Welcome to the Year 3 page. We are looking forward to working together on lots of interesting topics this year. On this page you will be able to find out information about the Year 3 curriculum and about any exciting news or upcoming events that we are part of throughout the year.
We will also be uploading any letters and information to this page, to help you keep track of what’s going on. You will also find information about the different subjects that we will be studying throughout the year. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns.
Year 3 Team
During Year 3 children will study a range of Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry genres. Children will explore a range of writing styles including, story setting, character description, diary writing, letters, newspaper articles and performance poetry. Genres the children will enjoy include, picture books, fantasy, adventure, environmental and historical fiction.
Throughout the course of the year in maths children will consolidate knowledge and understanding of place value of numbers up to 1000. Add and subtract 3 digit numbers using efficient strategies. Multiply and divide using the 3, 4 and 8 times tables whilst revisiting the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Find fractions of an amount including ½, 1/3, ¼, 1/10 and ¾. Read scales with increasing accuracy both horizontally and vertically. Measure and convert using mm, cm, m and km. Properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Statistics.
Within Science, we look at the different parts of the flower and how they reproduce. We look at the human skeleton which we compare to animal skeletons and nutritional needs for a healthy body. We investigate how shadows change over the course a day through practical observations. Forces including magnetism are studied.
Please ensure all children bring their book bags into class every day, regardless of whether they have read the night before. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. We ask children to re-read books to develop fluency. Our library system is computerised and can therefore track the books and frequency of the children’s reading to ensure reading is happening on a regular basis.
Although no specific maths homework is set, it is expected that the children practise their times tables, particularly 2, 3,4,5,8 and 10. If you need support with any of the above please do not hesitate in contacting a class teacher.
Year 3 enjoyed an interesting visit to Kirkby Gallery to the Made in Merseyside exhibition. The exhibition showcased interesting items from the past and the children learnt all about local businesses. The music exhibition proved to be very popular and year 3 listened to Echo and the Bunnymen and China Crisis. They looked at different businesses that have come from Merseyside both past and present. Everyone took a keen interest in listening to the records and flipping through photo albums.
Both classes took part in a scavenger hunt looking for pictures of Kirkby from the past. We then ordered our pictures on a timeline to show our understanding of chronological order.
Some of our children have been looking at place value in maths lessons. We have enjoyed using base 10 to see what a number is worth.
Year 3 enjoyed a fun and interactive computing lesson using iPads. We spoke about Rainforests and learnt how to create a virtual book using an app called Book Creator. We designed our own creative backgrounds and learnt how to add text using various fonts.