Welcome to our Year 3 Pupil Page!
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 do some amazing learning. Our teachers are Miss Chapman, and Mrs Usher. We also have Mrs Emm, Ms Munford and Mrs Hooker 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…
Maths and Spelling homework is set every Wednesday and should be completed by the following Wednesday.
We will sometimes set grammar homework too.
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.
This will not start until later in the year but is the grammar site and has some fun quizzes for the children, these quizzes will be set for what is being learned in class.
Meet The Teacher Information
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.
Each week we choose two children from the class to do a ‘Book Flash’ This is an opportunity for your child to talk about a book that they love reading. Any genre is fine and any format. This is a chance for the children to share a love of reading and shouldn’t be arduous.
Children must attend school wearing their kit on PE days. Please send your child in weather appropriate clothing.
Outside PE is on a Wednesday afternoon – Children will need a jumper, t-shirt, jogging bottoms, socks and trainers.
Inside PE is Monday
In Year 3, we have an amazing opportunity to take part in Forest Schools. This is a great chance to learn new skills and interact with each other outside of the classroom.
Each group will spend a block of five 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.
Please remember that hair must be tied back and earrings removed for PE.
Snack and Water
Children need to bring their own healthy snack to school. Please ensure that this is separate from their packed lunch as packed lunches are stored in the hall for the majority of the day.
Children should also have a separate water bottle for their packed lunch and the classroom for the same reason.
New classrooms should be set up soon, your child’s previous logins will allow access to these. We do not intend to use Google classroom during the year and it will only be used in case of unexpected closures. If you have lost your login please contact us on the year group email address and a new password can be arranged.
Trips During Year Three
We love enriching our curriculum through trips over the course of the year. This year we have also booked an amazing visit which we will tell you about very soon.
The approximate details of the trips this year are below for your information, we will obviously send out more information as the year progresses:
Autumn 2021 – Walton on the Naze -Approximate cost £8.00
Autumn 2021 – Immersive History Experience – Approximate cost £12.00
Spring 2022- Colchester Castle – Approximate cost £11.00
Summer 2022 – London Tour and Science Museum – Approximate cost £20
We will also go on local trips and visits to the local area (such as Highwoods) as the year progresses.
Please email us with any queries at any point. We are always happy to talk to parents on the door but have very limited time. We check our emails frequently, throughout the day and evening and so this really is the most efficient way to get in touch with us. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need us for anything, if you just want to say hello or let us know what you are up to please email us on Year3@highwoodsprimary.com
We’d love some pictures of what you are up to at home to put onto our webpage too – you can email them to us or send them through twitter.
Weekly Home Learning
- Punctuation and Grammar activities:
- SPAG 1
- SPAG 2
- Subtraction activities:
- Numberline subtraction
- Level 1
- Level 2
- Level 3
- Design a medal
- VE day reading
- Email us for a copy of recipe book or some colouring sheets, as these are too big to upload to the website.
- 3VC code for the Code.org website is RMYRDS.
- Our class code is 3HC – WRFDGZ
Online Daily Lessons
BBC Bitesize have launched their home learning website, which is full of interesting lessons and activities for each year group. You can access it here.
Oak National Academy are also providing daily video lessons and learning resources in their online classroom. You can access it here.
White Rose Maths upload a daily video lesson and worksheet. You can access this here.
2020 Spring Term
We learn about the Romans during Spring term in year three, the knowledge organiser below shows some of what we learn:
Our first theme for Autumn is Best of British. Please see the knowledge organiser below and the curriculum map for further information.