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Year 3

 Spring 1

Welcome back, year 3!

 

Mrs Sandiford and I are excited for another half term in year 3. We have been impressed by the good progress the children have made so far this year. 

 

On this webpage you will find information about what we are learning this half term, key events, pictures of the children's learning and useful websites to visit. 

 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to send me a dojo message and I will respond within the working week. 

 

I am looking forward to seeing all the progress the children make this half term

Mrs Bryan

 

In Year 3 this half term we will be studying the following:

 

English

 

In English we will be focusing on poetry and explanation texts. We will be reading the book called, ‘A river’ We will also be reading a variety of different styles of poems. We will look at key features of these genres and we will be trying to replicate these in our own writing. We will be focusing on using adverbs, similes, preposition, alliteration as well as a variety of punctuation. We will read and write our own poems and explanations linked to rivers.

 

Maths

 

In maths we will be looking at recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables. Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods. Solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems

 

Science

 

 Animals including Humans

We will be looking at 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. We will also look at identifying that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

 

Geography:

We will be able looking at describing and understanding key aspects of physical geography, focusing on rivers.  We will learn the names of different types rivers and where in the word they are found. We will find out the purpose of the river and how it is used.

 

Values:  

 

In PSHE our focus is ‘Dreams and Goals’

We will be able to tell you about a person who has faced difficult challenges and achieved success. Recognise, respect and admire people who overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams and goals. Be able to identify a dream/ambition that is important to me and imagine how I will feel when I achieve my dream/ambition. 

 

RE

We will look at what does it mean to belong to a faith community. We will investigate What it means to be a Christian, Muslim and Hindu in Britain today.

 

Computing

 

We will learn how to create a branching database on the computer..  We will choose a suitable topic for a branching database and we will select and save appropriate images. We will learn how to use and debug our own and others’ branching database.

 

Design Technology

 

We will be looking at the structure of different types of bridges found around the world and the looking at their uses. We will plan, make and evaluate our own bridge.

 

P.E

 

The focus this half term is gymnastics.

We will be able to execute excellent balance and movements in both symmetrical and asymmetrical ways. We will be able to link moves and balances together to create a sequence.

 

MFL

In French we will learn nouns and articles for 10 instruments. Learn how to say ‘je joue ’ (I play)

Spring 1 Homework Grid

We had a very special visitor in school today and we each received a gift.

Autumn 2 2022

 

Welcome back!

We hope that you had a lovely half term and are ready to continue your learning journey in Year 3

 

On this webpage you will find information about what we are learning, key events, pictures of the children's learning and useful websites to visit. 

 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to send me a dojo message and I will respond within the working week. 

 

Autumn 2 Newsletter gives you all the information about all of the learning that will take place this half term.

Autumn 2 Homework grid 2022

Learning in Autumn 2 2022

 

In English we will be studying the texts: The Iron man and The Tin forest. We will be writing various types of letters and writing newspaper articles. We will be doing drama, where we will present our own version of ‘News round’.

We will be discussing words and phrases which capture the readers interest and imagination. Ask questions to improve our understanding of the text, drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ thoughts, feelings and motives from their actions. As a class, we will be listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or text books.

 

         

 

In maths we will add and subtract numbers mentally, including: a three-digit number and ones. Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of column addition and subtraction. Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers. Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction. We will add and subtract 2-digit and 3-digit numbers - crossing and not crossing 10 or 100. We will Estimate answers to calculations and check our answers.

 

 

 

 

In Science we will be learning about magnets and forces, we will compare how things move on different surfaces and notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance. 

 

In History we will be looking at the Iron age and Bronze age and asking and answering historical questions.

 

 

In Geography we will be using globes and atlases to identify the countries that make up Europe. We will be able to identify and name different countries and their capital cities.

 

Autumn 1 2022

 

Welcome back to a new school year in year 3!

 

We hope that you all had an enjoyable summer break and are now ready to start your journey in KS2.

We are looking forward to welcoming you into Year 3.

 

Working in Year 3 this year will be myself (Mrs Bryan) and Mrs Sandiford.

 

 

On this webpage you will find information about what we are learning, key events, pictures of the children's learning and useful websites to visit. 

 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to send me a dojo message and I will respond within the working week. 

 

 

Mrs Bryan

Y3 Newsletter Autumn 1

Autumn 1 Homework grid

Forest school letter

These are the words that the children will be learning how to spell.

At the Heys we follow Anima Phonics

Year three learning

 

In year three, this half term, we are going to be learning lots of new things including:

 

English:

This half term in English we will be focusing on diary entries, narratives and adventure stories. We will be reading ‘Stig of the Dump’ as well as lots of other books based during the Stone Age, which is our discovery this half term. We will look at key features of these genres and we will be trying to replicate these in our own writing. We will be using lots of exciting powerful vocabulary, punctuation and grammar, such as expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials to make our writing better!

 

Focus Texts

 

 

Maths:

In maths this half term we will be learning the place value of numbers to 1000. We will also be learning how to add and subtract with numbers to 1000 using formal written methods such as the column method. We will be solving problems involving place value to help us to understand the importance of each digit and its place in the number system.  We will also continuously practice our times tables using times table rock stars which you can also access at home. In year 3 the children need to know their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

 

    

 

 

Science:

In our science learning, we will be looking at rocks and fossils. As scientists we will compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties, describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rocks, recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter and explore rocks in our local environment.

 

 

 

Computing:

We will be looking at Online Safety. We will teach the children how to stay safe whilst using the internet.

 

 

 

 

History:

 In year three our history is ‘The Stone Age’. As historians, we will understand changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

 

 

 

PSHE:

The first jigsaw piece will be ‘Being Me in My World’. 

The children will recognise their worth and can identify positive things about themselves and their achievements.

The children will be taught ow to face new challenges positively, make responsible choices and ask for help when  needed

For the children to understand why rules are needed and how they relate to rights and responsibilities

 

 

RE:

We will be looking at what people believe and the focus is on God. The children will be encourage to ask and answer questions and discuss various view points related to the unit in a respectful and understanding way.

 

 

 

Music:

We will be practicing our appraisal skills whilst learning about the instruments in an orchestra. 

 

DT:

The children will be designing and making new clothes for Stone age boy. The children will be taught the design and making process and will be taught sewing techniques to attach materials together.

     

 

 

Year 3 2021-2022

Summer 2

Welcome back to a new half term in year 3!

Mrs Shepherd, Miss Hewitt and I are extremely impressed with the progress made by all children so far this year. Keep going with your fantastic learning year 3, we can't believe there's only one half term left!

 

On this webpage you will find information about what we are learning this half term, key events, pictures of the children's learning and useful websites to visit. 

 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to send me a dojo message and I will respond within the working week. 

 

I am looking forward to seeing all the progress the children make this half term!

Miss I Sidebottom

Predators

 

This half term in our writing we will be learning how to write Adventure Stories, Free Verse poems, Tanka Poems and Haiku Poems

We will:

  • discuss writing similar to that which we are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
  • organise paragraphs around a theme
  • read our own writing aloud to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear
  • indicate possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns
  • use and punctuate direct speech
  • use and understand prepositions and conjunctions

 

We will look at each genre of writing in detail, understanding key features and content to include, before writing our own. 

 

In maths this half term we are focusing on measurements.

We will:

 

  • measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)
  • 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, am/pm, 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 [for example, to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks]

 

 

Please ensure you are frequently using TTRockstars at home. It is great to have a quick recall of multiplication and division facts.

This half term, as scientists we will be learning how to work scientifically. 

We will:

  • set up simple practical enquiries
  • understand what makes a fair test
  • make systematic and careful observations and taking accurate measurements.
  • record findings in a variety of ways
  • report on findings using written explanations
  • use results to draw simple conclusions and suggest improvements.

In geography we will learn to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world

 

In Computing we will be learning to code using Purple Mash. We will understand what a flowchart is and how they are used in programming. We will also learn about timers and which timers are appropriate for different purposes. We will build our skills and knowledge and finally design and create an interactive scene. 

 

In Art we will be learning how to improve our mastery of techniques when using texture and colour. We will be looking into the famous artist Marc Allante. 

 

We are introducing a second P.E lesson in the curriculum once ever fortnight and for this we will be learning to develop our throwing, catching and batting skills to outwit our opponents and win a game.

 We will learn to demonstrate a growing understanding of the difference between attack and defence (batting and fielding). The game we will be focusing on to embed these skills is cricket.