Year 3

Ms N Moss
Teacher
Ms N Moss
Computing and RE Lead
Mrs S Fuller
Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Fuller
Mrs A Russell
SEN Teaching Assistant
Mrs A Russell

Year 3 Curriculum Projects

Year 3 - Predator

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side!

During this project, we’ll invite some amazing animals into our classroom to discover how they move, what they feel like and what they eat. We’ll also program a toy to move across a grid – will it be caught by a predator? We’ll learn about the different parts of a plant and how some plants are predators! From our investigations about the human skeleton, we’ll find out how muscle make the bones move. We’ll investigate food chains and learn about how animals find their food. Using the internet, we’ll research the majestic peregrine falcon and discover where crocodiles live. After our research, we’ll create an exciting aquatic animation.

At the end of the project, we’ll show you a range of animal fact presentations, make animal collages and learn about the interesting (and disgusting) world of parasites!

Help your child prepare for their project
Predators can be found in deserts, jungles, oceans or even in your own back garden! Why not go for a walk and see which animals and plants you can identify? You could also visit a zoo, thinking about which animals are predators and which animals might be their prey. Alternatively, put bird food in the garden to see if you can attract any visitors!

 

Innovate Challenge - The Ultimate Predator

History - Historical vocabulary; Prehistory; Stone Age; Bronze Age; Iron Age; Chronology and timelines; Everyday life; Tools and weapons; Settlements; Stonework and metalwork; Religion and beliefs; Wealth and power; Invention and ingenuity; Evidence and enquiry

GeographyHuman features; Stone Age monuments

Science - Food chains; Fossils; Plant parts and functions; Water Transportation in plants; Skeletal systems; Working Scientifically

Art and Design - 3-D Models

DT - Selecting and Using materials

Geography - Fieldwork; Using Maps

Science Investigations - How do fossils form? What are our joints for? Why are tree tall? What do owls eat? How do worms move?

Year 3 Key Information

In Year 3 PE lessons are timetabled for Wednesday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor) every week. Please ensure earrings are out on these days 🙂.

 

We have now set up our spelling scheme- the words focus on the common exception and high frequency words from the Yr 1/2 and Year 3/4 word lists. As your child learns these, passes the regular tests and uses these correctly in their writing- they will progress on to the next list. Please note that some of the words will seem quite easy in the early stages but will increase in complexity when your child is ready.

 

Please make sure that your child brings their reading book and reading record into school every day. Reading quizzes are completed and books are changed on Mondays and Thursdays 📚.

 

The class will also have Forest School on a Monday on alternate weeks. 

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English

Leaflets

This week we will be:

  • Up-levelling and editing our sentences.
  • Writing introductions for our leaflets.
  • Creating final copies and illustrating them.

 

 

Maths

Multiplication and Division

This week we will be:

  • Exploring the 8 times table.
  • Dividing by 8.
  • Reviewing our multiplication and division learning.
  • Consolidating our knowledge and understanding of the 2, 4 and 8 times tables.

Additional Information

RSPB Big BirdWatch

Count the birds you see in your garden, from
your balcony or in your local park for one hour
between 28 and 30 January 2022 and post the results on the website: rspb.org.uk/birdwatch 

We are asking all of the children to take part in this activity. For further information and details, please see the document on Google Classroom stream.

 

 

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We encourage the children to:

  • Read every day for at least 15 minutes.
  • Practise their spellings on Spelling Shed.
  • Spend 15 minutes on TTRS or Numbots.
  • Achieve at least 3 progressions on Maths Whizz.