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  1. Our Children
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Year 3

 

Teacher : Miss Styles

TA: Mrs Phillips

 

News from Year 3

Welcome to Year Three!

We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer and are ready for a brand new year of learning. We have some very exciting topics this term as we will be looking at Ancient Egypt followed by the Stone Age through to the Iron Age.  Our non-fiction English topic will also tie in with this as we will be finding out all about Tutankhamen.  Our focus in Maths this first half term will be on Number; where we will be learning about place value and addition and subtraction using mental and written methods.   In Science, we will be investigating all things to do with Forces and Magnets and after half term we’ll find out more about Animals and Humans.  As part of being in KS2, Year Three will also be learning to speak Spanish in MFL.

PE For this Autumn term, Year Three will have their PE lessons every Monday morning and every Tuesday afternoon so please ensure that they have their PE kits at school on these days.

Homework Homework will be handed out every Wednesday and will consist of spellings and another piece of work e.g. Maths, Science. This will help to consolidate children’s learning. The homework will then need to be handed back in on the Monday and the children will also be tested on their spellings that day.

Reading Children will be given a designated day to read with an adult at school. Their books will be changed on that day provided that they have read them with an adult at home.  Just to remind you that as a school we expect the children to read their school books at home three or more times each week.  Please sign the reading record provided.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Looking forward to an exciting year ahead,

Miss Styles

 

 In Year 3 we learn to:

 

 

 

 

 

Reading

 

  • Comment on the way characters relate to one another.
  • Know which words are essential in a sentence to retain meaning.
  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions.
  • Recognise how commas are used to give more meaning.
  • Recognise inverted commas
  • Recognise:

o plurals

o pronouns and how they are used

o collective nouns

o adverbs

  • Explain the difference that the precise choice of adjectives and verbs make.

Our phonic scheme is Letters and Sounds

Our reading scheme is Phonics Bug and Bug club from Pearson

 

 

 

Writing

 

  • Use conjunctions (when, so, before, after, while, because).
  • Use adverbs (e.g. then, next, soon).
  • Use prepositions (e.g. before, after, during, in, because of).
  • Experiment with adjectives to create impact.
  • Correctly use verbs in 1st, 2nd and 3rd person.
  • Use perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause.
  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.
  • Group ideas into basic paragraphs.
  • Write under headings and sub-headings.
  • Write with increasing legibility, consistency and fluency.

 

Maths

 

  • Compare & order numbers up to 1000.
  • Read & write all numbers to 1000 in digits and words.
  • Find 10 or 100 more/less than a given number.
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100.
  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 3, 4, 8 tables.
  • Recognise place value of any 3-digit number.
  • Add and subtract:
  • o   3-digit nos and ones

    o   3-digit nos and tens

    o   3-digit nos and hundreds

  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 3-digits using written columnar method.
  • Estimate and use inverse to check.
  • Multiply 2-digit by 1-digit
  • Count up/down in tenths.
  • Compare and order fractions with same denominator.
  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator with whole.
  • Tell time using 12 and 24 hour clocks; and using Roman numerals.
  • Tell time to nearest minute.
  • Know number of days in each month and number of seconds in a minute.