Class Page

Welcome to Year 3!

On our year group page we have important dates for your diaries, information about the Year 3 curriculum and useful websites for both parents and children.

Mrs N Griffiths

Year 3 Teacher & Science Lead

ngriffiths@elburton.plymouth.sch.uk

Mrs H Jenkins

Year 3 Teacher & PSHRE Lead

hjenkins@elburton.plymouth.sch.uk

Mrs T Hatch

Year 3 Teacher & DT Lead

thatch@elburton.plymouth.sch.uk
 
Autumn 2020 Calendar
 

Here are some of the key dates for this term:

* Thursday 3rd September - Start of Term 1

* Friday 25th September - Virtual 'Getting to know Year 3' on the website

* Wednesday 30th September - Individual photos (not siblings)

* Friday 23rd October - End of Term 1

Half Term - Monday 26th - Friday 30th October

* Monday 2nd November - Children return to school

Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th November - Parents Evening via TEAMS

* Friday 18th December - End of Term 2

 

Additional key dates for the rest of the school year:

* Tuesday 5th January 2021 - Start of Term 3

* Friday 12th February 2021 - End of Term 3

* Monday 22nd February 2021 - Start of Term 4

* Thursday 1st April 2021 - End of Term 4

* Tuesday 20th April 2021 - Start of Term 5

* Friday 28th May 2021 - End of Term 5

* Monday 7th June 2021 - Start of Term 6

* Tuesday 20th July 2021 - End of Term 6

 
PE Days
 
This term, your child will have PE on a FRIDAYS.  Please can you ensure that your child wears the appropriate PE kit to school on this day.  Warmer tracksuits will be required in the winter months. 
Thank you for your support.
 
Home Learning in Year 3
 
Reading takes priority over all home learning. We expect the children to read aloud to you on a daily basis for 10-15 minutes to:
* develop their fluency
* give you the opportunity to explain the meaning of new words
* to check their understanding by asking them questions.
 
We strongly recommend that you read to your child as much as possible preferably a more challenging book that they would not necessarily choose or be able to read themselves to. When your child completes a book, they will take a Quiz on our Accelerated Reader platform in school to test their knowledge and understanding of what they have read.  They can use the website www.myon.co.uk to read books online - these books are linked to their Book Level (ZPD).
 
During the term, the children will have the opportunity to become a Reading Champion.  They will  be awarded a certificate for every set amount of books they read!
 
We will continue to introduce a new spelling rule is every Monday in school and practice it throughout the week. This term, we will be setting all spellings through Spelling Shed as well as sending a sheet for further practise.
 
Children can also use TT Rockstars and My Maths to consolidate their mathematical understanding further.  
 

Useful links and resources for parents and children

Top Marks Maths

A web page full of number games and activities

Maths Playground

This is a website full of math games that encourage logical thinking and reasoning. It is the perfect site to help your child develop their mathematical knowledge in a fun and interactive way.

Spelling Shed

This website enables your child to learn their spellings through a fun and interactive way. Their weekly spelling lists will be uploaded to the site each week.

Letterjoin

You will need your log in for the website. This is a web site to help your child improve their joined handwriting and help them to master their letter formation. 

Oxford Owl

This is a free website that gives you access to free eBooks that you can share with your child at home.  

Pobble 365

This website gives you a different picture each day and provides you with some question prompts and ideas to help inspire and motivate children to write. 

Explorify

This website is free to use and has lots of different science activities that you can work through.

Myon

Access to online books and the ability to complete Accelerated Reader quizzes linked to your child's AR profile.

www.myon.co.uk

My Maths  

The children have been set work to complete at home to further develop their learning at home.

Maths Home Learning with the White Rose Maths Hub

A Fantastic website which is linked directly to the maths curriculum at Elburton - children can access tutorials, activities and have the opportunity to check their answers.

Getepic

Access to 35,000 books online for the children to enjoy and read for pleasure.

Audacity

Audacity are proving children with the opportunity of listening to stories on their streaming service.  This is normally a payment only site so this is a fantastic opportunity for the children.

DK Information Books

Access to a range of information books and quizzes through the DK website.

SPAG work

The children have been set a number of tasks on spag.com and they can login using their login details that they have been given.

French

Duolingo is an online website for children to continue their French learning whilst at home.