Welcome to the Year 3 page. We are looking forward to working together on lots of interesting topics this year. On this page you will be able to find out information about the Year 3 curriculum and about any exciting news or upcoming events that we are part of throughout the year.
We will also be uploading any letters and information to this page, to help you keep track of what’s going on. You will also find information about the different subjects that we will be studying throughout the year. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns.
The Year 3 Team
During English sessions we will be focusing on a number of different topics. Our English work will be focused around a specific text for each half term. Each piece of writing that we complete will be based around the specific texts. Some of the texts that we will be studying are Storm by Kevin Crossely Holland, The mysterious case of Edward Tulane, Ug: The boy genius, The Iron Man, The tin forest and many more.
Grammar and Punctuation – Children will revisit the term verb and use verbs in their own writing. Children will also learn how to use conjunctions within their independent writing.
Comprehension – Children will be retrieving and collating information and identifying evidence in the text to support their theories.
Presentation- As a whole, children are being encouraged to join their handwriting however the focus is on increasing legibility and working on basic joining of letters.
This term children will focus on developing their understanding of Number, Place Value and Rounding.
Children will further their mathematical understanding of these objectives:
- Counting in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.
- Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number. (hundreds, tens, ones).
- Compare and order whole numbers to 1000.
- Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.
- Read and write numerals up to 1000 in numerals and words.
- Solve number problems and practical problems involving the ideas from number and place value.
- Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operation to check answers.
Please ensure all children bring their book bags into class every day, regardless of whether they have read the night before. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. We ask children to re-read books to develop fluency. Our library system is computerised and can therefore track the books and frequency of the children’s reading to ensure reading is happening on a regular basis.
Although no specific maths homework is set, it is expected that the children practise their times tables, particularly 2, 3,4,5,8 and 10. If you need support with any of the above please do not hesitate in contacting a class teacher.
Autumn Term Topics
Art – Picasso
Computing – E Safety
MFL – Spanish
Music – Instrument identification
PE – Invasion Games
RE – Beliefs
Science – Plants
Humanities – Geography (UK)
Art – Picasso
Year 3 enjoyed exploring warm and cool colours to create a Picasso inspired artwork. The children used oil pastels to explore the various colours of the colour wheel and created some excellent examples of abstract portraits.
English in Year 3 has been based around the book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We discussed the size of the Iron Man ‘head shaped like a dustbin but as big as a bedroom’. We decided to measure out the Iron Man’s head and see how many children we could fit into it. We found that we could sit every member of Year 3 in his head. After this, we split into smaller groups and worked as a team to create what we thought the Iron Man’s body parts would be like. There were some very, unique ideas and interpretations of how he looked!
In Science we have been looking at flowering plants and their different parts. We set up and completed an experiment that showed how water travels around the plant in different environments. In addition to this, we have also discussed and acted out how new plants are formed from seeds. The children had a lot of fun playing charades to demonstrate how seeds are dispersed in different ways.
In Music, Year 3 have been listening to different pieces of music and trying to identify the different instruments used in each piece. This has been a lot of fun as we have also used some of the instruments and made them sound like different animals moving. From the loud banging of the drum, to imitate an elephant stomping through the forest, to a gentle tinkling of the bells to portray a mouse scurrying in the bushes.