Year Three Class Page
Teacher: Miss Pollard
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Liber and Mrs Grace
Welcome to Year Three
Miss Pollard has been teaching for 10 years, this is her fourth year at Rosary School. She leads RE and Music across the school.
Year 3 is the first year of Key Stage 2.
Year 3 Overview
Our School Day
To find out details of how the Y3 pupils spend their time, please take a look at the timeline of our school day. Important times to note are arrival time (8.40am) and registration (8.50am). It is important the children are at school and settled in time for the day to begin.
The English national curriculum means children in different schools (at primary and secondary level) study the same subjects to similar standards - it's split into key stages with tests. If you would like to know more about each individual subject please visit our Curriculum Page. Each term our class topic will link in to the curriculum in a way that brings the subjects to life for the children.
Summer Term Topic
Our autumn topic is called 'Tomb Raiders'. The children will be learning all about Ancient Egypt!
Take a look at the documents below to see a grid of voluntary topic-related homework, and also a map of how the topic links to the curriculum.
Our PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays. The children will need to wear the Rosary PE kit to school on these days. Please click here to find out PE kit requirements.
We are very lucky to be able to offer regular Forest School sessions to all our classes at the Rosary School. Our grounds are perfect to help the children connect and engage with the outdoors, and learn through active and exciting tasks and challenges such as den building, making a fire or tools, and identifying insects and birds. Y3 Forest School sessions are every three weeks on Wednesdays. Children will need to wear Forest School kit to school on these days, details of which can be found along with the session timetable, as links from the Forest School page.
Reading & Book Change
The children are encouraged to read the books they choose at school regularly. It would be most helpful if you can take time to read with them every week and record your comments in their yellow reading record. When they are familiar with the book they should change it for a new one. Our book change day is on Monday.
English & SPaG
This term the children will be exploring texts and media connected to Ancient Egypt, including "The Egyptian Cinderella". They will be writing their own versions of traditional tales, explanation texts, playscripts and poetry.
Rainbow & Read Write Inc Spellings
Our Rainbow Spellings in each year group focus on 'tricky words' that are commonly misspelled or do not follow regular rules. These words are re-visited tow years in a row and are tested regularly. From Y3 we also engage in Read Write Inc Spellings which focus on the rules of spelling. Children have two weeks to look at each rule before they are tested in class, using some of the examples listed on the document below.
This term the children will be developing their number skills, including:
- Measurement: Length, Mass and Capacity
- Geometry: Properties of Shapes
Take a look at the Maths summary document below to help you understand what your child is learning.
There is a National Curriculum requirement for children to know their times tables up to 12 x12 by the end of Year 4, at which point they take an online test. To support this objective, children from Y2 onwards take part in regular Rainbow Maths tests. Each new academic year they start on 'Red' and work their way up through Orange, Yellow and so on. The document below shows what is required for each colour.
Our Class Saint
Our class Saint is Saint Nicholas. Saint Nicholas (or Saint Nick as he is colloquially known) had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and this became the model for 'Santa Claus' or Father Christmas. In one version of his story, Saint Nicholas is said to have helped a poor family by dropping gifts down the chimney which fell in to the drying stockings left out by the daughters - hence the tradition of hanging stockings up on Christmas Eve. Saint Nicholas is still celebrated as a great gift-giver in several Western European countries.