Welcome to Year 3
Mrs Ali (Head of year,) Miss Read, Mr Tish, Mrs Khan and Miss Worthington are excited to welcome back the children into the new school year. Our aim is to make children have a smooth transition from Year 2 into Year 3. We have an exciting curriculum to ensure that the children are stimulated, challenged, engaged and develop greater independence.
The Autumn term is a busy time for children in Year 3 with lots of learning taking place. In Science, we will be studying “Forces and magnets” and investigating which magnet is the strongest. In History, we will be travelling back in time to learn about the Stone Age people and how they lived. We will also be looking at some cave paintings from that period of time in Art and creating some of our own. In computing, we will be using the Scratch program to create our own interactive stories by coding. We will learn how to greet in French and study the importance of light in different religions for RE. English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and will focus on developing comprehension skills and mathematical calculations. The curriculum overview will be available soon for you to get an insight into all the topics which will be covered this year.
Homework will be set on Google Classroom every Friday. Please encourage your child to complete all of the work set and submit their work by Monday. Here is how you can further support your child at home.
Reading – Reading is one of the most important life skills. At Elmhurst, we are committed to developing these skills by encouraging children to develop the love of reading. Therefore, we encourage parents to listen, read and share books as much as possible at home.
Spellings – All children have a weekly spelling test. Please help them practise the words set for them on Friday on Google Classroom.
Maths – Children will receive a Time Tables Rockstars account. This is an online resource to support your child to practise and become more fluent in their times tables. The expectation is that by the end of Year 3 children should know their 3, 4 and 8 times tables as well as their 2, 5 and 10 times tables that they have learnt in Year 2. Look out for regular updates on class battles. This is when classes compete with each other by playing as much as possible to win the battle!
We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your child has a pleasurable experience. If you have any concerns or worries, please don’t hesitate to arrange a time to speak to one of us, as you play a vital role in your child’s education.
From the Year 3 team.