Summer Term

Welcome back!
I hope you all had a fantastic break and you’re now ready for the final term of year 3.

English
This term in English we will be focusing on texts relating to our topic, Our Extreme Earth. We will start the term off focusing on the text ‘Escape from Pompeii’. We will write our own narrative and retell the story of when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Then we shall use the text to help us write shape poetry about different natural disasters.
This term we shall also be writing non-chronological reports about different natural disasters such as volcanoes and earthquakes. We will also create a newspaper report about a specific natural disaster.
The children must be practicing their spellings both at home and at school.
https://www.corrie.tameside.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Year-3-and-4-Common-Exception-Words.pdf

Maths
This term in maths we will continue to practice mental and written forms of addition and subtraction. These shall include column addition and subtraction by counting up. We shall also focus on shape and angle, including measuring perimeters of 2D shapes. We will be learning how to tell the time on both 12 and 24 hour clocks and be able to tell the time 5, 10 and 15 minutes later. We shall continue to consolidate written multiplication and division methods and explore the link between division and fractions.
The children should also be continuing to learn their times tables. They all have a TT Rockstars log in and this is a fantastic way to practice them.
https://ttrockstars.com/

Science
This term in science we shall be exploring magnets and forces. In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘can you make a tool that can move something on the floor far away from you?’ They will be asked to make a tool that can pick up things made of a magnetic material and consider the use of a telescopic arm or a folding arm to enable them to reach an object far away. The lessons leading up to answering the Quest will enable children to explore the properties of magnets and magnetic materials. They will also be able to apply their knowledge of how things move on different surfaces to create a table top game.

Working scientifically, we will investigate how toys can be grouped according to how they move. We will carry out a simple investigation into the way an elastic band catapult can move a toy car. We investigate the effect of different surfaces on the movement of a sliding coin. They will have the opportunity to identify which materials are magnetic and which are not. The children will also be able to carry out an investigation to identify the strength of different magnets. The children will be able to apply their subject knowledge to design a magnetic tool that will pick up magnetic materials.

Topic
Our topic in Year 3 this term is ‘Our Extreme Earth’. The children will be learning all about natural disasters that occur on Earth. They will research things such as; earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and tornadoes. We will also explore how these disasters impact our environment over time.

Computing
This term we will continue to practice our coding skills through the programme ‘Scratch’. The children create their own characters and scenes and will write codes to make this scene come to life. They will also continue to practice their word processing skills and create an online poster.

P.E
This term we have a very exciting week coming up. We have sports and health week (week commencing 18th June). The children must ensure that they have their P.E kits in school every day during this week. P.E day is still Friday and the children will be continuing to develop their skills in athletics and games.

R.E
This term the children will be exploring the question ‘What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?’ We will be comparing the beliefs and festivals of Christianity with that of Hinduism.

 

Homework and Reading
Year 3 homework is given out each Friday and due in school on the following Thursday. The children are expected to complete a times tables worksheet, practice their spellings and complete one activity from the homework menu. If the children complete a piece of work on a computer or an iPad then please email it to me!
admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk  F.A.O – Miss Pinington.
The children will receive a red for their assertive mentoring if all of these things are not complete.
The children are also expected to read twice at home. Their reading log should be signed at least twice each week and returned to school on a Wednesday. If the children are reading their own books at home these can also be signed in their reading logs.

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
Maths:

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
Statistics
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
Measurement
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.

 

English:
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:

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://ttrockstars.com/

 You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practising Spellings At Home

Welcome to 3P

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.

CURRICULUM NEWS

Our learning in Year 3:

Autumn 1

Maths:

Autumn Term 1
Strands Summary
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

Music: BRASS

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 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:

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

https://ttrockstars.com/

 You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practising Spellings At Home

Year2HFW

Year 2 common exception words.

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples

 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.