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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Barrow-in-Furness

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manager@holyfamily.cumbria.sch.uk

01229 828018

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Welcome to Year 3

 Mrs Kendall is the Year 3 teacher and Miss Phizacklea is the teaching assistant.  Mr Bowker will teach the class for Computing and PE on Wednesday afternoons.  

This is our curriculum map for the Autumn Term.

This is our curriculum map for the Spring Term.

Homework

  • Reading: 20-25 minutes each day either independently or to an adult
  • Times tables: to be practised daily using TT Rockstars or an alternative method
  • Spellings: to be practised using Spelling Shed for a weekly test on Friday

 

Reading

In Year 3, reading becomes a much more independent activity and we strive to foster a love of books through all of our lessons and in the reading books chosen by the children.  

All children who are beyond ORT stage 10 will become a free reader and can choose books from the school library, or choose an appropriate book from home, as their reading book. 

We will continue to use the digital reading records that were used in Year 2.  These can be accessed by parents and school staff on the Showbie website or app.  This means your child's reading record is always in the right place at the right time!  In order to record your child's home reading, go in the Year 3 Home to school reading diaries folder and choose your child's name.  Reading can be recorded by leaving a short note.

Once they have finished their book, children should write a review to include the title and author, the plot and what they liked or disliked about the book.  These can be a voice note or text note on a photograph of the book in Showbie.  

 

Spelling and handwriting

The children will continue to have daily spelling and handwriting lessons.  Weekly spellings will be set via 'Spelling Shed' for your children to practise their spellings at home. Please aim to spend around 10 mins every day Monday to Friday playing the fun games and practising your child's given spellings. All children will then have a spelling test/challenge on the Friday linked to these spellings and spelling rule.  The above termly spelling overview will also be posted on the Jotter app so that you are aware of the current week's spellings.

 

Maths

The children will learn the 3, 4 and 8 times table over the course of the year.  We have a daily times table session in addition to mathematics lessons. 

 

PE

PE will take place outdoors on Monday mornings (tennis) and Wednesday afternoons.  Children will need to have their PE kit in school at all times.  All earrings must be removed before school on these days, unless your child can remove their own earrings, and hair must be tied up.

 

Outdoor Day

Friday is our outdoor day and we will spend the majority of the day learning outside whatever the weather.  Children are to come to school in clothing suitable for outdoor learning and must bring a waterproof coat.

 

Useful links

Showbie: https://www.showbie.com/ 

School Jotter: https://www.schooljotter.com/

Active Learn: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

TTRockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Numbots: https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login-type