There are lots of exciting dates for Year 3 this half term:
Friday 22nd September- ECO Car Free Day
Monday 25th September- Class BRASS lessons begin
Tuesday 10th October KS2- Film Night
Wednesday 11th October- Harvest Assembly visit to St Mary’s
Monday 16th October- ECO World Food Day – Reduce waste!
Wednesday 18th October- Individual School Photographs
Friday 20th October- Excellent Citizen Assembly
Friday 20th October- Autumn Hot Pot Supper
And remember…after all that fun, school closes for Half Term at 3.30 on Friday 26th October.
Our learning in Year 3:
|Autumn Term 1|
|Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA)||Use multiple of 5 and 10 bonds to 100 to solve additions and subtractions; add and subtract 1-digit numbers to and from 2-digit numbers|
|Number and place value (NPV); Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA)||Compare and order 2- and 3- digit numbers; count on and back in 10s and 1s; add and subtract 2-digit numbers; solve problems using place value|
|Mental multiplication and division (MMD); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA)||Know multiplication and division facts for the 5, 10, 2, 4 and 3 times-tables; doubling and halving|
|Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA); Measurement (MEA); Geometry: properties of shapes (GPS); Statistics (STA)||Know and understand the calendar, including days, weeks, months, years; tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes on analogue and digital clocks; know the properties of 3D shapes|
|Number and place value (NPV); Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA)||Comparing, ordering and understanding place value of 2- and 3-digit numbers; subtracting from 2-digit numbers; using prediction to estimate calculations|
English: Featured Text “Stone Age Boy” by Satoshi Kitamura
Writing a story set in the past- My Stone Age Adventure.
Other texts for interrogation and book talk: Stig of the Dump by Clive Davies and Oi! Caveboy by Alan MacDonald.
Also we will look at information text including instructions through the book How To Wash A Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson.
Science: Rocks and Soils
In this unit you will recognise that below the surface of Earth is rock which you may not be able to see. You will understand that over time rocks have been broken down to form smaller rocks, pebbles, stones and eventually soils. You will recognise that there are different rocks and different soils which have different properties and appearances. We will identify, name and describe different rocks. We will compare and group different rocks and soils based on appearance and properties, e.g. hardness, and they will examine the soil in their local area. You will consider the impact of worms in making soils. You will also describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when living things have been trapped in rock. You will have the opportunity to make a model fossil and look at the work of early palaeontologists, such as Mary Anning.
Working Scientifically, you will have the opportunity to make close observations and detailed comparisons of rocks and soils and we will investigate the appearance and some properties of rocks and soils. You will have the opportunity to set up simple comparative and fair tests. We will investigate how soils are formed, how animals make their habitat in soils, and the constituents of soil. This unit also offers the opportunity for you to consider risks and hazards involved in handling soils.
Topic: The Stone Age – when was the Stone Age? – timelines, stone age people, their homes and survival (History focus);
Where did Stone Age people come from – travelling and settling, Stone Age Weather Report (Geography and History focus); Stone Age Art and Craft – cave paintings (Art focus); Stone Age weapons and jewellery – spears, axes and bear tooth necklaces (DT focus)
PHSE: S.E.A.L. New Beginnings – our thoughts and feelings during new experiences. First opportunity to begin considering our targets and how we will invest in ourselves this half term.
PE: Gymnastics: rolling, stretching and curling
ICT: E safety – data safe Blogging – how to use school webpage to leave and comment on blogs Navigating- finding the school website, logging in to school apps
MFL: French – Nice to meet you! Greetings and introductions
HOME LEARNING LINKS
Take Away Homework: a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic – The Stone Age. Follow this link to see your Homework for this half term. A copy is also stuck inside your homework book. Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!
F.A.O Miss Pinington or Mrs Paton to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMEMBER: one good piece of homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring
Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. You are expected to complete a book or two per week for shorter books and one per week for longer reads. When you move to much longer off scheme books read several pages your book at least twice a week. Always complete any comprehension or activity sheets given with your book before you ask for your book changed.
REMEMBER: your reading diary must be signed by your grown up at home to show you have read AT LEAST twice in a week at home. Reading Books and Diaries need to handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Home Reading in your Assertive Mentoring
You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:
You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.
Homework and Assertive Mentoring Grades
On time by Wednesday – GREEN
Late by Friday – YELLOW
No homework or reading completed – RED
Important information for You and your Grown Ups
- Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
- Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in School all week as PE days can change in school.
- Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
- Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you. You can but school water bottle at playtimes from Y6 monitors, they are 60p.
- All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc. You may bring your own football to play with at lunch play (when allowed on grass) but put your name on and be responsible for looking after it sensibly.
- Do not bring toys or precious items unless arranged with your grown up and your teacher.