Pontefract Road, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 4JB, admin@sjc.bkcat.co.uk

Tel: 01977 555780

Year 3

A warm welcome to Year 3

Religious Education: We will follow 'The Way, The Truth and The Life scheme'. The children will develop their understanding that the Church is the family of God and know that we join this family when we receive the Sacrament of Baptism. The children will have a chance to: reflect on what it means to be part of a family, reflect on what it means to be part of the Christian family. During this year, our children also have the opportunity to make their sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

English: Over the year, the children will read class novels such as; The Owl who was afraid of the dark, How to train your dragon and The Worst Witch. We will also focus on a variety of writing genres such as poetry, play scripts, and instructions.

Mathematics: children will build on their existing mental and written methods for subtraction, addition, multiplication and division. Children will explore features of shape, space and measure, including time, 2D/3D shape, capacity, length and weight. They will also develop their knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages.

Topic: Each term, Year 3 explores a different topic. The year will begin with a focus on the changes from the Stone age to the Iron age, followed by the Romans and the Vikings. This will link closely to geography where the children will study the history and weather of the local area (Castleford). Later in the year we will draw comparisons between the climate in Castleford and that of Australia and Antarctica.

Music: All the children learn to play the violin this year and have the opportunity to continue their musical development throughout their time in Key Stage 2.

PE: Please could all children bring both their indoor and outdoor P.E. kit into school on Thursdays. Year 3 will also join take part in running 'The Golden Mile'. So it will be useful if children have their PE kits in school every day.

Home learning: Home learning may come in the form of a worksheet or a written task. Children will be given a homework book to record and return their home learning in. Home learning will be set every week which they should record in their home learning books, along with the hand in date.

Spellings: Spelling quiz will be on Friday and a new list of spellings will be sent home to practice for the following Friday. 

Timestables: Will be taught and tested in an ongoing cycle throughout the year. Children are expected to recall the following timestables by the end of year 3: 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 8.

Reading: Home reading books will be sent home regularly. Please encourage your child to read at home and discuss their reading book with them, we would appreciate if you could sign your child’s reading journal each week to confirm that they have read. As discussed in the reading meeting, to promote reading further a variety of reading materials should be explored at home in addition to school reading books e.g. comics, magazines, newspapers etc.

We also encourage the use of our web-based learning platforms as displayed below.

We hope you have found this information useful. Do not hesitate to contact school if you require any further information. Thank you for your continued co-operation.

Staff in Year 3

Mrs  Gregory 

Mrs Eccles

Mrs  Forster

Mrs Rayner

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