Mrs Day Year 3 2021

Welcome to the Year 3 class page.  The Class Teacher is Mrs Day and the Teaching Assistant is Mrs Wilson.

** Please remember to bring in a piece of fruit to eat during morning break and a water bottle to keep in class.**

P.E

P.E will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday this term. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing the correct P.E kit at all times. Please encourage your child to bring in a pair of tracksuit bottoms to wear outside during their P.E sessions during the winter months.

Homework

We will be sending out paper worksheets on a Friday for both Maths and English. This will be returned to school no later than the following Thursday. There will be work set on www.ttrockstars.com to encourage your child to learn their times tables. 

Reading books/tasks

Reading books will be sent out on Wednesday.  These are to be returned on Monday with your Reading Journal signed.

Spelling/Multiplication quiz

During Year 3 children will be given weekly spelling tests and multiplication quizzes. Please encourage your child to learn their spellings and tables each week.

Tommy

In October 2021, Year 3 will be able to join in on the assault course as a reward for good behaviour. This will be led in the hall by Tommy to celebrate the green trackit lights winners.

Autumn Term 2

Counties of England

  • Name some major cities and counties
  • Human and physical features, including tourist attractions
  • Key topographical features
  • Plan a route to visit different places

Spring Term 1

The Amazon Rainforest

  • The River and its features
  • The ‘layers’ of the forest
  • Plant and animal life – compare to other places.
  • Deforestation and its impact

Summer Term 2

How is land used in our local area?

  • Using simple OS maps and aerial photographs of local area
  • Basic mapping skills and use of some ordnance survey symbols
  • Understand about different ways land is used e.g. housing, industry, commercial, leisure
  • Describe some positive and negative aspects of our local are

Ancient History

Autunm Term 1

Stone Age to Iron Age – Skara Brae

Linked to English

  • Looking at ancient Britain and comparing it with today
  • Discuss how they survived in this era
  • Look at Stonehenge and try to find out why it is important

Spring Term 1

Ancient Egypt

  • Looking at how life was different currently
  • Discuss how they dealt with death and how they communicated with others

Summer Term 1

Railways (locality study)

  • Learning about the history of rail travel
  • Using a range of sources to learn about the steam locomotive trials and the famous ‘Rocket’ at Rainhill

Physical Education

Autumn Term 1

  • Football 
  • Gymnastics 

Autumn Term 2

  • Dance 
  • Netball

Spring Term 1

  • Gymnastics 
  • Dodgeball

Spring Term 2

  • Swimming 
  • Handball  

Summer Term 1

  • Rounders 
  • Athletics

Summer Term 2

  • Cricket
  • Tennis

Science

Autumn Term 1

Forces and Magnets

  • Compare how things move on different surfaces
  • Understand that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others

Autumn Term 2

Light and shadows

  • Notice that light is reflected from surfaces find patterns that determine the size of shadows.

Spring Term 1

Rocks and soils

  • Looking at the features of different rocks
  • Learn the three different types of rocks and how they were made.
  • Move on to think how fossils are made

Spring Term 2

Animals including humans

  • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food.

Summer Term 1

Animals including humans

  • Identify that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

Summer Term 2

Plants

  • Investigate the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow)

Maths

The Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPAapproach is a system of learning that uses physical and visual aids to build a child’s understanding of abstract topics. Pupils are introduced to a new mathematical concept through the use of concrete resources (e.g. fruit, Dienes blocks etc).

 

Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) is a highly effective approach to teaching that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths in pupils.

Autumn Term 1

Place Value

  • Recognise the value of each digit in a 3-digit number
  • Represent numbers using different representations
  • Read, write & compare numbers to 1000

Addition & Subtraction

  • Add & subtract mentally 3-digit numbers plus ones, tens & hundreds
  • Formal written methods with 3-digit numbers

Autumn Term 2

Addition & Subtraction

  • Add & subtract mentally; 3 digits numbers plus ones, tens & hundreds
  • Formal written methods with 3-digit numbers

Multiplication & Division

  • Recall & use multiplication facts for 3, 4 and 8 X tables
  • Calculate multiplication & division statements for 2 digits X 1-digit
  • Missing number problems

Spring Term 1

Money

  • Add & subtract amounts of money to give change using £ and p

 Statistics

  • Interpret and present data using bar charts pictograms & tables
  • Solve one step & two step problems using scaled bar charts, pictograms and tables

Spring Term 2

Measure

  • Measure compare, add and subtract lengths (mm/cm/m)
  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of simple 2D shapes

 

Fractions

  • Count up & down in tenths
  • Recognise fractions of a set of objects with small denominators (unit & non-unit)

Summer Term 1

Fractions

  • Add & subtract fractions with the same denominator
  • Using diagrams, recognise equivalent fractions with small denominators
  • Compare and order unit fractions and fractions with the same denominator

Properties of Shape

  • Make 3D shapes using modelling materials
  • Recognise 3D shapes and describe them
  • Angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn, Right angles, acute and obtuse
  • Identifying horizontal, vertical, perpendicular & parallel lines

Summer Term 2

Measure

  • Measure compare add and subtract mass, volume & capacity (kg/g, l/ml)

 Time

  • Tell & write the time from an analogue clock, including Roman Numerals, 12 and 24-hour clocks in digital, read time to the nearest minute
  • Compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours

 

English

The children have learnt how to read, write and follow instructions through text and picture representation. They have also used their problem solving and design technology skills to complete this task.

Design Technology

Autumn Term 2

DT

  • Textiles – making a cushion
  • Making and selling enterprise goods for school fund

Spring Term 1

DT

  • Structures- constructing a rainforest

Summer Term 2

DT

  • Food technology – eating seasonally
  • Selling produce to raise money for a local charity

 Music

Autumn Term 1

  • Let your spirit fly
  • Prepare and perform songs for Harvest Community afternoon

Autumn Term 2

  • Glockenspiel
  • Songs for Carol Concert

Spring Term 1

  • Three little birds
  • Reggae music and the lifestyle of others

Spring Term 2

  • The Dragon song
  • A song about friendship

Summer Term 1

  •  Bringing us together
  • Easter songs for service

Summer Term 2

  • Reflect, rewind and replay

 

 Art

Autumn Term 1

Art

  • Prehistoric cave paintings. Stonehenge paintings

Linked to English and History

Spring Term 1

Art

  • Art and design skills- design, drawing, craft painting and art appreciation

Summer Term 1

Art

  • Formal elements of art – texture and pattern

 

 

 Spanish

Autumn Term 1

A new start

  • 1a Getting to know you
  • 1b Numbers
  • 1c Colours

Autumn Term 2

The calendar and celebrations

  • Bonfire night colours
  • Commands colours numbers

Spring Term 1

Animals I like and don’t like

  • Epiphany celebrations Animals around us

Spring Term 2

Carnival and playground games

  • Carnival & playground games Easter
  • Summer Term 1

Breakfast, fruit nouns, hungry giant

  • The Hungry Giant

Summer Term 2

Going on a picnic

  • Map Explorers Gingerbread Men Going on a Picnic

 

 

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