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Welcome to Year 3,
On this page you will be able to find out more about what we are doing this term as well as access links to support with homework, home learning and the wider curriculm. If you have any queries, please contact us on the email address at the top of the page.
The Year 3 Team
Meet the Teacher
If you were unable to attend Meet the Teacher on 07/09/22, please find the slides from the presentation below...
What are we learning about this term?
Term 1 (Autumn 1)
We will begin the year by recapping the pupil’s understanding of Place Value, this will include representing and partitioning numbers to 100 using the key vocabulary of “hundreds, tens and ones”. They will then begin to build on this as we expand their understanding of numbers to 1000. They will also compare and order numbers to 1000 and learn to count in 50s.
We will then begin our Addition and Subtraction topic which will continue into the following term.
Through this term, pupils will recap and consolidate their knowledge of the 5x and 10x times tables.
Our literary theme this term is ‘Magic and Wonder’, this theme will be explored by introducing the pupils to three wonderful texts; The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein, Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister and The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers. Pupils will have the opportunity to read, discuss and share opinions on the texts whilst also having the opportunity to respond to the text through their creative writing. This will include retellings of stories, character descriptions and diary entries.
As part of this topic, pupils will also study The Lost Spells by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris as well as Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd Stanton in their Reading lessons.
Until September 18th, there is an Exhibition at the Russell Coates Museum in Bournemouth which looks at the The Lost Words, a book of poetry to which The Lost Spells is a companion. More information about this exhibition can be found by clicking here.
Through this topic, pupils will gain an understanding of the beginnings of society and the ways that people lived through The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age. They will discover how technological developments accelerated these changes and improved the lives of early man. They will also develop an understanding of how long ago The Stone Age was and put this into context amongst other periods of history which they have already learned. They will question how we have come to know so much about this period despite it being so long ago. As part of this study, there will also be a trip to Stonehenge which will allow pupils to bring their learning to life.
Our Science topic this term is Light. Through this topic pupils will learn that darkness is the absence of light and that light travels directly from a light source to our eyes. We will also discuss reflection and how this is implemented in everyday objects like mirrors, cat’s eyes and reflective clothing. Pupils will also learn about sun safety and debate whether the sun is a ‘hero or villain’ by weighing up its positive and negative effects.
In Art, pupils will be building on the skills learned in previous years to develop their ability to sketch. They will explore the use of different pencil and how these can be effectively used to show line, tone and texture in their sketches. Pupils will develop the skill of looking closely at an object and depicting what seen. The topic will culminate with the pupils creating their own Stone Age cave drawings.
Pupils will begin their study of Hinduism by learning about Diwali. They will investigate what happens during the festival of Diwali and whether the celebrations bring a sense of belonging to Hindus.
In PSHE our topic is Being Me in My World. Through this topic pupils will discuss setting personal goals, recognising their worth and achievements as well as understanding how their actions can affect themselves as well as others.
This term our PE day is Thursday. On this day can your child please come to school wearing their PE kit. Information about PE kit can be found here.