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Year 3

WELCOME TO

 YEAR 3!

 

This term our topic is about the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. All of our learning will be focused around this period of time and stem from our key question, 'Is change always positive?' Alongside this, we have six concepts to explore: Happiness, Choice, Freedom, Sustainability, Creativity and Community

 

English

Our English learning this term will be focused on the book 'Stone Age Boy'. If you have a copy of this book at home, it would be useful for your child to bring this into school with them. By the end of the term, our aim is for the children to publish their own Stone Age themed story.

 

Maths

In Maths this term we will be covering the following blocks of learning:

Number – Place Value

 

  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

 

  • Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number

 

  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones).

 

  • Compare and order numbers up to 1000

 

  • Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words.

 

  • Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas.

 

  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100

Number – Addition and Subtraction

 

  • Add and subtract numbers mentally, including: a three-digit number and ones; a three-digit number and tens; a three digit number and hundreds.

 

  • Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction.

 

  • Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers.

 

Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.

 

Science

Our science topic for Autumn 1 is Light. Below are the objectives we will cover:

  • recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
  • Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

 

 

History

By the end of the term, the children will have in depth knowledge of Britain history from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will look at everything from timelines, artefacts, food, clothing and culture to help us form an overall picture of these historic periods.

 

French

In our French lessons, by the end of the half term the children should be able to:

-Greet people

-Ask others for their names and their age

-Know numbers up to 10

 

 

R.E.

Our R.E. learning will focus on the following questions. What difference does it make to be a Christian?

How do Christian people's beliefs about God, Jesus, the world and others have an impact on their lives.

 

P.E.

In school, we will be learning to play netball and we will also be taking children swimming on Thursday mornings.

 

PSHE

In our weekly PSHE lessons, we will be covering the following objectives:

A new start

 

To learn about change: transition, loss, separation

To deepen understanding of good and not so good feelings

Together everyone achieves more

 

To know that their actions affect themselves and others

To work collaboratively towards goals

Working together

 

To know that their actions affect themselves and others

To work collaboratively towards goals

 

 

Being considerate

 

To develop strategies to resolve disputes and conflict

To recognise and respond appropriately to others’ feelings

When things go wrong

 

To develop strategies to resolve disputes and conflict

To recognise and respond appropriately to others’ feelings

 Responsibilities

 

To know that their actions affect themselves and others

To work collaboratively towards goals

 

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