Welcome to Year 3 LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Year 3 Curriculum Map
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 2 Topic - Maps and Symbols
Building Learning Power:
We will be noticing different symbols which may be used on an Ordnance Survey map and making links between the different types of resources we could use to explore new countries.
Do you enjoy playing board games? What do you need in order to know how to play a new game? This term, we will be creating our own board games and writing clear instructions on how the game is played. We will be using ordering connectives, imperative verbs and numbered bullet points to support our writing.
In addition, children will investigate letter writing and plan and construct their own letters which we will address to an author. Children will include the conventions of letter writing e.g. date, address, paragraphs, questions to address the reader and different ways of ending a letter.
Can you explain your favourite mathematical methods?
This term, we will be revising subtraction and multiplication methods taught previously throughout the year. By now you should know your 3, 4 and 8 times tables and be able to double numbers to 20. We will also be looking at shape and how to nd the perimeter and area of particular 2D and 3D shapes.
We will revisit division by looking at the bus stop and chunking methods to solve division equations.
How many words can you associate to our new topic on Magnets and Forces?
This term, we will be focusing on scientific investigations and how to write accurate predictions and conclusions, based on results from our own investigations.
Don’t forget Science week is this term too!
In this unit, children will create their own opinion poll, seek responses and analyse their response. The main focus of the unit is on collecting, ana- lysing and presenting data using a web browser, Microsoft Word and Excel.
We will look at the Anglo-Saxons. We will explore how the Anglo-Saxons lived and why they decided to invade Britain. Year 3, will identify Anglo -Saxon artefacts that were discovered in Sutton Hoo.
Children will be learning that Pentatonic scales contain 5 notes. We will use these scales to support singing and melodies. We will explore different types of music which use these scales e.g. Jazz and Blues music.
Art & Design Technology
Arts week will include using a variety of artistic media, such as water colours, charcoal, pastels and glass paints. We hope everyone will have a fantastic week, preparing a variety of art for our up- coming exhibition.
With the help of their computing skills, children will explore stories from their own religions and will collaborate with others to re-enact them. We will think about what makes our religions similar and different.
Have you ever used Google Earth? How many different countries in Europe can you name and locate on a map? We will be using atlases, Google Earth, globes and maps to locate countries, cities, towns and historical buildings in Europe. We will also study the geographical features of maps.
We will be thinking about how to keep our bodies healthy through eating a balanced diet, exercising and playing games which improve our stamina, suppleness and strength. Classes will be playing cricket and learning dance routines.
Do you know how to name your body parts in French? We will be exploring colours in French and famous artists portraits such as Van Gogh and Picasso.
There are lots of events in our school calendar this term. Book Week and Science & Maths Week will take the focus of assemblies as will the theme of forgiveness.
Daring to be Different.
What would you like to do when you are an adult? What skills will you need to achieve this? We will be discussing jobs that adults have and how these might inspire you.
We are extremely excited about our learning walk through the local community to notice a variety of historical buildings. We will discuss why these buildings in Ealing are historically important.
We will develop our values and respect for each other through visiting a local Hindu Temple.