Welcome to the Year 3 page!
On this page, you will be able to discover what your child has been learning about in class. We hope you enjoy and share these experiences with your child.
In Writing, the children will continually be exposed to a variety of sentences types including simple, compound and complex sentences. They will learn how to layout their writing in paragraphs as well as simple devises including headings and sub-headings. In addition, the children will learn how to use inverted commas correctly in their writing. The children will explore word classes such as verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions as well as embedding previous knowledge from Year 2.
This term, the new writing unit is Roman Myths. This links to the Romans topic. The children will be exposed to a range of Roman Myths where they will have the opportunity to rewrite these. They will practise writing their character and setting descriptions and continue to use a range of sentence types in their writing. . All this work will lead to them planning and writing their own myth. The children will independently proof read and edit their work throughout the unit.
The second unit in maths was addition and subtraction. The children were taught column addition and subtraction. In addition, they were taught how to check their answers using the inverse operation.
Currently, the children are working on multiplication and division. They will be taught how to skip-count in 4s and 8s. We will also continue our work on being able to instantly recall the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. Later in the term the children will be taught some formal written methods to support them with their workings out. These will be include using the expanded method for 2-digit numbers leading to the short method.
Each week, the children will complete a Maths skills sheet which looks at using formal written methods of multiplication and division. It will explores previous learning of addition and subtraction written methods. This will also help them with their arithmetic tests.
The children would explore times tables on a weekly basis. These will include 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s, 4s and 8s.
Our topic for this term is 'The Romans'. The children will be learning about who the romans are and how they came to Britain. They will learn about key historical figures including Boudicca and key events. The children will be learning about the Romans across a variety of subjects including drama, history and art. In our art lessons the children will be creating their own mosaic.
The second topic we will explore in the Spring term is 'The Human Body'. The key focuses for this topic is to identify the different functions of human bones, muscle and compare these to animals.
All Homework will be given out on a Friday and due back in on a Thursday. If your child has not completed their homework by this date they will do it in Homework Club at break time.
Weekly spellings will also be given out on a Friday and their spelling test will take place on Wednesday.
Every week your child will be given a times table Maths homework to complete on Times Table Rockstars.
Each week your child will be given either a Maths or a Writing based homework; these will alternate.