The Year 3 team
Class Teacher: Mrs Crowther
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Tooke
PE is currently on a Monday and a Wednesday. Please ensure your child comes to school on each of these days dressed in their PE kit. As we will be doing PE outside, tracksuit bottoms and trainers are recommended, especially for the cold weather months. Please ensure earrings are removed/ taped before school on these days and long hair tied back.
Please ensure your child has a name labelled water bottle in school every day for break and lunch times. An additional drink such as squash can be brought in for lunchtime only in their lunchbox.
Your child is welcome to bring their own healthy snack, such as a banana or grapes, for morning break.
This half-term we will be learning about:
English - We will be reading and basing much of our writing around the book ‘Arthur and the golden rope’ by Joe Todd-Stanton. Writing genres will include diary writing, speech writing and narrative writing.
Children will be learning their Year 3/4 statutory spellings. We will have a spelling test every Monday. We will follow the year 3 "No-nonsense Spellings" programme to help children learn and understand these words.
Maths - White Rose Maths scheme: Place value which will focus on numbers up to 1,000, partitioning, number lines, comparing and ordering numbers. We will then start to look at Addition and Subtraction using the column method.
Times Tables – We are currently recapping their 10, 5 and 2 Times Tables. This half term we will start to learn our 3 and 4 Times Tables. We complete our TT Rockstars tests regularly in class to help the children practise ready for their test in year 4.
Science - Animals, including humans focusing on diet and skeletons.
RSE/ PSHE – Health and wellbeing. This will link with our healthy eating lessons in Science. Looking at which foods are healthy and how to keep our body fit and strong.
History – Stone age: focusing on the question ‘how did the lives of Ancient Britons change during the Stone Age?’.
Geography – Earthquakes: focusing on the question ‘why do some earthquakes cause more damage than others?’
Computing – We are focusing on touch typing this half term. Children will be learning the correct fingers to use when typing on a laptop.
Music - Charanga scheme: We are learning the song ‘Let your spirit fly’. We will learn the song piece by piece before learning how to play the tune on the glockenspiel.
PE – On Monday’s the children will focusing on netball skills, such as throwing and catching. On Thursday’s the children will be participating in dance. We have linked dance to their history topic as we creating a routine based on building Stone Henge.
RE - The Way, the Truth and the Life 3.1: The Christian family. We will then take a look at Judaism.
Art – Prehistoric art: Linking to our history topic, we are going to focus on cave drawings/paintings.
French – Unit 1: French greetings.
Curriculum Overview 2021-22