Welcome to Year 3 LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Year 3 Curriculum Map
Year 3&4 Word List
Year 3 Spellings Homework
Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.
Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.
Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.
Your class PE day is every Monday. Please remember your full Physical Education kit on this day.
Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.
Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).
Year 3 Curriculum MapSpring 1 Topic - ANGLO SAXONS
Building Learning Power:
Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on planning and imitating adventure and mystery stories. We will also be imitating artists such as Turner and O’Keffe in Art.
Do you want to come on an adventure?
This term we will be reading and watching adventure stories including ‘The Hodgeheg’ and an incredible picture story book called ‘Journey’. We will be looking at the features of these types of stories and after a few weeks, we will write an ad- venture story of our very own!
Of course we will need to plan each paragraph first so that we include adverbs, complex sentences and conjunctions to signal time, sequence or place. Children will be using their Kung-Fu punctuation in order to punctuate speech accurately.
This half term, it’s time to work up a mental sweat as we continue our deep discovery into the world of multiplication and division in many different contexts. We will have many effective strategies to use along the way including the bar model, place value equipment, the part whole model, number lines and more! We will show our working out so that we can explain and be reasoning robins.
What do you know about magnets and forces?
This term we will compare how things move on different surfaces and observe how magnets attract or repel each other. We will investigate how different materials are attracted and repelled by a magnet. We will discuss our predictions and ask relevant questions using different types of enquiry.
We are presenters!
Our next focus area for computing is movie making and editing. Watch as we tackle the program Windows Movie Maker to design a short sketch and edit it effectively. We will be sure to consider framing the shot for our target audience and adding narration.
We will investigate the life on the Anglo Saxons. We will be discovering how the Saxons made their way into Britain, the religions they belonged to and how they established themselves as one of the most powerful communities in the world.
There will be songs, chants and percussion a – plenty this term as we dive into a new topic for music. Our focus areas will be exploring new sounds such as chords, body percussion and scales. We will have the opportunity to help our classmates as we perform in a ‘call and response’ format.
Art & Design Technology
Our focus for this subject will be designing our very own board games. Year Three students will need to muster all of their creativity, determination and attention to detail to create the most interesting game to look at and play!
We cannot wait to sink our teeth into the interesting topic of Hinduism this term! What will we learn? What do you already know?
We will be using maps to locate and describe the geographical features of the Ealing Borough. We will be using map symbols to identify different types of buildings in Ealing and then researching their history.
Year three students will be alternating between two very different sets of skills. In some lessons, children will be flexing and stretching in gymnastics style P.E.
Our new topic is ‘On fait la fete’. Children will be exploring different celebrations, such as birthdays. Children will be learning the names of the months of the year and creating a class survey about different celebrations around the world.
Assemblies this term will focus on Identity and Safety. We will discuss personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these. Children will be also informed of strategies on how to keep safe in different settings.
Living in the Wider World
This term children will be learning what is meant by charity, fundraising, celebrating differences and how to stay safe online. The children will also learn to challenge gender stereotypes.
We will be visiting the Neasden Temple to learn more about the Hindu religion.
We will discuss privacy and permission in our ICT lessons and consider online safety.
We will develop our values and respect for each other through visiting a local Hindu Temple. Learning about another culture or religion is a fantastic way to spread a message of tolerance and acceptance.