Welcome to Year 3 LearningKey information for children parents and carers
Year 3 Curriculum Overview
Year 3 Spellings Homework
Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.
The children’s 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.
Year 3 Curriculum MapAutumn 2 Topic - The River Nile
Building Learning Power:
Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on imagining in English in order to create a myth or legend. We are looking forward to planning a project from start to finish in Art.
Good over evil? Wise over foolish? These are some of the themes we will be covering in the Autumn term. We will be beginning a new unit of work on myths and legends!
This will include a range of myths, including ‘Pandora’s Box’ and ‘The story of Icarus.’ We will sequence the key events using storyboards, lists and maps, and describe the quest the character must go on.
The children will then plan and write their own myth or legend. We will be learning to use the possessive apostrophe accurately and extending our range of conjunctions.
For the first few weeks students will continue their learning journey on three digit numbers. Adding, subtracting, using the inverse, column method, exchanging—it’s all happening! Our next step will be taking on the challenge of multiplication and division with the main focus being 3s, 4s, and 8s.
Some mental maths will be needed as well as trying some missing number sums and written methods too. We are always up for the challenge!
Let’s stop and smell the roses while we ponder some scientific questions! What do you think would happen if we lived in a world without plants? This term we will be identifying the different parts of plants and their function in order to keep the plant healthy. We will explore what a plant needs to live and investigate the importance of these requirements for life. We will also look at the life cycle of flowering plants, from pollination to seed dispersal.
We are Bug Fixers! In this unit, children will work with the program ‘Scratch’. The children will find and correct errors in Scratch and then suggest ways of improving them. This means that the students will all be able to recognise some common types of programming errors and stretch their logical thinking muscles.
We will look at the significance of the river Nile in the ancient civilisation of Egypt and how this has impacted and formed Egyptian culture and settlements now.
Boney was a warrior- Way-aye-yah! What do you know about Shanty music? We will be exploring call and response songs! In addition, year 3 will be creating compositions to represent the sea, by exploring, choosing and organising sounds and musical ideas in groups.
Art & Design Technology
Everybody loves food! We will be taking part in project based learning, to design and then create a recipe book according to a design brief, in order to sell.
Do you know all the Hindu Gods and their importance to the religion? With Diwali approaching his term, we will be exploring the Hindu faith, looking at how and where Hindus pray to.
Did you know that the river Nile in Egypt is the longest river in the world? This term we will be looking at the key features of the river and its influence on the people who live in Egypt.
Children will be learning either gymnastics, including core strength exercises, or basketball including dribbling and shooting.
Do you know your numbers to 20 in French? Children will learn written and spoken language for numerals up to twenty and show their understanding by joining in and responding. In addition, children will also learn to say their favourite sports.
KS1 assemblies will focus on Safety and Identity this half term. We will learn the qualities of being a good friend and particularly apply these during Anti-Bullying Week. Road Safety Week is also coming up this half term.
Be friendly, be wise.
We will learn about making and sustaining friendships and how to resolve conflict.
We will be completing our Enabling Enterprise Project in art and DT, where we will get to design, create, cost and then sell our own recipe book.
We will study how the Ancient Egyptian civilisation has had an impact on our own society. Through RE we will learn about the contribution of different cultures, values and beliefs to our lives.