Miss Crosby’s Year 3 Class

Miss Crosby’s Year 3 Class

On this web page you can find out about all the exciting things taking place in Year 3!

Teacher: Miss Crosby

Email: ecrosby@victoriousacademies.org

Twitter: @discoveryMissCr

Teaching Assistant: Miss Slinger Please follow the link here to our meet the teacher presentation.


Term: Summer 2

Our Learning this term:

Maths: this half term we are learning about Shape, including turns and angles. Then we will be looking at statistics and different ways to represent them.

English: This half term the children will work on writing their own tragedy story based on the picture book, Flood. We will then be writing our own non-chronological reports.

Science: We are learning about plants. We will be exploring what makes a plant a plant. Looking at the different functions of parts of a plant and a flower. We will then look at the life cycle of a plant and seed dispersal methods. Our key person is Joseph Banks and we will look at what he discovered during his voyages.

Geography: we are excited to learn about natural disasters and the negative and positive impact they have on local communities. We will mainly be focussing on volcanoes and earthquakes.

DT: Year 3 will be making volcanoes using a variety of skills we will learn throughout the half term.

RE: we will be exploring how Muslims show commitment to God, including how they show commitment to the 5 Pillars of Islam in different aspects of their lives.

Computing: we are exploring events and actions through our Scratch program.

Music: This term children will be taking part in a performance showing how actions and words are used to convey meaning in music.

Spanish: We are learning say what we know how to do and what we don’t know how to do. This includes learning different activities that children may have taken part in before.

PSHE: We are looking at our bodies. Thinking about what is private to us and what is appropriate towards ourselves and others.

General Class Information

Reading: Each week, the children read a range of texts through their learning. They also take part in whole class or small group Reading sessions where their decoding and comprehension skills are developed with a different reading skill being focused on each day.

Home reading is to practice and consolidate their fluency, expression and comprehension. Children still being taught phonics will take two books home – 1 decodable book and 1 reading for pleasure book. The decodable book is for the children to practice their fluency and expression as well as to show their understanding through questioning. The reading for pleasure book is for the children to share with an adult and to promote a love of reading. If they are past being taught phonics they will be sent home 1 colour banded book to practise decoding and comprehension as well as 1 reading for pleasure book. Please let us know how your child has got on with their reading books using the reading record. We would like you to write a comment each time you hear your child read. If your child is in KS2 they can write in their reading record after they read 2 out of the 3 times they read it that week.

The children will also be listened to at least once every two weeks on a 1-1 basis with their teacher or teaching assistant. The class teacher or teaching assistant will change your child’s book on the day they are listened to read. We will not change a home reading book unless there is a comment in the reading record. If we do not have a comment or a book is not returned for two weeks Mrs Collins, our English curriculum leader, will contact you.

One child per half term will be nominated for being the Reading Hero for their class based on their commitment to home reading. The child will be chosen based on the evidence seen in their reading record and in class. If your child is chosen to be the class Reading Hero they will be given a prize and a certificate and acknowledged in Friday’s good work celebration assembly.


· Task due before Wednesday of each week.

· Read at home at least 3 times

· Go on TTRockstars twice for 10 min


PE is twice a week on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Your child will participate in a dance lesson and sports/gymnastics lesson every week. It is normally expected for children to have a full PE kit kept in school at all times.

Children should not be wearing any jewellery including earrings for PE. If your child does wear earrings, please could you ensure they are taken out before school on Wednesday and Thursday please.

Snack: Snack is to be a piece of fruit or a cereal bar. No chocolate, crisps or sweets are allowed