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Autumn Term 2021
Welcome to Year 3. 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
Focus: To use descriptive techniques; to write in role and infer a character's feelings.
Mathematics: Secure understanding of place value for numbers up to 1000; compare and order numbers up to 1000 and use four operations to solve multi-step problems.
Science: Plants. To understand the functions of different parts of a flowering plant.
Geography: What is it like to live in the British Isles? Studying the countries, capital cities and surrounding seas of the United Kingdom sand studying the climate and land use in these areas.
Music: To explore the difference between pulse and rhythm. to know five song from memory and who sang or wrote them.
DT: 2D shape to 3D product- making a school mascot
Computing: Computer Systems and Networks: Connecting computers and safe searching.
PSHE: Being me In the World. Recognising self-worth and positive things about each other. Thinking about how to face new challenges.
RE: Christians and Muslims. What do Christians and Muslims believe and what are their holy books?
PE: Basketball skills an d fitness. Children will need to wear PE kits to school on the days they have PE. Children in Year 3 will have PE on Mondays and Fridays.
French: Year 3 start their exciting language-learning journey this term by combining their work on the Stone Age with French. We will learn our French with the help of Pierre the stone-age boy from Lascaux, the famous site of cave paintings in southwest France. Firstly, we will start by introducing ourselves, saying our names and how old we are. We will learn numbers up to 15 and learn about different colours.
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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.