Welcome to Year 3!
The Year Three teachers are Mrs Stephens (3S), Mrs Chadwick (3C) and Miss Theakston and Miss Burton (3TB).
The teaching assistants are Mrs Strange, Mrs Beasley and Mrs Sturgess.
In Year Three we will set homework every Thursday which is due back in the following Tuesday each week. We know that reading is important to support your child's imagination, creativity and learning across all subjects. Therefore, reading for 15 minutes each evening will be expected as part of your child's weekly homework. We know it's important that children enjoy reading and so we are happy for this to be a school reading book, a library book, or a book from home so that your child has a wide range to choose from. Please ensure you listen to your child read, ask them questions and sign their reading record each evening. Please also let us know when your child needs to change their reading book.
The Year Three team.
This week in Year Three we have been investigating the permeability of rocks. We tested chalk, sandstone, limestone, granite and slate to see if they would absorb water or not. We discovered that rocks that absorb water are called porous. If it is porous then the water might run through and so it would not be waterproof. The porous rocks were sandstone and chalk which means they would not be used to make buildings or for roof tiles! Rocks such as limestone are impermeable which is why they are a good material for making buildings. Did you know that St Paul's Cathedral in London is made from limestone?
Monday 1st April 2019
Dear parents and carers,
We have had a busy last week at school practising for the Easter production. A massive thank you to all of the parents who have helped us this week with walking the children to and from the church.
In English this week we have been focusing on practising the spelling words. Above, we have a link to the Year 3 and 4 spelling words and the Year 3 reading comprehension slides from the parent workshop. Please use these to support your child with their work at home.
In Maths, we have been using inverse operations to check our calculations. So if we know that 3 + 4 = 7. We know that 7 - 4 =3 etc. Please help us to use this skill at home.
This week we will be sending home your child's Spring assessment tests for you to look at with your child over the Easter holidays. Please support your child with any gaps in their learning.
The Year Three team