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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Classes this year are named after inspiring authors, as chosen by our children at the end of last year.

Zanib Mian class is taught by Mrs Hussain, Mrs Rahoof and Mr Latif.

Katherine Rundell class is taught by Miss O'Reilly and Miss Gill.

Welcome back to school, we look forward to working hard this year and making outstanding progress.

Our Curriculum 

Autumn

This term our science topic is all about our amazing bodies.

We will be learning and recapping about the different food groups and classifying foods into the specific groups as well as understanding their benefits to us. We will be discussing what a balanced diet is and how we can design meals to ensure we are following a balanced diet.  We will also investigate how to survive on a remote island by thinking outside the box when resources are not readily available. We will encourage our children to engage in scientific enquiry and ask scientific questions to put their inquisitive minds at ease! 

In History we are focusing on the Victorian Times (1837-1901).

We are looking into life in Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria. We are going to find out how life was different to ours now, for both the poor and rich during this time. We are going to look around our local area for Victorian buildings that are still around in Leeds now! Such as the corn exchange!!! We will have discussions on the industries that were present during the Victorian times and we will present our findings in different ways.

 

In Geography we have been focusing on map skills such as 4-figure grid references, continents, cities in England and the countries that make up the United Kingdom. 

Homework

Please encourage your child to complete their homework.

This will be sent home every Friday with a set piece of homework to be completed and handed in the following Thursday.

Weekly homework will include: spellings, timestables, maths and literacy. 

We will send out the black homework book with topic homework twice a term. 

Spellings

Spellings will be sent out every Wednesday and are to be learnt for our spelling test the following Wednesday.

Times Tables

In year 3 your child will be able to access Times Table Rockstars for additional support with their mental recall.

Your child has been provided with a username and password so they can access this at home. We encourage your child to complete the challenges alongside weekly homework. Times tables will also be tested weekly.

PE

PE for Rundell class is on a Monday and Tuesday.

PE for Mian class is on a Tuesday and Friday. 

Please make sure your child has their PE kit with them. This includes plain jogging bottoms or shorts, a plain t-shirt or long sleeved top and trainers or pumps.

Indoor Shoes

Indoor shoes are more important than ever in this wet weather. Please could your child have a pair of pumps or other suitable shoes to change into when inside. This protects carpets and gives their feet a chance to dry if their shoes are wet.

Thank you!