Welcome to Year 3!
Eaton Class - Miss L Punter
Hilton Class - Miss A Jones
Shrewsbury Class - Miss L Jarrett
Mrs Bradley, Mrs Mountain, Mrs Henstock, Mrs Skelding, Miss Farr
Additional Teaching Staff
Mrs Godfrey - Religious Education
Mr Whiteman - Sports Coach
Miss Smith/Mrs Patrick - Forest School
Autumn Term 2023
Welcome to Riddings Junior School – we hope you had a fantastic Summer break. We have lots of exciting learning coming up this term and we can’t wait to get settled in and get started. Some key things to look forward to this year are: Forest School, drumming, school trips, a lower school Christmas Performance and so much more!
The Stone, Bronze and Iron Age
This term, we will be travelling back in time to ancient history. We will work our way through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age, learning how civilisations developed and the impact that it has had on us today. As part of this topic, we will be engaging in a fully immersive day, learning the key skills of survival. We will be saying goodbye to our modern day luxuries and going back to basics. More exciting details to follow…
Every year, we take time to remember and reflect on the wars. In our Remembrance unit, we look at the story of Lilly, a nurse on the front line of the First World War. We link our background knowledge of the war to learn about our class soldiers who lived locally.
We will be exploring our Earth and all the many rocks that it is made from. We will explore the three different types of rocks and their best uses. On your next walk, see how many uses of rock you can find – remember to look high and low! Our rock knowledge is then useful for our next Science topic, which is fossils. We will look at how fossils are formed, what type of rocks you find fossils in and what we can find out from fossils.
Our first topic in Maths this year will be Place Value. The children will be moving from 2 digit numbers, onto 3 digit numbers. We will explore the value of each digit and focus on representing numbers in a variety of ways. With this knowledge, the children will be able to order and sequence numbers.
Addition and Subtraction
As the children progress, we will begin to explore addition and subtraction. The children will become confident mathematicians and will be able to add and subtract 3 digit numbers, using the formal written method.
At Riddings Junior School, to become good readers, we use 8 Inferential Reading Strategies (IRS) to explore new texts. Please see below or school’s strategies and feel free to use them when listening to your child read at home.
Please see below the kit list for PE and Forest School and the timetable for the three different classes; Shrewsbury, Eaton and Hilton.
On a Wednesday, please wear your school uniform in the morning and bring your PE kit and Forest School kit with you to get changed into in the afternoon.
On a Friday, please wear your PE kit to school in the morning and bring your school uniform to get changed into afterwards.
In Year 3, we have already started to develop our core maths skills by using Numbots and TT Rock Stars. Please access these apps daily for short bursts of learning, as these skills are fundamental.
Your child should be reading at least three times a week to support their fluency and comprehension. When they are ready, please encourage your child to quiz on their book in school on Accelerated Reader. We would like them to quiz weekly if possible, however, we understand that they may begin to choose increasingly bigger and more complicated books. If this is the case, please let your class teacher know so they are aware of this.