Welcome to Year 3
Our three Year 3 classes are:
York with Mrs Armstrong
Leicester with Mrs Beighton
Miss Smith, Mrs Ault and Mr Blake also work in Year 3.
Our topic for Summer Term at Langley Mill is 'Changes' and our Year 3 enquiry question is 'What did the Ancient Egyptian Civilisation achieve?'
A few reminders ……..
Start of the day: 8:20am School finishes: 3pm
Please ensure your child has their book bag, reading record and school reading book with them each day and that it has been signed by the adult who has heard them read at home.
They will also need a labelled water bottle.
PE days for Y3 are MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY. Please continue to send your child in their PE kit on these days (each child has been given a new PE top to wear).
Uniform and PE Kit: We are very proud of our school, and we would like the children to arrive in their uniform each day. We do have some spare clean, pre-loved uniform in school. If you could make use of this uniform please contact Mrs Naylor.
Our uniform is:
Black or grey trousers, skirts or pinafores.
White or royal blue polo shirt or shirt.
Royal blue cardigan, jumper or fleece.
Hair tied up.
Black, navy or grey shorts or joggers (weather dependent.)
School PE top
Trainers that support your child’s feet for sport, or plimpsoles.
No jewellery on PE days please. Thank you.
Daily times tables -It is vital that all children can confidently recite all of their 2,3,4,5,8, and 10 times tables in Y3. These can be chanted, written out with a timer or completed online using websites such as Times Tables Rockstars - all children have a log-in in the front of their reading records.
Daily reading - Reading aloud for at least fifteen minutes a day to build up fluency, stamina and speed. Discussing what has been read and answering questions related to the text All children have some questions in their reading record which relates to the coloured book band they are currently reading.
Spelling - We send spellings home in your child's reading record. We encourage you to look at these together and play various spelling games to help your child familiarise with them.
Below are some useful websites which we use in school to support learning.
Newsround Catch up on the days news in a child friendly programme
BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths, English, History, Science.... and much more.
ERF All children at Langley Mill Academy learn a second language - British Sign Language. On the ERF section of our website there are lots of useful resources.
In our daily maths lessons in Year 3 we use many resources from the White Rose Scheme for learning.
Below are some fun, fast-paced activities which can be used at home to reinforce times tables knowledge. Why not try and compete against other Y3 children on the TTRockstars website? All children have a log-in - contact your child's teacher via Dojo if you need help with this.
If in doubt - read! We ask all children to read aloud to an adult for a minimum of 5 times a week. You can read a book, magazine, set of instructions, web page, comic book or the ingredients to make a cake! Five house points will be awarded for every home read completed and recorded in the reading records. If you're not sure what to read, there is a link below to the suggested texts that year 3 pupils should be reading.
Friday's in Year 3 means buddy reading - members of Year 5 spend the first part of the afternoon sharing books with us. It's proved really popular with both year groups and Y3 are eager to show off their super reading skills!
These are the spelling which Y3/4 need to be able to spell in addition to their weekly spellings. Focus on a few at a time and have a go at writing them out in different ways. You might underline the vowels, create rainbow writing, bubble writing or write them in sand. Children will be tested on the spellings they have had for homework every Friday.
Our science focus for the Spring Term is 'Plants.' In school we follow the Developing Experts scheme of work.
Go Noodle Songs, exercises and dance routines.
Cosmic Yoga Fun yoga for children.
Zen Den Relaxing mindfulness prompts.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, please don't hesitate to contact the class teacher via their class dojo.
Thank you for your support,
The Year 3 Team.