Year 3

  • Mr Priestley


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Welcome to Year 3
I am Mr Priestley and I will be teaching Year 3 this year with Miss Mayes and Diane, whilst Miss Ormond is on maternity leave. We have some exciting things planned for this half term, so please watch this area for updates!
This half term
During this half term, Year 3 will be looking at lots of exciting things to immerse themselves into Key Stage 2. 
In English this half term, we will be looking at Into the Forest by Anthony Browne. This is a story of a boy who gets lost while he takes a dangerous journey through a forest. We will be looking at writing our own story about being lost too.
In Maths this half term, we are focusing on multiplication and division, with knowledge of our 3, 4 and 8 times tables coming into play.
In Science, we are looking at the life cycle of plants. We are investigating the different parts of the plant, and how they work to keep the plant alive and how the plant reproduces. 
In R.E.we will be looking at the Sacrement of Reconcilliation. This is how we reconcile with those we have wronged or those who have wronged us. This teaches us how to forgive others.
Our Topic for this Half Term is Ancient Egypt. Our big question is 'Why do the Egyptians have Mummies?', so we will be investigating this over the half term by immersing ourselves in the Ancient Egyptian way of life. 
In P.E. we will are looking at gymnastics by creating different poses and stances.
Important Information
Our P.E. day is Friday so P.E. kits must be in by then please!
I set Homework every Monday and ask for it to be in by Friday at the latest!
Myself and Miss Mayes set spellings for the children to learn. The spellings I set I test on Friday morning. Miss Mayes' spellings are continuously tested throughout the week to ensure good consistent spellings of common exception words.
The children will be taking reading books home to read each night, it is important for the children to have the opportunity to develop their reading fluency as well as gaining a love for the different stories they immerse into.
Some pictures from our recent Stone Age day!