Welcome to Year 3!
Children in Year 3 are entering their first year of Key Stage 2, this is also known as the junior phase of primary school. In this year, we aim to build upon the children’s ever growing thirst for knowledge across all areas of the curriculum, as well as develop their independence, empathy and resilience further.
In English, children will continue to work on the spelling patterns they have begun in previous years, with more emphasis on understanding and learning the spelling rules, as well as attention to prefixes and suffixes. There is a statutory spelling list for Year 3 and 4, so while in Year 3, children will learn the first half of this list and will be expected to practise all spellings at home. In writing, we focus on creativity and writing styles, looking at settings, language style, and character within their writing. Children will also study different genres of writing such as poetry and play scripts. Reading is taught explicitly using VIPERS to develop comprehension skills.
Maths in Year 3 continues the times tables focus. Quick recall of the required 3, 4, 8, and 50 times-tables (as well as the 2, 5, and 10 times-tables they have already learned in Year 1 and 2). Children will learn to use column method to add and subtract three-digit numbers, as well as learn about multiplication and division, and using and applying their times tables knowledge. They will also cover fractions of quantities, equivalent fractions, angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, area, perimeter, and shape.
Science in Year 3 is engaging and fun. Children will learn about life processes, rocks, light, forces and magnets, and animals (including humans). How to work scientifically and write up their investigations in a more formal way. Using predictions, methods, results and conclusions is also a key part of this year’s science curriculum.
The wider curriculum will also be taught throughout the year. Where possible, we will have trips and visitors to school to enhance the curriculum further.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Welcome to Year 3
Our Class Teacher is Mrs J Jackson.
Details of what we will be studying this term can be found under Curriculum Plans in Our Curriculum section.