Year 3 – Spring Term

There are lots of exciting dates for this half term:
18th January – Film Night
24th January – Young Voices
6th February – Year 3 & 4 Talent Auditions
7th February – Year 5 & 6 Talent Auditions
13th February – Spelling & Grammar Workshop
14th February – Valentine’s Disco
16th February – Excellent Citizen Assembly
And remember, school closes at 3:30pm on the 16th February.

Curriculum news:
Spring 1

Strand Objective summary
Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Rehearse place value in 3-digit numbers, order them on a number line and find a number in between; compare number sentences; solve additions and subtractions using place value; multiply and divide by 10 (whole number answers); count in steps of 10, 50 and 100. 
Mental addition & subtraction
Mental multiplication & division
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Add pairs of 2-digit numbers using partitioning (crossing 10s, 100 or both) and then extend to add two 3-digit numbers (not crossing 1000); recognise and sort multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10; double the 4 times-table to find the 8 times-table; derive division facts for the 8 times-table; multiply and divide by 4 by doubling or halving twice. 
Fractions, ratio & proportion
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Identify 1/2s, 1/3s, 1/4,s 1/6s, and 1/8s; realise how many of each make a whole; find equivalent fractions; place fractions on a 0 to 1 line; find fractions of amounts 
Geometry: properties of shape
Geometry: position and direction
Recognise right angles and know they are 90°; understand angles are measured in degrees; recognise ° as the symbol for the measurement of degrees; name and list simple properties of 2D shapes; begin to understand and use the term perimeter to mean the length/distance around the edge (border) of a 2D shape; begin to calculate using a ruler; know a right angle is a quarter turn; know 360° is a full turn; begin to understand angles and identify size of angles in relation to 90° 
Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Place 3-digit numbers on empty 100 number lines; begin to place 3-digit numbers on 0-1000 landmarked and empty number lines; round 3-digit numbers to the nearest ten and to the nearest hundred; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction (Frog); subtract pounds and pence from five pounds; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction of amounts of money; subtract pounds and pence from ten pounds. 

Featured text: The Magic and The Mummy by Terry Deary
We will be writing an adventure story using this text as a stimulus.
Also in year 3 we will be writing non-chronological reports about the Ancient Egyptians.

Science: Movement & Feeding

In this unit children will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow, and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. They will identify that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet including meat and fish, beans and lentils, fats, starchy foods, fruit and vegetables. They will construct a balanced food plate and describe what happens if we don’t eat a balanced diet. Children will identify that animals have different dietary requirements and some foods that humans eat may be poisonous to animals. They will also explain the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didn’t have a skeleton.
Working Scientifically, children will identify similarities and differences between themselves and other children, and look for patterns between physical attributes and ability to perform tasks. They will work in groups to raise a question to investigate e.g. can children with longer legs jump further? They will carry out pattern-seeking investigations, take results and construct scatter graphs. They will use evidence to answer questions and draw simple conclusions.
Topic: Ancient Egypt
The children in year 3 will be studying all about Ancient Egypt. They will use various research methods to answer their own questions about the pyramids, mummification and hieroglyphics.
Music: Brass
On a Wednesday afternoon the children will have brass lessons.
PHSE: Jigsaw: Dreams & Aspirations

Take Away Homework: a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic – Ancient Egypt. A copy is 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 admin@corrie.tameside.sch.

 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

Want more?

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.

Practising Spellings At Home

Isabelle’s blog about how people in England get their fresh water


We get a third of our tap water from underground and the rest we either get from reservoirs, lakes or from rivers. It gets to our taps by being transported by pipes, then it is taken to a water tower and next it’s pumped to the top of the water tower then gravity will transport it to our houses and taps to drink.


We use our water for lots of things, like drinking or having a bath or shower. Without water we would die in four days. Our tap water costs 0.1p per litre so we could have a year’s supply of drinking water for less than £1.00.



Isabelle Glew

Words: 100

Phonics Workshop

The information on the Phonics PowerPoint explains the different Phonic phases and the sounds the children learn in each Phonics phase. It briefly explains the Year 1 phonics test the children sit in the summer term.

Thank you to the year 1 parents who attended the Phonics work shop today. I am happy to share information with any parents that could not attend the work shop.

Nile River – detailed report

The River Nile is in Africa. It originates in Burundi, south of the equator, and flows northward through northeastern Africa, eventually flowing through Egypt and finally draining into the Mediterranean Sea.

Lake Victoria, Africa’s biggest lake, is generally thought of as the source of the River Nile. On the northern edge of the lake, water pours over a waterfall, known as Ripon Falls, into a narrow opening which some people believe is the beginning of the River Nile.

The true source of the River Nile

Ripon Falls may be the starting-point of the river, but the many streams that flow into Lake Victoria could claim to be the true source.

Much of Lake Victoria is surrounded by mountains with streams tumbling down into the lake. The largest tributary of Lake Victoria is the Kagera river. The Kagera and its tributary the Ruvubu, with its headwaters in Burundi, is now considered to be the true source of the Nile. It is from here that the Nile is measured as the world’s longest river.

Why did the Ancient Egyptians live near the River Nile?

Most Egyptians lived near the Nile as it provided water, food, transportation and excellent soil for growing food.


Waters of the world

This term we are learning about water.There are lots of different types of rivers the most famous rivers I know are the Amazon river and the river Nile. .The Amazon river is located in South America. The length of the Amazon River is approximately 6400 kilometers.During the wet season,the Amazon river can reach over 190 kilometers in width.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Skye Kay 4D

The Yangtze River

Blog about Water Mia-Rose 
The Yangtze River
The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia, flowing 3,915 miles from the Qinghai-Tibet plateau in China to the east China sea. 
The Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world after the Nile River in Africa and the Amazon River in South America. 
In the Yangtze River there are animals that live in there they are called Paddlefish, River Pigs and the Chinese Alligator.