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Welcome to Year 3

 

Typical Year 3 Timetable

Key Information

 

  • Children are to come to school on Tuesday in PE kit. 
  • Library day is Wednesday.

 

Communicating with your child's class teacher: 

Our direct year group email is year3@st-matthews.leeds.sch.uk. As both classes use this email, please make it clear in the subject line who the email is for (FAO Mr Parker or Miss Claxton-Ruddock). 

 

Names in clothing:

Please ensure that your child's clothing is clearly labelled with their name so their clothing can be rightfully returned (should it be taken off). 

 

Please find below the slides from the Year 3 parents' information meeting. 

Homework

We are learning the spellings every day in school and there is no requirement to learn them at home.  However, they are here in case you want to look at them. 

 

The children will be tested on Friday. 

Spelling Words

The /oo/ sound

Test on 15th December 2023

who, whose, who’s, through, threw, grew, crew, fruit, bruise

Current Learning - Spring 1 - Ancient Egypt

Previous Learning - Autumn Term 2 - The Victorians

Victorian diaries - we wrote first person diaries then shared them with year 2.

Science Experiment

We had the most fun learning about Victorian inventor Sir George Cayley and his invention of the glider! We made our own gliders and went outside to test how far they could fly!

International Week 

As part of International week, we had a wonderful parent visitor in to tell us all about life in Hong-Kong! It was wonderful to hear some of the children share with us about their life and culture and even teach us some new words in Cantonese. We were all definitely inspired to travel and go and visit Hong-Kong!

Parent Pop-in

As part of our Science topic on Victorian inventors, inspired by the work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, we built bridges out of straw for our Parent-pop in. We then tested them to see whose bridge could support the weight of different objects. We had fantastic fun being engineers!

Black History Month

Throughout October we have been learning about influential Black Women in History. As part of the 2023 theme ‘Celebrating Our Sister’s’, we have been learning all about the work of people in the past, present and even in our own community! We created our own information booklet about them and their achievements, fit with a contents page and glossary! Once it was finished we read it out to Year 4!

Previous Learning - Autumn Term 1 - Sikhism

Reflection Time in the Outdoors

As part of reflection time we have been leaning about the Creation Story. We went out into God’s creation (nature) and thought about how our actions positive and negatively affect his creation of the world, what we can do to help look after God’s creation and how we could use God’s creation to make our own wonderful art work.

Science

This half term we have had lots of fun learning all about forces and magnets. We have conducted lots of our own experiments to investigate how magnets and forces work.

Painting the Golden Temple

MyMaths tasks are set every week for your child to complete online.

Recommended Reading

Please see the below link which has been made available for all families to access. It contains the recommended reading for children in Year 3. It has a lovely mixture of fiction and non-fiction texts which will really enhance your child's comprehension skills. 

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