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.
In our writing unit, the children have been learning about information texts. They will explore how to use paragraphs, headings and sub-headings to organise their writing. The children will produce their own information text about Stonehenge. They will begin to learn the skills of how to proof read and edit their work.
The first unit in Maths was Place Value. This included counting in 4s, 8s, 50s and 100s. The children partitioned 3-digit numbers into hundreds, tens and units which helped with mentally adding and subtracting hundreds, tens and ones. Following on from this, they looked at ordering numbers and estimating quantities.
Currently, the children are working on addition and subtraction. They will be taught column addition and subtraction and how to check their answers using the inverse.
Each week, the children will complete a Maths skills sheet which looks at using formal written methods of column addition and subtraction. It will also include times table and division 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.
Our topic for this term is 'The Stone Age'. The children will be learning about the Stone Age and the Iron Age. They will explore everyday life and look at their clothes, food, houses and weapons. The children will design and create their own Stone Age necklace using clay. They will think about what changes took place over these time periods and even compare it to what life is like today.
We will also be learning about Stonehenge and will visit this site later this term. The children will look at shadows in this topic and link it to the solstice which happens at Stonehenge.
Another topic the children will work on is on forces. Within this, they notice and explore how forces work and how magnets attract and repel. The children will undertake experiment and learn how to present their data in graphs.
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.