Welcome to Year 3 Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Year 3 Spellings Homework

Year 3 Curriculum

Homework

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Homework

Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday. It is often posted on iMontpelier page.

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Big Talk

Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.

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Spellings

Spelling words are posted on iMontpelier. They are tested every week on Friday.

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Physical Education

Your class PE day is Friday. Please remember your PE kit on this day.

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Reading

Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.

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Maths

Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).

Year 3 Curriculum Map

Autumn 1 Topic - Explore the Egyptians

Building Learning Power:

Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on being Noticing Newts and observe interesting artefacts from Ancient Egypt. We will also Make Links between our lives today and how citizens lived then. We are looking forward to Collaborating within our new classes.

Be a Noticing Newt

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Collaborative Koala

English

We will start the year with a unit of work about stories with familiar settings. The aim of this unit is for the children to plan and write their own story using description of a setting, as well as a beginning, middle and end.

We will discover the sights, sounds, tastes, smells and feelings of settings in stories such as The Selfish Crocodile.

Our spelling focus will be on homophones such as their, there and they’re. We will also focus on using a range of sensory vocabulary to describe settings.

Maths

Would you rather have twenty sweets or two hundred sweets?

This term children will be using their knowledge of place value, addition, subtraction and the inverse method. Children will recap and further their understanding of the partitioning method for addition.

Children will be using Venn diagrams to sort the properties of polygons. Children will learn to recognise multiples and relate these to division facts.

Science

Do you know how certain foods keep you healthy?

This term we will be finding out about how humans and animals get their nutrition from what they eat. Linked to this, children will learn how to recognise different types of teeth and how they help us to eat.

Children will learn about how the skeleton and muscles support, protect and help us to move.

Computing

We are communicators!

You will be learning about a number of e-safety matters, communicating with children in other classes via email and using video conferencing safely.

History

We will sequence several significant Ancient Egyptian events onto a timeline. Children will use the library and internet as resources for information.

Music

What do you know about pitch and tempo?

This term we will be listening to Peter and the Wolf and using music creatively and descriptively. The children will be expressing rhythms and chants through actions.

Art & Design Technology

We will create sketch books to record observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. Children will be exploring Ancient Egypt even further through Hieroglyphics and Egyptian art.

Religious Education

Do you celebrate any festivals?

Year 3 will be exploring Eid, Diwali, Christmas and Hanukkah. We will be discussing the importance and rituals of these festivals for different religions.

Geography

This term we will research the location of Egypt on a world map. Children will use map features to create their own treasure maps and link this to their knowledge of Ancient Egyptians.

Physical Education

Children will be learning either gymnastics, including core strength exercises, or Basketball including dribbling and shooting.

French

We love French in year 3!

Children will learn to listen attentively to greetings, explaining interests and hobbies and show their understanding by joining in and responding.

BASICS

In assemblies this term our BASICS focus is on Belonging and Aspiration as we start a new academic year. We will be recognising Black History Month in October and celebrating the school’s diverse community during International Week.

The children will be asked to collect contributions for Ealing Food Bank later this half term as we support those in our community who are in need.

PSHCE

Health and Wellbeing

This term children will be learning what is meant by a healthy lifestyle, maintaining positive wellbeing and ways of keeping emotionally and physically safe.

We will learn about rights and responsibilities and diversity and equality.

ENRICHMENT

‘Beware the curse of the mummy’

We will visit the British Museum to learn more about Ancient Egypt, through the exploration of artefacts and hieroglyphics.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

We will be looking at other cultures in History and Geography and how these have influenced Western Society today. We will be discussing our views and opinions about behaviour towards others.

What is The Big Talk?

Mr Almond

Miss Varley

Miss Duyndam

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