Year 3

Mr Bromige
Class 7 Teacher
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Miss Thomas
Class 8 Teacher

Welcome to the Year 3 page!

On this page, you will be able to discover what your child has been and will be learning in class. We hope you enjoy and share these experiences with your child.

We are happy to be starting school as normal as possible after a very tough two years!

Spring Term 2021-2022

Writing

In writing, the children will look at the Year 3 writing standards. The unit is Myths and Legends and the tales of 'Romulus and Remus' and 'Icarus'. This links to our Romans topic unit. The children will explore character and setting descriptions, including expanded noun phrases and prepostion phrases and they will have a go at write their own descriptions. They will begin to use a range of simple, compound and complex sentences as well as beginning to learn how to write in paragraphs. They will also be learning and applying inverted commas for speech. 

In grammar, the children will explore sentence structure, word classes such as verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, present perfect and inverted commas for speech, as well as embedding previous knowledge from Year 2.

Maths 

In maths lessons, the children will explore each new concept by using concrete objects, then moving onto pictorial and finally working on the skill in an abstract way. The children will start by focussing on multiplication and division. The children focus on learning the facts for their 3x, 4x and 8x tables. They also learn to use more formal ways of working out 2-digit by 1-digit calculations, including the expanded and short column methods for multiplication, and the bus stop method for division. 

Next, the children will complete their first measurement unit on money. They will recap their prior learning from Year 2 on counting in pence and pounds. Then they move onto converting money between £ and p (and vice versa), then adding and subtracting money.

They then move onto statistics.  They recap their prior learning from Year 2 on how to make tally charts. Next, they move onto using bar charts, pictograms, and tables to answer questions alongside making their own. 

Each week, the children will complete a Maths skills sheet which looks at using formal written methods of addition and subtraction and a range of times table questions. 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.

Topic

The topic for this term is the The Romans with a deep focus on Roman Invasions and how these impacted Brtiains. The children will explore the Celts, significant leaders such as Boudicca and Julius Caesar and Roman leisure such as the Roman Baths. The children will be going on a trip to the Roman Baths in Bath as part of this topic. The children will also be making Roman bread and Roman Mosaics using patterns.

They will also learn about the science topic ‘The Human Body’ during this term, focussing on: skeleton types, nutrition, bones, muscles and how they work.

In the following science unit, the children will be learning about 'Plants', focussing on: what they need to survive, different soil types, dissecting flowers to see their different parts, the way water is transported and pollination. As part of this topic, the children will study the artist Van Gogh and create their own plant based picture using the 'Sunflowers' and 'Irises' paintings as inspiration. 

Homework

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 Thursday.

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.

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