Welcome to Class 3 (Year 3)
- Teacher – Mr Cooper
- Teaching Assistant – Mrs Freer
Class 3 has 26 Year 3 pupils who are starting their first year in the Juniors. We will be encouraging them to become independent learners who show resilience and try to be the best THEY can be whilst having fun! With support from Mrs Parker and Mrs Freer, the children will begin to become responsible for their own school equipment and we look forward to seeing their reading book and homework diary every day. Throughout their time in year 3, the children will be given the opportunity to work as part of a team, in small groups and independently becoming positive role models for their peers. Year 3 is the first time the children will go swimming with most children becoming confident swimmers after their sessions. Our first topic for this year will Stone Age to Bronze Age, and we are excited for our Stone Age Residential. We will immerse ourselves in different times and places through a wide range of novels, with our first being Stone Age Boy.
Our Year 3 Curriculum Overviews
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What should a Year 3 child be able to do?
The 2014 National Curriculum outlines the expected standards that children should reach by the end of each year in primary school. These are outlined below.
At VLA, we operate an effective and consistent whole school approach to homework. Every child, from Year 1 – Year 6 is issued with their very own VLA Homework Book. Our Homework book will also be used as a reading diary and should be brought into school every day. The homework children receive in school will vary depending on the year group they are in. The table below shows the homework children should complete.
The homework with the * should be completed at least 3 times per week. (Ideally more)
Maths homework: will be set once a week. It will either be calculations to complete in the book or a task given on a separate sheet.
Spellings: Please practise the spellings with your child as much as possible using the spelling strategies within this booklet.
Sentence and spelling task: For this section, the children need to choose 6 of their spelling words and use them accurately in sentences. When writing these sentences the children MUST apply their English skills e.g. use of a range of sentence openers and punctuation, conjunctions, effective vocabulary, etc. They should also complete the sentences in their NEATEST handwriting!
Rewards: Children are positively rewarded for regular completion of homework and will receive termly rewards. Rewards including time on a bouncy castle and ice creams will be given for reading and the completion of maths and sentence activities.
All homework books will be given out, with new homework, on a Friday and homework will be checked the following Thursday. Children are encouraged to ask for help should they encounter difficulties with any homework given.
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