Year 3 Curriculum
In Literacy our focus text for this half term will be 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. The children will be developing their descriptive skills, focusing on the use:
- 2 adjectives for every noun in a sentence. E.g. I glared in amazement at the creamy, delicious chocolate river flowing in front of me.
- Adverbs for detail. E.g. Charlie dashed quickly into the huge, incredible chocolate room.
- Similes: Willy Wonka is as creative as an artist.
- Fronted adverbials: After we walked excitedly through the chocolate room, ...
- Prepositions: Suddenly, the interesting, unusual Oompa Loompas appeared in the distance.
- Conjunctions: and, because, so, then, next, but etc.
These sessions will focus on developing the children's inference, prediction, retrieval, definition, summarise and compare.
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.
All spellings can be found on the home learning section of the website and on Seesaw.
During this term, we will be focusing on developing and refining formal written methods for addition and subtraction using up to 3 digits. The rapid recall of multiplication and associated division facts for 3,4,8 tables will be ongoing and this skill will then be used to multiply 2 digit by 1 digit numbers later on in the year.
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 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 'Forces' where the children will learn the scientific vocabulary including push, pull and magnetic poles, 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 objects move without always requiring physical force.
The exciting new topics for this year are:
- Ancient Egyptians
- The Stone Age
- Extreme Climates
Weekly homework is set on a Friday and should completed on Seesaw by the following Wednesday.
Children are given one week to practise their focus spellings which are available on Seesaw- 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.
3T PE- Monday
3C PE- Tuesday