Welcome to the Year Three class page! Here you will find lots of the amazing achievements we have made. You will also find some information that will help you support our learning from home. We are looking forward to working hard to ensure that we achieve our best. We hope you enjoy looking at our achievements. Check back regularly to stay informed.
Year 3 Content
Year 3 English
In Year 3, we use English in all of our subjects. Either through handwriting, spellings, reading or writing we apply the skills we learn across every part of the curriculum.
In the first part of the Autumn term, we have enjoyed reading all about ‘Seal Surfer.’ We have created senses grids, written diary entries and recounts based on the story while working up to writing our own letter as a character. We have also been learning alto of grammatical features to improve our writing, such as: prepositions, direct speech and extending our vocabulary. In the next half term we will begin to read our new book ‘The Winters Child’. This will form the inspiration for us to learn how to create our own fantasy stories.
Throughout our English work we continue to develop the enjoyment of reading and push children to read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts ranging across all genres. Within our Guided Reading sessions, we discuss a wide range of texts to develop our inference skills.
At Sacred Heart we use the Oxford Owl website to help encourage our pupils to read. We have given your child a class login and password to access the Oxford Owl website, it would be great if you could spend a few minutes each evening reading with your child at home.
Click on the links below to read a few of our amazing class stories.
Year 3 Maths
In the Autumn term, we have been developing our understanding of place value and number. We have enjoyed using manipulative such as Base 10 and Place Value Counters. We are now further addition subtraction, multiplication and division further looking at the formal methods. We have been working toward explaining our reasoning and how to solve a range of problems. Throughout, we have been working on improving our mental maths strategies and memorising our times tables.
At Sacred Heart follow the White Rose Maths Planning, which provides opportunities for children to develop their varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving abilities. This document has been designed to meet the needs and requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum.
In order to develop fluency in mathematics, children need to secure a conceptual understanding and efficiency in procedural approaches. This resources highlights the importance of making connections between concrete materials, models and images, mathematical language, symbolic representations and prior learning.
There is a key focus on the teaching sequence and ensure that children have opportunities to practice the key skills whilst building the understanding and knowledge to apply these skills into more complex application activities.
This programme also provides a list of key, basic skills that children must continually practice as they forma the building blocks of mathematical learning.
Please visit http://nrich.maths.org/ The Home of rich mathematics.
Please visit https://www.ncetm.org.uk/ The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.
Please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/education Useful resources from the BBC for all Key Stages.
Across the Curriculum
In Year 3, just as across the whole school, it’s not just about English and Maths but about exploring a full and exciting curriculum. In the autumn Term we have a wide range of topics that we will cover. We will conduct a range of investigations in Science, exploring rocks and soils before looking closer at animals including humans. We will also explore our local area and investigate coastal regions in Geography, as well as researching taking a look at the Stone Age in History. In art we are learning to improve our drawing skills using pencil, in the style of Adonna Khare. In D.T. we will investigate mechanical systems, including levers and linkages. This is just the tip of the iceberg from the Autumn term.
Keep an eye on the galleries below to see more of what we do this year.
This is just a short preview of what’s to come. For more information, please feel free to come and ask.