We are taking part in a karate taster session for the whole class in November
This year, we will become Olympic champions and top athletes
Welcome to Year 3. Our class value is JOY
Year 3 is the beginning of your child’s learning in Key Stage 2 and as your child begins their journey, we would like to promote their independence. We will focus on encouraging and teaching children to become responsible for their own learning.
You can find out all about Year 3 on this page - including what we are studying this half term, your home learning for the week, information on any half term projects and lots of great resources for parents and children.
To take a look at our long term curriculum planner for the year, please click here
What are we reading in Year 3?
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Reading In Year 3
If you're looking for a new book to read or stuck for inspiration take a look here at 100 books to read for Year 3
What are we learning this half term in Year 3 ?
Welcome back to the new school year, I am looking forward to getting to know your children over the coming months and have a busy and exciting half term ahead. For information about our learning this half term, please see the curriculum map on the left of this page. It would be helpful if you don’t read our class book ahead of us, to allow the story to unfold in class!
Home learning will be added to the class page of the website each week. This will include a spelling shed activity and Times Tables Rockstars. There will also be information about the work we will be doing in class over the coming week and some questions/ activities for your children to complete.
Please ensure your child is reading at home for 20 minutes every day. Reading books should come into school every day and there will be opportunity in the week for children to share what they have been reading.
Year 3 will be swimming on Monday. As well as their swimming kit, please send your child with a coat. Our other PE day is Thursday. Children need to be prepared for PE outside, including suitable footwear Please also remember that jewellery is not permitted and long hair should be tied back.
There is an informal teacher drop-in every Tuesday from 3.30 – 4.00 should you wish to meet with me. If there is something urgent you wish to discuss, please arrange an appointment with the school office.
Parents - helping at home with Maths
If you would like to know more about how we teach Maths from Reception to Year 6, you can click here. There are some useful downloads and videos to watch.
Our Focus On The Week Ahead and Home Learning.
We will be practising column method multiplication, without and with regrouping
We will be looking at speech marks
We will be then return to our geography topic on coasts and rivers
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Look at some non-fiction texts (leaflets, books, newpapers). How are they different from stories? What is different about the language? .
|Log on to Spelling Shed and have a go at the activity I have set a task for you. Also have a go at the games on there||
Look for direct speech marks in your reading. What do you notice about punctuation and spacing?
Other Great Resources For Year 3 Parents and Children
There are lots and lots of great websites that can help you with everything from practicing your timetables to your half term research projects. Here are some that we think are the best.
Reading - Please make sure you log all your reading at home in your reading log books and don't forget to take part in our School Book challenge.
ICT Games - To practice lots of different Literacy and Maths skills, you could try ICT Games
Tests and Assessments
National Curriculum Guidance And Expectations
Where should your child be at the end of Year 3? According to national age related expectations, your child should
- 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: plurals, pronouns and how used, collective nouns, adverbs
- Explain the difference that the precise choice of adjectives and verbs make.
- 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.
- 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: 3-digit nos and ones, 3-digit nos and tens, 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.