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 MapSummer 2 Topic - MOUNTAINS
Building Learning Power:
What is the difference between a mountain and a volcano? We will be planning and creating a fact sheet about Mount Everest. Year 3 will be collaborative koalas during science as we will be exploring how rocks are formed. We will be questioning queen bees to devise our own investigative questions
Mountains or volcanoes? Which one will you create a poster about? We will be planning, researching and creating an information poster about them. What will you include?
We will be learning how to write an effective heading, use exciting language and we will be exploring the layout of an information poster. What sources will you use to research your chosen topic? We will be using ICT and books. Can you explain what skim reading is? We will be using this skill to write notes.
How would you work out 145 ÷ 7 = ? Is there a remainder? We will be consolidating using the chunking method for division and applying it to word problems. The children will also be using the column method for addition and subtraction.
Can you solve 2/5 + 1/5 = ? We will be adding and subtracting fractions and working with tenths. Year 3 will also be interpreting data, and exploring representing data in a variety of ways.
What do you know about rocks and soils? Did you know that soil is made up of organic matter like dead leaves as well as tiny pieces of rock? In science we will be learning about how types of rocks, including metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks, are formed from heat and compression. What words would you use to describe the rocks you find in nature? We will be thinking carefully about words to classify them.
We will be Network Engineers. During Computing lessons, we will focus on computer networks, including the internet. Children will develop a basic understanding of an IP address on the internet and input some simple commands for a network.
Do you know how countries and continents came to look the way they do? Did you know that it took millions of years for the land and the oceans to form in this way? We will be learning about how volcanoes were important in the formation of the world and land as it is.
This term we will be learning how sound can paint colours and create moods and emotion. Children will explore different combinations of pitched sounds and will assess how different pieces capture a mood.
Art & Design Technology
Do you know how to draw a cross-sectional diagram? We will be drawing cross-sections of a volcano to find out what is in the middle of it and then creating our own 3D version. What is a relief map? We will also be creating 3D representations of mountain ranges with plasticine.
With the help of our Computing skills, children will explore stories from world religions and will collaborate with others to re-enact them. We will think about what makes religions similar and different.
This term we will be learning how mountains are formed and we will be looking at different examples of mountains. We will be learning about the structure of volcanoes and why and how volcanic eruptions happen. Finally we will investigate where earthquakes are located.
What sports are involved in athletics? We will be learning how to sprint and improve stamina, throw a javelin, throw a discus/shot put and the techniques for long jump and high jump.
Can you say what vegetables you like in French? This half term’s topic is ’Ca Pousse’. Year 3 will be exploring some names of vegetables and learning to say what they don’t like and do like e.g. la pomme, une tomate.
In assemblies this term KS2 will hear stories about kindness. They will also learn about being good sportsmen and women in readiness for Sports Day. We have Reception class assemblies to enjoy.
This half term the children will learn the PANTS rule. The children will explore some of the differences between males and females and to name the body parts.
This term the children will be visited by the Science Dome to learn all about volcanoes. Do you enjoy sports? We will be having our Sports Day too.
Year 3 will look at how mountains have an impact on society. We will be sharing and contributing our ideas about different religious stories and thinking about their meaning.