Year 3

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What year 3 are up to this term

ST JOHN'S

Mrs Morgan

TA – Miss Lakha & Mrs Murphy

ST THOMAS

Ms Preston

TA – Mr Smallwood & Mrs Motlagh

TERMS 1 & 2

ENGLISH

Our focus book for this term is Into the Forest by Anthony Browne. Using this book as a stimulus, we will be looking at a variety of genres. Our first topic will be chronological reports with a focus on diary entries. Throughout the weeks, we will be studying the key structural, vocabulary and grammatical features which are typical of a diary entry. Our final piece will be a diary entry from the perspective of the main character where the children will be able to use their learned skills to write for a purpose by getting into the role of the boy.

Our second genre will be creating play scripts. The children will again study the key features of this genre and be able to assume the roles of characters through roleplay, discussion of the text, as well as inferring thoughts, feelings and motives to support them with identifying the stage directions and speech they will need to include into their final play scripts.

Our final genre linked to this text will be narratives. The class will be creating characters, settings and plots for their own adventure stories. Through this genre, the children will be building on their vocabulary to enhance richness and understanding. We will be identifying the key parts of the text to support them with creating their own adventure story.

Throughout the year there will be great emphasis on Grammar, spelling, punctuation and reading. It would be wonderful if you could support your child at home in these areas.

MATHS

During terms 1 and 2 in mathematics the classes will be focusing on number and place value. Throughout these topics the children will be learning to identify and understand the place value of the digits in a 3-digit number, compare and order numbers up to 1000, as well as read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and words.

When focusing on number the classes will be learning to add and subtract 3-digit numbers using formal written methods of column addition and subtraction, use the inverse method to check the answer to a calculation, recall multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables, multiply and divide 2-digit by 1-digit numbers using formal written methods. There will also be a strong focus on problem solving using strategies learned in the areas stated above.

SCIENCE

During term 1, Year 3 will be studying Animals including Humans. 

Within this topic the children will be taught to:

  • identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

As we enter into term 2, our Science topic will be Light.

This topic will allow children to explore and recognise:

  • That they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • Light is reflected from surfaces
  • Light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • Shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object
  • Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change

Throughout the year in Science the children will be building their skills in:

  • asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  • making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
  • gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
  • reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
  • using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
  • identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
  • using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY

This term, in History, Year 3 will be studying different aspects of the Ancient Egyptians. Throughout this subject the children will be exposed to different sources and beginning to recognise that some of these may contradict each other. They will also use timelines to allow them to build upon their knowledge of chronology and begin to construct informed responses to questions asked within this area of history.

 

Geography will be studied in term 2 with a focus on Mountains and Volcanoes. The children will build upon their map reading abilities: locating countries and features using atlases, globes and maps.

 

RE

In term 1, Year 3 will be looking into The Christian Family, with a main focus on the sacrament of Baptism.

We will be looking at:

  • The Holy Family
  • The family of the Church
  • Joining the Family of the Church
  • The Sacrament of Baptism
  • Signs and symbols used in Baptism
  • Promises made at Baptism.

As we begin term 2, we will be studying Mary, the Mother of God. During this topic the children will learn about:

  • The Annunciation
  • Mary visits Elizabeth
  • The Mystery of the Incarnation
  • Advent
  • The Birth of Jesus
  • The Shepherds
  • Visit of the Wise men

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Year 3 Homework

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Year 3 Homework

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