Southville Primary School

Merrywood Road, Bristol, Avon. BS3 1EB Tel: 01173772671

Myrtle Street, Bristol, Avon. BS3 1JG Tel: 01173534444

Email: southvillep@bristol-schools.uk

ENJOYMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT IN LEARNING

Hedgehog, Heron and Honey bee Class page

Hi and Welcome to our Year 3 page. On this page you will find information specific to each class however you will also find loads of shared information. We hope you find it useful and enjoy seeing what the children have been up to in and out of class.

Mrs Hayes (Mon-Wed) and Miss Thomas (Thurs - Fri) teach in Hedgehog class. On Wednesday morning first thing, Mrs Creton teaches while Mrs Hayes and Miss Thomas are planning. On Fridays the class studies French with Madam Turvey.

Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday.  Please bring in your PE kit. We will get changed at school.   

Please read at home with an adult as much as you can, but we need reading books and record in every day at school please. Reading books will be changed every Wednesday. 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and returned on a Wednesday morning please. The grid for each week of the term is included in your homework book and also can be downloaded below if lost (see below). There will also be a spelling list to learn each week (download below) and our test is usually on a Thursday. The spelling test is every Friday in Hedgehog class. 

We will also practice times tables every week. You can help with this at home too. 

Mr Smith is the class teacher in Heron class and he leads lower KS2–the classes downstairs.

Herons have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays but make sure you have your PE kit in school all week as the timetable does sometimes change!

 Please try to read at home with an adult as much as you can. You will need your reading books and record in school every day please. Reading books will be changed regularly.

You will receive the homework and spellings for each term at the beginning of the term and these will be stuck into your home learning journals. You can download them below if you need an extra copy! Spellings will be tested on a Thursday morning.   Please have a look at the maths section below for ideas on how to support them at home, plus for links to games.

Welcome to Year 3 Honeybees. Miss Munnings teaches in the fantastic Honeybee classroom (known as The Hive!).   

Mrs Turvey will be teaching French on a Friday.

Our PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure that you have your full PE kit in school. Remember that no jewellery should be worn and earrings should be removed or covered.

Please try to read at home with an adult every night or as often as possible. You will need your reading books and record in every day at school. We will aim to change reading books when completed, at least once a week.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and returned on a Wednesday morning please.  The grid for each week of the term is included in your homework book and also can be downloaded below if lost (see below). There will also be a spelling list to learn each week and our spellings will usually be tested on a Thursday.  

Times tables will be a focus all through Year 3 and the more time you spend learning these at home, the better you will get.  This term we will be revising the 2x, 5x and 10x tables for immediate recall.

 

 

Shared Year 3 information

Savage Stone Age - our Term 1 Immersive learning Topic

'Meet the Teacher' evening (11.9.19)

It was lovely to meet so many year 3 parents at our 'Meet the Teacher' evening. Below is the powerpoint we referred to:

 

Reading Books

In addition to your weekly set homework please read at home as often as you can and aloud with an adult at least 2 or 3 times a week. Sign and date your record so we can see what you've been doing at home. You will have reading books from school but other things are great too. 

If you need some news ideas, here are some recommended books for year 3. 

Shared Year 3 information

Homework

We will publish the year 3 homework for the whole term and stick it in the children's books. We aim to have a spread of topics each term across the curriculum. Please bring your completed homework in your books in on a Wednesday and we will send them home again on a Friday.  

Spelling

We will have our spelling tests every week on a Friday. Please practice at home. You can use Purple Mash to help, we are using their weekly lists so the games will help you learn them. The termly lists will be here.  

Maths Targets

Term 1:

  • Add and subtract multiples of 10 and 100.
  • Review multiplication and division facts for 2x, 5x and 10x tables.

Find a range of times table games here:

TT Rock Stars

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

Literacy Targets term 3 

This term we will be linked to our theme of Savage Stone Age. We will be writing instructions, narratives and biographies. 

Bedminster Lantern Parade  

Work starts on the lanterns in October, ready for the parade on Saturday 11th January. Please let the class teacher know if you would like to help us make the lanterns.

See below for lots of lovely pictures of the lanterns from last year.

Pencil grip help!

We are working hard in year 3 to join handwriting. One reason children can find this hard is if they are not holding their pencil correctly. If you notice your child holding their pencil incorrectly at home, here's a guide for you to help them correct it: