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Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Staff

The teachers in Year 3 are Miss Bristol (Year Group Leader), Mrs Wingrove, Miss Stigle and Miss Johnson.

The teaching assistants are Mrs Mozsarik and Mrs Harkin.

 

Topic

We teach the subject areas through a topic based curriculum. The topic for Term 4 is Mighty Metals.

Topic Web: Topic Web Year 3 Term 4

Curriculum LetterCurriculum Letter Year 3 Term 4

Long Term Plan for the year 2018-19: Long Term Plan Year 3

 

English

In Term 4 we will be reading The Iron Man. We will use this to develop our creative and narrative writing. We will also write instructions.

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that you child will cover whilst in Year 3. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 3. These are based on the guidance from the National Curriculum (September 2014).

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335186/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_English_220714.pdf

 

GPaS

The National Curriculum 2014 has highlighted the importance of teaching children explicit knowledge of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Building this knowledge is best achieved through a focus on grammar within the teaching of reading, writing and speaking. Once pupils are familiar with a grammatical concept [for example ‘subordinate clause’], they will be encouraged to apply and explore this concept in the grammar of their own speech and writing.

The table below shows the GPaS concepts introduced in Year 3:

Word Formation of nouns using a range of prefixes [for example super–, anti–, auto–]

Use of the forms a or an according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel [for example, a rock, an open box]

Word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning [for example, solve, solution, solver, dissolve, insoluble]

Sentence Expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions [for example, when, before, after, while, so, because], adverbs [for example, then, next, soon, therefore], or prepositions [for example, before, after, during, in, because of]
Text Introduction to paragraphs as a way to group related material Headings and sub-headings to aid presentation

Use of the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past [for example, He has gone out to play contrasted with He went out to play]

Punctuation Introduction to inverted commas to punctuate direct speech
Terminology for pupils preposition, conjunction word family, prefix
clause, subordinate clause direct speech consonant, consonant letter vowel, vowel letter inverted commas (or ‘speech marks’)

Spelling

Spelling in Year 3 is taken from the National Curriculum 2014. The table below lists the statutory requirements for Years 3-4.

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Useful sites for spelling:

https://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/teachers/index.shtml

Maths

In Term 4 we will be using our division and multiplication knowledge for finding fractions. We will find fractions of shape and number as well as add and subtract fractions. We will also focus on our times tables knowledge.

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that you child will cover whilst in Year 3. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 3. These are based on the guidance from the National Curriculum (September 2014).

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335158/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Mathematics_220714.pdf

 

Homework

Children are provided with a home reading book at their level. They are expected to read this daily. Please write in your child’s contact book when they have finished reading their book so that the teacher knows to change it. Your child will receive weekly English and Maths homework. This is based on the learning that they have completed that week in class. It is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday. Your child will also receive a long term piece of homework based on their topic.

Term 4 Long Term Homework: Design your own metal character. Please return to school by Friday 29th February.

 

 

Useful Sites

TopMarks – English and Maths games online http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

SumDog (school provided logins) https://www.sumdog.com

BBC Bitesize learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

Crickweb Educational games http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-2.html