Welcome to Year 3’s Class Page

The year ahead brings lots of exciting learning.

Information to Remember

  • Reading at least 4 times a week. Reading diaries will be checked regularly during the week so all children are expected to bring their reading book and diary every day.
  • To use Math’s Whizz for 45 minutes a week.
  • Maths homework which will help your child to revise/build upon learning in school. 
  • Weekly spellings

Autumn Term Topics 

  • Pollution and global warming.
  • The water cycle and plants. 

Spring Term Topics

  • Titanic and WW1.
  • Forces and magnets.

 Summer Term Topics

  • Ancient Egypt.
  • Europe/wider world.
  • Animals Including Humans 

Our books for this year:

  • This Morning I Met a Whale by Michael Morpurgo.
  • Dolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo.
  • Kasper Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo.
  • The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha by Michael Foreman.
  • Tomb Quest Book of the Dead by Michael Northrop.

Class Trips

Term: Spring 1
Topic: The Titanic

This term, a trip to the Liverpool Maritime Museum and boat trip across the River Mersey is used to learn more about life on the Titanic and to enhance the children's experience and to provide fantastic opportunities for writing. The story topic Michael Morpurgo 'Kaspar Prince of Cats' is being used as a stimulus for our writing activities.

The children are learning about the chronological order of the events of the Titanic and why the ship sank and who was affected. Our Titanic topic is launched by getting the children to understand and experience what it was like to be treated as a 1st, 2nd and 3rd class passengers.

Our Science for this term is forces and magnets and we will be comparing how things move on different surfaces. We will also observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials. The children will be setting up a comparative experiment during science this term. They will be observing how the formation of rust varies under different conditions

Guided Reading

Year 3 will be having 30 minutes of whole class Guided Reading every day. They will learn to read with increasing fluency and expression, focusing on Vipers- vocabulary, inference, predict, explain, retrieval and summarise.

Maths

In maths this term, Year 3 will further their knowledge of place value and will be looking closely at multiplication and division, addition and subtraction using 3 digits before moving on to measures and fractions.

Term: Autumn 1
Topic: Year 3 - Pollution

Autumn Term

The Autumn topic is pollution and Year 3 will be getting eco-conscious with Michael Morpurgo' This morning I met a whale' story book.

The children learn about climate change and what they can do to prevent it by following the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle. The children make their own recycled paper. They will tidy up our local area and promote a litter free zone as part of their learning.

The story topic tends to spark a fascination with whales and the children will research facts about various whales, measured and compare their lengths on the playground and use this as a stimulus for writing.

Science

Science in the autumn term is plants and life cycles. Children will be looking at the different parts of plants and the job they have in keeping the plant healthy. They will learn about photosynthesis and the life cycle of a plant. Children will set up several comparative experiments during science this term. For example, the melting of ice and comparing the growth of plants in different temperatures. Also, water transportation using flowers and food colouring.

Guided Reading

Year 3 will have 30 minutes of Guided Reading every day. They will have a focus book which is aimed at their personal reading level. They will learn to read with increasing fluency and expression, whilst completing comprehension activities both written and oral. They will have small group time with either the teacher or the Learning Supervisor at least once per week.

Maths

In maths, children will understand the value of digits in numbers up to 1000 and looking closely at the four calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) using a range of mental methods.