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Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 class page

The staff working in Year 3 are:
3CH 3MI
 Miss Higgins
Miss Mel (am)
Mrs Gilmartin (Wednesday am)
Mrs Ickringill
Miss Rehana (am)
Mr Wilson


Latest news from Year 3

Autumn 1

In English we will be using the books Stone Age Boy and The Stone Age Hunter Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths. The children will develop their use of reading skills such as inferring how the characters feel throughout their journeys. They will be using adverbial phrases, writing in paragraphs and they will do this by writing a diary entry as well as innovating the story themselves.

In Maths our focus for this half term is multiplication and division. The children will recall and use multiplication facts for the 3, 4 and 8x tables. They will learn how to calculate multiplication and division using metal and formal written methods. They will also solve missing number problems using the inverse operation (trio triangles).

This term our science work will focus on Animals including humans. We will learn how we get nutrition from the food which we eat.  We will learn about the importance of a balanced diet and having the right amounts of nutrition.  We will also explore the purpose of the skeleton in humans and animals, and learn about some of the muscles in our bodies.

During History we will be learning about the Stone Age. We will describe events from the past using dates when things happened. Timelines will be used to set ou the order that things may have happened andresearch skills will also be used to find answers to specific historical questions. In ART we will be learning to use sketches to produce a final piece of artwork (cave paintings). We will create a background by using a wash. We will also use different grades of pencil to shade and to show different tones and textures. Our PHSCE focus is all about how to keep ourselves safe and who we can go to for help if we feel that a situation is unsafe. Understanding how to assess and manage risks. We will also be learning about why it is not safe to share your personal information online.

Year 3 Thematic Planning

Autumn 2 Review

Our theme this half term was Our Town Through time.  We explored and learnt about our town and described historical buildings. The children learnt how to use grid references to plot where the historical buildings were situated in our town. In addition to this they researched how the town has changed over the last 100 years. 

In our English lessons, we will be studied a book about Keighley looking at famous people, buildings and events. We wrote a non-chronological report about Keighley and then moved onto the story of ‘The Railway Children’. Year 3 loved finding out about the three children and how they got used to their new life by the railway. The children learnt to use a range of grammar and punctuation in order to help them improve their writing skills. We ended the half term by creating a range of different acrostic poems and riddles with a festive theme.

For our maths unit this half term, we focussed on how to add and subtract both mentally and using a formal written method (Column addition and subtraction). Throughout the lessons, we will worked on real life problems and discussed how we use addition and subtraction skills in everyday life. By the end of the half term, Year 3 were much more confident when adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers from 3-digit number and 3-digit from 3-digit numbers. It was lovely to see them set their work out using the squares and in correct place value columns.

Autumn 2

Our theme this half term is Our Town Through time.  We will be exploring and learning about our town looking at and describing historical building.  The children will also be learning to use grid references to plot where the historical buildings are situated in our town. In addition to this they will be researching how the town has changed over the last 100 years. 

In our English lessons, we will be studying a book about Keighley looking at famous people, buildings and events. We will be writing a non-chronological report about Keighley. Then we will be reading the lovely story of ‘The Railway Children’. The nearby railway becomes the centre of their new life, bringing them not only fun and adventure, but an important new friend who changes their lives. The children will learn to use a range of grammar and punctuation that will help them to improve their writing skills. Finally, we will be looking a riddles and puns based on the festive season.

For our maths unit this half term, we will be learning to add and subtract both mentally and using a formal written method (Column addition and subtraction). Throughout the lessons, we will be working on real life problems. By the end of this half term, we will be able to add and subtract 2-digit numbers from 3-digit number and 3-digit from 3-digit numbers. We will also know how to set out the numbers in the correct columns.

Thematic Planning - Autumn 2

Autumn 1 Review

In theme last half term is Marvellous Maps.  We have learnt how to follow a map and had a fantastic visit to Saltaire for a treasure hunt using a map. We also made our own maps based on the marauders map which the children really enjoyed. 

In English we read the book ‘The Boy Who Loved Maps’. We made predictions about the text using the front cover and part of the text. We identified the main points of the text and summarised the story by writing a blurb for the book. We also used questions to improve their understanding of the text, fronted adverbials, prepositions and expanded noun phrases.

The Boy Who Loved Maps

In our maths unit, we learnt to secure number and place value facts so that we are able to solve number and practical problems which also involve multiplication tables. Throughout the lessons, worked on real life problems. We are now able to read, write, order and compare numbers to 1,000.

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