Welcome to Year 3!
Year 3 Staffing
Mr Ellis (Rex Class ) and Mrs Crossley (Slinky Class)
Mrs Zesmin (Rex Class) and Mr Freeman (Slinky Class) PPA Cover teacher
Mrs Bostan - Teaching Assistant (Rex)
Mrs Shah - Teaching Assistant (Slinky)
Mr Garvey - Teaching Assistant (Rex & Slinky)
Curriculum - scroll down to see newsletters and medium term planning
Autumn B Is North America so great?
We will be reading ‘Journey' by Aaron Becker and writing our own mystery story. We will also be looking at the classic poem 'Sound Collector' by Roger McGough and Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Railway Carriage' and writing our own Poem. Finally we will be exploring Transcripts while reading 'Traction Man’ by Mini Grey and practising our performance skills.
we will be exploring poems written by both male and female poets.
we will be focusing on addition and subtraction before moving on to multiplication and division.
we will combine skills such as travelling and turning, with some complexity and confidence while creating a disco dance sequence and trying our hand at basketball.
we will be having a close look at computer animation before creating our own.
our learning will be all about how we can look after our mental, physical and emotional health.
we will be exploring forces and magnets.
We will be exploring North America, using maps to develop our geographic knowledge and exploring both physical and human features in North America.
we will be introducing the idea of abstract art while focusing on the artist Pablo Picasso.
we will listen and appraise a range of music and develop our singing and glockenspiel skills.
Our question this half term in RE is ‘Why do people pray?’.
In Spanish we will be learning the story of 'Caperucita Rojo'.
Autumn A- Would you rather live in the Stone Age or the Iron Age?
We will be learning how to write our own diary, reading The Stone Age boy by Satoshi Kitamura.
We will be developing our knowledge on place value and addition and subtraction, following the White Rose scheme.
We will be focusing on rocks and fossils!
We will be learning about life in the Stone Age, Broze Age and Iron Age
We will explore 'Seeing is believing' looking at different religions and what they believe.
We will learn how to stay safe online and combat cyber bullying.
We will make our own Stone Age Soup
We will learn all about how networks are created.
We will focus on the unit 'Let Your Spirit Fly' covering 5 songs and learning all about them!
In PE –
We will learn skills in Netball and Gymnastics !
We will learn new Spanish vocabulary, learning numbers, colours and how to say our name!
Your child will be taking part in Forest Schools and you may be asked to send in a change of clothes - these will get dirty, only send old clothes as they may get spoiled.
Spelling lists are given out weekly and will be tested.
Children are expected to access Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed on a daily basis.
Please encourage your children to access Spelling Shed. All weekly spellings are taken from spelling shed and class teachers are able to set challenges specific to the child, monitor progress and identify areas in need of more support. It is a fantastic and enjoyable resource to support children in their spelling and the children love it! If you need help with Spelling Shed, please contact the class teacher.
TT Rockstars is a great resource to support children in learning their times tables in a fun way. The children love it! Class teachers are able to set times tables specific to the child/year group, create battles against year groups, teachers and friends, monitor each individuals progress and identify areas in need of more support. If you need help with TT Rockstars, please contact the class teacher.
Here are a few useful videos, very popular with year 3, that will help the children with various aspects of English & Grammar!
Adjectives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9bXWY1nioE
Inverted commas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHyHMfjh1us
Commas (lists) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWVHbN26z9A
Here are a few useful videos, very popular with year 3, that will help the children with various aspects of Maths!
Counting to 100 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc
Counting in 3's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWxPKnLtnus
Greater than, less than, equal to - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Efzu2sl