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.

 

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Hale CEPrimary School

Contact Us

Hesketh Road, Hale, Liverpool L24 4AN

Contact

Suzanne Mullarkey | School Office Manager

0151 425 3023

sec.hale@halton.gov.uk

SENCO

Yvonne Buckley

Headteacher

Mrs Emma Fenton

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