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  1. Our Children
  2. Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

 

Teacher : Mrs Khan

TA: Ms Smith and Ms Woods

 

I hope you all had a superb Summer break.

Our topics for this half term are Ancient Egyptians followed by Stone Age through to the Iron Age.  During topic lessons in the first half term children will be learning about the history of Ancient Egypt.  Moreover, children will be creating Tutankhamen’s Death Masks, writing on Papyrus paper in Egyptian writing called Hieroglyph and create Mummies out of clay. Our non-fiction topic in English will also tie in with this as we will be finding out all about Tutankhamen.

In Maths our focus will be Numbers; we will be learning about place value, addition and subtraction using mental and written methods.   In Science we will investigate all about Forces and Magnets followed by Animals and Humans.

PE

PE lessons will take place every Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Please make sure that PE kits are named and at school on these days.

Reading

Children will be given a designated day to read with an adult at school. Their books will be changed on that day providing that they have read them with an adult at home.  Moreover, children will also take part in guided reading lessons. During these lessons, children will be taking part in a range of activities such as: Reading Comprehension, Read and Respond, Guided Reading and Independent Reading. 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. Every Wednesday, the children will get a chance to change their library books from the KS2 library.

Homework

Homework will be handed out every Wednesday and will consist of spellings, Maths and Reading Comprehension. 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.

 

Thank you for your support. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to me. 

Many Thanks,

Mrs Khan

Year 3 Autumn Timetable 2018

Year 3 Termly overview

 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.