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Our teacher is Mrs Quealy email@example.com and our teaching assistants are Mrs Spooner and Mrs Mabb.
Autumn Term 2023
Welcome to Year 3. We hope you had a lovely break and we are looking forward to a hard-working and fun term with you all.
Below is an outline of the learning that will take place this term.
English Key Text: The BFG
Reading: To explain the meaning of words in context; use dictionary to check meanings. To make inferences and predictions and discuss words that capture the reader’s imagination.
Writing: Describe characters, settings and /or plot, with some interesting details. To write in role and retell an event in a story and edit and improve their work, looking for spelling and punctuation errors.
Spelling , punctuation and grammar: To use expanded noun phrases to add description and understand and use different sentence types. To expand sentences with coordinating conjunctions and expand sentences with subordinating conjunctions.
- Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
- Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
- Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, and ones)
- Compare and order numbers up to 1000
- Read and write numbers up to
- 1000 in numerals and in words
- Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas.
- Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100
- To add and subtract 10s and 100s
- To know that humans have skeletons which are made up of lots of different bones and know an adult human typically has 206 bones that make up the skeleton. To know the skull, spine (backbone), ribcage, pelvis and femur are bones within the skeleton and that bones have specific functions. To know the skull protects the brain and the femur helps humans to stand and move. To know some animals have a spine and others do not and know some animals have an exoskeleton.
Geography: To understand the difference between the UK, Great Britain and the British Isles and understand the difference between human and physical features. To know what a county is and locate countries, towns and cities using a variety of maps. To find out about the British Isles and UK on a small and large scale.
- Investigate a range of 3-D textile products relevant to the project.
- Select fabrics and fastenings according to their functional characteristics e.g. strength, and aesthetic qualities e.g. pattern
- Understand how to securely join two pieces of fabric together.
- Select and use a range of appropriate tools with some accuracy e.g. cutting, joining and finishing.
Music: To perform simple notes B A G on the recorder and gain an understanding of sheet music. To perform in a group or as a soloist and play a recognisable tune with notes B A G. To practise and improve my performance.
Computing: To use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output and understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. To select, use and combine a variety of software and explore how digital devices can be connected.
PSHE: To know that the school has a shared set of values and know why rules are needed and how these relate to choices and consequences. To know that actions can affect others’ feelings and know that others may hold different views. To understand that they are important and know what a personal goal is.
- What do we think about believing in God?
- What do Christians believe about God?
- What did God say to Moses from the bush on fire?
- What do Muslims believe about Allah?
- What do Muslims believe about the Holy Qur'an
PE: To improve passing and receiving skills and develop my ability to travel whilst dribbling. To use dribbling to attack space and develop my ability to create shooting opportunities. To understand the importance that physical exercise has on the body and understand what a pulse is and to recognise when my heart rate is raised.
Children in Year 3 will have PE on Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure that children come dressed in their PE kits in these days and earrings are taken out.
Phonics: To understand silent letters oi/j/g.
Vocabulary: Greetings, giving and asking for name, number recap.
Grammar: To use 1st and 2nd person verbs.
Culture: to celebrate European Day of Languages and to understand the importance of learning a language.
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As well as accessing our broad curriculum, our pupil offer outlines the additional opportunities your child will have whilst in Year 3
Year 3 class timetable
Homework in Year 3
We encourage all children to read at home daily and a note to be written in their reading journal. If the school book has been completed then please read and share any other books/comics you have at home. These can also be recorded in the reading journal and can count towards the number of daily reads.
Spelling will be sent home on a Friday and will tested the following Friday
SPaG activities will be set on Fridays and will need to be completed by the following Friday.
Arithmetic questions will be set on Fridays and will need to be handed in on the following Wednesday.
We suggest working on TT Rockstars for 15 minutes a week; however you can do more should you wish. Specific timestables will be set for your child and this programme aims to increase the fluency of these. This is an online maths game that can be accessed on tablet, ipads and desktops
English in Year Three
Reading in Year Three
Throughout Year 3, we develop the children's positive attitudes to reading and understanding what they are reading by listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction books. They use dictionaries throughout lessons to check the meaning of words they have read and identify themes and conventions in a range of books. Children will read further exception words, noting the correspondences between spelling and sound. They will continue to develop drawing inference such as inferring a characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justifying inferences with evidence and predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
By the end of year 3, the children should be able to justify their views about books written at an age appropriate interest level. They will be able to read a book accurately and at speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than on decoding individual words.
Writing and SPaG in Year Three
During Year 3, children will continue to develop the understanding of organising their writing in to paragraphs and in narratives, create settings, characters and plot. They will use the forms 'a' or 'an' according to whether the next word begins with as consonant or a vowel and be able to express time, place and cause using conjunctions.
Children will use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech and use the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past.
By the end of Year 3 the children should be able to write down their ideas with a reasonable degree of accuracy and with good sentence punctuation. They will understand and apply the concepts of word structure and use joined handwriting throughout independent writing. The children will begin to understand the skills and processes that are essential for writing : thinking aloud to explore and collect ideas, drafting and re-reading to check ideas, drafting and re-reading to check the meaning is clear.
Maths in Year Three
During Year 3, the children will continue to develop their understanding of place value by counting in multiplies of 4, 8, 50 and 100. They can work out if a given number is greater or less than 100 and recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number. Children develop mental skills to add and subtract including: a three-digit number and hundreds and recall and uses multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables developing on to formal written methods.
When working with fractions, the children will count in tenths; recognising that tenths arise from diving an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10. They will be able to find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators. They can recognise and show equivalent fractions with small denominators.
When looking at measurements they will be able to measure, compare, add and subtract length; mass and volume/capacity. They will investigate amounts of money, work out change needed, using both £ and p in practical contexts. and continue to tell and write the time from an analogue clock and 12 hour - hour and 24-hour clocks. The children will be able to identify right angles and relate them to quarter turns and also identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle. Children will develop their understanding of statistics by interpreting and presenting data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.