Year 3 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Year 3

As your child enters their first year as part of Key Stage 2, we aim to continue supporting them as best we can on their journey to become truly independent learners and workers.  Our yearly curriculum is packed full of exciting opportunities, read more about this below:

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General Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Early Bird Activities Early Bird Activities Early Bird Activities Early Bird Activities Early Bird Activities
Worship Worship Worship Worship Worship
English Mathematics English English Music – violin and Mathematics
Forest School PE Mathematics Mathematics English
Spelling Spelling Spelling Handwriting Spelling
Humanities Group Reading RE/PSHE Science Art/DT
Humanities Group Reading Computing Science Art/DT

 

Teachers communicate with staff using Seesaw Family.  When your child joins the class a parent invite will be given to open this line of communication.

 

Children are expected to have their PE kits, an art shirt and wellies in school every day.

 

English

In Year 3, children are encouraged to take responsibility for changing their reading books themselves, with support from staff.  Here, they can access a choice reading books from our whole school library. Children will be heard read as often as possible in school but we encourage them to read a few pages every night at home. Please record when your child has read to you in their reading record. Reading logs will be checked each Friday.

The children also have access to ReadingPlus. We would like the children to aim to access this for 15 minutes each weekday evening and they will be given time in school. Regular use of this site will give them the opportunity to extend their understanding of different types of text, vocabulary and comprehension.

Please make sure your child brings in their reading record and reading books to school every day and informs an adult when their book needs changing. 

Mathematics

Children also have access to Timestables Rockstars- an online learning platform to support with rapid recall of known multiplication facts. This software will support the children as they head towards completing their Multiplication Check in the summer term of Year 4. Please ensure your child accesses Timestables Rockstars for 5 minutes each day. They are also encouraged to access Numbots for 5 minutes per day.  This aims to develop rapid recall of addition and subtraction facts using mental calculations strategies.

 

Autumn Term 1

This half term we are welcoming our children back to school with a whole school topic based on World War 2 before moving on to our general curriculum themes.

English

 

Here we will explore the class book: The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes.  We will be focussing on our sentence writing skills as we create letters, diary entries and story writing.  Grammar and punctuation work revisits basic punctuation from Year 2 and introduces inverted commas for direct speech, prepositions for place and paragraphs,

 

Maths

In this subject we aim to cover:

  • Place Value to 1000
  • One, ten and one hundred more/less
  • Counting in 50s and 100s
  • Positioning numbers to 1000 on a number line
  • Comparing and ordering numbers

 

Humanities

 

Here we begin by exploring who was involved in World War Two and using our mapping skills to locate these countries.  We will then be exploring rationing through books, interviews and emails. 

 

Science

 

Here we will be exploring humans and animals and how to stay healthy.  We will be learning about the different food groups as well as sugar in our diet.  The children will also learn about different types of skeletons, muscles and joints and the importance of exercise.

 

Art / DT

We are really looking forward to celebrating Black History Month in October by exploring the art of Faith Ringgold, in particular her story quilt ‘Tar Beach’. 

 

PE

Our visiting sports coaches will certainly be keeping us active this half term as we develop our team building skills playing hockey.

Taking our pulse and noticing how  our bodies change in these lesson will also be explored.

Computing

As we explore our Computing curriculum, we will also be reminding ourselves of the importance of keeping safe on line.

We will be online detectives, learning how to carry out effective searches and even advanced searches.

Music

Year 2 love to sing and to make music and though the Charanga scheme we will be doing just that!  Finding and keeping simple beats while learning some popular songs will be preparing our voices for our upcoming performances.

Religious Education

Our Focus this half etrm is ‘Called by God’ and here we will explore what it means to be called to do something and how we might feel if we are asked to do something that is difficult or that we are reluctant to do.  The children will learn about some of the prophets and what happened when they were called by God.

This half term’s Christian Value is: Friendship.

 

 

 

 

PSHE / Values

Celebrating the Christian values runs through every part of our school daily life, but through our PSHE lessons these are explored further as well as topical current issues and our feelings and responses to them. Understanding the British Values are explored and discussed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Autumn Term 2

As your child continues along their journey into Key Stage 2, we aim to continue supporting them as best we can as they strive to become truly independent learners and workers.  Our curriculum for this half term is packed full of exciting opportunities.  Read more about this below:

 

English

Maths

Here we will explore the class book:’Winter’s Child’ by Angela McAllister.  We will be focussing on building up our story writing skills to write a fantasy story of our own organised into paragraphs.  The children will write letters, diaries and dialogue as they explore the text and characters. Grammar and punctuation work involves learning about using conjunctions and adverbs to express time, place and cause as well as using ‘a’ and ‘an’ correctly.  The children will also be building on their recent learning: using inverted commas for direct speech. 

 

 

In this subject we aim to cover:

  • Using our number facts to solve addition and subtraction facts for other related numbers, ie. 3+7 relates to 300+700
  • Adding and subtracting a 1digit number, a multiple of 10 and of 100 to/from a 3digit number mentally
  • Finding the difference between smaller numbers and deciding when to count on and when to count back
  • Solving problems involving addition and subtraction
  • Using written methods to solve addition and subtraction calculations involving exchanging with numbers up to 3 digits.
Humanities Science

Here we will learn about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. The children will begin to develop a sense of time and chronology and will learn about the way people lived at each of these different times.  

 

Here we will be comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties.  We will describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are

trapped within rock as well as  recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter

Art/DT PE

We are excited to learn about how people living in prehistoric times in other parts of the world were able to create cave paintings using natural materials and will create our own textured wall effect and natural paints to create a Stone Age inspired piece of art.

We will also be looking at seasonal foods and using a recipe to create a delicious treat using seasonal fruits. 

Our visiting sports coaches will certainly be keeping us active and flexible this half term as we develop our gymnastic skills. 

The children will consider how their joints and muscles work as they make different movements and positions.

 

Computing

Music

 

As we explore our Computing curriculum, we will also be reminding ourselves of the importance of keeping safe on line and taking part in the ‘Be Internet Legends’ online assembly.

The children will use some of Scratch Junior’s more advanced coding blocks to create their own interactive dancing robot game.  The children will learn the important skills of critical thinking, problem solving and debugging.

Year 3 will continue to develop their violin playing skills.  They will build on their early music reading skills and ability to play the violin pizzicato and will gain greater confidence at using the bow to play simple tunes whilst reading music. 

 

Religious Education

PHSE/Values

Our Focus this half term is ‘Christmas: God With Us’.  Here, the children will reflect upon Christmas as a celebration of God’s presence with us 2000 years ago and now.

This half term’s Christian Value is: Hope.

 

 

Celebrating the Christian values runs through every part of our school daily life, but through our PSHE lessons these are explored further as well as topical current issues and our feelings and responses to them. We will be considering this year’s Anti-Bullying theme ‘One Kind Word’ as we learn and reflect on what bullying is and how it affects people.  We will produce an Anti-Bullying Charter.  Understanding the British Values are explored and discussed.

 

Spring Term 1

 

English

Maths

Here we will explore the class book ’Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura.  We will be applying our knowledge of the text and of the Stone Age to help us to write our own story with a historical setting.  Grammar work involves developing their ability to use a variety of sentence structures and using the progressive and present perfect tenses. The children will also be using inverted commas for direct speech when writing conversations between characters. 

In this subject we aim to cover:

  • Using column method as our chosen written method to solve addition and subtraction calculations involving exchanging with numbers up to 3 digits.
  • Solving problems involving addition and subtraction
  • The relationship between the 2,4 and 8 times tables
Scale known multiplication facts by 10 and scale division derived from this
Humanities Science

Here we will learn about the National Parks of the UK and different types of land use.  The children will develop their skills at using OS maps, both on paper and in digital form.  They will also learn about World Heritage Sites and how they earn/lose that status.

 

This half term we will be learning about Light.  The children will describe how light travels and reflects.  They will also investigate how shadows are formed and how shadows change.

 

Art/DT PE

We are incredibly fortunate to be experiencing the Van Gogh Alive experience in Manchester as part of our whole school Vincent Van Gogh project.  We will explore his life and works and develop our painting skills when recreating our own versions of his famous work, ‘Starry Night’.  The children will learn about creating different colours, shades and tones through effective colour mixing.

In DT, the children will learn about food preparation, cooking and evaluating when the Fun Food Chef visits.  Here, they will prepare a Chinese banquet in preparation for Chinese New Year.

Our visiting sports coaches will continue to keep us active and healthy.

 

 

 

 

Computing

Music

As we explore our Computing curriculum, we will also be reminding ourselves of the importance of keeping safe on line and taking part in various activities as part of ‘Safer Internet Day’.

The children will ‘Be Digitally Awesome’ as the children develop their core skills with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation apps

Year 3 will continue to develop their violin playing skills.  They will be learning musical notation and reading simple sheet music while developing their playing skills.

Religious Education

PHSE/Values

Our Focus this half term is ‘Jesus, the man who changed lives’.  Here, the children will reflect upon what is meant by change; the way Jesus has/does affect people’s lives and how we can change.

 

This half term’s Christian Value is: Peace.

 

 

Celebrating the Christian values runs through every part of our school daily life, but through our PSHE lessons these are explored further as well as topical current issues and our feelings and responses to them.  Through weekly Picture News, we will explore a range of issues and the children will consider the views and opinions of others whilst sharing their own.

 

 

 

Spring Term 2

English

Maths

We begin the half term with a Poetry focus week based around the ‘The Lost Words’.  Children will read and write a variety of poems developing their use of similes to interest the reader.

We will then move on to ‘Big Blue Whale’ and ‘This Morning I Met a Whale’ texts, where children will develop their knowledge of both fiction and non-fiction texts and use of paragraphs and sub-headings.  The children will consider how adverbs can be used to express time, place and cause and will apply these to their writing when producing a leaflet that aims to inform and persuade the reader to care for whales and the planet.

In this subject we aim to cover:

  • Written methods for multiplying a 2digit number by a 1digit number

Written methods for dividing a 2 digit number by a 1digit number, both with and without remainders.

 

 

Humanities Science

Here we will continue to learn about National Parks of the UK with a focus on the Lake District National Park. The children will develop their skills at using OS maps, both on paper and in digital form.  They will also learn about how the Lake District is a World Heritage Site.  They will identify and recognise the human and physical features of the land and be able to identify the impact of tourism on the area.

 

Our focus this half term is Forces and magnets.  Here, the children will be learning about the different types of forces and about the effect of magnetic fields.  They will learn about friction and will develop questioning through scientific enquiry.

 

 

Art/DT PE

This half term, we will be developing our sewing skills as part of our Design Technology work around textiles.  The children will learn and practise different stitches, including running stitch, half-cross stitch and blanket stitch before designing and sewing their own Prayer Pouch.  The children will consider their final product and evaluate its effectiveness and how it could be improved.

 

 

Our visiting sports coaches will continue to keep us active and healthy throughout the half term developing our skills at throwing and catching.

 

 

 

 

Computing

Music

As we explore our Computing curriculum, we will also be reminding ourselves of the importance of keeping safe on line and taking part in various activities as part of ‘Safer Internet Day’.

The children will continue to be ‘Be Digitally Awesome’ as they develop their core skills with understanding the Internet works as well as presentation apps.

Year 3 will continue to develop their violin playing skills.  They will continue to develop their understanding of musical notation and reading simple sheet music while developing their playing skills.

 

 

Religious Education

PHSE/Values

Our Focus this half term is ‘Easter: Joy, Sadness, Joy’.  Here, the children will reflect upon the Easter story and the emotions felt by those involved during key moments

This half term’s Christian Value is: Thankfulness.

 

 

 

Celebrating the Christian values runs through every part of our school daily life, but through our PSHE lessons these are explored further as well as topical current issues and our feelings and responses to them.  Through weekly Picture News, we will explore a range of issues and the children will consider the views and opinions of others whilst sharing their own.

 

 

 

Summer Term 1

English

Maths

This half term, we will be reading ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker and ‘Tilly Mint Tales’ by Berlie Doherty.  The children will be further developing the following skills when building up to write their own adventure story:  

Using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense

  • Using prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs to express time, place and cause (demonstrating some awareness of purpose through selection of relevant content)
  • Grouping related ideas into paragraphs
  • Using a or an according to whether the next word begins with a noun or a consonant

In this subject we aim to cover:

  • Fractions - finding unit and non-unit fractions of a whole
  • Recognising and finding tenths
  • Recognising and finding equivalent fractions
  • Money – converting pounds and pence; adding and subtracting money and finding change.

 

 

 

Humanities Science

Here we will be learning about the ancient civilizations of Ancient Sumer, the Indus Valley and the Shang Dynasty before focusing more closely on Ancient Egypt.  We will be learning about what these civilizations share and identify the importance of rivers to these civilizations.  The children will enjoy a visit to the World museum in Liverpool where they will study these civilizations and participate in an Egyptian-themed workshop.

 

Our focus this half term is ‘Plants: Life Cycles’.  Plants - Life Cycles

The children will be given a grounding in plant life cycles, starting with plant organs and their roles, then moves into the life cycle of a plant. The life cycle focuses on the development of a seed to an adult plant.

 

 

Art/DT PE

This half term, we will be learning about the print works of Camille Pissaro.  Children will evaluate their effectiveness and begin to understand how these works were created.  The children will learn how to monoprint by drawing onto the back of paper on an

inked surface, controlling line and tone using tools or pressure.  They will then create a printing block by drawing into foam before creating a finished print using two or three different

blocks and different colours.  The children will aim to create prints of consistent colour depth and will evaluate the success of their own and others’ work.

 

 

Our visiting sports coaches will continue to keep us active and healthy throughout the half term.

 

 

 

 

Computing

Music

As we continue to explore our Computing curriculum, our focus will be ‘Programming with Robots’.

Robots can be found almost everywhere. In this unit the children explore the history of robots and then get to program a robot around a maze.

Year 3 will continue to develop their violin playing skills.  They will continue to develop their understanding of musical notation and reading simple sheet music while developing their playing skills.

 

 

Religious Education

PHSE/Values

Our Focus this half term is ‘Which rules should we follow?’  We will be considering the value and purpose of rules and Christian rules for living and their source.  The children will also reflect on their own lives and the influences upon them.

The children will also learn about

Eid–ul-Fitr taking place on 2-3rd May

This half term’s Christian Value is: Truthfulness.

 

 

 

Celebrating the Christian values runs through every part of our school daily life, but through our PSHE lessons these are explored further as well as topical current issues and our feelings and responses to them.  Through weekly Picture News, we will explore a range of issues and the children will consider the views and opinions of others whilst sharing their own.

 

 

 

 

 

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Suzanne Mullarkey | School Office Manager

0151 425 3023

sec.hale@halton.gov.uk

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Yvonne Buckley

Headteacher

Mrs Emma Fenton

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