Welcome to the Year 3 Class Page
What have we been learning?
In English, we have finished our Talk For Writing Unit on ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’. The children have used different techniques and skills to explore the text. Year 3 have become familiarized with the structure and types of vocabulary and grammar used in the model text. The children then applied their creative skills to innovate ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by changing parts of the original story. This then helped them to write an independent piece called ‘The Day the Clothes Quit’.
In Maths, we have finished our topic on Place Value. This involved practicing how to read, write, order and compare three-digit numbers. We have also concentrated on strengthening our problem-solving skills. We are now focusing on mental arithmetic in Addition and Subtraction by looking at adding and taking away one-digit numbers from three-digit numbers. We are becoming more confident with explaining our answers using detailed sentences.
Our topic for this term is ‘Who were The Greatest Builders?’ and we have particularly focused on The Stone and Bronze Age. The children have enjoyed showing their understanding of this period by creating their own cave art, jewelry and Stonehenge models. They even spent the afternoon as hunter-gatherers and used their skills to collect food!
In English, we have completed our unit on ‘Adventure at Sandy Cove’. We enjoyed creating our own adventure story and then used this to write our own news reports. We concentrated on the layout and structure of a news report and compared how this is different to the structure of a narrative. We are currently focusing on ‘Grandpa’s Teeth’, a lost and found narrative. During this unit, we will be building on our prior knowledge of inverted commas and learning to use main, subordinate and relative clauses in our writing. We are particularly focused on improving our handwriting by joining our letters and our spelling by learning to use a dictionary independently.
In Maths, we have been using songs to learn our three, four and eight times tables. We have applied our multiplication and division facts to different problem solving and reasoning situations. We have also been introduced to the long and short written methods of multiplication.We are looking forward to starting our next unit soon on money.
Our current topic is called ‘Bright Sparks’. We have been learning about what life was like before electricity and identifying different products that need electricity to function. We are currently learning about famous inventors such as Thomas Edison, who helped to create the first electric light bulb and the impact this has had on current ways of living. We are strengthening our scientific skills by carrying out many experiments that use electrical circuits. We are looking forward to creating our own Three Little Pigs home that includes a burglar alarm!
20 minutes per day
Minimum 15 minutes Daily Reading at home
Weekly Maths Homework
Spelling Practice – spellings are given out every 4 weeks. A weekly spelling test will take place every Friday.
Wednesday & Friday
Red shorts or Jogging bottoms in cold weather, White T-Shirt with St Michael's badge, Plimsolls/Trainers .
All Uniform can be purchased from Brigade online store.