Hello and a warm welcome to year 3
We have an exciting year ahead and we can’t wait to get started!
In Maths our year will start by revising place value. The children will need to read, write, order and compare numbers upto 1000. After place value we will concentrate on the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Once we have secured this we will then move onto learning bout fractions, time, shape and different measurements. Throughout each maths topic the children will complete challenge work to secure and further their knowledge.
Our English lessons will be taught through the use of a range of story books. The children will write letters, diary entries, non-chronological reports, setting and character descriptions. The story books that we use will also link to our History, Geography or Science topics.
We have some exciting History and Geography topics this year including learning about the Stone Age, finding out if The Romans were good invaders, completing research all about Italy and discovering volcanoes all around the world.
Our Science topics this year cover a range of topics. We will be learning about magnets, rocks and soil, plants and animals including humans. During each topic the children will have lots of chances to plan and carry out investigations and practical experiments.
In addition Mr Artingstall will be in class every Thursday to teach Spanish, a lesson I am sure the children will look forward to each week.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
P.E is on Friday, children must have their kits in school every week.
Swimming lessons will take place each Wednesday, please make sure your child has their kit with them each week.
Children will change their library books every Thursday and reading books will be changed every Friday. Please make sure reading books are brought every day.
Hello and welcome to Year 3!
What an exciting year ahead we have. Although it can be a bit worrying moving into Key Stage 2, we are going to have a fantastic year.
In Maths the children will continue to develop their skills across the different areas in our curriculum. We will be focusing on 3 digit numbers and securing the children's knowledge of place value. The children will need to read, write, order and compare numbers up to 1000. After place value work, we will secure strategies for the four operations - looking at formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will then be moving onto fractions, shape and then learning how to tell the time.
In English our topics link in to the books we are reading in class. We will be reading about Winnie the Witch, The Stone Age, Pinocchio, Mount Vesuvius and Ancient Rome. We will be writing all kinds of things, such as diaries, setting descriptions, letters, non-chronological reports and retells.
Science in Year 3 is very exciting! We learn all about magnets and types of rocks in the Autumn term. Then in the Spring term we do some investigations with plants and how plants live. Finally, in the Summer term we learn all about our bodies and how to keep healthy, and then learn how light and shadows are created. Topic in the Autumn term is the Stone Age through to the Iron Age, looking at who first lived in Britain. Then in the Spring our topic is all about the Mediterranean - languages people speak, foods they eat, and how their weather is better than ours!
Class 8 have P.E. every Monday morning at 11am so having their P.E. kit in school on Monday is crucial. We visit the swimming baths every Wednesday afternoon. Homework and new reading books are given out on Fridays and homework is expected to be back into school by the following Thursday. Our aim in school is for everyone to read 5 times a week, so reading at home is very important. In the Autumn term we will also be visiting our local Forest School, giving children the opportunity to learn new skills and explore an outside classroom!
Thank you for all your help this year,
Long Term Plan 2017/18