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St Joseph the Worker

Catholic Primary School

Year 3

WHAT WILL I BE DOING AT SCHOOL THIS TERM?

An overview of some of the work being carried out in Class 3 during the Autumn term

In English we will be working on:

  • using knowledge of root words to help identify new words
  • reading and discussing a range of fiction, poetry and non-fiction as a class and individually
  • predicting what happens within stories
  • composing sentences orally before writing
  • using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time within their writing
  • using simple organisational devices such as sub headings for non- fiction writing
  • discussing and recording ideas in plan form following correct writing structure
  • using and punctuating direct speech
  • Explanations
  • Recounts
  • Shape poetry
  • Myths.

In Mathematics we will be working on:

  • mental addition and subtraction using known number bonds to 10 and 20 and number facts
  • comparing and ordering 2 and 3 digit numbers
  • rounding 2 and 3 digit numbers
  • partitioning 2 and 3 digit numbers for addition and subtraction
  • addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers including money
  • multiplying and dividing two digit numbers using our knowledge of 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • doubling and halving 2 digit numbers
  • doubling and halving fractions
  • measuring length and capacity
  • Shape – recognising, naming and describing 3D shapes and their properties
  • Time- telling time to the nearest 5 minute interval
  • Tables and division facts including remainders

 

In Science our topics are:

Food and our bodies

  • We will identify and learn about the 5 food groups and, in turn, how to use these to have a balanced, healthy diet.
  • Working upon previous learning we will identify and name bones in the human skeleton. We will explore the important functions of the skeletons such as protection, movement and support. We will learn how muscles and joints work.
  • We will work scientifically to observe and measure using simple equipment to make a prediction and to collect and record data to help answer questions.

Rocks: Earth rocks-

  • We will distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made; identify and name a variety of everyday materials; describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials and we will compare and group together a variety of everyday materials.
  • We will work scientifically to observe things using simple equipment; to identify and classify; to plan and perform fair tests; to use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions and to gather and record data to help in answering questions.

 

 

 

In R.E. our topics are:

Family

  • We will explore the joys and sorrows of being a family at home and reveal God’s vision for every family.

Belonging

  • We will explore how belonging to a group involves promises and rules and reveal the meaning of the promises made at Baptism.

Love

  • We will explore the demands and joys of visitors and reveal that Advent is a time of waiting to celebrate Jesus’ coming at Christmas.

Judaism

  • We will explore the special places: the synagogue and its importance especially for the community.

 

In Computing our topics are:

We are Safe

  • We will carry out e-safety activities.

We are Researchers

  • We will research the Stone Age by exploring, exchanging and sharing information found on the internet and create and deliver a short multimedia presentation on what they have found.

 

In Geography our topic will be Climate Zones. Through this topic we will begin to identify key features on a world map and features of the different hemispheres. We will also be able to identify key features of climate zones for a range of places and how human and physical environments interrelate these places.

 

In History we will be learning about the Stone Age and how it affected Britain today. We will link this to our Computing topic by researching the Stone Age in a variety of ways.

 

In Art we will be studying observational drawings focusing on patterns. Children will begin to use drawing, sketching and painting to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination for patterns whilst developing a wide range of art and design techniques.

 

In Design and Technology we will be learning about healthy eating. Children will design, make and evaluate their product. This will be linked to instruction writing in English.

 

In Music we will be exploring sounds, using duration, tempo, structure, beat and rhythm.

 

In P.E. we will be studying swimming, football and fencing. Within swimming children will continue to practise and improve upon their different strokes whilst improving stamina for distance. To broaden our PE curriculum Year 3 will be studying fencing which will improve agility and their decision making skills.

 

In French we will be learning simple greetings, counting in French up to 20. Saying our names and how we are feeling. We will be asking and answering questions.

 

Each week your child will be set homework linked to subjects covered in class that week. It would be great if you could support the children in practising these new skills.

 

Year 3 Autumn Term September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING AT SCHOOL THIS TERM?

An overview of some of the work being carried out in Class 3 during the Spring term

In English we will be working on:

  • To know and spell further homophones
  • Reading and discussing a range of fiction, poetry and non-fiction as a class and individually
  • Drawing and justifying inferences of characters feelings, thoughts and motives
  • Explore and perform play scripts showing understanding using of tone, actions and intonation
  • Composing sentences orally before writing
  • Extending the range of sentences we use within our writing
  • Organising paragraphs around a theme
  • To assess and improve our own writing
  • Plays into drama
  • Structured poetry
  • Instructions
  • Non- chronological reports

In Mathematics we will be working on:

  • Using our knowledge of partitioning and place value adding and subtracting three digit numbers by 10
  • Multiplying and dividing numbers by 10
  • Mental addition and recognising patterns in number to help become more efficient
  • Adding 2 and 3 digit numbers bridging the tens column
  • Begin to use column addition
  • Introduce the grid method
  • Double and halving numbers to 100
  • To know our 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables
  • Fractions- Identify 1/2s, 1/3s, 1/4,s 1/6s, and 1/8s; realise how many of each make a whole, identify their equivalent fractions
  • Shape – name 2D shapes and their properties
  • Explore how to find the perimeter of simple 2D shapes.
  • Angles- recognise right angles and know they equal 90 degrees.
  • Time- tell the time to the nearest minute

 

In Science our topics are:

Forces and Magnets: Opposites Attract

  • We will look at magnets and their uses, the forces that magnets produce and what makes magnetic poles special.
  • We will work scientifically to predict and create a fair investigation and report and findings from these enquiries.

Plants: How does your garden grow

  • Building upon previous learning we will identify and name the key parts of a plant, explore what they need to live and how plants transport water and pollinate.
  • We will work scientifically to observe, record and evaluate how plants transport water.

 

In R.E. our topics are:

Journeys

  • We will explore a journey through a year and reveal the Christian family’s journey with Jesus through the Church’s year.

Listening and sharing

  • We will explore listening and sharing with one another revealing the importance of listening to the Word of God and sharing in Holy Communion.

Giving All

  • We will explore how people give themselves and reveal that Lent is a time to remember Jesus’ total giving for us.

Islam

  • We will explore the special places: the mosque and its importance to the community.

In Computing our topics are:

We are data handlers

  • We will learn about data bases. We will create a data base and find information from it by asking questions. The children will use the database to present information in graphs.

We are coders -

  • We will learn that code can be programmed to carry different actions. We will practise creating simple animations, using time events to make objects perform actions in sequence and learn how to debug programs.

In History we will be learning about the Romans. We will link this to our English work through comprehension and grammar.

 

In Art we will be studying landscapes. Children will begin to use observational drawing and explore how paintings and artists show perspective.

 

In Design and Technology we will be making photo frames. The children will design, make and evaluate their product.

 

In Music we will be studying how to learn to play a musical instrument i.e. recorder. Children will begin to use musical notation to play a tune.

 

In P.E. we will be studying gymnastics, dance and striking games. Within gymnastics + dance children will learn to choose appropriate actions and ideas and apply them with control and coordination and evaluate these through self and peer assessment. In striking games children will study tactics and try to incorporate these into the game.

 

In French we will be learning to name classroom objects and say colours. We will say how old we are and give simple instructions.

Each week your child will be set homework linked to subjects covered in class that week. It would be great if could support the children in practising these new skills.

Year 3 Spring Term January 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT WILL I BE DOING AT SCHOOL THIS TERM?

An overview of some of the work being carried out in Class 3 during the

Summer term

 

In English we will be working on:

  • placing the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals
  • reading and discussing a range of fiction, poetry and non-fiction as a class and individually
  • discussing how and why the author has written in a certain style
  • creating setting and character descriptions
  • using fronted adverbials within our writing with the correct punctuation
  • recognising different forms of poetry
  • improving their writing through peer assessment
  • Adventure stories
  • Author Study e.g. Roald Dahl
  • Free verse poetry
  • Persuasion
  • Letter writing
  • Using adverbs to describe how, when and where

In Mathematics we will be working on:

  • adding and subtracting fractions mentally
  • introducing chunking for division and continuing grid method for multiplication
  • continuing to use column addition and subtraction for 2 digit numbers involving word problems
  • instant recall of 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10s times tables
  • Fractions- comparing, ordering, adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator; beginning to recognise equivalences of 1/2
  • Shape- introducing parallel and perpendicular lines. Identifying angles and symmetry within 2D shapes
  • Time- to be able to read a digital clock for both 12 and 24 hours
  • Data Handling – to draw and interpret pictograms and block and bar graphs
  • Length – weight

 

In Science our topics are:

Light and shadows: Mirror, mirror

  • We will explore the wonders of light focusing on how reflections and shadows are created. We will explore mirrors, their history and their uses.
  • We will work scientifically to record observations of light and try to make sense of them.

We are astronauts-

  • We will become astronauts and explore space and particular focus on the moon and how it was possible to visit. We will link this to previous Science topics such as forces and food.
  • We will work scientifically to observe, research and record information on the moon.

 

In R.E. our topics are:

Energy

  • We will explore the energy of fire and wind and reveal the wonder and power of the Holy Spirit.

 

Choices

  • We will explore that choices have consequences and reveal the importance of a conscience in making decisions.

Special Places

  • We will explore that everyone has a special place and reveal the special places for Jesus and the Christian community.

 

In Computing we will be using the computers to ‘communicate’. We will use Publisher to create posters and front covers. We will use Power Point to present information we have learnt in History. We will use Photo Story to create a video advert.

 

In Geography our topic will be map skills. Through this topic we will continue to build upon our knowledge from our local study and apply this more globally. We will use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and other countries and use compass directions and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

 

In Art we will be portraying relationships and working on portraits. Children will develop a wide range of art and design techniques by observational drawing, using a range of different materials to give different effects as well as expressing their relationships and emotions through art.

 

In Design and Technology we will be learning about pneumatic systems. Children will create a design for a pneumatic monster; make their product and evaluate their chosen idea. We will link this to our fiction and poetry topics in English.

 

In Music we will be exploring rhythmic patterns by singing simple melodic and rhythmic parts of a tune. Children will also begin to understand the different roles of a composer and musician.

 

In P.E. we will be studying athletics and striking games as well as swimming. Children will learn to master select skills and actions and use them appropriately with the correct control and coordination. Children will learn a variety of techniques suitable for that specific skill and discipline.

 

In French we will be learning parts of the body, days of the week and character descriptions. We will have simple conversations using these words.

Each week your child will be set homework linked to subjects covered in class that week. It would be great if you could support the children in practising these new skills. Please read with your child every night and record in their reading diaries.

Year 3 Summer Term 2018

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