Year 3

Year 3 Curriculum Projects

Year 3 Project - Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.

Memorable Experience - Let's Rock!

Innovate Challenge - Red Alert!

History - Significant people - Mary Anning; Pompeii

GeographyLayers of the Earth; Rocks; Plate tectonics; Ring of Fire; Features of volcanoes; Lines of latitude and longitude; Volcanic eruptions; Earthquakes and tsunamis; Compass points; Maps

Computing - Databases

Science Investigations - How do fossils form? What is sand? What is soil?

This project is also supported by mini projects in:

Science: Forces and Magnets

Art and Design: Ammonite and People and Places

Design and Technology: Making it Move

Music: derived from Charanga Unit 

PE: derived from Greenacres Resources

PSHE: derived from Jigsaw

RE: derived from Kent SACRE Curriculum

 

Year 3 Key Information

In Year 3, PE lessons are timetabled for Tuesday and Thursday

 

 

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English (23.1.24)

This week sees Year 3 collecting exciting vocabulary (adjectives, nouns and noun phrases), in preparation for volcano-shaped writing poems!

 

Maths

We have started our unit on multiplication and division.

Knowing the times tables for 2,5 and 10 from Yr2 is an essential basis before moving on to x3, x4 and x8.

Times Table Rock Star practise is essential to build confidence and automation with these tables, and all practise at home is invaluable. 

In class we will be using a Multiplication Square up to 12x12 so the children can find the answers to calculations.

 

 

 

Additional Information

Spellings: 'th' (as in 'this')

this

soothe

the

than

them

then

that

bother

brother

clothes

together

mother

father

gather

feather

breathe

loathe

bathe

wreathe

writhe

 

PE days: 

Tuesday; Basketball with Coach Sammy

Thursday: Gymnastics with Coach Dan

 

 

 

 

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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.