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Blenhein Primary School

Welcome to Year 3

Below is information about what your child will be learning this term. Every Friday you'll also find homework for your child to practise over the course of the week.  

 PE Days

Your child will have 2 PE sessions a week. One with their class teacher and another with our PE specialist. Please check your child’s PE day and ensure they are dressed in appropriate PE uniform on these days (jogging bottoms/leggings/white t-shirt, jumper and trainers)

Each class will have their PE lessons on:

3G (Ms Goss) 3N (Ms Norman) 3M (Ms Muldoon)
Monday + Wednesday  Monday + Wednesday Monday + Friday 

Spring Curriculum

Reading

During this term your child will be focussing on using a wide range of reading strategies to support them in their reading and comprehension. We will be reading and exploring poetry in addition to reading our core text, The Diary of a Killer Cat.

Your child will be practising and revisiting the following strategies in their reading lessons: 

  • Evaluating 
  • Predicting 
  • Inferring
  • Summarising
  • Retrieval

Reading @home

We will continue to work on our reading habits encouraging all children to change their books regularly and bring their Rhomebooks in everyday. We encourage every child to read at home everyday for 10 minutes. Children will also have access to their Reading Eggs accounts, where they can access online books and practise comprehension questions.

English

During the Spring term your child will be revisiting key writing skills taught so far in Year 3. We will be working on our handwriting, spelling and grammar each day. 

This term, we will also revisit and secure the following grammar concepts:

  • Fronted adverbials 
  • Time words
  • Conjunctions 
  • Adverbs
  • Past tense verbs

During the Spring term, year 3 children will be applying these grammar concepts to writing  a variety of different text types. These will include writing recounts and stories 

Handwriting

We will begin to teach and encourage children to write using horizontal and diagonal strokes to join letters together every time we write. 

Spelling

Children will be taught the following spelling families: words with ‘i’ sound spelt with a y, suffixes, negative prefixes, words with a ‘k’ sound spelt with ch.

They will have a weekly spelling test on the following words: 

Week 2 - myth, gym, Egypt, pyramid, mystery, hymn, system, symbol, lyric, typical

Week 3 - gardener, gardening, limited, limiting, offering, offered, benefited, focused, focusing

Week 4 - forgetting, forgotten, beginning, beginner, preferred,preferring, occurred, occurring, forbidden, committed

Week 5 - misspelt, mislead, mistreat, misbehave, mistrust, misprint, misuse, misplace, misheard, misread

Week 6 - dislike, disobey, discolour, discover, disappear, dishonest, disallow, disbelieve, disapprove, discontinue

Week 7 - scheme, chorus, echo, character, ache, chaos, stomach, chemistry, orchestra, technology

Maths

This term we will continue to learn about further multiplication and division of problems involving two 2 digit numbers and problems that require regrouping. 

Other units we will be learning: 

    • Length
    • Mass
    • Volume
    • Money
    • Fractions

    Throughout the term and year, we will also be working on a range of basic fluency skills, where children will be practising their number facts such as:

    • Counting on in 4s, 8s, 50s and 100s
    • Partitioning numbers to 1000 to support addition and subtraction 
    • Mentally adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers by looking at hundreds, tens and ones
    • Mental addition and subtraction with 2 digits where the answer exceeds 100
    • Recalling 3, 4 and 8 times table and connecting through doubling

We use https://play.ttrockstars.com/ to help with times tables practice. You can find your child's log in on the front cover of their homework book. 

Jigsaw PSHE

This term in Jigsaw, children in Year 3 will be looking at the topics 'Being me in my world' and  'Celebrating Differences'. Children will be developing socially and emotionally through group and paired discussions, prompts and reflection activities. Below is an outline of the content that will be covered.

 

 

Science

This term in science, your child will continue to work scientifically and begin to explore lights and rocks. During these units, your child will secure their knowledge of:

  • Identifying different types of light and describing how our eyes perceive them 
  • Experimenting with transparent, opaque and translucent material 
  • Classifying and sorting rocks and minerals 
  • Learning how how the Earth works 
  • Exploring how volcanoes work

PE

This term in PE, children will be learning to improve their skills in gymnastics and dance. Some key skills children will develop in their gymnastic lessons includes: 

  • Travelling forwards, backwards and sideways on the floor and at different levels using apparatus.
  • Balancing and stretching in different ways (e.g. tucking, doing the splits, straddle, pike and bridge.
  • Combing a range of actions and movements to create a sequence, either on their own, in a group or with a learning partner

Through dance lessons, Year 3 will be connecting with nature by dancing to the weather! They will explore weather characteristics of Wind, Rain and Thunder and then express them through their body as they dance. Children will be working in groups and work towards creating a dance routine while having to think about sequencing actions, working synchronously and engaging with a rhythm.

Geography

This term in Geography we will be comparing the UK to the rest of Europe. We will do this through the lens of an ‘explorer’ and develop our geographical key skills and knowledge. 

We will be working on: 

  • To name and locate counties, cities and landmarks within the UK, and understand their importance.
  • To understand geographical similarities and differences of countries through the study of physical and human geography.
  • To use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the physical and human features in the local area using a range of methods e.g. sketch maps, plans, graphs and digital technologies.

Homework

Information about weekly homework can be found on your child's Google Classroom and in their red homework book. If you have any questions, please contact the school office on Info@sheringham.lihtrust.uk.