Autumn term information
Welcome to a new term and a new school year! I am really looking forward to working with your children and yourselves this year, we have already made a fabulous start with lovely behaviour and a good attitude to our learning.
The following is some information about what we will be studying in Year 3 this term.
In maths we continue to follow the Effective Maths program and this term we will learn the following:
- Reading and writing numbers to 400 in numerals
- Reading and writing numbers in words
- Counting forwards in fours to 100
- Identifying and representing numbers
- Ten more and ten less
- Comparing and ordering numbers
- Equivalence of 10 tens and 1 hundred
- Addition and subtraction facts for 100 using multiples of 5 and 10
- Add a 3-digit number and ones
- Subtracting ones from a three-digit number (exchanging)
- Add a 3-digit number and tens; subtract tens from a 3-digit number
- Adding multiples of ten (making the next hundred)
- Subtracting multiples of ten (bridging hundreds: making the previous hundred)
- Add numbers with up to 3-digits (no exchanging)
- Add numbers with up to 3-digits (exchanging)
- Subtract numbers with up to 3- digits (with and without exchanging)
- 5 × table (revision)
- 4 × table, 8 × table and 3 × table
- Solving problems involving 3, 4 and 8 × tables
- Dividing by 4, 8 and 3
- Telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes, then to nearest 1 minute
- Different ways of expressing time 1:30pm; 1:30 in the afternoon; minutes past/minutes to
- 24-hour clocks
- Number of seconds in a minute
- The number of days in each month, year and leap year
- Finding and comparing durations of events
- Recognising fractions: fifths, sixths, sevenths, eighths, ninths and tenths
- Counting in tenths
- Finding fractions of quantities
- Comparing and ordering fractions
- Equivalent fractions
In English this term we will be looking at the texts 'The Sheep-Pig' by D. King-Smith then 'Stig of the Dump', by Clive King and other texts linked to our History topic. Through these texts we will be focusing on the following:
- Using apostrophes for contractions and possession
- Punctuation of speech
- Using standard English
- Writing newspaper reports
- Persuasive writing
Our science topic this term is ‘Animals including humans’ where we will be learning to:
- What effect does the food we eat have?
- Where is my skeleton and what does it do?
- Where are my muscles and what do they do?
After half term we will look at ‘Light’, as part of this we will be learning to:
- Do we need light to see things? Remember: what are light sources and what are not light sources?
- How are shadows formed?
- What happens to the size of a shadow when the object moves closer to, or away from, the light source?
Our other topics are:
- Geography - ‘Why do people live near volcanoes?’
- History – ‘Would you prefer to live in the Stone age, Bronze age or Iron age?’
- Music – ‘Singing in rounds’ and ‘Untuned percussion’
- RE – ‘Divali’ and ‘Christmas’
- Art – ‘Drawing: Growing artists’
- DT – ‘Eating seasonally’
- PSHE – ‘Who am I and how do I fit?' and ‘Respect for similarity and difference. Anti-bullying and being unique’