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Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 class page


Your 3MI staff are: Your 3SL staff are:
Mrs Ickringill Mrs Lyon
Mrs Aisha Mrs Rehana
Mrs Halima

Latest news from Year 3

Spring 1

This half term, our theme is ‘Jurassic World. Our learning will be focussed on combining history, geography and science through a variety of means including art, DT and computing. 

At the beginning of the half term, the children will answer historical questions by researching the 3 periods within the Mesozoic Era. The children will use a concept map to explain how volcanoes are created as well as learning about different rock types by using chocolate! 

In English we will be reading the book ‘Katie and the Dinosaurs’ which follows a young girl who visits the Natural History Museum, goes through a secret door and finds herself in an entirely different world full of dinosaurs! The children will develop their use of reading skills such as inferring how the character feels throughout her journey, adverbial phrases, writing in paragraphs and they will do this by writing a postcard home to grandma as well as innovating the story themselves. 

In maths we will be completing our addition and subtraction learning in the first week; using the inverse operation to check answers. We will then move on to multiplication and division looking at both mental and formal written methods in order to solve problems involving money, shape and measures. Practising the 3, 4 and 8 times tables will really support this.

Timetables

How can I learn at home?

  • The children should remember to read for at least 30 minutes every day. In addition to the school books that are sent home each week, you can download the Get Epic reading app and choose from the 1000’s of books on there for free. 
  • Children will be sent weekly spellings based on the phonics or spelling learning that they will do the following week, along with a spelling test at the end of that week. They will be tested on 10 words from the top of the grid and then all 5 Year 3/4 words on the bottom part of the grid.
  • Children should aim to select one activity from the homework menu which centres around our current theme of Jurassic World as well as relevant maths learning. There is a mixture of activities, both creative and written so lots of options to choose from!

Class codes for Epic Reading:

3SL – jui4949
3MI – eev3483

  • Practice your 4 and 8 times tables. Your Times Table Rock Stars user name and password are written in the back of your homework books. There will be weekly competitions between 3SL vs 3MI!
  • Use Phonics play to review and apply your phonics skills and knowledge.
  • You can also use Mymaths, Education City, BBC Bitesize, National Oak Academy for extra learning.
  • Keep active – go for a walk, a run, ride your bike, follow Joe Wicks on The Body Coach channel, try some Just Dance videos or maybe you would like to create your own warm up routine ready for PE!

Autumn 2 Review

The children have absolutely loved The Great War theme and this has been reflected in the amazing work that they have produced. The knowledge that they have retained such as dates, capital cities of the countries in the alliances, the events from the start of the war is brilliant and we have been so proud to see how enthusiastic the children have been.

The children have written newspaper reports about the events that led to start of the war, letters home and diary entries from the trenches. The children created propaganda posters that were used to encourage the young men to sign up and fight for their country as well as making their very own Battleships game using coordinates.

A highlight for our theme was the world war 1 specialist visitor who brought in a range of original uniforms and weapons that the children could look at in detail as well as singing war songs, practising drill and baking trench cakes

Autumn 2

This half term, our theme is ‘The Great War’. Our learning will be focussed on combining history and geography through a variety of means including art, DT and computing.

At the beginning of the half term, the children will create flags for the main countries involved and use an atlas to locate each of their capital cities. Children will consider how the war started and record this through a newspaper report. 

In English we will be reading the book ‘One Boy’s War’ which follows a young boy who is desperate to sign up the army! He soon realises that all is not as it seems and deeply regrets his decision! The children will develop their use of reading skills such as inferring how the character feels throughout his journey, adverbial phrases, writing in paragraphs and they will do this by writing ‘letters home’ and diary entries from the trenches.

Our Boys War

In maths we will be completing our place value learning during the first 2 weeks; rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and reading Roman numerals to 10. We will then move on to addition and subtraction looking at both mental and formal written methods in order to solve problems involving money, shape and measures. Practising number bonds to 10 will really support this.

Number Bonds Numerals

How can I learn at home?

  • The children should remember to read for at least 30 minutes every day. In addition to the school books that are sent home each week, you can download the Get Epic reading app and choose from the 1000’s of books on there for free. 
  • Children will be sent weekly spellings based on the phonics learning that they will do the following week, along with a spelling test at the end of that week. They will be tested on 10 words from the top of the grid and then all 5 Year 3/4 words on the bottom part of the grid.
  • Children should aim to select one activity from the homework menu which centres around our current theme of World War 1 as well as relevant maths learning. There is a mixture of activities, both creative and written so lots of options to choose from!

Class codes for Epic Reading:

3SL – jui4949
3MI – eev3483

  • Practice your 4 and 8 times tables. Your Times Table Rock Stars user name and password are written in the back of your homework books. There will be competitions between boys vs girls or 3SL vs 3MI!
  • Use Phonics play to review and apply your phonics skills and knowledge.
  • You can also use Mymaths, Education City, BBC Bitesize, National Oak Academy for extra learning.
  • Keep active – go for a walk, a run, ride your bike, follow Joe Wicks on The Body Coach channel, try some Just Dance videos or maybe you would like to create your own warm up routine ready for PE!

Autumn 2 Overview Planning - The Great War

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Autumn 1 Review

The children loved the film Inside Out which inspired our theme, along with PHSCE relationships objectives and really got to grips with how the main character felt throughout the story. The children enjoyed writing in the role of Duncan who needed to reply to his crayons to apologise for his poor behaviour and beg his crayons forgiveness! They used emotive language and expanded noun phrases to add detail to their writing.

The children worked really hard to develop their sketching skills. Some of the drawings were very basic initially but drastically improved with practise and the children produced some wonderful, realistic self-portraits. 

Autumn 1

This half term, our theme is ‘Inside Out. Our learning will be focused on recognising different emotions, their intensity and how to deal with them in a positive and effective way.

 

At the beginning of the half term, the children will create various sketches which will depict different emotions. They will then study famous artists who have done the same, comparing their styles. Alongside our theme lessons, the children will have a weekly PHSCE lesson which will focus on different relationships and how these can affect emotions. The children will then move on to science where we will be covering ‘animals including humans’ looking at diet and the skeletal and muscular systems.

 

In English we will be reading the book ‘The day the crayons came home’, which will further support the children in recognising emotions. Throughout the learning journey the children will make predictions, use their inference skills and answer questions using the text. The skills achieved will then support them to write a letter to Duncan, expressing their thoughts and feelings and suggesting his next steps to support the other crayons. The grammar will focus on pronouns and including speech within their writing which will enable the children to keep their letters varied and interesting.

                                                               crayons

In Maths we will be focusing on Place Value, in which we will develop our skills of counting in our 4 and 8 times tables as well as counting in groups of 50 and 100. We will also look at adding or subtracting groups of 10 and 100 from a given number as well as comparing numbers up to 1,000. We will also be reading Roman numerals to 10.

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How can I learn at home?

  • The children should remember to read for at least 30 minutes every day. In addition to the school books that are sent home each week, you can download Get Epic reading app and choose from the 1000’s of books on there for free. 

Class codes:

3SL – jui4949
3MI – eev3483

  • Practice your 4 and 8 times tables
  • Use Phonics play to review and apply your phonics skills and knowledge.
  • You can also use Mymaths, Education City, BBC Bitesize, National Oak Academy for extra learning.

Keep active – go for a walk, a run, ride your bike, follow Joe Wicks on The Body Coach channel, try some Just Dance videos or maybe you would like to create your own warm up routine ready for PE!

Autumn 1 Overview Planning - Inside out

Summer 2

What are we learning about now?

We have some exciting things to look forward to this half term in year 3! We will be learning all about rainforests with our focus on plants and what they need to survive. Our first text is, How High in the Rainforest? (Which you can find on Epic Reading if you would like a sneak peek). This is a non-fiction text that the children will learn all about in order to create a non-chronological report on the layers of the rainforest. In maths, the children will be introduced to the formal written methods for multiplication and division as well as the mental methods. We will be making our very own popup book with lots of information about rainforests. Finally the children will have the opportunity to explore art from other cultures by designing their own tribal print. We will do our best to make sure that you can view this art work in a Summer outdoor art gallery!

 

How can I learn at home?

  • Remember to read every day for at least 30 minutes. You can download GetEpic reading app and choose from the 1000’s of books on there for free. 

https://www.getepic.com/?utm_channel=search&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrbzQ1_KE7gIVQYBQBh2%20y8wx2EAAYASAAEgK0wvD_BwE.

  • You can also use Mymaths, Education City, BBC Bitesize, National Oak Academy, Pobble and Prodigy. 

Summer 2 - Overview Planning- Rainforests

Summer 1 Review

What did we learn about last half term?

This half term, our children thoroughly enjoyed our theme, Jurassic World where we learnt all about dinosaurs and volcanoes. We produced some wonderful pieces of art work, including sketches of a T-Rex, pointillism of a Cretaceous scene and a silhouette with a firey wash background! The children created their very own timeline for the Mesozoic Era and using their learning of the different periods, they then wrote their own ending to our class text, Katie and the Dinosaurs, imagining that they were in the Cretaceous period.

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What did we learn about last half term?

This half term, our children thoroughly enjoyed our theme, Jurassic World where we learnt all about dinosaurs and volcanoes. We produced some wonderful pieces of art work, including sketches of a T-Rex, pointillism of a Cretaceous scene and a silhouette with a firey wash background! The children created their very own timeline for the Mesozoic Era and using their learning of the different periods, they then wrote their own ending to our class text, Katie and the Dinosaurs, imagining that they were in the Cretaceous period.

What are we learning about now?

This half term, we are learning about the Jurassic World. We are still following the weekly subject approach. We began our learning by researching different historical questions about dinosaurs. This then led the children producing a mind map of all their independent research and ideas which they presented to the other groups. As part of our English lessons, our key text has been Katie and the Dinosaurs. The children have thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and have written their own setting descriptions using a range of grammatical features and vocabulary. The final outcome of this learning journey was to innovate the ending to the story. All the staff are extremely pleased with how enthusiastic the children have been about producing their final outcome. Throughout the rest of the half term we still have art and DT week to look forward to. We will be creating our very own exploding volcanoes and in science we will be making our own rock types using chocolate! In maths we started the half term by focussing on place value and then moving on to addition and subtraction.

 

How can I learn at home?

  • Remember to read every day for at least 30 minutes. You can download GetEpic reading app and choose from the 1000’s of books on there for free. 

https://www.getepic.com/?utm_channel=search&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrbzQ1_KE7gIVQYBQBh2%20y8wx2EAAYASAAEgK0wvD_BwE.

  • You can also use Mymaths, Education City, BBC Bitesize, National Oak Academy, Pobble and Prodigy. 

Summer 1 - Overview Planning- The Jurassic World

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