Mr Green - Class Teacher
Miss Wilkinson - Teaching Assistant
Welcome to Year 3
Welcome meeting Tuesday 13th September 2023 at 3.30pm in Year 3.
- Year 3 swim EVERY Wednesday. Children will need a swimming kit brought into school on this day.
- Children may bring in a snack to enjoy during morning playtime.
- Our PE day this half term is Thursday. Children will need come to school in their PE on Thursday.
- Our library day is FRIDAY. This is when children may take out or return books from our school library.
- Children have the opportunity to change their home reading books after lunch everyday. The changing of these books will be monitored.
- Spelling homework goes home every Monday and is due in the following Friday for the weekly spelling quiz.
Scroll Down to see what learning we have planned for the Year and to see our termly galleries and Y3 Twitter feed.
Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and download the School Jotter App to get important updates and class galleries.
In Maths we will lay the ground with place value and the four calculations. Starting with Addition and Subtraction and leading up to Christmas Multiplication and Division.
In English this half term we are reading the book Moon Man and Escape. After the holidays we will be studying the book Iron Man - a fantasy adventure about a young boy befriending a large Iron robot.
In PSHCE we will be going over Rules and responsibilities and why there are important at school and after the holidays we will be looking at Aiming High, children identifying there strengths and skills.
Our History topics are Stone/Bronze and Iron Age and how these times changed the World and how Humans lived. Also we will be looking at the Roman invasion of Britain and how the invasion changed Britain.
For Science, we will be working with plants before half term and Rocks after the holidays.- We will be looking at the the parts of a plant and recognising the function of these part and finding out what a plants needs to grow. In the Rocks topic we are looking at different types of rocks and learning how they are formed.
In Maths we will be continuing with Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. We will then move on to Multiplication and Division.
In English this whole term we are reading the book Moon Man. It is a story where the man on the moon comes down to Earth to dance and sing and have fun but he ends up in prison and has to flee back to the moon.
To encourage the children to remain positive and to let them know it is good to try, even when things seem hard, we will be looking at Growth Mindset and thinking how saying “I can”, can be very helpful in life.
Our History and Geography topic for this term is Stone Age through to Iron Age. We are looking at how life changed for people over these periods and why it changed. In Geography we are looking at the UK identifying the different countries, cities and counties.
In Science we will be focusing on Forces and Magnets, looking at different materials and checking to see if they are magnet or not. Also carrying out investigations to find the strongest magnet. Plants is another topic we will be covering looking at the parts of a plant, the life cycle of a plant and what a plant needs to grow. After the half term we will be working on Light and how shadows are formed.
In Maths we will continue with Fractions, then Time followed by Properties of Shapes and finally Mass and Capacity.
Our English will be focusing on the book Arthur and the Golden Rope because we didn't cover it full in the Spring Term. The other book is Leon and the Place Between, a story set around the circus.
In Geography we will be looking at the countries of the world and their capitals. The 7 continents and 5 oceans.
In Science we will be learning about Animals including Humans. Look at what they need to need and the differences and similarities in skeletons. Plants will also be studied again throughout this term and we will be testing our understanding of they need to grow well by growing some of our own plants.
In the final term we will be looking to moving onto our new class and spending time on Transition days finding out what life will be like the following year.
Our TOP recommendations for online resources to support learning are:
https://ttrockstars.com/ - PLEASE encourage children to work on their time tables. They are crucial in the Years 5 and 6 maths curriculum (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can)! -
https://www.purplemash.com/sch/shade - There are countless games and activities linked to all parts of the curriculum on here (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can).
https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword - We have student access to Discovery Education's Espresso site... there are lots of themed activities, fact files, online games and printable activities for students from Nursery to Year 6.
Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD