To see the end of year expectations for Year 3 in reading, writing and maths click here to open the core curriculum framework document. You can see a sample weekly timetable by clicking here – please note this is purely to illustrate how a typical week may look and not necessarily exactly what happens every week – changes to timetables occur frequently, if you want more accurate and up to date information please speak to the class teacher.
In Year 3 children have the opportunity to write in many different formats. They have guided reading each day, along with phonics and handwriting sessions throughout the week. Children are invited to take home a book from our book corner as well as a levelled book appropriate to their current reading stage. We ask that parents read with their children every night and complete their reading diaries where possible. If you would like any guidance on how to support your child reading at home please ask and we will be more than happy to help.
In maths, children will be covering all key areas including place value, calculation , fractions, measurements and geometry. By the end of the year, each child will be fluent with whole numbers and know their number bonds to 20. They will be using practical resources such as Numicon, cubes and hundred squares to support their understanding. We will also focus on spelling mathematical words and describing shape and space. By the end of Year 2 all children need to know their 2, 5 and 10 times table. Please help your child by practicing at home. Every child has a Mathletics log-in where they can play a range of games to support their learning and improve fluency. Many more games can be found on ‘interactive resources’ where the children can also log-in to play.
PE will take place on Friday mornings. Children need a plain white t-shirt and blue jogging bottoms or shorts to change into, as well as suitable footwear.
Year 3 will swim in the summer term. All children must wear a swimming hat. Jewellery should not be worn, however small studded earrings are acceptable. We travel on foot to Kentish Town Swimming Pool so children should be dressed appropriately depending on the weather for the journey.
Any homework that is given out will usually be on a Friday and will be due in the following week. If children are finding it difficult, discuss homework club with the teacher. Each class is also working from a topic homework matrix. These change termly and consist of topic linked activities for the children to choose from and complete a set number each half term. See the Year 3 Home Learning pages for copies of the current matrix if you lose it.
The golden book assembly takes place every Friday, if your child is receiving a certificate you are more than welcome to attend. In addition to this, Year 3 will occasionally invite parents in to end of topic presentations. We will let you know in advance when these are scheduled.