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.
Y2/3 Coffee Afternoon
For our Lenten Fundraiser, we joined together with Y2 to organise a Coffee Afternoon / Art Gallery. We sold the cakes and tasty treats; whilst Y2 created beautiful, spring-themed pieces of art for our families to browse and buy. Thank you so much to our parents/families that either baked something delicious or bought something extra to contribute. Thanks also to everyone that turned up on the day. You helped us raise a fantastic £175 for Hallam Caring Services!
World Book Day 2018
Home Research Project
This half term’s home research project was to present an imaginary creature. Here are some of our marvellous creations!
This term, we are lucky to have Mr Standley introduce us to a range of exciting games. We consider fair play, make tricky decisions and have a lot of fun whilst doing so!
Take a look at our WOW Event from last 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 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.
Our aim is to be able to create our own magical creatures and consider lots of different ways to present them.
Over the next term, our writing will be closely linked with our theme. We will be working towards writing an exciting story 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.
A big focus this half term will be speech, and how to use it effectively within our writing. We have already begun using drama to explore different words for ‘said’.
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 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 looking at the relationship between division and multiplication. Alongside our topic, we will spend time collecting and presenting data.
In our ‘Maths Meetings’ we are working on doubling and halving, converting measures and our 7/8/9 times tables. Our aim is to know them forwards and backwards, at random as well as their corresponding division facts. We have begun to track this through bronze, silver and gold levels in our multiplication logs.
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 the actions of Christians during Lent and the reasons for these.
Our science investigations will be linked closely with our theme this term.