Year 3 is the first year group of Key Stage Two. Your child will build on the skills they acquired in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One to ensure a smooth transition into Key Stage Two.
The children will be learning about addition, subtraction, division and multiplication and the relationships between these operations. In topic maths we will be learning about position, direction and movement, as well as using grid references and co-ordinates. The children will continue to learn their number bands as part of this term’s curricular targets. They will be learning how to divide by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 and work out division problems with remainders. The children will learn a written method for adding and subtracting pairs of three-digit numbers.
In English the children will study both fiction and non-fiction texts. The fiction texts will focus on stories by the same author and stories from other cultures (Rama ans Sita). The non-fiction texts will focus on explanations and non-chronological reports. The information texts covered this term will link to the rainforest and the Jungle Fever topic.
Our topic this term is ‘Jungle Fever’, studying rainforests of the world.
In Geography the children will look at the locations and climates of the world’s rainforests and look at the main features of rainforest layers.
In DT the children will be making a bug hotel.
In Art the children will make a tissue paper collage.
In science, the children will be studying living things and plants. The children will be classifying and grouping leaves and invertebrates using branching databases and classification keys.
In ICT the children will use computer packages and the internet to support their learning, they will become co-authors to research and create a Rainforest Wikipedia page.
The children will have the opportunity to begin to learn to play the recorder. Children will also continue to develop their singing voices by learning a vareiety of songs.
The children will be focussing on games in the first half term with a particular focus on game skills involving team work, attacking and defending, throwing and catching. In the second half of the Autumn Term the children will be learning dance routines based on various themes.
As PE lessons will be outside and with the weather getting cooler children are advised to have jumpers and tracksuit bottoms available should they wish to use them.
P.E./Games for 3A and 3E – Mondays and Tuesdays
Swimming – children will go swimming on Friday mornings.
Classes 3E and 3/4A starting 27th January 2017 to Friday 14th July 2017
The children will be studying Christianity, looking at the qualities of Jesus as a teacher and the theme of belonging. They will explore the key symbols in faith communities. They will learn to recognise symbols as a way of communicating without speech or words, eg. the sign of the cross on a church building. They will also be able to recognise rituals used when praying.
Teachers: Mrs Earp (3E) and Miss Arnold (3/4A)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cartwright (3/4A)