Willenhall Community Primary School

Year 3

 

Pupils in Year 3 are split into two classes - 3A and 3Alpha. This is the first year of Key Stage 2. During the morning, learning is mainly focused on developing pupils as readers, writers and mathematicians. Our afternoon sessions support pupils to use their morning learning as well as developing their skills and knowledge in other curriculum areas: Geography, History, PSHE and Science. Over the week, pupils also are taught by specialist teachers for Art, PE (including swimming), RE and Computing.

We believe that pupils learn best when their parents/carers and teachers work closely in partnership. Because of this, we are always happy to discuss your child’s wellbeing and progress - please come and chat to us at the end of the school day once all pupils have been dismissed.

Letters to parents

Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.

Times of a school day

These are the times that apply to a year 3 pupil’s school day.

08:55pupils line up in the playground
11:00-11:15playtime
12:30-13:30lunch
15:25end of school

Morning routine

Pupils line up on the playground at 08:55 and the teacher will lead into the class when the whistle blows. Anyone who is late will have to go through to the main school office and register there first.

Punctuality

Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.

Teachers

Miss Hollie Clark3A - class teacher
Miss Rosie Coulson3 alpha - class teacher

PE (Physical Education)

On Friday, pupils take part in PE and Swimming lessons. They will need to wear a tracksuit to school and bring their swimming kit with them.

Homework

To support their learning at home, we ask parents and carers to read with their child at least three times a week and record this in their reading records. Homework is set on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Pupils will have spellings and times tables to practise as well as a short grammar and arithmetic activity. If you would like to know how best to support your child with their homework, please just let us know.

Curriculum information

English

  • Autumn: At the beginning of the Year, pupils In Year 3 will study stories by a familiar Author (Anthony Browne). Pupils will spend a lot of time developing their descriptive skills through composing letters and setting descriptions. After half term, we will be using a play script as a stimulus for introducing dialogue and after that feeding into a unit focused on the skills of diary writing.
  • Spring: After a term focussed on fictional writing, pupils will develop their understanding of non-fiction and develop skills for writing a variety of different text types, for example, instructions. From February, pupils will begin to look at poetry and work towards creating their own poem.
  • Summer: During the Summer term, Pupils will have opportunities to bring together all they have learnt to create different forms of writing in preparation for Year 4. Pupils will be applying their writing skills to develop both fiction and non-fiction texts and eventually finishing with a creative writing story.

Maths

The following strands will be covered across the three terms:

  • Number and place value, addition / subtraction, measurement, fractions, multiplication / division, statistics, geometry and calculation

Times tables will also be practised on a daily basis alongside the above units.

For more information about the strands please click the National Curriculum link at the bottom of this page.

Humanities (Geography and History)

  • Autumn: The first term will focus on History - Stone Age to Iron Age. Pupils will learn about the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
  • Spring: This term the focus will be History - The Romans. Pupils will study the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain and pupils will have the opportunity to visit Lunt Roman Fort.
  • Summer: During the first half term, History will be covered with the topic all about Anglo-Saxons. Pupils will develop an understanding of how the Anglo-Saxons invaded and settled in Britain after the Roman rule.
    In the secon half term we will focus on Geography - Marvellous Maps. This will involve a study of the Local area as well as the UK.

Computing

  • Autumn: Pupils will learn in their On-Line Safety lessons how to use technology safely and how to report any concerns. They will also be creating a multi-media resource relating to their Humanities topic.
  • Spring: Pupils will be developing an understanding about databases and applying what they know to create one of their own based on the Romans.
  • Summer: Pupils will focus on programming using ‘2Code’ from Purple Mash. Pupils will be able to tell the computer what to do by giving it commands to which it will respond.

Science

There are many exciting topics covered which include: Teeth and healthy eating, light and shadows, magnets and springs and materials. Our pupils enjoy these areas and have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills they learn in a fun and challenging way.

Other Information

Gov.UK

The national curriculum

Key stage 1 and 2
(Gov.uk - Childcare and parenting)

Gov.UK

National curriculum in England

primary curriculum (key stages 1 and 2)

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