Welcome to Polar Bear Class!
Our teacher is Mr Gosling email@example.com and our teaching assistants are Mrs Furness and Miss Winterbottom.
Welcome to Penguin Class!
Our teacher are is Miss Paul firstname.lastname@example.org. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Miller and Mrs Austin.
Summer Term 2019
We hope that you have had a good Easter break and that the children are rested and ready to learn!
We will spend the first part of term 5 finishing our work with the Iron Man and coming to the conclusion of this great story. We then move onto King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Marcia Williams. This is a great text and is a comic style that the children will really enjoy. We will also be looking at non-fiction texts on the topic of ‘Knights’ and writing accordingly.
Excitingly, in our last term we will be taking part in the thrilling ‘Make a Difference’ campaign and this will feed our English work for the last part of year 3 as we choose our charity and then work towards raising awareness and money for our chosen cause. We will of course keep reading different texts in class and working on SPAG needs whilst working on this project.
For maths we will concentrate on these areas for terms 5 and 6; fractions, geometry (including properties of shape), measurements and statistics. The children will be applying their maths skills (including the bar model) in all these areas. We will make as much of this work as practical as possible as these areas very much lend themselves to hands on activities.
In our ‘Animals including Humans’ topic we will identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition. We will also investigate that animals cannot make their own food, needing nutrition from what they eat and how this nutrition will have an affect on the body.
We look forward to investigating how humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement and what this looks like across a range of different species.
Learning in other curriculum areas for this term is shown in our curriculum newsletter below.
Click here to see our weekly timetable for Penguin Class and Polar Bear Class
Term 1 curriculum map
Term 2 curriculum map
Term 5 curriculum map
Knowledge Organisers and Creative Home Learning
Stone Age to Iron Age
Animals including Humans
Weekly Learning Letters
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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!