Welcome to Year 3

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

Miss Fitzpatrick

Teacher

Miss Holden

Teacher

Miss Disley

Support

Ms Chadwick

Support

Ms Ryder

Support

Home Learning

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Important Information

English

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.

Maths

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.

Science

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.

Reading Homework

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.

Extra Homework

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.

Curriculum Highlights

Team Work in Maths

Year 3 had lots of fun making numbers whilst working as a team. We decided as a team which group each number belonged to and placed it into the correct hoop.

Virtual Speed Bounce

Year 3 tested their endurance and speed whilst jumping over a hurdle to achieve the highest score in 20 seconds. Our champions were Grace and Thomas who scored 46 and 40 jumps! Well done superstars!

Treasure Hunt

Year 3 have been on a Maths themed treasure hunt to find calculations. We put our skills to the test to work out the answers and helped others in small groups.

Guided Read

Year 3 enjoyed skimming and scanning images and text to find hidden items.

Danger Island

Year 3 enjoyed an interactive Maths lesson where we had to avoid the volcano on Danger Island by making different numbers.

Exciting English

Some of our year 3 children enjoyed practicing their letters using playdough and playing mis-matched games to link images to sentences.

Creative Stitching

Year 3 have enjoyed exploring textiles and practicing various stitches for their Design Technology project this term. We are learning to thread a needle, tie knots and use stitching to add detail to fabric.

Making Numbers

Year 3 have been using base 10 equipment to explore numbers including hundreds, tens and ones.

Halloween Masks

Year 3 had a wonderful time designing and making Halloween masks. We used mixed media including feathers, paint and sequins to create our chosen designs.

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