Welcome to Polar Bear Class!
Our teacher is Mr Gosling firstname.lastname@example.org and our teaching assistants are Mrs Furness and Miss Winterbottom.
Welcome to Penguin Class!
Our teacher are is Miss Paul email@example.com. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Miller and Mrs Austin.
Spring Term 2019
We hope that you have had a good Christmas break and that the children are rested and ready to learn!
Linking nicely to our History topic we begin with the excellent story: Escape from Pompeii. We will cover many different aspects of writing through this text and plenty of drama to help us be the characters in the story. We will continue to focus on different areas of spelling, punctuation and grammar and will feed this into our writing. To finish term 4 we will look at myth and legend stories that have sprung up around the time that the Romans left Britain, such as King Arthur.
Please concentrate on reading with your children at home, even though they may be a free reader, they will benefit from reading and discussing their text with you.
In these terms we will be covering multiplication and division. We will take what we have learned about arrays and how division is the inverse of multiplication, along with our knowledge of times tables and begin to put this into the grid method. Once we are confident with this we will work on reasoning and problem solving with our new fluency. Following this we will be working on measurement and fractions. The measures will involve time and calendars this term. Our work on fractions will involve finding out what fractions are, how we convert them and how we find fractions of amounts, followed by some problem solving.
In our science topic for term 3 we will be investigating light (involving darkness and shadows). This is a great topic as there are many exciting experiments to carry out and lots of new vocabulary for us to learn.
We start term 4 with the topic animals including humans. We will be finding out how our bodies are held together by skeletons, how the muscles attach to the bones and how they work and which muscle groups are strongest, along with some other experiments to investigate and compare our muscles and bodies.
Learning in other curriculum areas for this term is shown in our curriculum newsletter below.
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Knowledge Organisers and Creative Home Learning
Stone Age Knowledge Organiser
Stone Age to Iron Age
Weekly Learning Letters
- Year 3 Learning Letter 01 14 09 18 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 02 21 09 18 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 03 28 09 18 (0.21 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 04 05 10 18 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 05 12 10 18 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 06 19 10 18 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 07 02 11 18 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 08 09 11 18 (0.16 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 09 23 11 18 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 10 30 11 18 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 11 07 12 18 dec (0.17 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 12 14 12 18 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 13 11 01 19 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 14 18 01 19 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 15 25 01 19 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 16 01 02 19 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 17 08 02 19 (0.20 MB)
- Year 3 Learning Letter 18 15 02 19 (0.20 MB)
English in Year Three
Reading in Year Three
Throughout Year 3, we develop the children's positive attitudes to reading and understanding what they are reading by listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction books. They use dictionaries throughout lessons to check the meaning of words they have read and identify themes and conventions in a range of books. Children will read further exception words, noting the correspondences between spelling and sound. They will continue to develop drawing inference such as inferring a characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justifying inferences with evidence and predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
By the end of year 3, the children should be able to justify their views about books written at an age appropriate interest level. They will be able to read a book accurately and at speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than on decoding individual words.
Writing and SPaG in Year Three
During Year 3, children will continue to develop the understanding of organising their writing in to paragraphs and in narratives, create settings, characters and plot. They will use the forms 'a' or 'an' according to whether the next word begins with as consonant or a vowel and be able to express time, place and cause using conjunctions.
Children will use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech and use the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past.
By the end of Year 3 the children should be able to write down their ideas with a reasonable degree of accuracy and with good sentence punctuation. They will understand and apply the concepts of word structure and use joined handwriting throughout independent writing. The children will begin to understand the skills and processes that are essential for writing : thinking aloud to explore and collect ideas, drafting and re-reading to check ideas, drafting and re-reading to check the meaning is clear.
Maths in Year Three
During Year 3, the children will continue to develop their understanding of place value by counting in multiplies of 4, 8, 50 and 100. They can work out if a given number is greater or less than 100 and recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number. Children develop mental skills to add and subtract including: a three-digit number and hundreds and recall and uses multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables developing on to formal written methods.
When working with fractions, the children will count in tenths; recognising that tenths arise from diving an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10. They will be able to find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators. They can recognise and show equivalent fractions with small denominators.
When looking at measurements they will be able to measure, compare, add and subtract length; mass and volume/capacity. They will investigate amounts of money, work out change needed, using both £ and p in practical contexts. and continue to tell and write the time from an analogue clock and 12 hour - hour and 24-hour clocks. The children will be able to identify right angles and relate them to quarter turns and also identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle. Children will develop their understanding of statistics by interpreting and presenting data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.
Have a look at what we have been learning in Year Three!