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Year 3

We would like to introduce you to our Year 3 Staff

Miss. Rushton - Classteacher (Monday - Wednesday)

Mr. Bridgewater - Classteacher (Thursday & Friday)

Mrs. Maddox - Special Educational Support Assistant

Spring 2024

We would like to begin by saying a huge Happy New Year to everybody! We hope you all had a warm and cosy Christmas, spending time with your nearest and dearest. Here’s to a new year, hoping 2024 brings you all good health and happiness.  After a very busy and successful Autumn Term, we are ready for round two at St George and St Martin’s, with a lot more fun and excitement waiting ahead. This newsletter will give you more information about what is going on in the classroom and what the children will be learning.

English

-Grammar

-Spelling

-Handwriting

-New vocabulary

-Informal letters

-Classic and modern poetry

-Myths

-Instructions

Maths
Topic that we will cover this term in maths are…
- Multiplication and division

- Length and perimeter

- Fractions

- Mass and capacity

 

 

RE
Units that we will cover this term in RE are…
-Christmas

- Reconciliation

- We Listen to God’s word at Mass

-Lent

-Holy Week

-Easter

-Pentecost

Science
This term we will be exploring plants, learning about how to care for them and what they need to survive. We will also explore pollination and seed dispersal, learning about the life cycle of plants!

History
We will be learning all about the Ancient Egyptians including mummies, Tutankhamun and Egyptian Gods.

Geography
This term in Geography we will be learning about Europe. We will explore some countries and capital cities, and then make a comparison between there and here, in rainy England!

Art
We will be taking inspiration from our class artist, Claude Monet, to explore painting skills. We will also explore art from other cultures.

Design and Technology
We will be learning about levers and leverages so that we can create our own mechanism for a moving toy. We will also revisit our learning about safety around food.

 

PE
We will be having some lessons with Mr Sigley again this term. He will be teaching us about Tag Rugby and all the benefits of getting up and moving! We will also be working on our gymnastics skills, dance and some team sports.

Computing
We will be using the Scratch programme to design a sequence of instructions including directions and also navigating the internet to comp-lete simple searches.

French

We will be continuing our learning in French, listening to French phrases, developing our speaking and         pronunciation and reading and writing simple phrases.

RHE

We will be looking at the idea of   belonging this term. We will think about what it means to belong to school, family and friends, and how we can help to make other people feel like they belong. We will also explore a wide range of careers.

Autumn 2023

Hello and welcome back to a brand new year at St George and St Martin’s. We are looking forward to a fantastic first term in Key Stage 2. We have many exciting things to learn in each of the subjects in our curriculum in Year 3. Below is a taster of some of the work we will be doing over the coming months…

English

 

-Grammar

-Spelling

-Handwriting

-New vocabulary

-Reports

-Poetry

-Traditional stories

-Instructions

Maths
Topic that we will cover this term in maths are…
- Place Value

 

-Addition and subtraction

-Multiplication and division

 

 

RE
Units that we will cover this term in RE are…
-Belonging

 

-Reconciliation

-Advent

 

Science
Our focus in science this half term will be Animals Including Humans, looking at food chains, diet and the skeletal system.

 

Next half term, our focus will be Rocks, we will discover different types of rocks, learn about soil formation and study the work of Mary Anning.

History
Our focus in History this term will be the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will learn all about these prehistoric periods through themes such as chronology, society, beliefs and monuments.
Geography
This term in Geography we will be learning about the 8 compass points and the counties and cities in England. We will do lots of revision of previous years learning to consolidate        understanding.
Art
We will begin our work in Art by   looking at sketch work this term,   discovering how to express emotion in facial expressions as well as         developing the use of graded pencils.
Design and Technology
Our topic in Design and Technology this term is product packaging. We will look specifically at existing packaging design and use our maths and art skills in conjunction to design and produce nets for packaging.

 

 

PE
We begin this year in PE with lessons from Mr Sigley who will be covering Multi Skills

 

Other units covered this term will be Netball, Gymnastics and Health    Related Exercise.

 

Computing
Our first focus for this term in computing will be how to Create, store and retrieve digital content. This will have an emphasis on Word Processing skills.

 

We will also be looking at e-safety, including cyberbullying and safe communication online.

French
We begin our French learning this term with a focus on key vocabulary and basic conversation skills such as, days of the week, colours, saying hello and introducing ourselves.
RHE

 

We will look at friendships this term, exploring how we are all different in lots of ways, but if we work together with kindness we can have great relationships. We will also learn about our bodies, how we don’t have to look the same but we have to show each other respect.