  (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor). 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 to monitor reading records. Parents can download the BoomReader app to share information with school and no more worry about finding lost record books! Children are allowed to read anything from recipes or instructions for a game, to bedtime stories with little siblings or their school reading book. Any reading counts! We expect all children to read three times each week at home to help them develop into confident readers.

Times Tables Rockstars 

Year 4 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