Welcome to the webpage for Year 3 at Linaker! Please do check back often and we will try to keep you up to date with everything that goes on.
The children this year are spread across three classes taught by Mr Wilson-Maher, Mr Hirst, Mrs Robertson and Mrs White. (The oldest children in the year group are with Mr Hirst who teaches a mixed class of Year 3 and 4 pupils.)
This Autumn term, we will be working hard to increase the quality and standard of our writing, looking initially at traditional tales using the book you can see above. In maths, we are following the Math No Problem curriculum as we set out to ensure that all pupils finish the year with a fluent understanding of the Year 3 maths skills. In Science, we will be looking at states of matter. Our driving topic for the first half term is 'Crime and Punishment'; for the second half term it is 'Romans'.
The Year 3 Team
(Mr Hirst, Mr Wilson-Maher, Mrs Robertson & Mrs White)
Key Information -
PE Days - PE is every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon this term and whenever the weather permits, the lesson may be outside so suitable PE kit will be essential - jogging bottoms & tracksuit tops might be important additions to the standard kit! We find it best for children to keep their PE kit in school all week rather than trying to bring it he in just on the days it is required.
Homework - Maths and English Homework is set on Thursdays for completion and hand in by the following Monday. In addition this year, the children all have a 'Personal Learning Log'. This is NOT further homework but a recognition that children often have their interest sparked by things we do in school and want to take them further. Any extra research, writing, maths or artwork that the children want to do should be recorded in these logs, Teachers look forward to seeing these and rewarding anything done in them.
Reading - As in previous years, all the children have a school reading book and a reading record. They are encouraged to bring these home daily and regular reading remains the greatest support that parents can offer their children. As children progress in reading, discussion of the books becomes as important as listening to them read - by Year 3, the children need to be able to talk about characters and their motives. In common with other year groups, Year 3 are running a series of reading challenges this year to encourage reading beyond the classroom. Details can be found in the letters home section.
An invitation - Parents are always welcome to visit the classroom to see the work that their children are doing - please pop in at the end of the day or have a word with your class's teacher to arrange a time.
High expectations - Parents will be aware that a new national curriculum came into force three years ago and it raised expectations even higher for the things that the pupils should be achieving by Year 3. Just to illustrate what the children are aiming at, the document below provides an overview of the requirements of the National Curriculum in Year 3. The overview of our curriculum for this year is also available: