Year 3

Class Page for Year 3

Welcome to Year 3.

We have had a great first half term. Below is what we will be up to between now and Christmas.

Look out for secret website missions. You might get extra house points for them.

Maths

This half term we will focus on additon and subtraction. We will practice adding and subtracting amounts of units, tens and hundreds mentally and through partitioned column method. We will do this in several different ways to ensure we are fluent. We will then tackle problems involving what we have learnt to ensure we can reason and problem solve.

Secret website mission: If the answer is 209 what could the question be?

Place value game

adding game

English

We will continue our poem work this half term by looking at shape poems, features of poetry and performing poems. With this half term being full of special festivals for every religion we will look at cultural stories and explore their meaning. We will then rewrite a cultural story of our own. We will also use these special festivals to complete some non-fiction writing. To end the term we will look at formal and informal letters and will write to the big man himself!

Science

Our science topic is all about rocks this half term. We will be looking at the different types of rocks and how they are made. We will then look at the properties of rocks and how these lead us to use them for certain jobs. Our investigation will look at chemical erosion on different types of rocks. We will do this by using carbonated water and rock samples to see the effect it has on a type of rock.

Religious Education

Our RE topic for this half term will be all about ‘People worth celebrating’. The children will look at the people in their lives that they look up to and respect as their heroes. We will then explore the heroes in other religions such as Rama and Sita and Jesus.

History/Geography

Our topic this term is all about ‘The First Britons’. We will explore from the early Stone Age right the way through to the end of the Iron Age and the very beginning of the Romans. We will find answers to questions such as: How long ago was the Stone Age? Who lived in the Stone Age? What did they do for jobs? What did they eat? Where did they live? Did they travel? How did they build? Why were they called the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages? This topic will include a class field trip to a Neolithic stone circle.

Secret website mission: What were early palaeolithic humans called?

Information on The Stone Age

Design and Technology

Our DT topic is food technology this term. This will be linked to our Science where we will look into the 5 main food groups and what and why we need to eat more or less of certain types of foods. We will end the unit by making our own healthy pizzas.

Computing

We will be using i-movie to create our very own news report. We will explore how the news is made and the different things you need to include.

Music

We will begin our brass music lessons this half term and will carry on with these until February half term. Watch out for letters inviting you to mini concerts.

PSHE

We will be looking at getting on and falling out. We will look at friendships and what it means to be a friend.

French

The children will begin weekly French lessons and will learn many words and phrases over the coming weeks. They will eventually be able to translate simple phrases and paragraphs from French to English and vice versa.

Secret website mission: Count to 10 in French.

Learning French

P.E.

The children will be moving onto exploring dance. We will use images and music to explore body movements. We will also look at moving rhythmically and creating dance routines.

Children MUST make sure they bring the appropriate P.E. kit.

Indoor: pumps, shorts, t-shirt.

Outdoor: (depending on weather) warm jumper, t-shirt, trousers, shorts, trainers – pumps are not suitable for outdoor sports.

Please do not hesitate to contact me on the e-mail below should you have anything to share or discuss.

Potter.K@welearn365.com