Welcome to Year 3
The Year 3 team
Summer term 2022
Dates for diaries
Monday 25th April – Return to school
Thursday 28th/Friday 29th April – Nature in Art trip
Monday 2nd May – Bank Holiday – school closed
Monday 23rd May – Sports morning (Date TBC)
Friday 27th May – Break up for half term
Monday 6th June – Return to school
School trip to Selly Manor:
3H – Monday 13th June
3E – Tuesday 14th June
3B – Thursday 16th June
Thursday 30th June – Class photos
Wednesday 20th July – Break up for summer holidays
Visits and visitors
To support our art project about making ceramics inspired by nature, Year 3 will be visiting the award-winning Nature in Art centre in Gloucestershire. This will teach the children more about making ceramic artwork and will give them the opportunity to work with a professional artist in residence as well as exploring the art gallery. This trip will be on either the 28th or 29th April depending on your child’s class. This will cost around £14 per child and can be paid through ParentPay – please see the email for more details. We are also excited to offer another local trip to Selly Manor as part of our Geography work. Please see the dates above for when your child’s class is going. The trip will include a field study, a walking tour of Bournville and the opportunity to create a model village. This will cost around £4 per child and will be just a short walk from school.
Curriculum overview – Summer Term
Power of Reading (Summer 1): a graphic novel of a modern legend by Joe Todd-Stanton
Power of Reading (Summer 2): a contemporary illustrated novel by S. F. Said
Writing to entertain: poetry, narrative, oral story-telling
Writing to inform: newspaper article
Writing to express: writing in role
Writing to influence: persuasive letter
Y3 Common Exception spellings, punctuation and grammar
Fractions – tenths, decimals, fractions of objects, equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions
Time – the 24-hour clock, telling the time to the minute, measuring time in seconds, finding durations of time
Shape – right angles, comparing angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, recognising and describing 2D and 3D shapes
Mass and Capacity – measuring and comparing mass and capacity
Science: Growth and Movement
History: Birmingham through the ages
Geography: What is special about Bournville
Music: Bringing us together and Reflect, rewind, play
Art: Typography and 3D visual maps
Textiles: Making a soft toy mascot
PSHE: Relationships and changing me
Spring term 2022
Dates for diaries
Tuesday 4th Jan – Pupils return to school
Monday 7th Feb – Online safety week
Friday 18th Feb – Break up for half term
Monday 28th Feb – Staff training day
Tuesday 29th Feb – Pupils return to school
Wednesday 2nd March – Parents’ evening
Thursday 3rd March – Parents’ evening
Friday 18th March – Comic Relief
Friday 8th April – Easter hat parade and break up for Easter holiday
Further dates will be added as the year goes on. We will communicate these via email and the school newsletter.
Welcome to Spring!
Hello and welcome to Spring term in Year 3! We are looking forward to another exciting term of learning. Say hello to our team:
3B – Mrs Barlow and Mrs Jenkins
3E – Mr Evans and Mrs Jenkins
3H – Mr Hall
Y3 TAs – Mrs Parton and Mrs Williams
Should you need to speak with your child’s teacher please send an email to: email@example.com
For appointments or absences from school please call the office or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday and Thursday
Year 3 will visit the library on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their borrowed book in their bag ready to return. Your child will also change their class reading book on this day.
Visits and visitors
This term, we are intending to visit Nature in Art, a museum and art gallery at Wallsworth Hall in Gloucester. This special place is dedicated exclusively to art inspired by nature in all forms, styles and media. The museum has twice been specially commended in the National Heritage Museum of the Year Awards. This visit will enrich our experience of the art curriculum about fruit tiles and flower making. If you’d like a sneak peak, go here: https://natureinart.org.uk/
The Year 3 Team are very excited about our first school trip for a long time, and the opportunity to work with real artists! More details will follow soon once dates and prices have been confirmed.
Curriculum overview – Spring Term
This half term, our Power of Reading book will be a classic illustrated novel by Ted Hughes. We will also be looking at traditional tales from other cultures and will be studying the book ‘The Lion and the Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales’ by Jane Ray. The children will write in role, write to persuade, write and re-tell narratives and compare and contrast themes.
This half term, our Power of Reading book will be a beautifully illustrated non-fiction text exploring the history of Earth. We will also be studying the poetry of Joseph Coelho and looking at his poetry in the book ‘Werewolf Club Rules’. The children will write poetry, narrative descriptions, non-chronological reports and write in role.
Multiplication and division: 2 digits x and ÷ 1 digit e.g. 24 x 2, 48 ÷ 2
(Revision: 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s and 10s, x and ÷, using TT Rock Stars to practice)
Money: Adding and subtracting pounds, pence and finding change
Statistics: Pictograms, bar charts and tables
Measurement: Length and perimeter
Fractions: Finding equal parts and amounts of the whole
(Revision: Finding half, quarter, third, unit and non-unit fractions, equivalence of half and two-quarters, counting in fractions)
Roman Britain – Change arrives
Journeys – How many miles has our food travelled?
Instruments of the orchestra
Fruit tiles and flower making
Food – Healthy and varied diets
Athletics and tennis
Ball skills and rugby
Jigsaw – Dreams and Goals
Homework will be set weekly and will focus on key skills, such as reading, spelling, handwriting, times tables and maths through Sumdog and Times Tables Rock Stars.
Recommended reads for Year 3
Here are some books that we recommend for reading for pleasure. Look out for them in the library or our online bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/BVPSbookshop.
Autumn term 2021
The Year 3 team includes: Mrs Barlow, Mr Evans, Mr Hall, Mrs Jenkins, Mrs Parton and Mrs J Williams.
We are really excited to work with you this year and are looking forward to getting to know your children.
PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their PE kit in accordance with the uniform policy on these days.
We will be visiting the library on a Thursday. Your child will bring home a library book and their school reading book on this day. All children will be issued with a new reading book on a Thursday, and it is expected to be returned the following Thursday.
Please ensure that your child has a suitable coat for the Autumn weather. The only things your child needs to bring are a school rucksack (or similar small bag), a school water bottle (available for £3 from the school office), their reading books and homework if necessary and a fruit or veg snack for breaktime if they would like.
We will be available after school if you have any questions, via phone or at the email address: email@example.com. Please report any absences via: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, The Year 3 Team
Visits and visitors
To support our history project about the Stone Age, Year 3 will be welcoming a special visitor to school to teach the children about life in the Stone Age. They will be running interactive workshops with each class throughout the morning on Monday 27th September. This will cost around £4 per child (this will be finalised in the further communication that will be coming out shortly). The visit will inform part of our English learning and link to our Power of Reading book, and the children will write about their experience the following day. We are excited to meet our visitor and are sure the children will be too!
Recommended reads for Year 3
Here are some books that we recommend for your reading for pleasure. Make sure to look out for them in the library or bookshop. We will make further recommendations as the year progresses and build a class reading river to show the books that we enjoy reading the most.