Year 3 is a very exciting year for the children as it is their first year in Key Stage 2. We ensure the transition to the Juniors is smooth to enable the children to settle in quickly and comfortably.
Year 3 Staff
Class Teacher: Miss Minchella
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Teasdale
PPA Cover: Mrs Brixey Budhan and Miss Wise
Our topic this term is ‘Groovy Greeks’. We will be focusing on the books, 'Beasts of Olympus: Beast Keeper' and 'Atticus and the Ancient Greeks'. We will be reading these as our class reads and, then, discussing and comprehending them during our Guided Reading sessions.
In English lessons, we will be exploring a variety of writing purposes, such as persuasive leaflets, story writing and poetry. Our Maths units will centre on developing our place value knowledge and we will learn new methods to solve calculations. We will be exploring Ancient Greece in History and we will be practicing our geographical fieldwork skills in Geography. In Science lessons, we will be learning about the importance of nutrition, animals' skeletons and muscles, and the functions of different parts of plants. This links well with our CPSHE topic of Health and Wellbeing. As part of PE, we will be playing football and choreographing a dance routine. During Computing lessons, we will have a focus on presentational skills and how technology is used around us. In Art sessions, we will be creating an image of a Greek temple using different media and creating some Harvest artwork. During D&T, we will be designing and making a pneumatic mythical creature. Excitingly, the children will also have the opportunity to learn how to play the viola during our whole class Music sessions.
Our theme this term is 'Best of British'. We will be reading the book, "The Accidental Prime Minister" and analysing it during our Guided Reading sessions.
In English lessons, we will be focusing on persuasive writing techniques by writing speech, and we will be writing biographies about famous, significant British individuals. Our Maths units will be fractions, money and measuring length. We will be studying how Britain is ruled in History and we will be developing our knowledge of the United Kingdom in Geography. This includes identifying different landmarks and geographical features. In Science lessons, we will be learning about different rocks and how they are formed, as well as, exploring light and shadows. Our CPSHE topics are relationships and living in the wider world. As part of PE, we will be enhancing our gymnastic skills and the children will be introduced to handball. During Computing lessons, we will have a focus on word processing skills and how to be safe online. We will also use and apply our skills to create some computer art. In Art sessions, we will be creating a Union Jack collage and, during D&T, we will be consolidating our knowledge of food groups and ingredient to prepare for our cooking lessons, where we will be making (and eating) scones for our British Tea Party. The children will also create their own school anthem, inspired by the National Anthem, in our Music sessions.
Our topic this term is ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’. We will be reading the book, "The Ancient Egypt Sleepover" and we will discuss and comprehend it in our Guided Reading sessions.
In English lessons, we will be focusing on writing to entertain, demonstrating the descriptive writing skills we have learnt over the year, for example, characterising speech and using different ways to construct sentences. Our Maths units will be measuring capacity, time, shape and statistics. We will be exploring Ancient Egypt in History and we will be comparing the similarities and differences between places in Geography. In Science lessons, we will be learning about forces and magnets, as well as completing investigations to enhance our working scientifically skills. Our CPSHE topic explores our mental health and understanding what a healthy mind and brain are. As part of PE, we will be practising our athletic skills and the children will be participating in swimming lessons every week. During Computing lessons, we will have a focus on coding and programming. In Art sessions, we will be turning ourselves into Pharaohs using collage and, during D&T, we will be designing and making Egyptian collars using stitching. In addition, we will be going on a school trip to the Ashmolean Music in Oxford to become Egyptologists.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me.
All children in Year 3 have a Times Table Rockstars login. Times Table Rockstars is a fantastic website for children to practise their times tables. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/26502
All children in Year 3 have an Accelerated Reader login. Once the children have finished reading their school book, they can search for and complete the accompanying comprehension quiz.
BBC Bitesize is a wonderful website for all subjects. There are many tutorials online that can help support your child's learning.