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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 smiley

Your teacher is Miss Shaw. Your teaching assistant is Mrs Grice and  Ms George will also be helping us with some lessons.


Mrs Oldham will be teaching Maths and English each Friday morning.


Spring 1


This half term we will be learning about the following topics:


In English, we will be reading the Iron Man and we will complete various writing tasks linked to this including; narrative poems, letters for different purposes and newspaper articles about the events in the book. We will learn to use adverbs in our writing and organise writing into paragraphs.


In Maths, we will reinforce our understanding of place value, learn formal methods for addition and subtraction and develop our understanding of fractions and 2D shapes. We will also learn to compare and order fractions and recognise simple equivalent fractions.


This half term in Science, we will be learning about how to keep warm. We will look at how we measure and describe things that are different temperatures. We will learn about thermal insulators and carry out experiments making sure that they are a fair test.


In Geography this half term, we will be learning about different types of settlements and how land use varies between settlements, suggesting reasons for this. We will also find out about how land use in Manchester has changed and do a case study of the Trafford Centre, looking at the impact it has had on the area.


In our computing lessons, we are going to learn about debugging programs. We will look for errors in Scratch code and programs and correct the errors to make it work correctly.


In art, we are going to design and make our own sculptures of the Iron Man. We will learn techniques for moulding, joining and creating designs.


In R.E. we will explore the question: Why is the Bible important for Christians today? We will develop our understanding of the Bible as a source of guidance in some people’s lives and explore the different ways the Bible is a source of understanding and guidance for Christians from Creation to how they should live.


Homework, usually English, Maths and any spellings/mental arithmetic will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record, it is part of their weekly homework. (Mental arithmetic and spelling tests each week).


Outdoor PE sessions will be on Wednesday afternoons and swimming will be on Thursday afternoons for the next few weeks; a suitable kit is needed for these lessons. If children have their ears pierced, it would be preferable if they could leave their earrings at home on P.E. days. If not, they must be able to remove their earrings themselves and are responsible for putting them somewhere safe. Please note that the last swimming session will be on Thursday 24th January.


Please also ensure your child has the correct equipment required for school: a pencil, ruler, rubber and a blue fibre-tipped pen (not biro). It is also useful to have some pencil crayons and a glue stick.