Year 3 2021/22

Welcome back, and welcome to Year 3!

We are so excited to be back with a brand new Year 3 team this September.

Our Year 3 teachers are Mrs Perkins, Mrs Knight and Miss Brady. We will be supported in class by Miss Hargreaves, Miss Williams and Miss Park.

Our PE days in Year 3 will be Monday and Thursday so please make sure that your child comes to school in suitable PE kit on those days. We will be learning a variety of skills to support invasion games such as hockey and basketball.

In addition, we will also be having reading days on Monday and Thursday where your child will have additional reading for pleasure time, the opportunity to check books out of our new class libraries. Please make sure that finished library books are returned and on these days and your child's reading record is completed and in school to show they have read at home at least 3 times a week.

We look forward to welcoming your child back to school this September, and into Key Stage 2. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact a member of the Year 3 team.

Summer 2 Term

For our final half-term, Year 3 is asking the question 'Would you travel around the Ring of Fire?'. Our Geography topic is Volcanoes and we will be learning how volcanoes are formed, what causes them to erupt, where and what the Ring of Fire is, and what are some advantages and disadvantages of living near a volcano.

In RE, we will be thinking about what some faith groups believe happen when we die, and what a funeral might look like in different faith groups. In Science, we are learning about the different types of teeth and their functions, and we will be conducting an investigation into how we can keep our teeth healthy.

Our music lessons will continue to be led by Heather.

Date for your diary: Monday 11th July - our trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Please see the letter on the school APP for further details.

Our PE days remain the same (Monday and Thursday). Please continue to send your child in their PE clothes and no earrings on these days. Please also send your library books in for changing on Mondays and Thursdays.

Home learning will be sent out on a Monday; please return this by Friday.

Y3 Downloads for Summer 2

Y3 Knowledge Organiser - Geography - Volcanoes

 

 

Recommended Reading for Summer 2:

Our Summer 2 Learning

Boogie Bounce

Y3NB loved taking part in 'boogie bounce' today. Miss Brady was so impressed with the confidence the children showed in being able to make up their own routines in front of the class and despite the warm weather, everyone tried their best. Well done everyone!

Summer 1 Term

This half-term Year 3 is asking the question 'Did Boudica's revolt get revenge from the Rotten Romans?' and we will be building on last terms History topic by learning about the Roman Empire in Britain.

In RE, we will be looking at how different religions see life as a journey, and thinking about where the journey of life might lead.

Our music lessons will continue to be led by Heather.

Our PE lessons will be focusing on dodgeball and rounders. In Computing, we will be learning how to use animation.

Our PE days remain the same (Monday and Thursday). Please continue to send your child in their PE clothes and no earrings on these days. Please also send your library books in for changing on Mondays and Thursdays.

Home learning will be sent out on a Monday; please return this by Friday.

Y3 Downloads for Summer 1

Y3 Knowledge Organiser - History - The Romans

 

 

Recommended Reading for Summer 1:

Spring 2 Term

This half-term Year 3 is asking the question 'Can you make art from a fossil?' and we will be linking our History learning about the Bronze Age and the Iron Age with our Science topic - Rocks and Fossils and our art work.

In RE, we will be looking at the Easter Story in detail, and discussing ways in which some Christians celebrate Easter.

Our music lessons will continue to be led by Heather, and we are learning to play Bench Ball and practise football skills in PE. In Computing, we are looking at data handling, starting with branching databases and in French we will be reading and writing a few familiar French phrases.

Our PE days remain the same (Monday and Thursday). Please continue to send your child in their PE clothes and no earrings on these days. Please also send your library books in for changing on Mondays and Thursdays.

Home learning will be sent out on a Monday; please return this by Friday.

Y3 Downloads for Spring 2

Y3 Knowledge Organiser - Science - Rocks and Fossils

Y3 Knowledge Organiser - History - Bronze Age to Iron Age

 

Recommended Reading for Spring 2:

Spring 1 Term

Happy New Year! Welcome back to school. There is a slight staffing change this term; Miss Clarke will be teaching alongside Mrs Knight instead of Mrs Perkins.

This half-term Year 3 is asking the question 'How can we make Our Voices Heard?' and we will be thinking about how we can protect our planet to make a better place for our future.

Our topic this half-term in Geography is Our European Neighbours and in Design & Technology, we will be learning about where food comes from, seasonality, and designing and making our own flapjacks. We are starting the term with a poetry fortnight, and looking forward to listening to lots of poems.

In Science, we are learning about plants, and in RE we will be finding out about the meanings of symbols, words and actions used in prayer and worship.

Our music lessons will continue to be led by Heather, and we are learning multi-skills and Tennis skills in PE.

Our PE days remain the same (Monday and Thursday). Please continue to send your child in their PE clothes and no earrings on these days. Please also send your library books in for changing on Mondays and Thursdays.

Home learning will be sent out on a Monday; please return this by Friday.

Y3 Downloads for Spring 1

Y3 Knowledge Organiser - Science - Plants

Y3 Knowledge Organiser - Geography - Our European Neighbours

 

Recommended Reading for Spring 1:

Autumn 2 Term

Welcome back to school. We hope you have had a great half term.

This half-term Year 3 is asking the question 'What can we learn from Om?' and we will be discovering who Om is during our English lessons.

Our topic is The Stone Age, and we are looking forward to our trip to Creswell Crags on Tuesday 7th December. In Science, we are learning about light, and in RE we will be looking at Diwali and Christmas celebrations as well as understanding the challenges of commitment for a Christian person and a Christian community. Our music lessons will continue to be led by Heather, and we are learning multi-skills and Rugby in PE.

Our PE days remain the same (Monday and Thursday). Please continue to send your child in their PE clothes and no earrings on these days. Please also send your library books in for changing on Mondays and Thursdays.

Y3 Downloads for Autumn 2

Y3 Knowledge Organiser - History - Stone Age

Y3 Knowledge Organiser - Science - Light

 

Recommended Reading for Autumn 2:

Our Autumn 2 Learning

Creswell Crags 07.12.21

We have all had such an amazing day today on our trip at Creswell Crags. All of the children should be proud of themselves as they showed what superstars they truly are!

Week Ending 03.12.21

In Miss Brady's class we have been reading 'The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me' by Roald Dahl in Guided Reading. We have enjoyed finding out about the characters and predicting what they might get up to next.

At the beginning of every Guided Reading lesson we do a 'paired read' which involves working with our partner to take it in turns to read. We are nearly at the end of the book and can't wait to find out what happens!

This week we have learnt the numbers 0-10 in French!

Week Ending 19.11.21

This week in outdoor PE we have been practising our throwing and catching skills in Rugby. We worked as a team to try and get as many passes as we could without dropping the ball.

This week in English we have started a new writing sequence. We are learning how to write a non-chronological report about the Stone Age people. We will be learning about different features of writing to make our chronological report the best it can be!

This week in Maths we have been learning to use column addition and subtraction. We have used dienes and drawn part whole models to help us work out the answer.

Autumn 1 Term

Our question for our learning journey this half term is 'Help! I'm a cartographer - can I get myself out of here?' and our focus for Geography will be understanding how the local area has changed over time, and learning about symbols and keys on maps, as well as creating scaled drawings.

In Science, we will be learning about forces and we will be linking our knowledge of forces to Design & Technology, where we will be selecting an appropriate mechanism to construct our own toy cars. In RE, we will be learning about how some faiths see life as a journey, and looking at some big questions that might be asked by people, and we will be looking at the Christian and Hindu creation stories.

In French, we will be starting to understand a few familiar spoken words and phrases, and writing and copying simple French words.

We have a new RHSE curriculum this year where we will be learning about responsibilities to our friends, and how our actions can affect other people's feelings, as well as what we can do to maintain healthy relationships. We will also be looking at how to keep safe online, and this will be reinforced in our Computing lessons too. Our Computing topic will be learning about the physical components of a network, and understanding how digital devices can function and change the way we work.

We are very lucky to have Heather from Sheffield Music Services supporting our music lessons this year; in Music we will be learning to sing round and partner songs as well as recalling sounds with an increasing aural memory.

Y3 Downloads for Autumn 1

Y3 Knowledge Organiser - Geography - Maps

Y3 Knowledge Organiser - Science - Forces and Magnets