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Year 3

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We hope you have had a great summer! Here in Year 3 we are looking forward to a year full of fun! Please have a look through our page on a regular basis to keep up to date with information about what will be happening and what has been happening in class.



This half term in English, Year 3 we will be learning how to write a narrative based on the story of   ‘Jack and the Baked Beanstalk’ written by Colin Stimson. Children will create a baked beanstalk during their WOW experience. In order to develop the children's narrative writing, they will identify the features of a story and use descriptive devises to enhance the narrative. Children will also use adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe a setting.


Another way that the children will enhance their writing is through the use conjunctions to extend their sentences. To make their writing more interesting, children will incorporate speech and use adverbs express the emotions of a character.







This half term in maths, children will be representing 1000s, 100s, 10s and ones using number lines, place value grids, counters and dienes. They will investigate the relationship between different place value columns and use problem solving and reasoning strategies to further their understanding. The children will then progress to applying these techniques to adding and subtracting three – digit numbers.





This half term in Science, the children are to become a team of personal trainers for clients in need of expert health, dietary and training advice. They will develop specialised knowledge, skills and understanding in nutrition, muscles, bones and joints and conduct their own research in order to answer client’s questions. At the end, the children will make presentation tailored to the client’s needs that will set them on the road to a healthier life style.



Humanities this half term focuses on navigating the world. Children will use maps, atlases, globes and computers to locate countries and describe their features. Children will be looking at natural and man-made land marks as well as naming the parts that make the United Kingdom.





Using the program 'Kodu', the children will program a short story/ game based on another topic they are learning about in class. They will use some X and Y axis basics, as well as a variety of inputs and outputs to create an interactive 3D world.