Year 3

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

Year 3 Curriculum Projects

Year 3 - Might Metals Project

Mighty metals are everywhere! From earrings to rockets, metals have shaped the world we live in today.

This half term, we’re going to become fantastic physicists, exploring the world of forces, metals and materials. At a playground, we’ll explore the forces that help us to slide and swing. Then, we’ll bring toys from home to investigate how they work. We’ll look closely at levers and explore how they help us to lift heavy objects. In maths, we’ll have fun investigating where we need to sit to make a seesaw balance. To learn more about forces, we’ll make spinners, play with parachutes and make magnetic games. We’ll also investigate iron, think about why some metals rust and discover the properties of different metals. Using pots, pans and other metal objects, we’ll compose a metal musical extravaganza and use our artistic skills to create embossed patterns and pictures.

Help your child prepare for their project
Metals and magnets are everywhere! Why not do a hunt around the house to see how metal is used? You could also make fridge magnets using a flat magnet, glue and modelling clay or recycled materials. Alternatively, you could build models using blocks or recycled materials and investigate the force needed to knock them over!

Memorable Experience - visit a local playground

Art and Design - Embossed pattern and pictures; making jewellery

Computing - Creating spreadsheets; Using presentation software

D&T - Product evaluation; Research; Selecting materials; Making vehicles: Building an Iron Man; Using electrical circuits

Science - Forces and magnets; Working scientifically

Science Investigations - Can you block magnetism? Why do magnets attract and repel? What does friction do? How mighty are magnets?

Year 3 Key Information

In Year 3 PE lessons are timetabled for Tuesday (Indoor) and Wednesday (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

This week we will be:

  • Writing descriptive sentences using a range of grammatical features including  adverbial phrases (prepositions), a variety of sentence structures, onomatopoeia and cliffhangers.

 

Maths

Addition and Subtraction

This week we will be:

  • Adding and subtracting with 2 and 3 digit numbers.

Additional Information

With the very wet weather that we have been having- please make sure that your child has some wellies in school as we use the field every day!

Please note that we are having some issues with Spelling Shed- Make sure that you are selecting the activity named 'List _' to practise the current spellings.

Our PE sessions have changed! Our slots are now on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

Christmas Card Homework Task: The school is supporting the PTA to raise money by having the children design and make their own Christmas cards. You will be able to buy these and also raise money for the school. Please could all forms be completed on the back of the artwork and returned to school by 20.10.21

 

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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.

Christmas Card Homework Task: The school is supporting the PTA to raise money by having the children design and make their own Christmas cards. You will be able to buy these and also raise money for the school. Please could all forms be completed on the back of the artwork and returned to school by 20.10.21