Welcome to Year 3! Year 3 is a very exciting year in which the children grow their independence as Juniors. We have lots of interesting topics that we will be looking at this year, kicking off with the Stone Age to the Iron Age!

Please remember to sign your child’s reading record at least three times a week to show that they are reading at home.

Year 3 Team

Ms Law (Class Teacher), Ms Bergin (Teaching Assistant) and Ms Buchanan

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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Homework is due

Wear PE kits all day

Recorder

Wear PE kits all day Spelling test
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Homework is given out

Autumn

We kick off the school year by exploring the Stone Age to the Iron Age! We will be learning about different aspects of life from different time periods that span across 10,000 years.

Tying in with our topic, we will be looking at the core texts of The First Drawing and Stone Age Boy. In writing, we will plan and write letters, a newspaper report and a narrative based on the historical setting of the Stone Age.

In Maths, we will revise what we learnt in KS1 about place value and build on this with 3-digit numbers. We will learn how to represent 3-digit numbers in many different ways, and how to partition, order and compare them. We will also practice our mental and written skills in rounding, addition, subtraction with up to 3-digit numbers, and will be building on our knowledge of multiplication.

In Science, we will be focusing on rock and soils. We will be learning about different types of rocks and comparing their properties. We will also be learning about the formation of fossils and how soil is formed.

In Art we will be exploring illustration and self-portraits.

In RE, we will be learning all about the key stories in Buddhism. The children will reflect on key beliefs and how we can learn from these values.

In PSHE we will be learning about how to keep ourselves healthy.