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Year Three

Welcome to Polar Bear Class!

Our teacher is Mr Gosling s.gosling@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk and our teaching assistants are Mrs Wood and Mrs English.

  

Welcome to Penguin Class!

Our teachers are Mrs Ratcliffe r.ratcliffe@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk and Mrs Lucas h.lucas@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk and our teaching assistants are Mrs Hatfull and Mrs Fitchett.

 

 

Welcome to Seals Class!

Our teacher is Miss Tustin k.tustin@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk and our teaching assistant is Mrs Furness.

 

 

Autumn Term

We hope that you have had a good Summer holiday and that the children are rested and ready to learn!

In English this term we will study the classic Roald Dahl text: ‘The BFG’. We will have this text in class, so there is no need to purchase it at home, although I am sure many of you will possess it as well as having seen the excellent film adaptations. We will use this text to inspire not only our creative writing but across the curriculum.

We follow this with 'Stone Age Boy' - this will fit nicely with our history topic.   

Please concentrate on reading with your children at home, although they may be a free reader, they will benefit from reading and discussing their text with you.

In mathematics, we will be covering place value and number lines for both addition and subtraction. Challenge cards will extend the children’s mastery skills in these areas. Measures involving money, length and time will be covered before Christmas.

It is also vital that children continue to learn their times tables by rote, to support them with their calculations. Times tables tests will take place on a Friday, as there is an emphasis on speed and instant recall, it will involve a silent test on their specific table.

PE  will take place at least twice a week, one indoor and one outdoor session, we will be improving our football skills and our core strength through Pilates. Please make sure your child has full labelled indoor and outdoor kits in school, and that footwear fits. Each year three class has PE on different days, please ask your children which are their PE slots.

In Science we will be investigating plants and their growth, their different functions, life, growth and how water travels through their bodies. We will also look at seed dispersal. We follow this with the topic 'Rocks' in which we will investigate the different types of rock, the rock cycle and how rocks change over time.

In these terms our Computing lessons will take our Creativity and Collaboration skills to the fore, as we make and edit digital films and use web tools to communicate with our friends.

During music we will start to learn the recorder with a specialist music teacher. Please encourage your child to play to you, and remind them to return their recorder to school for each lesson. Recorders will be available for the children to use, but you may prefer to purchase one for your child’s sole use.

History will be taught chronologically, and for Year 3, will commence with The Stone Age. We will investigate people, places and create some exciting cave art!

Our Geography will encompass the continent of Europe.  

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Click here to see the reading, writing and maths in Year 3

Curriculum newsletters

Term 1 and 2 curriculum newsletter

 

Weekly Learning Letters

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!