Welcome to Year 3
In Year 3, there are two classes:
Teacher: Mrs Vowles
Teaching Assistants: Miss Webb and Miss Tubbs
Teacher: Miss Keane
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Croft
Spellings are taught in differentiated groups across year 3.
During literacy lessons, the children have access to the statutory spellings for years 1/2 and years 3/4 to assist with their writing. These lists can be seen below.
The 99 Club is a maths activity which aims to raise standards in maths through encouraging pupils to improve their mental maths calculations when attempting quick-fire addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.
The idea is that with repeated practice, the scheme should result in increased speed and confidence when tackling mental maths problems without relying on written workings and methods. All pupils begin at the 10 Club and work their way up, having one opportunity per week to answer all calculations at their current level unaided and within the allotted time. When they can do this they receive a certificate and can move on to the next 'club'.
Each half term, we have a different focus for our mental maths. They are called KIRFs - which stands for Key Instant Recall Facts - and we work on speeding up our recall of the basic number facts. At the end of each half term, the children complete a KIRF test to help us monitor their progress and plan for possible interventions.
You will find the 6 KIRFs for Year 3 in the pdf below.