Blackman Class - 3B Percival Class - 3G
Miss Bowman Miss Gore
Miss Smith, Mrs Buczkowska and Mrs Williams will be working within both classes.
Welcome to the Year 3 page! We hope you had a restful break and are looking forward to an exciting term of learning and fun. We hope you find the information below helpful, it should give you an insight as to what your child will be focusing on this term across the curriculum. Our termly newsletter is also attached below with further information as well as key dates. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on the Year 3 email account - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We follow ‘White Rose Maths’. In Maths, we will be continuing with length and perimeter. The children will be learning: to compare lengths (millimetres, centimetres and metres), to add and subtract lengths and then using this to work out perimeter. Towards the end of term we will move on to fractions. The children will be: identifying unit and non-unit fractions, comparing and ordering fractions, ordering fractions on a number line and finding equivalent fractions.
Below is the Year 3 scheme of learning for the upcoming year. Sometimes we may spend longer consolidating certain topics and the order in which we learn them may change slightly. However, this gives you an insight as to the topics the children will be covering this year.
This term we will be reading Gregory Cool by Caroline Binch. This is the touching story of a boy named Gregory, a cool city kid who is miserable when he arrives in Tobago to visit relatives.
Our Writing for Pleasure project this term is information texts- where pupils will be sharing their expertise in a subject of their choice! Children will be producing an information text which includes headings and subheadings.
Our key question is: ‘What are the functions of flowering plants?’ Children will learn about the functions of plants and how they are used during photosynthesis; they will investigate the way water is transported; explore the part flowers play in the life cycle of a flowering plant; and understand pollination and seed dispersal.
Our weekly PE session will be on a Monday (for both classes). Please note children need to bring their PE kit into school. Girls and boys will change in seperate classrooms. Our weekly PE sessions will be Netball (outside) and this will be Netball outdoors. Week beginning 4th March is our blocked PE, this will be outdoor Tag Rugby (outside).
Earrings may not be worn during PE lessons. Please remove before school unless your child is able to remove them, themselves.
In RE this term we will be looking at Salvation. The key question is: ‘Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?’ Pupils will learn that Christians see Holy Week as the culmination of Jesus’ earthly life, leading to his death and resurrection; and that the various events of Holy Week, such as the Last Supper, were important in showing the disciples what Jesus came to earth to do.
From week 3 until Term 4, we will be learning about the Romans. We will be looking at where they came from, life in Britain before the Romans invaded, how the Roman army enabled them to expand the Roman Empire, as well as how the Romans changed Britain once it became part of the Roman Empire. Our key question for this topic is: What have the Romans done for us?
This term, children will be learning about Branching databases. Children will develop their understanding of what a branching database is and how to create one. They will use yes/no questions to gain an understanding of what attributes are and how to use them to sort groups of objects. Children will create physical and on-screen branching databases. To conclude the unit, they will create an identification tool using a branching database, which they will test by using it. They will also consider real-world applications for branching databases.
In Music, we will be learning how to play a recorder. Children will learn how to hold and use the recorder. They will also learn to play and read notes. The children will apply these notes in a sequence to play a song.
Our French unit for this term is How I look. The children will continue to develop their speaking and listening skills as well as writing simple sentences. The children will learn how to say parts of their body and face in French.
In DT, children will be exploring and making their own aqueducts. Children will explore how they work and their purpose. They will use this to create their own design criteria and plan their own aqueduct. The children will then make their aqueduct, test it out and evaluate against their design criteria.
The topic this term is ‘Healthy Me’,. Children will be learning about how exercise affects their body and understanding why their heart and lungs are important. We will begin to look at the nutrients in food and how they contribute to our health. The children will discuss different types of drugs, the ones that make you better and the safety around these. We will learn strategies for keeping ourselves safe.
How you can help at home:
https://ttrockstars.com - Encourage your child to practise their times tables. In class, we will begin by recapping 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s.
3 Times Table song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uneATAeac7Q
4 Times Table song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QU_E0u-tP4
Listen to your child read daily. Ask questions to develop their comprehension and inference skills.
Spelling Shed - spelling practise, we will assign a spelling rule for children to practise at home. We will be practising these in school too.
Online Safety for your child.
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There are question mats and reading skills sheets attached to the bottom for any learning surrounding reading.