Year 3: Mrs Mcmaster & Mrs Seddon

We hope you find the information on this page useful.

Spellings & Times-tables: tested on Fridays
Homework: Please do some or all of the tasks each half-term
PE Days: Wednesday and Fridays (please come to school in PE kit)

Remember to read several times a week and record in diaries.

English

We will be reading 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamori. This book looks into the lives of Stone Age people and the way in which they shaped our lives today. 

Throughout this term, we will be focusing on writing a variety of texts, making our sentences cohesive and using a range of punctuation and grammar.

In guided reading, we will be looking at 'Stone Age Tales' by Terry Deary. You may recognise his name because he is the author of the Horrible Histories. 

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Author

Satoshi Kitamori

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Maths

This Autumn term in mathematics, we will begin our journey by looking at Place Value. In this unit, we will be learning how to represent and partition numbers in different ways, order and compare numbers with and without number lines and count in 50's. 

We will then be moving onto Addition and Subtraction. This is where we will be learning all about the skills needed to add and subtract numbers and looking at the concept of exchanging. 

Mathematician

Alan Turing

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Science

In science, we will be beginning our journey with the unit 'Animals including humans'. In this unit, we will be researching what nutrients are and what we need to eat to have a balanced diet. We will also be looking at bones and skeletons of different living things. 

One of the scientists we will be looking at is Leonardo da Vinci. He is widely believed to be one of the most talented people to have ever lived. As part of his talent at painting, Leonardo developed amazing anatomical drawings of the human skeleton and the way it is connected.

Our next unit in year 3 is 'Rocks'. This is where we will be learning all about the 3 different types of rocks and what they can be used for. 

We have a variety of special activities based around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) planned and we'll make sure to make good use of the school STEM Den too, and get some outdoor science done wherever possible!

Scientist

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Topic

What an awesome topic we will be learning about in the Autumn Term- Stone Age to Iron Age!

As historians (and with some geographical skill thrown in) we'll uncover what life was like all of these years ago in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will be making comparisons with our own lives, and other historical periods the children have studied previously.

There are so many fascinating things to discover about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and the Iron Age and the people who lived there, and you can make a start by using our "DK Find Out" button at the top of this page.

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Historian

Emil Haury

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Knowledge Organisers

Click a coloured button to access key facts, words and more!

Science

History

Design Tech

French

Computing

Music

Geography

Art

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Word Aware

To help new words stick in your long-term memory, use the Word Aware rap.

Choose a word from your weekly spelling list, and join in with the rap.

Think about...

What does it start with?
How many syllables does it have?
What does it rhyme with?
Can you put it in a sentence?

Share new words with your class.

Learning Powers

Every week we celebrate our learning powers and pupils across the school are awarded one of the following awesome mascots for a week.

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Reciprocal

"I'm Approachable Ant. My gift is reciprocity."

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Respectful

"I'm Lovely Ladybird. I treat people with respect."

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Resourceful

"I'm Busy Bee, resourceful, that's me! Hee hee!"

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Reflective

"I'm Beautiful Butterfly. I reflect on what I do!"

Risk-Taking

"I'm Smart Snail. I take risks with my learning."

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Resilient

"I'm Groovy Grasshopper. I never give up."

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Responsible

"I'm Safe Spider. I'm always safe in school, at home, and on the world wide web - I'm e-safe."

Useful Basic Skills for Unconfident Mathematicians

Click on any of the topic videos below to watch some useful revision of basic skills needed in Maths.

Represent numbers to 100

10s and 1s using addition

Hundreds

Numbers to 1000

Numbers to 1000 (PVG)

100s, 10s and 1s (part 1)

100s, 10s and 1s (part 2)

Number line to 100

Number line to 1000

Find 1,10,100 more or less

Compare objects

Compare numbers

Ordering numbers

Count in 50s