Welcome to Year 3, the teachers this year will be Mr Holloway, Miss Hughes and Mrs Kyriacou.
This half term Year 3 will be learning all about the Stone Age! We will be researching a variety of themes such as Stonehenge and daily life for a person in the Stone Age. This will be the stimulus for a variety of work including literacy, art, history and geography. We will be exploring evidence such as pictures and artefacts to discover more about what life was like for people who lived during the Stone Age to Iron Age period.
• Make a model of a Stone Age home – see if you can find resources in the garden!
• Can you create your own recipe for a Stone Age meal? Remember to use the features of instructions!
• Can you design your own Stone Age clothing? Remember what materials were available?
• Invent your own prehistoric animal and write a description of it.
In literacy we will be focusing on different types of information texts. We will be learning about the features of instructions, adverts and information leaflets. Year 3 will also be looking at the different types of word classes, such as nouns, verbs and adjectives and using these for descriptive writing. We will also be using connectives to extend sentences and using punctuated speech in our writing. Our focus text will be ‘Ug’ which will be used as a stimulus for our descriptive writing, where Year 3 will be focusing on describing characters and settings.
In Maths this half term Year 3 will be focusing on Number and Place Value. We will be investigating and exploring the place value of digits in numbers up to 1000, using lots of practical resources to help us. This will then help us to order and compare numbers and round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000! We will also be partitioning numbers to show the value of each digit. This half terms we will be focusing on our own 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables.
This half term, we will be learning about Rocks and Soils. As part of this topic we will be learning about the different types of rocks, fossils and soils. We will be sorting these into groups, discussing properties and learning how rocks are formed. We will also be planning and completing our own investigations.
Year 3 will be learning about the 3 different periods of the Stone Age, where we will be looking at how people evolved through the ages, using timelines to place events in chronological order and researching how life changed over time.
This half term we will be using our mapping skills to locate where people from the Stone Age settled; we will be looking at the physical geography of Skara Brae and using maps to follow the route the Stone Age people used when building Stonehenge.
D&T / Art
This half term we will be learning about cave paintings where we identify the different the different colours used in the paintings, understand why cave paintings were so important to people from the Stone Age and experiment with a range of colour mixing and brush techniques to create our own cave paintings.
Year 3 will be reviewing online safety rules and completing the pupil online safety acceptable use agreement form. The whole class will sign A3 Queenswell online safety rules for display in class. We will also be logging onto network with .302 account, Dance Mat typing skills, saving & logging off, aswell as behaving respectfully online & passwords.
Year 3 will learn a range of basic instrument and rhythmical music skills and show a clear understanding using musical vocabulary. We will apply our musical skills and knowledge to our main topics: the symphony orchestra, ostinatos and music theory.
Year 3 will be learning the days of the week, the months, numbers 1-31 , colours and the names of some animals. We will use greetings, introduce ourselves, say how we are feeling, how old we are, when our birthday is and what our favourite colour is.
We will also learn how to say the date in Spanish and locate Spain on a world map and know the capital city is Madrid.
PE and swimming
Your child is expected to have appropriate PE kit with them for every session. The timetabled PE days are as follows: 3DH – Tuesday Indoor and Friday Outdoor
3VP – Wednesday Indoor and Friday Outdoor 3VH – Wednesday Indoor and Friday Outdoor
Year 3 will start swimming lessons as of February 2018.
This year, children will expected to practise their times tables and spellings each week for homework and should be reading every night. Spellings are out on a Tuesday and children will be tested on the following Tuesday. Times tables will be out on Tuesday and tested the following week. Children are expected to read every night.