Year 3 Curriculum
In Literacy our focus text for this half term will be 'Flat Stanley and the Great Egyptian Grave Robbery'. The children will be developing their narrative skills, focusing on the use:
- 2 adjectives for every noun in a sentence.
- Adverbs for detail.
- Fronted adverbials.
- Inverted commas (Speech marks).
These sessions will focus on developing the children's inference, prediction, retrieval, definition, summarise and comparing skills.
These will be practised throughout the week to support the spelling test every Friday. We will also be concentrating on using these in sentences to develop vocabulary understanding. Please check the letters section for this half terms spellings
During this term, we will be focusing on developing and refining formal written methods for all 4 operations ( + - x and division) for numbers up to 3 digits. The rapid recall of multiplication and associated division facts for 3,4,6,8 tables will be ongoing and this skill will then be used to multiply 2 digit by 1 digit numbers.
Children will continue to have opportunities to tell the time using 12 and 24 hour clocks, to the nearest minute and then apply this to solving word problems involving time. Children will be given the opportunity to measure capacity and lengths and to solve word problems linked to measurements.
Children will have a range of opportunities to develop and apply these skills in a variety ways including ICT tasks, paired game, problem solving activities and practical activities which involve working collaboratively with their peers and adult support.
We encourage the regular use of Times Tables Rocks Stars. This is an online application which helps the children to develop the vital skill of rapid multiplication recall with their corresponding division facts. This is in preparation for the Government set Times Table challenge in year 4.
Our topic will be 'What plants need' where the children will learn the scientific vocabulary including sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic, also developing their scientific understanding by investigating a given research question relating to this. This will then be used to develop their understanding of how rocks are formed either naturally or man-made.
The exciting new topics for this year are:
- The Stone Age
- Ancient Egyptians
- Extreme Climates
Weekly homework is set on a Friday and should be back in school by the following Wednesday.
Children are given one week to practise their focus spellings which come home on Friday- we will be working on the spelling pattern throughout the week. However, if you are able, please assist your child with these. If you need any suggestions on how to help your child at home, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the Year 3 team who will be happy to give you examples of games and other strategies.
3J: Indoor PE- Monday
3T: Indoor PE- Tuesday
Swimming: Every Friday morning.