Year 3

 

smileyWelcome to Year 3!smiley

 

 This year our teachers are Mrs Harrison, Mr Cochrane and Mr Nolan! We are all looking forward to an interesting and exciting year full of new topics and experiences!

     

 Tomb Raiders

Autumn 1

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During this topic, we will focus on the Ancient Egyptians and explore how life was different for people compared to today. In order to find out more about these times in history, we will look at different sources and evaluate how reliable they are. We will learn more about what was invented during these eras, how houses were built and what life was like by completing our own research and presenting it in a variety of ways.

English

 

In English to begin this half term, we will be writing recounts based on 'The Enormous Crocodile' by Roald Dahl.

 

 

Throughout our units this term, we will have the opportunity to write and improve our work to create quality and well-planned pieces of writing. In addition, we will be working on how to use different types of sentences, openers, punctuation and vocabulary within our writing to create different effects, thinking carefully about the audience and purpose. We will learn and practise our spellings, using different strategies, as well as develop our handwriting joins.

 

                                                                                                                            

 We will  have the opportunity to read different text types during English lessons, Thematic lessons and guided reading sessions.

 

Please continue to listen to your child read on a regular basis and include any comments in their reading record books. Encouraging your child to discuss the book really helps to develop their understanding further.

 

Useful links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/literacy/index.htm

http://primarygamesarena.com/Subjects/English 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/reading/

 

Maths

 

Within our maths lessons, we will be working on developing and maintaining written and mental strategies for the four main operations. We will also develop our problem solving and reasoning skills involving place value, number sequences, fractions, money and rounding and estimating.

 

 

Alongside work based around numbers, we will also learn about properties of 2D and 3D shapes and how to interpret data from different types of graphs. 

 

Please remember to ask the office for a copy of our Calculation Policy or see the attachment below.

 
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PE

 

Indoor PE will take place on a Thursday and outdoor PE will take place on a Friday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit for both indoor and outdoor PE.

 

 

Y3 Autumn Term Curriculum Newsletter

Year 3 and 4 statutory word list