Welcome to Year 3
In Year 3, our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum.
For more information about the what we are learning in Year 3, click on the links below.
Please find this new term’s spelling lists, alongside some suggested activities, lower down our page in the SPAG and Book Study section.
Home Research Project
This half term’s home research project is to create an imaginary creature. If you’re stuck for ideas there are suggestions on the sheet that you took home.
Watch this space for our upcoming creations…
Take a look at our WOW Event from last half term. We spent a day imagining we were a child in WW2. We used a lot of drama to get us into character and even made our own props.
This half term, our ongoing theme will be science based and called ‘Out of This World!’ We will be using our imaginations to research and design different creatures, explore exciting settings, and produce descriptive writing based on our creations.
Over the next term, our writing will be closely linked with our theme. We will be working towards writing an informative text about an imaginary creature. Following this, we will be working on descriptive techniques to create a habitat for our creation.
Independently using paragraphs and beginning our sentences in a range of exciting ways will be a big focus for us; as will our handwriting.
SPAG and Book Study
We will be working on varying our sentence structures, with a particular focus to those that we have on our writing wall. Punctuation will also be something we are looking at, particularly the use of capital letters beyond beginning a sentence, and commas within lists.
Have you used capitals for proper nouns? Have you punctuated your speech correctly? Are you using the correct tense throughout your sentences? etc.
Spellings will be sent home each Friday in preparation for our weekly test the following Thursday. If misplaced, all of this half term’s spelling, as well as the learning activities can be found below.
In class, we spend time developing our reading and comprehension skills, however do understand how important reading at home is too. Well done to everyone that continues to complete their home reading logs weekly – your progress will show on our class reading journey! New blue reading records have been sent out with children who were missing one in their book bag.
This half term, we will be continuing to use subtraction in a variety of ways. Following this, we will be looking at the relationship between division and multiplication. Alongside our topic, we will spend time collecting and presenting data.
We spend a lot of time practising our number bonds and basic skills. Knowing these well gives us a strong basis for all of the different operations we will be developing this year. To keep them fresh in our mind, there are lots of activities set on Study Ladder.
We will be focusing on the 8 and 9 times tables up until the end of term. Our aim is to recall them forwards, backwards and be confident with their matching division facts.
Follwing the Come and See curriculum, we will be considering the special journeys within our own lives and throughout the Church’s calendar.
Our science investigations will be linked closely with our theme this term.