Welcome to Year 3
Year 3 Key Information
Teacher 3A: Miss Wrigley / Mr Tyrrell Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Teacher 3B: Miss Johansen Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who to follow on Twitter: @MrT_Inspire @MissWrigley1 @MissJ_Inspire
Weekly Spelling Test:
New spellings given out on a Monday and tested the following Monday.
PE days: Autumn 1 – Tuesdays and Fridays
Autumn 2 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Spring 1 – Wednesdays and Fridays (3A) / Thursdays and Fridays (3B)
Spring 2 – Mondays and Tuesdays
Summer 1 – Mondays and Thursdays
Summer 2 – Tuesdays and Thursdays
Forest School: Autumn 1 – 27th September and 4th October (you will be advised nearer the time which date is for 3A and which date is for 3B)
Autumn 2 – 29th November and 6th December (you will be advised nearer the time which date is for 3A and which date is for 3B)
What’s happening in Autumn term?
Stone Age to Iron Age
In Autumn 1, the children will be transported to the start of human existence, the Stone Age. Children will learn about what it was like living in the Stone Age, what the used to eat, how they used to hunt for food, what they did for entertainment and where they would live. Throughout the term, we will look at the differences between the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age.
The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd
A lively action, adventure tale covering everything you need to know about how to care for a dragon. When Thomas (Chipstick) unearths an unfamiliar spiky, red fruit, in his Grandad’s garden he makes the terrible mistake of taking this fruit inside and leaving it in his bedroom! Themes of friendship, caring, honesty run through this book, delivered in an outrageously funny and heart-warming way.
North America vs England
In Autumn 2, we will be learning about North America. The children will have the opportunity to think geographically about a country outside of Europe. We will be using our geographical skills and take an in depth look at California as a state and compare it to England.
The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher
Full of innocent charm and humour, The Christmasaurus follows the adventures of a little boy named William Trundle who travels to the most magical home of Santa Claus, The North Pole. A book full of friendship, families, sleigh bells, Santa, singing elves and flying reindeers. This magical, charming book, full of glee will have you hooked from the first page.
What’s happening in Spring term?
Ancient Civilisations and Egyptians
In Spring 1 and 2, we will move on to study the Ancient Civilisations, including an in-depth study of the Egyptians. First, we will look at an overview of different Ancient Civilisations (Ancient Sumer, The Indus Valley, Ancient Egypt and The Shang Dynasty) to discover when and where these first appeared before we look at the Ancient Egyptians and all their interesting history in more detail! During this topic, we will spend a full day living and eating like an Egyptian! We will also explore how the Ancient Egyptians lived, how and why they built the pyramids, and some of their rituals and beliefs such as mummification.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The magic starts here. When mysterious letters start arriving on his doorstep, Harry Potter has never heard of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His aunt and uncle swiftly confiscate them but on Harry’s 11th birthday, a strange man bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard and has been awarded a place to study at Hogwarts. Let yourself escape normality and enjoy an unmissable series, that has sparked a lifelong reading journey for children and families all over the world.
What’s happening in Summer term?
Rivers and Oceans
In Summer 1, children will travel the world, learning about some of the most famous rivers and oceans on our planet. During our topic we will look at geographical facts about these rivers and oceans and also understand the affects and benefits they have to human life. We will also spend some time looking at how plastics affects the water and creatures and how this, in turn, affects our lives as humans.
The Creakers by Tom Fletcher
What would you do if you woke up one morning to find all the grown-ups had disappeared? If you’re anything like Lucy Dungston, you’ll do all it takes to find out why.
A gripping book, full of adventure and mystery about the upside-down world underneath your bed.
In Summer 2, we will be using our lessons to develop our understanding of different maps and developing our skills of reading and using them.
The Last Bear
Follow the adventure of April and her father and travel to Bear Island, an uninhabited island in the Arctic Circle, which is full of magical surprises and unexpected friendships. A beautiful story about how we can all do astonishing things, if we put our minds to it.
Changes this year
- Children will no longer be provided free milk or free snack. If you want to pay for school snack and milk please contact the office. Alternatively, children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack each day.
- French will now be taught as part of the curriculum. Children will have a 30 minute French lesson each week.
- Each child will be provided with a school pencil case containing everything they need to support their learning.
This is just a reminder of the expectations for KS2 homework. Every day all children should complete, five minutes of spelling practise, reading and times table practise. Children should also complete a twenty minute session of Reading Plus at least once a week.
At Inspire we are passionate about reading and it is massively beneficial to children. It supports their development in all areas of the curriculum, their mental wellbeing and broadens their imagination.