Welcome to Year 3!
Meet the Team -
Class teacher: Ms Hammett-Kay
Teaching assistants: Mrs Coombes and Mrs McGrillen
A typical day in Year 3:
Each day starts with a Busy Book activity, which may have a literacy, numeracy or creative focus, before we gather together in the hall for assembly or song practise. Back in class we have Mental Maths, followed by numeracy, working on our current maths focus through a range of activities. After break we have a session working on grammar, spelling or punctuation, followed by our main writing session for the day.
In Literacy and Mathematics in Year 3, we follow the New National Curriculum. Much of our writing is linked in to our termly topic, using great texts and visual stimuli to develop our creativity and imagination and to grow our general knowledge, whilst also developing us as confident, fluent readers and writers.
In the afternoon we normally have a chance to read together, plus activities exploring the wider curriculum, including science, history, geography, languages, P.E. and art. In science this year we will be learning about light and shadows, forces, the changing world, plants, rocks and bodies and the foods that keep those bodies healthy.
We have fantastic topics this year, starting off in Ancient Egypt, before travelling back to Britain for the Stone Age, and then staying in Britain to learn all about life in the Iron Age, where we will meet early Britons like the Celts, and the invading Romans. This will be the perfect opportunity of course to meet Minimus, and start to learn some Latin!
Home Learning Music Resources
Music services have developed an online learning platform for pupils to access, it features over 350 bite-size video clips of their teachers delivering mini lessons.
There is a unique username and password for Fairway and would be applicable to all instrumentalists at the school.
Click below to explore some of our fantastic arts projects and get creative at home.