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Year 3

Year Three

Miss Puleio (3B) and Mrs Cook (3Y) are supported by Miss Hudson and Mrs Serieux.

Curriculum

At St. Helen’s we are committed to developing the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum. We ensure that we cover all areas of the National Curriculum.

 

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Supporting Learning at Home

We recognise the extremely important role that parents play in their child’s education. We want to work in partnership to help parents develop their skills supporting their child’s learning at home. If parents would like any support with developing home learning please see Miss Puleio or Mrs Cook.

Every week we change the children’s home reading books, as well as sending home spellings and homework for the children to learn and complete.

In September we held a Curriculum Evening to support parents with understanding the expectations for Year 3. Please click here to view our presentation.

 Year Three Expectations

The children in Year Three are assessed against the Target Tracker bands to ensure all children are making good progress.

 

3B 3B+ 3W 3W+ 3S 3S+
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The end of year Three expectation is a 3S.

 

Children are given targets to move their learning forward.

For a child to be scored as Secure at the end of the year it is expected that children have achieved at least 80% of these statements.

News & Photos

In year 3 in Maths we have been focusing on 2-digit numbers on a line.

We have been learning how to use a bead string counting up in tens.​

We have been comparing numbers and we have been ordering them, using bead strings to help us.

We have been learning how to use a bead string counting up in tens and we explored in pairs how to label bead strings efficiently by going to the nearest ten and then counting on or moving back.

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3Y explored the parts of a flower by dissecting a lily. This way we could identify the stamen, the stigma, the stem, leaves, petals, pollen & the ovaries.
We sorted all the parts onto an A3 sheet of paper and laminated them so we can refer to them when we continue to learn about the flower.

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Our Mission Week started Monday 4th November 2019. We started the week by welcoming Jesus into our school with a procession. We now look forward to adoring the Blessed Sacrament throughout the week.
In class we will be learning about Pope Francis’ letter Laudato Si. We will be raising awareness about caring for our common home.

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Year 3 are learning to tell the time using an analogue clock.

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Year 3 met with their nursery friends to read together. We enjoyed reading books and talking to the nursery children about the stories.

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Year 3 are learning what to do with their feelings. Sometimes, we feel angry, sad, happy or excited and we don’t know what to do with those feelings. We used the talking teddy to discuss how those feelings make us feel inside.

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Year 3 made monster cakes. We have been reading a book called ‘Cakes in Space’. In this book cakes come to life and the main character Astra has to defeat them.
We created our own monster cake characters and will now use them in writing an adventure story.

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 Year 3 have focused on the well being of our minds. Today, we wore yellow to represent the importance of caring for our mental health. In class, we complete mindfulness matters activities. This is to ensure we are calm and focussed and through this time we discuss our feelings. We know it’s ok to feel sad, it’s ok to feel angry, it’s ok to be unsure and it’s ok to be happy. We have learnt it’s ok not to be ok. We are learning how to handle these feelings.

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Useful Links

These are websites that are useful for developing children’s skills in year three to complement their learning in school.

English Links

Teach Handwriting
Website: www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/
Description: Lots of fantastic videos and work sheets to support letter formation.

BBC Bitesize
Website: https://www.bbc.com/education/levels/zbr9wmn
Description: This website is packed with games and activities to support your child's learning in school.

Maths Links

Active Learn
Website: www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/planning#abacus
Description: Use your child’s login to access lots of fun and interactive games.

ICT games
Website: www.ictgames.com/resources.html
Description: A selection of fun games to support mathematical skills.