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 Ms Munford, Miss White, Mrs Hunt and Mrs Williams 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…
Our first theme for Autumn is Best of British. Please see the knowledge organiser below and the curriculum map for further information.
Maths and Spelling homework is set every Friday and should be completed by the following Friday.
All of our homework is online. You will need to use the following websites to complete your homework:
Timestable Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com
This is the same account as the children were using during year two. It’s easiest to use via the app.
Spelling Frame: https://spellingframe.co.uk
The children’s spelling homework is now on this site. There is a selection of words every week selected specifically for them.
They can select their spellings by logging onto the site, then choosing to practice or test. They must complete one test per week as their homework but can do more if they’d like or play the games.
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.
Indoor PE on a Monday 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.
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.
Our Forest School afternoon will be Monday for those children who are selected.
Trips During Year Three
We love enriching our curriculum through trips over the course of the year.
The approximate details of these are below for your information, we will obviously send out more information as the year progresses:
October 2019 – London Tour and Science Museum – Approximate cost £15.50
Spring 2020 – Colchester Castle – Approximate cost £11.00
Summer 2020 – Walton on the Naze -Approximate cost £8.00
We will also go on local trips and visits to the local area (such as Highwoods or Tesco) as the year progresses.