Year 3

Term 4 - Playlist

 

Welcome Back to Year 3 – we are really looking forward to welcoming you back into the classroom!

 

For daily home learning please visit the Padlet and join our zoom sessions (times will be posted on the Padlet).

 

Writing

Our first writing focus will be on diary entries, with the children looking at and finding features before writing their own. Can the children create a lockdown diary? The second focus will look at chronological reports, with the children exploring the lives of composers. We will also be looking to further improve our spelling and grammar.

 

Reading

Our class book this term is The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Michael Morpurgo. We will continue to explore vipers within Guided Reading, building on our inferencing and summarising skills and will take a look at some poetry by Julia Donaldson.

 

Mathematics

In maths we will be continuing to look at statistics, using tally carts, pictograms and bar charts. We will also be using our measuring skills to find equivalent lengths and perimeters. Lastly, we will be looking at fractions, all the time using our mathematical knowledge to answer problems.

 

Science

Due to lockdown, our scientific enquiry was unable to happen, so last term we looked at sound. We learned all about how we hear sounds and how sound travels. Therefore, this term we will once again turn our attention to the ancient civilisations of the Mayan and the Aztecs. Again, this will be a child-led inquiry so the children will decide where our learning will take us!

 

Religious Education

Within Religious Education, we will continue to learn about Christians beliefs about God and how symbols help Christians relate to God. We will being focusing on Holy Communion and the symbols linked to this.

 

French

Within French this term we will be continuing to learn the days of the week, months of the year and the numbers to 30. This will enable the children to learn to say information about themselves and be able to hold short conversations in French.

 

Music

In music we will continue to listen, appraise, perform and evaluate. We will focus on ‘The Dragon Song’ by Joanna Mangona and work towards a final performance.

 

P.H.S.E

In P.H.S.E., we will be focusing on keeping fit and healthy. We will look at what we can do to keep our bodies healthy but also safe. We will strategies to keep ourselves safe.

 

P.E.

P.E will focus on netball skills this term. We will be practising our ball control and improving our skills when defending and attacking.

 

Computing

Within computing, we will be exploring what is data and how our data is collected. The children will learn the difference between data and information and what it is used for.

 

Any questions please ask.

 

Looking forward to an exciting term.

 

Mrs Potter and Mrs Cox

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back to Year 3

Happy New Year!

Our topic this term is Scrumdiddlyumptious!

For daily home learning please visit the Padlet and join our Zoom sessions will be every day at (the link will be posted on the Padlet).

Writing

Our first writing focus will be a persuasive text, with the children looking at and finding features before writing their own. Can they convince you? The second focus will be looking at adventure stories and the children will explore new, more adventurous vocabulary. We will also be looking to improve our spelling and grammar.

Reading

Our class book this term is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. We will continue to explore Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequencing/Summarise skills through our VIPERS comprehension tasks. We will also look at non-fiction and poetry texts linked to our topic.

Mathematics

In maths, we will be continuing to develop our multiplication and division knowledge and use this to aid our understanding when multiplying and dividing two-digit numbers. We will also be looking at money and using our mathematical knowledge to answer problems.

Science

In Science, we will be learning about the ancient civilisations of the Mayan and the Aztecs. However, this will be a child-led inquiry so the children will decide where our learning will take us!

Art and D&T

In Art, we will be creating observational drawings and models of fruit. We will be looking at where food comes from and recapping on the main food groups. We are hoping you will be able to prepare your own savoury dish and discuss ways to improve your methods.

Religious Education

Within Religious Education, we will be looking at Christians beliefs about God and how symbols help Christians relate to God.

French

Within French, this term we will be learning the days of the week and looking at the months of the year. We will also be looking at numbers to enable us to say what is the date and answers simple questions.

Music

In music we will continue to listen, appraise, perform and evaluate. We will focus on the song ‘3 Little Birds’ by Bob Marley as well as using the Oak National Academy lessons looking at pulse and rhythm.

 

P.H.S.E

In P.H.S.E., we will be focusing on dreams and goals. We will look at what motivates and engages us and set ourselves challenges.

 

P.E.

P.E will focus on football skills this term. We will be practising our ball control and improving our skills.

 

Computing

Within computing, we will be exploring how we can use a range of programs and apps efficiently to develop our skills. We will look at what is the internet and what are its main uses, along with how to stay safe online.

 

Any questions please ask,

 

Looking forward to an exciting term.

 

Miss James, Mrs Potter,  Mr Mooney and Mrs Dean

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back Year 3! 

TERM 2 – Burps, Bottoms and Bile 

Open wide – let’s look inside! We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body. This half term, we’ll visit a dentist and ask lots of questions. We’ll find out about different dental procedures and learn new scientific vocabulary. There will be lots of investigating as we learn about our different teeth, how to brush them and how sugary drinks affect them. We’ll examine the amount of sugar in different foods and create images of ourselves with healthy and unhealthy teeth. We’ll write a recount describing the journey a piece of food takes through the digestive system. In science, we’ll learn about the organs involved in digestion. We’ll learn about digestion in different animals and handle a range of digestive organs. We’ll use what we’ve learned to play a scientific game and create healthy snack packs for our friends. 

Writing 

This term, the children will be working towards and producing two key pieces of written work. First of all, they will be learning about how to write a recount. We will then be writing explanation text linked to our bodies. 

We are also continuing with Letterjoin to support the children to improve their handwriting skills. 

Class Reading 

This term we will be reading ‘The Demon Dentist’ by David Walliams. 

In our guided reading sessions, we will be focusing on our prediction, retrieval and word meaning skills. 

Mathematics 

We will be continuing with addition and subtraction and then we will move on to multiplication and division.  We will learn about using formal written method for adding and subtracting and then we will be practicing our 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times table and learning the related division facts. We will also have opportunities to apply our skills to problem solving and reasoning challenges. 

Science 

In Science we will be studying Animals including Humans. We will be focusing on types of teeth and their functions and the human digestive system. The children will learn about the different parts of the digestive system and the function they have.  

Design and Technology 

The children will be exploring a wide variety of existing healthy snacks. They will look at a variety of packaging and they will learn about how a product is designed. They will then make their own healthy snack packaging. 

French 

We will be consolidating our learning on greetings this half term. Then we will begin to learn some Christmas songs in French, including Jingle Bells. 

Music 

The children will be learning how to read music to identify the notes C, D and E. they will play these notes using a glockenspiel. They will play a variety of short pieces of music and then build towards composing their own piece at the end of term. 

Computing 

Programming using Scratch will be the focus of our computing lessons this term. 

RE 

God – Islam Believing 

-What do the main concepts in Islam reveal about the nature of Allah?

-What is the purpose of visual symbols in a mosque?

The Five Pillars

The connection between iman (faith/beliefs) and ibadah (worship/practice) – the ways in which key practices express Muslim beliefs 

PE

Our PE day will be Wednesday. The children will need to come in to school wearing their PE kits. Please ensure they have a jumper or coat if it is cold, as we will be outside for our lessons.  Our focus for the term is dodgeball. 

Things to do at home 

Reading – Read Every Day –It is essential to read every day to learn new vocabulary and develop our reading skills. 

Spellings - Will be given out on a Friday and will be tested in school on the following Friday. 

Homework – Will be given out every Friday to be given back in by the following Tuesday. One week will be maths, and one week will be English. Homework will be based on what we have been learning in class. 

Homework Jigsaw – At the beginning of each term, you will receive a list of activities linked to our topic. Please complete at least two of these activities by the end of the term. 

Letterjoin – Please see your child’s homework book for details about how to log in. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

I look forward to continuing to work with you and your child. 

Miss James

Year 3 - Term 1

It is fantastic to be back in the classroom with the children at the start of a new academic year- I cannot wait to get to know you all!

We have a busy term ahead; settling back in to school, becoming accustomed to new routines and getting back on track with our learning. 

Term 1 – I am Warrior! 

We are brave, powerful warriors, and we will meet in battle!

This half term, we’ll divide into two warring groups: the Celts and the Romans. In our battle games, who will be victorious? 

Writing 

This term, the children will be working towards and producing two key pieces of written work. First of all, they will be learning about adverbs to sequence, using imperatives and conjunctions to write a set of instructions. We will then be writing an informal letter to practice writing using the past tense consistently, using pronouns and different nouns to avoid repetition and ensuring our writing is logically sequenced. 

We are also starting a new scheme called Letterjoin to support the children to improve their handwriting skills. 

Class Reading 

This term we will be reading ‘The Roman’s Quest – Escape from Rome’ by Caroline Lawrence. 

In our guided reading sessions, we will be focusing on our prediction and retrieval skills. 

Mathematics 

We will be learning about place value and addition and subtraction this half term. We learn about the value of digits up to 1000, partition numbers and explore different representations of numbers. We will also have opportunities to apply our skills to problem solving and reasoning challenges. 

Our 2, 5 and 10 times tables will be revised daily. 

Geography 

We will put our geographical and fieldwork skills to test when using compass points and coordinates to read and analyse maps, atlases and globes. We will name and locate countries and some of their physical and human characteristics linked to our Ancient Rome topic. 

History 

In History this term we will be learning about the Romans and the Celts. We will use timelines to order events and learn about Boudicca and Julius Caesar as well as learn about how the Romans have impacted on our lives today. 

Science 

In Science we will be studying Animals including Humans. We will be focusing on the types and amount of nutrition required for our bodies as well as learning about how the skeleton and muscles are used to move, support and protect.  

Computing 

E-safety will be the focus of our computing lesson this term. The children will learn about how to use a browser safely and find specific images using Google. 

RE 

God (Hinduism). 

Our key questions will be: -

-          How are deities and key figures described in Hindu sacred texts and stories?

-          What might Hindus understand about the Divine through these stories?

-          What is the purpose of visual symbols in the mandir? 

PE

Our PE day will be Wednesday. The children will need to come in to school wearing their PE kits. Please ensure they have a jumper or coat if it is cold, as we will be outside for our lessons. 

Things to do at home 

Reading – Read Every Day – It is essential to read every day to learn new vocabulary and develop our reading skills. 

Spellings - Will be given out on a Friday and will be tested in school on the following Friday. 

Homework – Will be given out every Friday to be given back in by the following Tuesday. One week will be maths, and one week will be English. Homework will be based on what we have been learning in class. 

Homework Jigsaw – At the beginning of each term, you will receive a list of activities linked to our topic. Please complete at least two of these activities by the end of the term. 

Letterjoin – Please see your child’s homework book for details about how to log in. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

I look forward to working with you and your child. 

Miss James