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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:

 

Summer Curriculum

English

During Summer Term we will be looking at Mystery Stories stories. Our story is called ‘Smash and Grab.’ We will be writing our very own mystery story. Our non-fiction unit will be A non-chronological Report

After half term we will look at Folk Tales. Our story will be called ‘The Enchantress of the Sands.’ Our non fiction unit will be  a biography.

 

Maths

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

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 =
  • 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

Geometry – properties of shapes

Pupils should be taught to:

  • draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them
  • recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn
  • identify right angles, recognise that 2 right angles make a half-turn, 3 make three-quarters of a turn and 4 a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle
  • identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines

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

Plants

Pupils should be taught to:

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal

 

Forces and magnets

  • compare how things move on different surfaces
  • notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • describe magnets as having 2 poles
  • predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing

 

 

  • IPC – Fashion

Our International Primary Curriculum topic is Fashion.

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
  • Know about the main similarities and differences between the past societies they have studied
  • 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
  •  Understand that the past can be considered in terms of different time periods
  • 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:

  • Know how a number of musicians – including some from their home country and the host
    country – organise sounds and use them expressively
  • Know how a number of musicians – including some from their home country and the host
    country – choose sounds and instruments which are appropriate for their task
  • Be able to recognise and explore the ways that sounds can be organised and used expressively
  •  Be able to sing in tune and with expression
  •  Be able to perform simple pieces rhythmically using a limited range of notes
  • Be able to compose simple pieces to create intended effects
  •  Be able to choose sounds and instruments which are appropriate for their task
  •  Be able to improve their own work, having regard to the intended effect
  • Be able to explain their own work in terms of what they have done and why
  • Be able to talk about pieces of music, giving reasons for their opinions
  • Be able to recognise and identify familiar pieces of music including some from the host country
  • Understand how musical elements are combined and varied to create different effects

Society Learning Goals

We will:

  • Know that they belong to different groups, have different home countries and different
    nationalities
  • 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

Technology Learning Goals

We will:

  •  Know that the way in which products in everyday use are designed and made affects their
    usefulness
  • Be able to design and make products to meet specific needs
  •  Be able to make usable plans
  •  Be able to make and use labelled sketches as designs
  •  Be able to use simple tools and equipment with some accuracy
  •  Be able to identify and implement improvements to their designs and products
  • Be able to identify the ways in which products in everyday use meet specific needs

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