Year 3

Curriculum Map

Parent Workshop presentation

Please find below the presentation from our parents' workshop.
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What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 2)

English – Instruction Writing

This week we have been learning all about instruction writing.  We looked at the features of different instructions by reading a range of texts and examples and seeing what they all had in common.  We then learnt about the features, such as how to use imperative ‘bossy’ verbs and time conjunctions in our writing.  Finally, we wrote our own set of instructions for how to make a string telephone, linked to our Science topic of Sound.

At home you can: read a range of non-fiction instruction texts.

Maths – Multiplication & Division

We have continued learning about multiplication by practicing the column method.  We began by using pictoral methods and partitioning the numbers into tens and ones before working out the answers using the more efficient column method.

At home you can: Practise x3, x4, x8 times tables; let your child explain the relationship between multiplication and division; can they tell you the number fact families for the x3, x4 and x8 times tables (i.e. 2x4=8, 4x2=8, 8÷4=2, 8÷2=4).

Home Learning ideas for next week

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Please practice times tables and spellings with your child.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 6)

English – Poetry

This week we have been publishing our poems using Microsoft Word to type them up neatly.  We also got the opportunity to write them up in our neatest cursive handwriting and to decorate them with our own illustrations.

At home you can: read a range of poems, identifying the features and form.

Maths – Multiplication & Division

We have consolidated our understanding of multiplication and division this week, carrying out our end of term assessment.  We also revised and recapped our existing knowledge of addition and subtraction in different contexts, for example, within one- and two-step word problems.

At home you can: Practise x3, x4, x8 times tables; let your child explain the relationship between multiplication and division; can they tell you the number fact families for the x3, x4 and x8 times tables (i.e. 2x4=8, 4x2=8, 8÷4=2, 8÷2=4).

Home Learning ideas for next week

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Please practice times tables and spellings with your child.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 5)

English – Poetry

This week we have been reciting our poems in class and thinking about the types of poems we chose and why.  We also continued to learn about the features, such as onomatopoeia and alliteration, so that we could start to include these in our own poetry writing.  We took inspiration from the natural world pictures to start writing and editing our own poems.

At home you can: read a range of poems, identifying the features and form.

Maths – Multiplication & Division

We have continued to work on multiplication and division this week in Maths. We looked at ways to multiply and divide by eight, using grouping and sharing and our existing times table knowledge.  We used our four times table to help us spot patterns between that and the eight times table.  We have started to practice answering a range of word problems involving both multiplication and division.

At home you can: Practise x3, x4, x8 times tables; let your child explain the relationship between multiplication and division; can they tell you the number fact families for the x3, x4 and x8 times tables (i.e. 2x4=8, 4x2=8, 8÷4=2, 8÷2=4).

Science – Food Technology

The children made healthy snacks as part of their cross-curricular learning in Science and Design Technology.  They learnt how to chop and prepare a range of vegetables to include in their healthy snack.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Please practice times tables and spellings with your child.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 4)

English – Poetry

This week we have started a new topic in English, looking at poetry writing. We listened to and read a range of different poems to analyse their features, looking for adjectives, repetition, alliteration, emotive language, similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia.  We then drew our own pictures based on the poem ‘Bush Fire’ by Jackie Kay, and used this to inspire our own writing of similes and metaphors.

At home you can: read a range of poems, identifying the features and form.

Maths – Multiplication & Division

We have continued to work on multiplication and division this week in Maths. We looked at ways to divide by three, using grouping and sharing.  We used our knowledge of arrays and our times tables to help us know the difference between grouping and sharing, as well as to spot patterns. We wrote the known number fact families for multiplication and division (i.e. 2x3 = 6, 3x2 = 6, 6÷3 = 2, 6÷2 = 3).

At home you can: Practise x3, x4, x8 times tables; let your child explain the relationship between multiplication and division.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Please practice times tables and spellings with your child.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 3)

English – Stone Age Boy

This week our Literacy has continued to be centred around the adventure story ‘Stone Age Boy’.  We planned our own versions of the story, thinking about how we could adapt the events of the story to add our own twist to it.  We wrote the beginning, middle and ending of our story using adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and speech.

At home you can: read a range of text types, pointing out how pictures and illustrations can give clues to the story events; make predictions about what will happen next; look at adjectives, adverbs and fronted adverbials within what you read.

Maths – Multiplication & Division

We have consolidated our learning from Year 2 by using arrays, repeated addition and number lines to solve multiplication number sentences.  We have noticed the relationship between multiplication and addition by realising that they are commutative (can be added or multiplied in, e.g. 2x3 and 3x2 will have the same answer).

At home you can: Practise x3, x4, x8 times tables; let your child explain the relationship between the 4s and 8s; correct mistakes in multiplication.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Please practice times tables and addition and subtraction with your child.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 2)

English – Stone Age Boy

This week our Literacy has continued to be centred around the adventure story ‘Stone Age Boy’.  We learnt how to use adjectives for description when thinking about the setting and introduction of a place within a story.  We also developed our sentences by looking at adverbs and fronted adverbials, and their role in helping to say how, when and where something happens within the story.

At home you can: read a range of text types, pointing out how pictures and illustrations can give clues to the story events; make predictions about what will happen next; look at adjectives, adverbs and fronted adverbials within what you read.

Maths – Addition and Subtraction

We have continued our work on addition and subtraction, applying our knowledge of place value to solve addition and subtraction of 3-digit numbers. We solidified our understanding of the formal written method of column addition and subtraction, and used our knowledge to solve addition and subtraction questions when represented in different ways (i.e. in a bar model, in a word problem, in a part whole model). We focused again on regrouping and exchanging. Regrouping when a number goes over into the next column and exchanging when we need to ‘exchange’ a ten or a hundred to help solve a calculation.  We are also continuing to practice our times tables (2s, 5s and 10s).

At home you can: Practise times tables; let your child explain the method of column addition or subtraction; correct mistakes in column addition/ subtraction.

Science – School Trip

All classes enjoyed a fantastic outing to the Booth Museum of Natural History this week.  The children took part in a ‘Skeletons’ workshop where they learnt more about the human skeleton as well as getting to explore and observe the many exhibits of animal skeletons on show.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Please practice times tables and addition and subtraction with your child.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 1)

English – Stone Age Boy

This week our Literacy has continued to be centred around the adventure story ‘Stone Age Boy’.  We learnt how to use inverted commas for speech and thought about different ways of using ‘said’, to make our writing more interesting (e.g. mumbled, whispered, exclaimed).  We also learnt about adverbial phrases and how these help to expand our sentences, thinking about how something happened, when something happened or where something happened (e.g. Under the starlit sky, we had a celebration feast). We then wrote a postcard in the first person as if we were the Stone Age Boy.

At home you can: read a range of text types, pointing out how pictures and illustrations can give clues to the story events; make predictions about what will happen next; look at speech within a narrative.

Maths – Addition and Subtraction

We have continued our work on addition and subtraction, applying our knowledge of place value to solve addition and subtraction of 3-digit numbers. We have moved on from using pictoral representations (number lines and place value grids/ counters) to the formal written method of column addition and subtraction. We focused especially on regrouping and exchanging. Regrouping when a number goes over into the next column and exchanging when we need to ‘exchange’ a ten or a hundred to help solve a calculation.  We are also continuing to practice our times tables (2s, 5s and 10s).

At home you can: Practise times tables; let your child explain the method of column addition or subtraction; correct mistakes in column addition/ subtraction.

Science – School Trip

Next week is our school trip to the Booth Museum.  Please make sure children bring a water bottle to school and have a waterproof coat or jacket.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Please practice times tables and addition and subtraction with your child.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 7)

English – Stone Age Boy

This week our Literacy has been centred around the adventure story ‘Stone Age Boy’.  We began our new unit by exploring the front cover in detail, asking and answering questions about the story and making inferences about the characters and setting.  We then read part of the story and made predictions on the ending, based on what we had read.

At home you can: read a range of text types, pointing out how pictures and illustrations can give clues to the story events; make predictions about what will happen next.

Maths – Addition and Subtraction

We have continued our work on addition and subtraction, applying our knowledge of place value to solve addition and subtraction of 3-digit numbers. We have moved on from using pictoral representations (number lines and place value grids/ counters) to the formal written method of column addition and subtraction.  We are also continuing to practice our times tables (2s, 5s and 10s).

At home you can: Practise times tables.

 

Topic – School Trip

We enjoyed our trip to Surrenden Road to focus on our geography skills.  We learnt how to draw sketch maps that included local geographical and human features.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Please practice times tables and addition and subtraction with your child.

What Have We Been Learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 6)

English – Non-Chronological Reports

This week our Literacy has focused on Black History Month.  We learnt about Malala through the story Malala’s Magic Pencil.  We learnt about her personal story and designed our own front covers, using symbols of the changes we wanted to see in the world. We wrote diary entries and speeches about the changes we would want to see for a fairer, more peaceful world too.

At home you can: Research and read about different people linked to Black History Month.

Maths – Addition and Subtraction

We have continued to practice addition and subtraction of three digit numbers and ones, tens and hundreds this week.  To help us we have been drawing pictoral representations of a sum or number sentence using Base 10, place value grids and counters and number lines.  We have learnt the vocabulary of regrouping - when two numbers added together are too big and need to be regrouped (i.e. 10 ones becomes 1 ten) and exchanging - when a bigger number needs to be subtracted from a smaller number and we need to exchange (i.e. 1 hundred becomes 10 tens).

At home you can: Practise drawing out place value counters for hundreds, tens and ones and regrouping or exchanging.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week continue from the National Curriculum spelling list for Year 3/ 4.

Look out for these words in your child’s reading book!

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin). There are Maths curriculum based activities allocated to all of the children. Please help your child to access the site and the learning. If there are any problems, please let your class teacher know.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 5)

English – Non-Chronological Reports

This week our Literacy has focused on writing up the notes on our prehistoric animals into full sentences and paragraphs.  We then started to publish our writing using joined-up handwriting, ready to create our non-chronological reports.  

At home you can: Read different non-fiction texts and discuss the features.

Maths – Addition and Subtraction

We have started to practice addition and subtraction of ones from three-digit numbers this week.  We began by using place value counters and number lines to visualise the process of exchanging tens and ones.

At home you can: Practise counting forwards and backwards in ones from a given 3-digit number.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week continue from the National Curriculum spelling list for Year 3/ 4, alongside the words ‘which’ and ‘their’.

Look out for these words in your child’s reading book!

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin). There are Maths curriculum based activities allocated to all of the children. Please help your child to access the site and the learning. If there are any problems, please let your class teacher know.