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Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Staff

The teachers in Year 3 are Mrs Ryder-Clarke, Mr Brown and Miss Emblen.

The teaching assistants are Miss Morrish, Mrs Akintade, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Mole.

 

Additional information

Year 3 Timetable of the school day

End of Year 3 Expectations

Thinking Curriculum for Parents

Thinking Skills for Parents

 

Topic

We teach the subject areas through a topic based curriculum. The topic for Term 1 is Tribal Tales.

Long Term Plan for the year 2020-2021: Long Term Plan Year 3

 

English

 

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

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.

As well as the academic homework, including daily reading that the children complete, we want to encourage and celebrate the children’s creative side. The children are encouraged to use their thinking hats to create a piece of homework that we can share with the whole school community, including parents, at parent’s evening.  They can pick from one of the suggested ideas or create an idea of their own. The children will vote for the most create homework (green hat thinking) from each class. Good luck!

Cornerstones Year 3 Term 6

 

Curriculum Website Links

The below websites may be useful for supporting your child further with their learning:

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

National Geographic: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

NASA Kids Club: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Natural History Museum: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/