Year Three 2020-10-01T07:00:54+00:00

Year Three 

In Year 3, we have two classes.  Mr C Waters (3CW) and Miss R Owen (3RO) are the class teachers. 

Mrs Schofield, Miss Harris, Miss Cooke and Miss Vaut. 

If you wish to contact the teachers, please use the following email addresses: 

callum.waters@hungerfordacademy.org 

rebecca.owen@hungerfordaacademy.org 

Year Three classrooms are located along the junior playground. 

  

Essentials 

Everyday Essentials 

Children need reading books and reading records in school every day.  Every child has their own locker in their cloakroom and tray in their class.  Reading books and reading record, homework, letters and any other stationery should be stored in classroom lockers.  Children need to have a P.E kit and appropriate outdoor education clothes, which should be kept in lockers in the cloakroom.  Ideally, a pair of Wellington boots should also be brought into school on outdoor education days. 

  

What we do and when: 

Every day, the children take part in fun activities to promote understanding and learning.  We undertake daily SPaG, English, reading and maths lessons, underpinning our learning with ICT through the use of iPads and the computer suite.  We adopt a thematic approach to our learning and endeavour to link as many lessons as possible to our topic. 

 

Our topics this year are:

Surfin’ USA – a comparison between a coastal region in the UK and USA.  

Hunters and Gatherers – we will be investigating the Stone Age.  

Magnificent Mummies – we will be investigating Ancient Egypt.  

 

Homework 

Children are expected to read daily. Reading really is integral to learning so please do read at home. Any books can be read, not just age appropriate chapter books or levelled books but magazines, non-fiction books or even recipes! Please record any book read in reading records.  Ultimately, we are encouraging children to have a love of reading. 

Spellings are set for the half term and these are sent home at the beginning of each half term.  We do not formally test spellings, however, each day we practise some of the spellings and practise spelling these together, in pairs or groups.  

We will be actively encouraging friendly competition between the children and each class on both spelling shed and times table rockstars. The children will have the opportunity to become “Speller of the Week” and also to move up their rank on TTRS.   

At the beginning of each term, as we start a new topic, a homework suggestions grid is sent home.  This provides suggested activities to run alongside the core subjects and topic being studied in school. As children complete activities, they are encouraged to bring them in to share.  Children are rewarded with dojos for effort and presentation.  There isn’t a deadline for the homework suggestions, and these are not compulsory.