Year 3

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Welcome to Year 3’s web page.

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 3 & 4

ENGLISH

We will be completing our Adventure stories using Into the forest by Anthony Browne as a way to base our narrative. Following this, our focus book for these terms is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Using this book as a stimulus, we will be exploring further varieties of genres. We will be looking at Newspaper reports and creating our own report based on The Coming of the Iron man. Here we will be able to explore many grammatical features used in this style of writing. Following this, we will study persuasive text, looking in particular at letters. Again, we will be using the Iron Man as a motivation for the children to really engage in this genre of writing and will in turn allow them to write for a purpose. To complete the study on this book, the classes will plan and write their own narrative using the style and structure of the Iron Man.

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 3 and 4 in mathematics the classes will be focusing on Fractions and Measurement

When exploring fractions, the pupils will learn to:

  • count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10
  • recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators
  • recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators
  • recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators
  • add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole
  • compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators

Measurement will allow the children to:

  • measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)
  • measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes
  • add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts
  • tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks
  • estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours; use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight
  • know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year
  • compare durations of events

Throughout the lessons, there will also be a strong focus on problem solving using strategies learned in the areas stated above.

SCIENCE

In term 3, we will be completing our topic on 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

As we enter into term 4, our science focus will be plants.

The children, during this topic, will be taught to:

  • identify and describe the different functions of flowering plants
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and how they vary from plant to plant.
  • investigate the way in which 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.

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 Riotous Royalty. The children will be studying a variety of significant monarchs throughout English history starting with William I after his success at the Battle of Hastings and succession of the English throne.

Throughout this subject the children will be exposed to different sources and will continue 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 4 with a focus on the UK. The children will build upon their map reading abilities: locational knowledge and features using atlases, globes and maps.

RE

In term 3, Year 3 will be looking into The Sacrament of Reconciliation.

  • The impact of our choices
  • God’s love and forgiveness
  • What happens when we receive the sacrament of reconciliation
  • What this sacrament does for us as Catholics
  • The right of Contrition

As we begin term 4, we will be studying how we celebrate the Mass. During this topic the children will learn about:

  • The Last Supper
  • The beginning of Mass
  • Readings at Mass
  • The Offertory and Consecration
  • Holy Communion
  • The Parish Church

Dip and Do Homework

History:

Research King John I and the Magna Carta. Create your own Magna Carta for the school.

 

RE:

Write a hymn, prayer or poem to God about reconciliation and why you are pleased to have been given the opportunity to gain his forgiveness.

 

ART:

Take a photograph of an unusual plant you may have found (in the garden/at the park). Use different materials to recreate this plant with as much detail as you can.

 

Maths:

Make a list of all the places you can find fractions being used. e.g. shopping where something has been labelled as 1/2 price.

Can you organise your own party using fractions of amounts for the food items.

 

English:

Look at the description of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Can you create your own fictional monster made from an everyday item?

Year 3 Homework

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Year 3 Homework

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