Hello and welcome! In Year 3 we work to shape your children into the adults they will become by giving them all the knowledge and skills expected for their age. Year 3 is an important time of year as children begin to settle into the Key Stage and we do this in a caring, nurturing manner whilst encouraging them to become resilient, enthusiastic and independent learners, who show integrity, tenacity and pride.
Teaching and learning in maths follows the National Curriculum, which teaches the following main areas: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measure and statistics. Where possible, links have been made across the Maths curriculum to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to apply their knowledge and understanding.
English lessons are planned and delivered around a variety of texts. In addition to the work we do in reading and writing, there is an increased focus on vocabulary and phonics to support those children who need additional intervention due to lockdown.
Please support your child by encouraging them to read at home and to practise their spellings. Spellings are usually given out at the beginning of the half term and are tested weekly on a Friday.
Texts being covered
Stone Age Boy
Escape From Pompeii
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark
George’s Marvellous Medicine
We encourage children to read every day at home. We expect the children to read at least 3 times a week at home and they must bring their reading book and diary in to school every day! They receive reading miles for doing so and could win the reading miles prize at the end of the year. We complete reading lessons every day and use this time to explore the class text as well as lots of different text types. Here we develop our understanding of comprehension and language whilst fostering a love of reading.
Throughout the year we will be covering many fun and exciting topics following the new curriculum.
Science – Rocks and Light
History – Stone Age
Geography – Extreme Earth
RE – What is it like for someone to follow God? What do Christians learn from the Creation Story?
PSHE – What are the Rules to keep us safe? What can we do about Bulling?
Music – Let your Spirit Fly, Glockenspiel Stage 1
French – Geography – francophone countries -French language/language learning, Learn about ways of travelling to the country / countries
E – Fundamentals and Fitness, Yoga and Gymnastics
Computing – Coding, Touch Typing
Art – Fruit and Vegetables
DT – Making a winter soup
Science – Forces and Skeletons
Geography – Maps
History – Pottery Industry
RE – What kind of world did Jesus want? How do festivals and worship show what matters to Muslims?
PSHE – What are we responsible for? How can we describe our feelings?
Music – Three Little Birds, The Dragon Song
French – Greetings and Introductions and Classroom instructions
E – Dodgeball and Ball Skills, Dance and Tennis
Computing – Email, Simulations
Art – Insects
DT – Let’s go fly a kite
Science – Plants
History – Anglo – Saxons
Geography – Staffordshire to Liverpool
RE – How and why do people mark significant events of life? For Christians what was the impact of Pentecost?
PSHE – How can we stay safe? What jobs would we like?
Music – Brining us together, Reflect, rewind replay
French – Benefits of learning another language, Numbers to 10.
E – Basketball and Cricket, Fitness and Athletics
Computing – PowerPoint, Spreadsheets
Art – Illustrations and Animations
DT – James Brindley
Things To Remember
PE – PE will be Monday afternoons. PE kit must be a plain white t shirt and plain black shorts/tracksuit bottoms.
Reading – Reading books and diaries must be in each day.
Homework– Each week children will be set a minimum of spellings and times tables. These are sent via Purple Mash along with a comprehension task.