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Year 3

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Welcome to Year 3!

 

 

Meet our Wonderful Team!

 

 

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Miss Harris, Mrs Raybould and Mr Hughes in Purple Class

 

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Miss Duhaime in Roxo Class

 

 

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Miss McKeigue and Mrs Hyams in Violet Class

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Miss Paca and Mrs Godfrey in Benguni Class

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Summer 2014

Summer 2nd 2014

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Creative Curriculum

 

Our Creative Curriculum this half term is Near and Far. During this topic children will look at countries in Africa and compared them with the UK. They will learn that there are similarities, as well as differences, between communities in other parts of the world and our own. Begin to develop a sense of empathy and commonality with people in other places. As well as consider the feelings and points of view of others, both in their own community and the wider world. Pupils will start to recognise and respect the similarities and differences between people in different places. As part of this exciting unit the children will spend the day learning African drumming and dancing!!!!

 

 

 

English

 

This half term the children will be looking at adventure and mystery and report writing. Pupils will plan and write an extended adventure story divided into chapters or paragraphs. Identify a problem, events and resolution and use typical characters and settings. Include elements from reading, such as description, action sequences, dialogue.Children will research and note–take using information and ICT texts . Analyse report text and write own reports based on notes from several sources

 

Maths

 

This half term will be In Maths we will covering the following units:

 

Handling data and measures

 

  • Follow a line of enquiry by deciding what information is important; make and use lists, tables and graphs to organise and interpret the information
  • Know the relationships between kilometres and metres, metres and centimetres, kilograms and grams, litres and millilitres; choose and use appropriate units to estimate, measure and record measurements
  • Read, to the nearest division and half-division
  • Read the time on a 12-hour digital clock and to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock; calculate time intervals and find start
  • Answer a question by collecting, organising and interpreting data; use tally charts, frequency tables, pictograms and bar charts to represent results and illustrate observations; use ICT to create a simple bar chart
  • Use Venn diagrams or Carroll diagrams to sort data and objects using more than one criterion

 

Calculating, measuring and understanding shape

 

  • ·         Represent the information in a puzzle or problem using numbers, images or diagrams; use these to find a solution and present it in context, where appropriate using £.p notation or units of measure
  • ·         Add or subtract mentally combinations of one-digit and two-digit numbers
  • ·         Develop and use written methods to record, support or explain addition and subtraction of two-digit and three-digit numbers
  • ·         Use practical and informal written methods to multiply and divide two-digit numbers (e.g. 13 × 3, 50 ÷ 4); round remainders up or down, depending on the context
  • ·         Find unit fractions of numbers and quantities (e.g. 1¤2, 1¤3, 1¤4 and 1¤6 of 12 litres)
  • ·         Draw and complete shapes with reflective symmetry; draw the reflection of a shape in a mirror line along one side
  • ·         Read and record the vocabulary of position, direction and movement, using the four compass directions to describe movement about a grid
  • ·         Use a set-square to draw right angles and to identify right angles in 2-D shapes; compare angles with a right angle; recognise that a straight line is equivalent to two right angles
  • ·         Know the relationships between kilometres and metres, metres and centimetres, kilograms and grams, litres and millilitres; choose and use appropriate units to estimate, measure and record measurements
  • ·         Explain a process or present information, ensuring items are clearly sequenced, relevant details are included and accounts ended effectively

 

  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating.

     

  • Solve one-step and two-step problems involving numbers, money or measures, including time, choosing and carrying out appropriate calculations
  • Read and write proper fractions (e.g. 3¤7, 9¤10), interpreting the denominator as the parts of a whole and the numerator as the number of parts; identify and estimate fractions of shapes; use diagrams to compare fractions and establish equivalents
  • Derive and recall multiplication facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 times-tables and the corresponding division facts; recognise multiples of 2, 5 or 10 up to 1000
  • Use practical and informal written methods to multiply and divide two-digit numbers (e.g. 13 × 3, 50 ÷ 4); round remainders up or down, depending on the context
  • Understand that division is the inverse of multiplication and vice versa; use this to derive and record related multiplication and division number sentences
  • Find unit fractions of numbers and quantities (e.g. 1¤2, 1¤3, 1¤4 and 1¤6 of 12 litres)

Summer 1st 2014

 

Creative Curriculum

 

 

Our Creative Curriculum this half term is…… Ancient Egypt! We will be looking at geographical information and  pyramids; their construction and purpose. Pupils will learn about how the Egyptians developed a system of communication called hieroglyphics, the students will write their own names and secret messages.

 

In May we will be visiting the British Museum. Here pupils will have the chance to see how Ancient Egyptians lived , worked and played.  They will have the opportunity to see mummies and  artefacts.

 

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English

 

This half term the children will be looking at Dialogues and Plays . They will explore familiar texts and look how speech is presented in novels and play scripts. With this knowledge they will practise this style of writing themselves and create their own plays. They will also be studying Performance Poetry; where they investigate different ways of performing poems using rhythm, beat and tone of voice.

 

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Maths

 

The half term we will be focusing on the following skills: 

 

A3 - Counting, partitioning and calculating

 

  •    Solve one-step and two-step problems involving numbers, money or measures, including time, choosing and carrying out appropriate calculations
  •     Round two-digit or three-digit numbers to the nearest 10 or 100 and give estimates for their sums and differences
  •     Add or subtract mentally combinations of one-digit and two-digit numbers
  •     Develop and use written methods to record, support or explain addition and subtraction of two-digit and three-digit numbers
  •     Derive and recall multiplication facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 times-tables and the corresponding division facts; recognise multiples of 2, 5 or 10 up to 1000
  •     Use practical and informal written methods to multiply and divide two-digit numbers (e.g. 133, 504); round remainders up or down, depending on the context
  •     Actively include and respond to all members of the group

 

 

A4 - Securing number facts, understanding shape

 

 

  • Solve one-step and two-step problems involving numbers, money or measures, including time, choosing and carrying out appropriate calculations
  • Represent the information in a puzzle or problem using numbers, images or diagrams; use these to find a solution and present it in context, where appropriate using  .p notation or units of measure
  • Identify patterns and relationships involving numbers or shapes, and use these to solve problems
  • Read and write proper fractions (e.g., ), interpreting the denominator as the parts of a whole and the numerator as the number of parts; identify and estimate fractions of shapes; use diagrams to compare fractions and establish equivalents
  • Derive and recall all addition and subtraction facts for each number to 20, sums and differences of multiples of 10 and number pairs that total 100
  • Derive and recall multiplication facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 times-tables and the corresponding division facts; recognise multiples of 2, 5 or 10 up to 1000
  • Use knowledge of number operations and corresponding inverses, including doubling and halving, to estimate and check calculations
  • Relate 2-D shapes and 3-D solids to drawings of them; describe, visualise, classify, draw and make the shapes
  • Use a set-square to draw right angles and to identify right angles in 2-D shapes; compare angles with a right angle; recognise that a straight line is equivalent to two right angles
  • Develop and use specific vocabulary in different contexts

Science

 

We will be covering  green plants this half term. Children will  develop an understanding of how plants grow and reproduce through a serious of science investigations. Pupils will grow and study their own plants keeping a diary on how they develop. 

 

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Spring 2014

Spring 2nd 2014

Parents, careers, brothers and sisters we need your help again!!! Year 3 are turning into fashion designers this half term....strike a pose! Each class will be given a decade to create a piece of clothing or whole outfit based around that era. 

 

Family and friends will have the opportunity to see Year 3 strut their fashion down the catwalk on the 3rd April in the KS2 hall. Please come along promptly at 2.15pm to support the pupils and their learning. You might find the next Vivienne Westwood!!

 

Purple Class - 70's 

Benguni - 60's 

Violet - 40-50's 

Roxo - 80's 

 

Be as creative as you can! 

 

Creative Curriculum

 

Our Creative Curriculum this half term is…… Fashion Designers! We will be looking at how fashion has changed over time, famous fashion designers, and even get the chance to create our own t-shirt.

 

On March 11th Seven Stars Agency with be delivering The Fashion Workshop to Year 3 Classes. The pupils will Using a range of materials and tools the students will get the chance to experiment with and explore new techniques that result in a final piece!  They are then given the amazing opportunity to put on their own catwalk show where they can showcase their unique creations.

 

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English

 

In English we will be covering two units, Adventure and Mystery and Instructions.

 

Have a look at the list below to help remember some of those fabulous stories you loved as a child. 

 

Year 3 Narrative Unit 3:  Adventure and Mystery

 

Title

Author

Publisher

ISBN

Adventure Stories for Eight Year Olds

Helen Paiba

Pan Macmillan

9780330391405

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

Penguin Classics

9780140620863

Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

Penguin Books

9780141312125

Attack of the tentacled terror

Susan Gates

Puffin Books

9780141306728

Carbonel

Barbara Sleigh

Puffin Books

9780141319735

Comet in Moominland

Tove Jansson

Penguin Books

9780140302868

Cops and Robbers

Allan Ahlberg

Puffin Books

9780140565843

Danny, the Champion of the World

Roald Dahl

Puffin Books

9780141311326

Don’t be Horrid, Henry

Francesca Simon

Orion Children's

9781842556726

Fin Family Moomintroll

Tove Jansson

Penguin Books

9780140301502

Gorilla

Anthony Browne

Walker Books

9780744592726

Grk and the Pelotti Gang

Joshua Doder

Anderson Press

9781842705278

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

J K Rowling

Bloomsbury Publishing

9780747532743

Horrid Henry & the Mega-Mean Time Machine

Francesca Simon

Orion Children's

9781842550694

Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend

Francesca Simon

Orion Children's

9781842556726

Horrid Henry’s Revenge

Francesca Simon

Orion Children's

9780752860862

How to live forever

Colin Thompson

Red Fox

9780099461814

Kensuke’s Kingdon

Michael Morpurgo

Egmont Books

9781405221740

Mr Majeika

Humphrey Carpenter

Young Puffins

9780140316773

Mystery at Winklesea

Helen Cresswell

Hodder Children’s Books

9780340646434

Professor P and Jurassic coast

Peter James Davidson

Positive Books

9780954615109

Puffin Book of Stories for Eight Year Olds

Wendy Cooling

Penguin Books

9780140380521

Railway Cat

Phyllis Arkle

Young Puffins

9780140345155

Silver Swan

Michael Morpurgo

Corgi Children's

9780552546140

Supernaturalists

Eoin Colfer

Penguin Books

9780141317410

The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Ursula Moray-Williams

Kingfisher Modern Classics

9780753412077

The BFG

Roald Dahl

Puffin Books

9780141311371

The Ghost of Thomas Kemp

Penelope Lively

Egmont Books

9781405225427

The Indian in the Cupboard

Lynne Reid-Banks

Collins

9780007148981

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C S Lewis

HarperCollins

9780007202287

The Mousehole Cat

Antonia Barber

Walker Books

9781844289103

The Owl Tree

Jenny Nimmo

Walker Books

9781406305180

The Tunnel

Anthony Browne

Walker Books

9781406313291

The Water Horse

Dick King Smith

Puffin Books

9780141302232

The Wolves in the Wall

Neil Gaiman

Bloomsbury Publishing

9780747591627

The Worst Witch

Jill Murphy

Puffin Classics

9780141319629

Tumbleweed

Dick King Smith

Puffin Books

9780141302386

Woof

Allan Ahlberg

Puffin Books

9780140319965

Have a go at helping your child write their own story.

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Maths

 

This half term will be In Maths we will covering the following units:

 

Handling data and measures

 

  • Follow a line of enquiry by deciding what information is important; make and use lists, tables and graphs to organise and interpret the information
  • Know the relationships between kilometres and metres, metres and centimetres, kilograms and grams, litres and millilitres; choose and use appropriate units to estimate, measure and record measurements
  • Read, to the nearest division and half-division
  • Read the time on a 12-hour digital clock and to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock; calculate time intervals and find start
  • Answer a question by collecting, organising and interpreting data; use tally charts, frequency tables, pictograms and bar charts to represent results and illustrate observations; use ICT to create a simple bar chart
  • Use Venn diagrams or Carroll diagrams to sort data and objects using more than one criterion

Securing number facts, relationships and calculating.

 

  • Solve one-step and two-step problems involving numbers, money or measures, including time, choosing and carrying out appropriate calculations
  • Read and write proper fractions (e.g. 3¤7, 9¤10), interpreting the denominator as the parts of a whole and the numerator as the number of parts; identify and estimate fractions of shapes; use diagrams to compare fractions and establish equivalents
  • Derive and recall multiplication facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 times-tables and the corresponding division facts; recognise multiples of 2, 5 or 10 up to 1000
  • Use practical and informal written methods to multiply and divide two-digit numbers (e.g. 13 × 3, 50 ÷ 4); round remainders up or down, depending on the context
  • Understand that division is the inverse of multiplication and vice versa; use this to derive and record related multiplication and division number sentences
  • Find unit fractions of numbers and quantities (e.g. 1¤2, 1¤3, 1¤4 and 1¤6 of 12 litres)

 

Calculating, measuring and understanding shape

 

  • ·         Represent the information in a puzzle or problem using numbers, images or diagrams; use these to find a solution and present it in context, where appropriate using £.p notation or units of measure
  • ·         Add or subtract mentally combinations of one-digit and two-digit numbers
  • ·         Develop and use written methods to record, support or explain addition and subtraction of two-digit and three-digit numbers
  • ·         Use practical and informal written methods to multiply and divide two-digit numbers (e.g. 13 × 3, 50 ÷ 4); round remainders up or down, depending on the context
  • ·         Find unit fractions of numbers and quantities (e.g. 1¤2, 1¤3, 1¤4 and 1¤6 of 12 litres)
  • ·         Draw and complete shapes with reflective symmetry; draw the reflection of a shape in a mirror line along one side
  • ·         Read and record the vocabulary of position, direction and movement, using the four compass directions to describe movement about a grid
  • ·         Use a set-square to draw right angles and to identify right angles in 2-D shapes; compare angles with a right angle; recognise that a straight line is equivalent to two right angles
  • ·         Know the relationships between kilometres and metres, metres and centimetres, kilograms and grams, litres and millilitres; choose and use appropriate units to estimate, measure and record measurements
  • ·         Explain a process or present information, ensuring items are clearly sequenced, relevant details are included and accounts ended effectively
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Super Science

 

In Science we be investigating sound. Year 3 pupils love an exciting experiment! Have a look at the links below to top up your knowledge. 

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ICT 

 

In ICT sessions we will be looking at Electronic Communication

Email. Pupils will get the chance to learn how to message the school and communicate with pupils in other countries.  

 

Help your child remember how to stay safe on the internet using the schools E-Safety page.

Our topic this Spring half term is Explosions and Shakes!

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Students, parents, carers, brothers and sisters,  we need your help to make this project end with a BANG!!!

 

We have set you the challenge of creating your own volcano!! You have 5 weeks to plan, design and build your own active volcano. Below are some links to help inspire you.

 

How adventurous will you be?  

The time is near!!!We have organised a Creative Curriculum Fair to show off our fabulous learning!

 

You are all invited to the KS2 hall on February 11th at 2.30pm. Please be prompt as there is lots to show.

 

Would you like to help your children with their learning?

 

Why not check out some of the websites below!

Study Ladder

 

The interactive way to

develop your home-learning skills!

 

Remember to store your password somewhere safe when you get it and remember it!

Be apart of the friendly competition, build your avatar, complete your tasks , earn credits

and certificates.

 

Last year the pupil who earned the most points was Enoch Salami, with a staggering 6845!

Are you up for a challenge? Can you do better than this?

 

Home-learning has never been so much fun!

Digger and the Gang - Nash's adventures in English, Maths and Science.

Curriculum Newsletters

 

 

Below are the curriculum newsletters, these are updated each half term. 

 

Please have a look and see what your children will be learning about!!!

SUMMER NEWSLETTER

Please see the newsletter below to find out about everything your child is learning this term

Spring 1 Newsletter - Year 3

Our Fantastic, Creative Home Learning Challenge!!

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Check out some of the fun, games and brilliant learning we have been doing in Year 3!!

We love investigating in Maths!

Check our Math Magicians…

Exciting English!

Super Science!!!

Pumping P.E

Symmetry

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Symmetry

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If you wish to contact the Year Group Leader: Miss Harris - then please email using the form below.

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