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 World War II based, particularly concentrating on what life was like in Britain during the time. If you’re stuck for ideas there are suggestions on the sheet you took home.
Watch this space for our upcoming creations…
Our WOW event this half term will be ‘A Day in the Life of a WW2 Child’. It will be a day full of exciting and drama based activities. More information will be sent out closer to the time.
This half term, our ongoing theme will be ‘If I Were a WW2 Child…’ We will be learning about World War II, what life was like in Britain during this time, and how things changed dramatically for all types of people.
Over the next half term, we will be reading The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes. This story is told from the point of view of a child whose father goes to war. We will be using what we learn from the book to inspire our own diary entries as we learn how to write in the first person and past tense.
Alongside this, we will be using our senses and a range of techniques to extend our descriptive writing.
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
As we begin the new school year, we will be recapping on different word classes and how we can consider this when expanding our sentences. Punctuation will also be a focus, 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.
Currently, our class is reading Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo as our home time book.
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, our main maths focus will be place value and extending our knowledge into thousands. We will be ordering numbers in a range of contexts and delving into negative scales.
We will 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 4 and 6 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 what makes a house a home.
Our science investigations will explore sound. Where does it come from? Why are some sounds different to others? How does it travel?