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  1. Our Children
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Year 3

 

Teacher : Miss Styles

TA: Mrs Phillips

 

News from Year 3

 

Happy New Year! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas holiday and are ready to start the Spring term.  Our new topic is ‘Why do people visit the Mediterranean?’ where we’ll be locating countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea using an Atlas, finding about the climate, food and tourist attractions of some of these countries and even creating our own taste of Italian cuisine!  In Science, we will be investigating all things to do with ‘Light and Darkness’ followed by learning more about ‘Plants’.  In Music, we will continue to learn Ukulele and this term as part of our PE curriculum we will be swimming at The Venue every Wednesday morning.  At the end of this term Year 3 and 4 will be working together to produce an amazing performance to show off their singing, dancing and sporting talents.

PE Year Three will continue to have their PE lessons every Tuesday afternoon and on Wednesday morning they will have swimming lessons at the Venue.

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 another exciting term 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.