Welcome to Year 3!
The Year 3 Teaching Team are:
Mrs Mary Purchase (Year Group Leader)
Mrs Toni McMillan
Mrs Jodie Forman
Mrs Katie Cotton (Maths group teacher)
The Year 3 Support Team are:
Mrs Jackie Gilbert
Miss Emma Parker
Miss Lisa McIntosh (Apprentice TA)
Mrs Brooke Pearce (1:1 TA)
Term 1: This is Me!
Term 2: Tomb Raiders (Ancient Egyptians)
Term 3: Rivers, Rocks and Rumbles
Term 4: Rivers, Rocks and Rumbles
Term 5: Let Battle Commence! (Vikings)
Term 6: Let Battle Commence!
Year 3 is an exciting time for our children as they bridge the gap between Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. They become more confident learners, with a greater emphasis on increasing their independence.
The children will begin to move onto the Renaissance reading scheme this year, which allows the children to choose their own reading book from an appropriate range for their ability. The main focus is on their understanding of the book read. Class teachers will judge when they are ready to take the online ‘quiz’ which assesses their understanding. We welcome your support in encouraging the children not to rush ahead with their quizzes as this usually leads to disappointment when their score is low.
After five successful ‘quizzes’ (85% or above) the children progress to the next stage of books. After each successful quiz (scoring 85% or more), the children receive a raffle ticket which is entered into the end of term draw we hold each half-term.
Whilst most children join the Renaissance scheme, others will use the Rising Stars scheme until they are ready for Renaissance. The only difference is that the quizzes can be found in the back of the book. Raffle tickets are awarded on the same basis as for those using Renaissance.