Year 3

A warm welcome to our Year 3 home page. On this home page you will find information about what the children will be learning, latest news, children’s achievements, homework and useful links.

Our teachers are:

3G - Miss Geraty

3K - Miss Kyle

3B - Mr Bennett

Year 3 News

Year 3 swim every Thursday morning at Perry Beeches Pool. Please can you make sure your child remembers their swimming kit every Thursday. PE lessons take place every Wednesday so please ensure your child has the correct kit in school. Homework is handed out on Friday and is expected back every Thursday. Please can you ensure your child completes their homework each week. This includes their multiplication booklet and their spelling booklet.

Achievements

Well done to everybody that has been bringing their swimming and PE kits in each week. Everybody has been trying really hard at swimming and have really impressed their teachers. A special well done to Lola, Andre and Grace for moving up in swimming this week.

We Are Learning:

In Literacy we are learning about traditional tales. We have looked at the key features of traditional tales and are now working towards writing our own to be shared with the class. In Numeracy we are focusing on place value and gaining an understanding of ways to use this in problem solving. Our Science lessons are currently leading us to learn about rocks and soils and the uses we have for them. In IPC we are studying life through the ages, beginning with the Stone Age and identifying ways in which life was different back then in comparison to today.

Homework

Subject Task
Reading Read for at least half an hour a night and ask someone at home to fill in your diary. You should also write a comment about the book.
Times Tables Practise your times tables.
Spellings Learn your spellings
Literacy Write rhyming couplets.
Blue- 20 rhyming couplets
Yellow- 12 rhyming couplets
Green- 8 rhyming couplets
Numeracy Will be stuck in your Numeracy homework book.
Science / IPC Plan an experiment to investigate the strongest magnet. Remember to include equipment, method and a prediction.
Unicef Article 33 You have the right to protection from harmful drugs and from the drug trade.

 

Year Group Events

Watch this space

Useful Links

Year Group Information

Homework
At Dorrington, homework is considered a vital part of the children’s education as it not only supports, but enhances the learning taking place in school. We ask that all parents and carers support children in their homework and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning.
Homework will be given out every Friday and includes; one piece for literacy, numeracy, science/IPC and spellings. In addition, we ask that children read at least three times per week to an adult and have their reading records completed accordingly. As an ongoing commitment to drive progress in mathematics at Dorrington, children also have a multiplication project to complete each week. All homework will be collected on the following Thursday.

P.E.

Each week children participate in two physical education sessions (one indoor the other outdoor). These P.E. sessions play a vital role in educating children about the benefits of enjoying a healthy lifestyle as well as promoting the spiritual, moral social and cultural aspects associated with P.E.  It is therefore important that all children participate in these sessions.

Please ensure children have the appropriate P.E/swim kit for their PE days:

White T-shirt
Black Shorts/Tracksuit bottoms
Suitable footwear (Trainers for outdoor P.E.)

Outdoor Education

As part of our new and exciting outdoor education curriculum, children are now taught once a week in the outdoor classroom. We ask that children come to these sessions in appropriate outdoor clothing, which can be left in school during term time. It is suggested that children have with them a warm, waterproof coat and sensible footwear appropriate for outdoor use i.e. boots or wellingtons.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange to speak to a year group teacher or make an appointment if necessary.

E-Safety

At Dorrington, we believe that the Internet plays an important role in developing children’s learning. As part of our commitment to E-Safety we recommend that children use  ‘Safe Search’ (Click the link below) when browsing the Internet at home. Safe search is designed to make it safer for children to access webpages. However, it is still recommended that children are always supervised when using the Internet.