Welcome to Year 3


Your teacher is Mrs Smith and your teaching assistant is Mrs Porter.

    

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop


Our Curriculum Newsletters will keep you up to date with all the learning that will take place this term.


Additional to the newsletter is a copy of our Homework dates.


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Maths

As well as continuing to explore  the Year 3 curriculum, we will be covering and building up on the basic key skills such as number, place value, mental calculation and times tables.

We will be covering over the Summer term:
  • Addition and subtraction - measures
  • Addition and subtraction - decimals (money)
  • Multiplication and Division - measures
  • Fractions
  • Statistics and data handling
  • Money
  • Measure - volume, capacity, mass
  • Position and direction
  • Time
  • 2D and 3D shape

Remember to continue to practise your times tables weekly using https://ttrockstars.com


Why not challenge yourselves to tackle some tricky maths?

Visit this site where you will find all areas of maths. Each area is explained and at the bottom of each page and it has a 'Your turn' section where you answer questions based on what you have just read and learned. Answers are explained if you don't get it right first time. Learn and apply your maths skills when taking part in fun maths games on this website. 

If you want an Einstein challenge, tackle the algebra sections. There are also games and puzzles to to try too. 

https://www.mathsisfun.com/ 

Please complete the following maths mastery questions attached below. Take photographs or screen shots of  your answers and upload them on to SeeSaw. 

Also see maths mastery: mastery_in_maths_y3.pdf

Science

Our topic for Spring term is 'Plants'

plants_knowledge_organisers_y3.pdf

Key learning objectives:

  • Identify and describe the functions of the different parts of flowering plants (Roots, stem, leaves and flowers)
  • Explore the  requirements of plants for life and growth (Air, light, water, nutrients from soil and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • Investigate the way in water is transported within plants
  • Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8


PE for Summer term:

PE will be on

  • Wednesday (outdoor)
  • Friday (indoor)

If the weather is nice all PE will be outdoors. We will be covering:

  • Rounders
  • Invasion Games / Outdoor Adventurous Activities
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics/Dance


English

Weekly spelling practise is expected to help learn the Year 3/4 spelling words. The more of these words you know, the more exciting your writing will be to the reader.

All spelling patterns and key words can be found at: 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf

As well as exploring the Year 3 curriculum, we will be covering and building up on the basic SPAG key skills such as verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs,  prepositions, articles, determiners, fronted adverbials, conjunctions and  punctuation plus...

  • Use the suffix er and est to form comparisons of adjectives and adverbs
  • To use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences, including in the use of Proper Nouns.
  • To use correct choice and consistent use of present and past tense throughout writing.
  • To use the progressive form of verbs in the present and past tense to mark actions in progress (e.g. she is drumming, he was shouting).
  • To use apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns.
  • To use commas to separate items in a list.
  • Selecting correct punctuation to end a sentence. (!...?.)

We will be covering over the summer term:

  • Stories with a cliff hanger ending
  • Performing and writing playscripts
  • Poetry appreciation
  • Persuasive writing
  • Letter writing 


Topic  - Ancient Civilisations

History: 

history_ancient_civilisations_knowledge_organisers.pdf

Human Geography

geography_ancient_civilisations_knowledge_organisers.pdf

Key learning objectives:

Understand and compare the achievements of 4 different early civilisations:

Ancient Sumer
Shang Dynasty
Indus Valley
Ancient Egypt

  • Locate these civilisations in time and place including maps
  • Understand that what we know about the past is dependent on what has survived (evidence)
  • Examine artefacts in detail and make inferences and deductions about their daily life
  • Investigate the importance of rivers in all of these civilisations


Then an in-depth study of one particular ancient civilisation - Ancient Egypt.

  • Discover how they wrote numbers and used this system to make calculations
  • Learn about Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and debate whether the curse of  Tutankhamun was genuine
  • Learn about Ancient Egyptians beliefs about life after death (Tombs, mummies, pyramids, burial sites, Gods)




Year 3 Current Newsletter



Year 3 Key Information

Another great site for information on a range of subjects is the BBC - relevant KS2 information can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn


Key Documents


Please click here for further information on grammar 

Please click here for End of Year 3 Expectations

Please click here for Spelling Patterns broken down for each year group

Please click here for KS2 spelling help at home



Please click here for Residential Kit List