Welcome to Year 3
Year 3 is an exciting and challenging year full of learning and fun. Class 3 are full of energy and they are extremely inquisitive. They love to ask questions and to be competitive with each other.
Year 3 Staff
Our class teacher is Miss Ballentine. We are supported in our learning by Mrs Coxon.
In Year 3 we ask that the children:
- Use one voice (no talking when teacher or student is talking)
- Use kind words
- Try our best
Year 3 will have PE on Wednesday and Thursday.
They should attend school in PE kits on these days.
Reading – We should be reading as regularly as we can throughout the week (at least 3 times) and recording it in our reading records. Books and reading records are to be returned to school each Friday.
Spellings – We also have a specific set of words to practise spelling each week and must make sure we understand what they mean and can use them in a sentence.
Times Tables & Arithmetic – We also have a weekly times tables/ mental arithmetic test.
You can find our more about our learning by visiting the Curriculum section of our website and by looking at our long term overview to see what we will learn this year.
Science – This term the children will be learning about rocks. They will be learning how to identify different rocks and understand how fossils are formed.
History – We will be learning about The Stone Age. They will learn how life was different in The Stone Age compared to now and why Skara Brae is important.
Geography – This half term, the children will be learning about The United Kingdom and urban and rural land use. The children will be locating counties, cities, rivers and seas of the UK on a map and learning the difference between urban and rural land.
Art – This term in Art the children will be completing gestural drawing. They will be using charcoal.
Computing – This term the children will be practicing their word processing skills.
Music – The children will be creating compositions in response to an animation.
PSHE – This term the children will be discussing their families and relationships. They will be learning about effective communication and respecting differences.
Autumn 1 Maths:
Science – This half term we will be learning about light. The children will learn how light travels and forms shadows.
History – The children will be learning about Ancient Egypt. They will be learning about what life was like and who the Ancient Egyptians were.
Computing – This term the children will be programming and using the programme Logo Turtle.
Music – The children will be learning about the musical notes and how to keep rhythm.
DT – The children will develop their understanding of mechanical systems. They will draw a simple annotated design, make a prototype and finished poster which has at least one lever mechanism.
PSHE – This term the children will be learning about safety and the changing body. They will be learning about basic first aid and how to keep safe out and about.
Autumn 2 Maths:
Science: This half term the children will study plants. Children will learn about the life cycle and the function of plants.
Art: In our art lessons, the children will be painting. They will learn how to mix colour tints and make a practical response to the work of Vincent Van Gogh.
Computing: This half term the children will be using Scratch. They will learn how to program a game.
Music: The children will be developing their singing technique in the theme of the Vikings. They will be using percussion instruments and body percussion.
PSHE: This term the children will be learning about their health and well-being. They will be looking what a healthy diet is and ways to relax.
Spanish: We will be learning meet and greet phrases this half term.
Spring 1 Maths:
Science: The children will be learning about forces this term. They will be learning about friction and magnets.
Geography: We will be learning about The Rainforest. The children will learn about the layers of a rainforest and that they are found near the equator.
History: We will be learning about The Romans. The children will be finding out who were the Romans and why did they come to Britain.
DT: The topic this term is Cooking and Nutrition – Edible gardens. The children will be tasting ingredients and finding out how they are grown in the UK. They will be making a variety of healthy recipes such as pesto pasta.
Computing: The children will be creating an animation this term. Using techniques such as onion skinning.
Music: The children will be using the story of Chinese New Year as a stimulus and will revise key musical terminology, play and create pentatonic melodies, compose a piece of music in a group using layered melodies and finally perform their finished pieces.
PSHE: This half term, Class 3 are studying road safety, to develop their understanding of the Green Cross Code and how to stay safe when they are near to or are crossing the road.
Spanish: In Spanish we will learning to name our body parts and to give instructions.
Spring 2 Maths:
This half term the topic is Animals including humans. The children will be learning about a healthy diet and be able to understand the use of our skeleton and muscles.
This term the children will be learning about natural disasters and how they are formed. They will be learning how volcanoes are formed, how tsunamis occur and how tornados form.
Art: We will be exploring drawing techniques and drawing with different mediums. We will also look at the work of some artists and how they used different drawing techniques.
Computing: The children will be developing their coding skills by using Turtle Logo this half term.
Music: This half term, the children will be learning about ragtime style music. They will create a jazz motif and play a jazz version of a nursery rhyme using tuned percussion.
PSHE: Class 3 will be learning about Citizenship. They will be learning about the rights of the child, recycling and the local community.
Summer 1 Maths:
Science: This last half term, children will continue to learn about plants. Children will learn about the life cycle and the function of plants.
History: Children will be learning about The Victorians. They will learn who Queen Victoria was and the impact she had on Victorian life.
DT: The topic this half term is textiles. The children will be looking at existing products, designing and making their own juggling balls.
Computing: This half term, the children will learn that a database is a collection of data stored in a logical, structured and orderly manner.
Music: The children will be learning about Indian music. They will be learning about tala, rag and drone.
PSHE: Class 3 will be learning about Economic Wellbeing. They will be learning about budgeting and the impact of spending.
Summer 2 Maths:
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