Welcome to Year 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Mrs Smith

Mrs Porter

 

    

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

Key Information

Rather than sending lots of letters home, we will put key information on here. Please click on the documents below to open them.

Autumn curriculum newsletter

y3_autumn_curriculum_newsletter.docx

Homework dates for this school year 2021-2022

Please click here for End of Year 3 Expectations

 

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 Autumn term:

    • Place value
    • Counting
    • Mental calculation methods
    • Multiplication tables (3x, 4x)
    • Written and mental addition and subtraction
    • Written and mental multiplication and division
    • 2D & 3D shape
    • Length including perimeter
    • Time (including 24 hour clock)
Remember to continue to practise your times tables weekly using TT Rockstars

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.  Maths is Fun

 

Science

Our topics for Autumn are Rocks and Magnets & Forces

science_aut_1_rocks.pdf

 

forces___magnets_knowledge_organiser.pdf

 

Key learning objectives:

    Rocks

    Pupils should be taught to:

     compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties

     describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock

     recognise that soils

    Forces and Magnets

    Pupils should be taught to:

     compare how things move on different surfaces:

     notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance

     observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others

     compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials

     describe magnets as having 2 poles  predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing

English

 

We will be covering over the Autumn term:
Fiction:
  • Traditional tales – fairy tales alternative
  • Stories by the same author
Non – Fiction:
  • Instructions – giving directions
  • Report - non chronological (topic related) • Poetry with humour



 

 

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. (!...?.)

     

Spellings

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: 

National Curriculum Spelling

Weekly spelling patterns and key words can be accessed on Spelling Frame

 

Topic  - Rock and Roll

Key learning objectives:

Curriculum Objectives: GEOGRAPHY

  • Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time
  • Place knowledge
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country and a region within North or South America

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

Some crossover with Science objectives:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

 

PE

 

 

For autumn term our indoor PE is on a Monday and outdoor PE will be on a Thursday.

Autumn 1

Indoor: Dance
Outdoor: Handball

 

Autumn 2
Indoor: Gymnastics
Outdoor: Tennis

 





 

 

 

 

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