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Welcome to the Sun class page. We are looking forward to a busy year and we have some really exciting topics ahead. Sun class are lucky to have our LKS2 teaching assistants working with them supporting their learning. We have lots of enthusiasm and are looking forward to the year ahead. Please feel free to come and talk to Mr Kane if you have any questions.

  • Meet the Team

    Mrs Thomas Kane

    Year 3 Class Teacher

    Mrs Sarah Davies

    LKS2 Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Chloe Vacietis

    KLS2 Teaching Assistant

  • Our Class Routine

    Children are to come into school in their PE kits on PE days. They are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Our Curriculum

    In Year 3 our Cornerstones topics this year are:

    • Predator!
    • Gods and Mortals
    • Rocks, Relics and Rumbles
    • Scrumdiddlyumptious!
    • Tribal Tales

     

    What will my child do in Year 3?

    As in all other year groups, Year 3 follow statutory schemes of learning set out by the government. Children will access the full range of curriculum subjects. Generally speaking, Reading, Writing and Maths will be taught daily; Geography, History, Art and Design, Music and Computing will be taught in blocks to match the topics listed above, and PSHE, RE, Science and Languages will be taught at least fortnightly across the year. At HCP, we strive to make teaching and learning personalised, exciting and creative.

     

    The curriculum for English in Year 3

    In Year 3, we enjoy a learning about a range of text types through the use of picture, fiction and non-fiction books. We often use short video clips to inspire writing too. Your child’s enjoyment and understanding of language is crucial in supporting their reading and writing and the use of different stimuli encourages children’s fluency as readers, their ability as writers and their comprehension. They will also continue to hone their writing skills through short burst writing and lengthier published pieces.

    By the end of Year 3, children’s reading and writing should be sufficiently fluent for them to manage the general demands of the curriculum in Year 4 across all subjects. They should be able to reflect their understanding of the purpose and audience of their writing by selecting appropriate vocabulary and grammar.

    In Year 3, children’s confidence, enjoyment, and mastery of language will be extended through public speaking, performance, and debate.

     

    The curriculum for maths in Year 3

    The main focus of maths teaching in Year 3 is to ensure that children have an increasingly confident understanding of the number system and place value to include integers up to 1000. This evolves into addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, where children will be introduced to basic formal written methods so that their work becomes more efficient. Established pictorial methods and mental methods will also be developed further. Please see the school calculation policy for the methods that will be introduced in Year 3. This improved command of number is then applied in units of work on fractions, geometry, statistics and measurement.

  • Celebrating our Learning
  • Our Home Learning

    The expectation for homework in Year 3 will begin with regular use of Times Tables Rockstars to practise times tables. Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so. In addition, we ask that spellings are practised on Spelling Shed, as spelling and word knowledge are key components in the process of learning to read and write. Spelling Shed makes the acquisition of these key skills fun and engaging for pupils. The game-like aspect of Spelling Shed ensures children are engaged and eager to practise their spellings regularly. The low-stakes games, quizzes and reward systems ensure that children find spelling fun.

     

    There is also an expectation that the children read at least four times a week and record their reading in their reading records.

  • Parent Zone

    To support your child at home you could try the following websites:

    • www.dinosearch.com - Dinosearch is a child-friendly version of Google which has stronger filters to protect your children when searching the internet.
    • http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk - A useful website with an abundance of reference material.
    • www.ictgames.co.uk - Provides a range of educational games for literacy and maths

    Please let us know if there are any other websites or apps that you use at home. We can add these to our website for other parents and children to enjoy too.