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Miss. Duck is our class teacher.

Our teaching assistants are Miss Pearson and Miss Cavanagh.

Welcome to our Class Page! Here, you can find out information about current topics and units and have the opportunity to see some of our Learning in Action.

Please click on the link below and take a look at our curriculum map to see what we will be learning about this year:

Year 3 overview

Important Information

Homework is an essential part of your child’s learning, children are expected to read every day and complete a Maths and Spelling activity each week. Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned on the following Friday. Remember, if you bring in your homework you will earn a dojo point!

PE will take place every week on Monday.  Please ensure your child has their full kit in school on this day in order to be prepared for the lesson and to receive a class dojo point.

Children will have a music lesson every Tuesday with a specialist music teacher.

Top Tips

*Read together.

*Discuss the meaning of the text.

*Keep practicing times tables

*Practice using maths in real-life situations e.g. reading timetables, money and telling the time.

*Make sure your child goes to sleep at a reasonable time.

*Encourage independence.

*Practice their spellings with them, help children to find the best strategy for them. Here are some spelling game ideas:

 

Spring Curriculum

English

During Spring Term we will be looking at Science Fiction stories. Our story is called ‘The Tale of Two Robots.’ We will be writing new episodes for the story about an adventure the robots go on. Our non-fiction unit is discussion texts.

After half term we will be looking at Poetry where children will have fun with word play and imagery by exploring short poems. Our non fiction unit will be An explanation text.

Maths

This term we will be accessing fluency, reasoning and problem solving activities for the following learning objectives:

Spring

Multiplication and division

Pupils should be taught to:

  • recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables
  • write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods
  • solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects

Statistics

Pupils should be taught to:

  • interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables
  • solve one-step and two-step questions [for example ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’] using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables

Fractions:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10
  • recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators
  • recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators
  • recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators
  • add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole [for example, 5/7 + 1/7 = 6/7 ]
  • compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators
  • solve problems that involve all of the above

 

Measurement

Pupils should be taught to:

  • choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
  • compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
  • recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value
  • find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money
  • solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change
  • compare and sequence intervals of time
  • tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day

 

 

Science

Light

  • recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object
  • find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change

Rocks

Pupils should be taught to:

  • compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter

 

 

  • IPC – They made a difference

Our International Primary Curriculum topic is They Made A Difference.

 

Art Learning Goals

We will:

  • Know how a number of artists – including some from their home country and the host country – use forms, materials and processes to suit their purpose
  • Know about some of the work of artists in the host country
  • Be able to use art as a means of self expression
  • Be able to choose materials and techniques which are appropriate for their task
  • Be able to explain their own work in terms of what they have done and why
  • Be able to talk about works of art, giving reasons for their opinions

History Learning Goals

We will:

  • Know about the main events, dates and characteristics of the past societies they have studied
  • Know about the lives of people in those periods
  • Be able to give some reasons for particular events and changes
  • Be able to gather information from simple sources
  • Be able to use their knowledge and understanding to answer simple questions about the past and about changes
  • 07 Understand that the past can be considered in terms of different time periods
  • 08 Understand that the past has been recorded in a variety of different ways.

International Learning Goals

We will:

  • Know about some of the similarities and differences between the different home countries and between them and the host country
  • Know about ways in which these similarities and differences affect the lives of people
  • Be able to identify activities and cultures which are different from but equal to their own

 

Music Learning Goals

We will:

  • Be able to recognise and explore the ways that sounds can be organised and used expressively
  • Be able to perform simple pieces rhythmically using a limited range of notes
  • Be able to choose sounds and instruments which are appropriate for their task

Society Learning Goals

We will:

  • Know that different groups have different purposes
  • Know that people within groups have different outlooks, characteristics and purposes
  • Know that they have rights and responsibilities
  • Know that people in different countries have different traditions, celebrations and ways of living
  • Understand that celebrations are influenced by a variety of factors including beliefs and history

 

 

With the weather getting colder and the possibility if snow upon us, here are some activities you can complete if school is closed due to bad weather

Snowy Weather Activities

Our Learning in Action