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 Mays 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 The Return by Aaron Becker. It is a lovely text-less story that shows a boy going on a journey through a variety of places with his magic chalk, while his father follows on in search of him.
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In Maths this half term, we will be looking at our place value, we have been working on placing numbers up to 1000 with the main focus being on the hundreds. 
In Science, we will be looking at Light. Our big focus is on how light is created and what happens when light is removed. We will be investigating how light can be reflected and changed and how important light is to day-to-day life.
In R.E.we will be looking at the Christian Family. We will be focusing on what it means to be a family, and what it means to have God as a part of that wider family. We will be discussing themes such as love, compassion and friendship and looking to the Bible for these themes.
Our Topic for this Half Term is The Stone Age to The Iron Age where we will be examining how the first humans developed tools and communities and how that led on to the revolution of metal-working, religion and art. 
In P.E. we will be working on our Football skills: passing, dribbling, tackling. We will at the same time be building our teamwork skills, working on: communication, sportsmanship and leadership. 
Important Information
Our P.E. day is Friday so P.E. kits must be in by then please!
I set Homework every Friday and ask for it to be in by Wednesday at the latest! 
Myself and Miss Mayes set spellings for the children to learn. The spellings I set I test on Wednesday 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!