Hello, welcome to the year three page of our website. Year three is a fantastic year at Highwoods. It’s our first year in KS2 and there are some changes to the school day. We are lucky enough to do forest school this year and we go on some brilliant trips. Our teachers are Mrs Costanzo and Miss Chapman. We also have Mrs Hooker and Ms Munford to help us in our learning, as well as lots of other adults in school. Check back regularly to see what we get up to as the year goes by…
2018 Autumn Term
Our theme for this term is:
This is chance for the children to explore life in Roman Britain and to learn about the expansion of the Roman Empire. We will be visiting Colchester Castle and this will enable the children to have hands-on experiences to support their learning.
In science we are learning about forces and magnets. We will be thinking back to the experiences we had during our wonderful trip to the London Science Museum and make links to our current learning.
Our PE days are now:
Indoor PE on a Wednesday afternoon – Indoor PE kit is shorts and a house colour t-shirt.
Outside PE is on a Friday afternoon – Children will need a jumper, t-shirt, jogging bottoms and trainers.
Please remember that hair must be tied back and earrings removed for PE.
Every week we enjoy hearing about some of the children’s best-loved books.
We’ve heard about all kind of creatures from kittens to dinosaurs and even footballers!
Parents, thank you for your continued support with reading at home. Remember, 3 adult signed entries in the children’s reading records entitle your child to being a ‘Star Reader’ for the week.
Reading regularly with your child is so important, as it not only improves your child’s reading fluency but it builds their vocabulary, aids their creativity when writing, improves their spelling and develops their general knowledge. Most of all, it is an enjoyable way to spend quality time with your child at the end of a busy day.
Maths and literacy homework is given out every Wednesday and should be returned the following Monday.
Maths homework continues to be focusing on the area of learning that we are covering in class each week. In addition to this, we ask parents to help the children to learn their target times tables.
In Year 3 the children learn their 3, 4, 8 times tables so that by the end of Year 3 the children should know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.
Each week we have new spellings to practise that reflect the spelling rules being taught in class.
In Year 3, we have an amazing opportunity to take part in Forest Schools once a week. This is a great chance to learn new skills and interact with each other outside of the classroom.
Each group will spend 6 weeks attending Forest Schools, before changing to allow other children to attend.