A Typical Year 3 Day
Children are expected to arrive at school by 8:50am with morning lessons commencing at 9:00am. Guided Reading, Literacy, Spelling and Maths are all taught every morning, five times a week with their afternoon lessons varying from day to day to include Geography, Science, P.E, PSHE, History, Art, Design and Technology and many other exciting subjects.
Every classroom has a current timetable up on their class noticeboard so that the children know what to expect from each day.
What to Bring
In Year 3, children should bring their bookbag into school every day with their current reading book and reading diary.
They should wear their P.E kit to school on both a Monday and a Wednesday, ensuring that it is smart and follows the school colours.
Year 3 Homework is set on a Friday and is due back in on a Wednesday. Children are expected to complete one task from the homework grid per week. Guidance on expectations for presentation in our homework books are found at the bottom of the homework grid.
Our weekly spelling test is also on a Friday and the children will be given their new list of words to learn as part of their homework.
Year 3 Expectations
Children begin their exciting journey at Inglehurst Junior School in Year 3. The Year 3s even have their own designated area where they have quick access to the playground and the dining room. The Year 3 team encourage the children to read at home at least five times a week.
The children will be supported throughout the year via interventions, catch-up sessions and after-school clubs as well as the usual high-quality teaching all children receive in the year group.
At home, parents and carers can also do their bit by:
Simply asking, ‘What have you learnt today?’
Listening to their child read 5 times a week and ask questions about the book they are reading
Testing them on their weekly spellings
Supporting them with their weekly homework
Trips and Opportunities
Throughout the year, the children get the opportunity to experience some wonderful trips and events at school.
In the Spring term, children get the opportunity to be historians and experience what life was like living in a castle and defending it. We travel back in time and visit Warwick Castle and immerse ourselves in real life history.
Another favourite trip in Y3 is our trip to Bradgate Park. The children get the opportunity to explore the natural features of the park, walking up huge, steep hills, following the river and observing the wildlife around them.
Science week is a much-loved week in the diary for Y3. The children get to visit other year groups and classrooms and become scientists for the week exploring and investigating fun scientific activities.
It is not only out of the classroom where the children get to experience lots of fun learning opportunities. In Year 3, the opportunities for learning are endless and include:
Creating fossils in Science
Learning about different types of rocks using sweets
Creating diorama rivers in Geography
Teaching the rest of the school about Diwali with our special assembly
Joining in the Our Best Book in Reading
Sports Clubs and Competitions in P.E
As with all year groups at Inglehurst, it is expected that your child attends school every day with any necessary absences being reported to the office as soon as possible. Each day in school is a new opportunity for learning and it is essential that the children are in school every day to ensure they do not miss out on any learning or opportunities.
At the end of each term, every child with 100% attendance will have 100 TrackIt Lights credited to their account for them to spend in our rewards shop.
Year 3 Readers
Reading for pleasure is a focus in Year 3 as across the school and we enjoy hearing all our children read regularly and we read to them daily. We all have our favourite authors and books which we share with each other. In school we have a well-stocked library and we encourage children to read a range of books.
Below is just a small selection of some of the wonderfully inspiring books your children may wish to read throughout Year 3:
Stone Aged Boy by Satoshi Kitamura
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler
Nim’s Castle By Wendy Orr
The Dragonsitter By Josh Lacey
The Big Book of the Blue By Yuval Zommer
The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd
The Sheep-Pig by Dick King Smith
In Year 3, as in the whole school we consider the well-being and the mental health of our children to be of great importance. We understand that because in Year 3 it can be a little challenging starting a brand new school, we arrange a transition programme with Inglehurst Infant School. In the Summer term, we organise an after school club and invite the children when they are Year two children to visit the IJS and participate in fun activities, meet the staff and have a tour of their new school. We also offer support to help the children adapt to their new environment. Mrs Farren, Miss Orton and Mr McCormack run check in sessions where children can go and speak to them with any concerns they have.