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 Miss Mumford, Mrs Hooker and Miss White 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 Spring Term - Coming soon
2017 Autumn Term
Our theme for this half term is
– You Are What You Eat –
This is a chance for the children to look carefully at what makes a healthy diet, where our food comes from and think about the healthy choices we can make.
Our science for this half term is all about Bones and Muscles so should tie in really well to this.
We will launch our theme with a trip to Tesco to take part in their Farm to Fork trail. This should be really interesting.
3HC at Tesco
Year three had a wonderful time tasting our bread with our teddies on Friday.
We had a lovely morning making bread. We carefully followed instructions and created a healthy wholemeal roll. We then filled it with our favourite choices: Olives, cheese, seeds or dried…
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 Thursday 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.
This week 3VC are looking forward to hearing all about Lukne and Callum O’s favourite books!
3HC are looking forward to hearing from Milly and Jocelyn this week.
So far in 3HC we’ve enjoyed hearing about favourite books from:
Sam, Sophie, Finn P, Olivia, Alex and Maddie
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.
**Every child will be given a booklet for them to use when practising their target times tables. Once the children can say the times tables out loud, in order, they will gain their bronze. When they can answer the times table questions out of order they will gain their silver and once they can answer times table questions out of order, with the related division facts they will gain their gold and a completion badge.***
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. Forest Schools will begin this Wednesday afternoon (20/09/17) for 6 children from each class. Each group will spend 6 weeks attending Forest Schools, before changing to allow other children to attend.