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.
This term, our ongoing theme will to explore the question – ‘Could Football Actually Come Home?’ We will be researching whether England could successfully host a World Cup, and what is needed to do so. This will include looking back on the World Cup this summer; exploring Russia as a place and designing our own football stadium.
Our aim is to present our findings/reasons to an audience and convince them that football really could come home…
Over the next term, our writing will be closely linked with our theme. We will be working towards writing a recount of Eric Dier’s penalty against Columbia in the World Cup. We will be include a wide range of exciting verbs and will be considering different emotions that he may have felt.
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.
A big focus this half term will be world classses and how to identify the job of a word within a sentence.
Spellings are sent out with your child at the beginning of each half term. Pupils will be reminded of which list we are on, in preparation for our weekly test the following Friday. If misplaced, all of this half term’s spelling, as well as the learning activities, can be found below.
Creative Spellings -As a class we are looking at making the process of learning spellings more exciting. We will regularly bring ideas home to have a go at!
Book Study – This half term, our book study will be The Twits. We are really enjoying Roahl Dahl’s style of wrtiting! We also have another class book – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that we regularly read just for pleasure.
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 are focusing on addition and subtraction – particularly the column method.
In our ‘Maths Meetings’ we are working on we are learning our 4 and 6 times tables, and how to tell the time on an analogue clock.
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.
Follwing the Come and See curriculum, we will reflecting on what it means to be part of a community and the promises made at Baptism.
Our science investigations will be linked closely with our theme this term. Our aim is to build an electric circuit for the football stadium we will make in D&T.