Year 3 Blog
Teacher - Miss Lilli Harris-Scott - firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Assistant - Mr William Sharp
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End of Year 3 Expectations
Click on the link below to see what your child is expected to achieve by the end of their current school year in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
In maths this term, we will be looking at statistics and measurement. When learning in statistics, we will be practising valuable life skills such as reading tables and being able to interpret information from charts and graphs. When we come onto measurement, we will be learning to measure lengths and perimeters in mm, cm and m.
This term, we will be reading The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes. We will be writing our own suspense stories and learning about all the techniques used to build suspense in a piece of writing. The techniques we will use in our English lessons are story maps, boxing up our model texts, putting actions to the words when retelling the text and planning our piece of writing. Don’t forget how important it is that you are reading everyday at home and bringing in your reading book and diary to school.
All of the Year 3 children have completed a phonics assessment at the end of Term 2 and have been put into an appropriate Read Write Inc. group for their ability. For those children who have completed the programme, we will be following a Read Write Inc. comprehension scheme to work on our reading speed and to improve our level of comprehension when reading aloud.
Catch Up Sessions
During our catch up sessions we will be continuing to learn and practice our times tables, so that we are confident to use them in our maths work. We will also be working on our spelling and handwriting, by completing tasks that will help our fine motor skills. It is extremely important that we are confident with our letter and number formation by Year 3, so that we are able to get all our fantastic ideas down onto paper. There are lots of fun activities you can do at home to help this too - drawing, writing, colouring, cutting and sticking, playdough, threading, sewing and weaving are just some examples!
During Term 4, we are learning about Henry II and Thomas Becket. We will find out that they were close friends, until the church came between them. We will be using our Knowledge Organiser to help us to learn key dates and new vocabulary.
This term, in geography we are learning about the impact of the Great Hanshin earthquake on Tokyo. We will be working towards writing our very first case study, once we have studied the natural disaster.
In Term 2, Year 3 loved spending the day learning about Advent. This term our R.E day will be held on Thursday 11th February. The focus of our R.E Day will be ‘Why is Muhammad important to Muslims?’ We will learn that Muslims regard Muhammed as the final messenger of God. Also, that Muslims worship in a Mosque on a Friday and the holy book they read is the Qur’an (Koran), which Muslims consider is Allah’s final message to humanity, as given to Muhammad.
In Year 3, we love getting out the Chromebooks and learning how to use them to help us with our learning in school. We are going to be learning about programming and algorithms in Term 3. We will use online tools to learn how to program using code blocks. Don’t forget to log on to our Google Classroom to complete your weekly home learning!
Our topic this term is Light, Earth and Space. We will be carrying out lots of practical lessons to learn all about our solar system, particularly focusing on our sun and moon. Have a look out for the moon each night to see what stage it is at.
In PSHE, we will be learning that we have different kinds of responsibilities, rights and duties at home, at school, in the community and towards the environment. We will be learning how to continue to develop the skills to exercise these responsibilities and understand that our actions affect ourselves and others. Also, we will be learning about the choices we have when it comes to our lifestyle (exercise and diet) and the effect they will have on our long term health.
Design and Technology
During Term 3, we will be doing D&T lessons, looking at packaging and 3-D nets. We will be designing our own product packaging and making it in 3D. We will be learning about the importance of the design of a product when it comes to advertising and how companies produce suitable designs for certain purposes.