Welcome to Year 3 LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Year 3 Curriculum
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 MapSummer 1 Topic - Stone Age to Iron Age
Building Learning Power: What links are there between Stone Age and Iron Age civilisations? We will be looking at change during this era. Year 3 will be collaborating koalas during science investigations, as well as questioning queen bees to devise their own investigative questions.
How many events does Jessica Ennis participate in in a heptathlon? We will be creating an oral broadcasting report about a significant sports personality and creating a non- chronological report about that person. Who would be your sporting hero to write about?
Have you ever heard a traditional poem? We will be looking at the following poets: Charles Causley and Eleanor Farjeon and modelling our own poems on the style of their writing. We will be using a variety of nouns, adjectives, adverbs and adverbial phrases in our poems.
3, 6, 9… what’s the next number in the sequence? By the end of the Summer term, all children should know their 3, 4 and 8 times tables, and be able to recognise their multiples. Children will be exploring division and multiplication using formal written methods.
Do you know what caused the recent eclipse? We will be looking at how the light from a light source, e.g. the sun, might be blocked by a solid object, e.g. the moon.
Did you know that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes from the rays? We will conduct an experiment on the patterns that shadows create when a light source moves.
Just like Stone Age cave artists, we use modern technology to communicate! You will be learning about a number of e-safety matters, communicating with children in other classes via email and using video conferencing safely.
Year 3 will be embarking on an exciting new project focusing on hunter- gatherers, Stonehenge, Skara Brae and technology and art during the pre-history period. We will be comparing Stone Age and Iron Age societies to the way we live today.
We will be exploring descriptive sounds as well as improvising and composing music for a range of purposes using dynamics and tempo. We will create musical patterns to express different types of sounds for different places, for example the beach and the rainforest.
Art & Design Technology
Do you know why people from the Stone Age created paintings in caves? Interestingly, they were an early form of communication and art. We will be creating our own cave paintings using a range of resources including charcoal, pastels and watercolours.
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.
Where in Britain can we find evidence of Stone Age and Iron Age civilisations? Stonehenge is our most famous landmark which shows primary evidence of these civilisations. We will also be looking at the migration of people during this period and the transport they used.
This term year 3 will be taking part in dance, cricket and athletics. The skills they will be focusing on are hand eye coordination, speed and power through athletics and also fine control of their bodies through dance.
Do you know any animals in French? Year 3 will be learning about animals, discussing colours and movement, whilst listening and responding to a variety of stories e.g. sleeping beauty; ’la belle au bois dormant’.
In assemblies this term KS2 will learn more about the 4R’s of Building Learning Power: Reflectiveness, Reciprocity, Resilience and Resourcefulness. We will enjoy Year 1 and Reception class assemblies too.
Pupils will be taught how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts
We will be using our local environment to explore and find resources that are similar to those that cavemen used in the past to create cave paintings. We will be investigating shadows from buildings, objects and people.
We will be discussing how our own choices have an impact on the local and global environment. We will be using opinion continuums to demonstrate and explain our own choices.