Year 3 Curriculum Information- Autumn 2
10 things I can do to help my world by Melanie Walsh. This is a book about helping to look after the environment. Do you remember to turn off the tap while you brush your teeth? How about using both sides of the paper when writing and drawing? Bold, child-friendly illustrations and die-cut pages will draw even the youngest listeners to this gentle reminder of the easy, everyday ways we can be kinder to the earth.
Text Types: Diary entries, character descriptions, stories, setting descriptions
Conjunctions (when, so, before, after, while, because)
Adverbs (curiously, beautifully)
Prepositions (because of, under, by)
Adjectives (lovely, sunny, freezing cold)
Verbs in 1st, 2nd and 3rd person (I am, you are, it is)
Inverted commas to punctuate speech e.g. “Hello, how are you?”
Group ideas into basic paragraphs
Write under headings and subheadings
Handwriting- Write neatly- increase legibility, consistency and fluency
We are encouraging a love of reading through Destination Reader. The children will learn valuable skills for understanding texts and strategies for working well with a reading partner. They will also develop their oracy skills as the sessions encourage talking about the text, predicting content, clarifying key words and summarising chapters read together.
The Collins Big Cat Reading Scheme is used throughout the school to support our teaching of reading. A variety of other schemes support this including Oxford Reading Tree, Jelly and Bean and Oxford Project X.
We are working through the Maths No Problem Singapore Maths scheme.
Addition and Subtraction
Adding with renaming
Multiplication and Division
Multiplying by 3, 4, 8
Solving word problems
Further multiplication and division of 2, 5 and 10
Multiplying 2 digit numbers
Multiplying with regrouping
Dividing 2 digit numbers
Dividing with regrouping
Solving word problems
Pupils should know times tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 11s by the end of Year 3. Children will be tested weekly on their times tables- if they get 3 or more wrong, they will need to re-learn that times table before moving onto the next one.
Our Online Lives (3 weeks- Online Safety focus)
Espresso Coding – Block Coding Level 3
Promises – Baptism & Belonging focus: Our lives are marked by many different experiences of being welcomed into new situations and groups.
We recognise the importance of welcome, of feeling comfortable with new situations and belonging to new groups. We belong to families, to work places and to social groupings.
Q What experiences of belonging can you recall in the family, at work or in leisure time?
Q Are these good experiences? Are there any difficulties?
Q What difference does ‘belonging’ make in your life?
Christians believe that everyone is invited to share in the life and work of God through Baptism. The Bible recounts God’s invitations to people to share in his life and work: among them Moses, Samuel, the prophets, Mary and the apostles.
“Through Baptism, men and women are incorporated into Christ. They are formed into God’s people and they obtain the forgiveness of all their sins. They become a new creation through water and the Holy Spirit. Hence they are called and are indeed children of God. Signed with the gift of the Spirit in Confirmation, Christians more perfectly become the image of their Lord and are filled with the Holy Spirit. They bear witness to him before all the world and eagerly work for the building up of the body of Christ.”
Advent is a time when we appreciate the love in our lives and prepare to celebrate love becoming a reality in the person of Jesus. Christians at Christmas celebrate the gift of Jesus, given by God as a sign and expression of God’s love. Giving and receiving reflects the truth that all life is given by God and life is given meaning through the gift of Jesus.
Word of God
“This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven. Dear friends, if this is how God loved us, then we should love one another. No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in union with us, and his love is made perfect in us.”
(1 John 4: 10-12)
Catholic Social Teaching:
Throughout the year, OLM focuses on different elements of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Each month we look at a different value and discuss what each one means:
September- We are Called to Live as Family and Community
October- Rights and Responsibilities
November- Promotion of Peace
December- No CST- focus on Advent
February- An Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
March- The Dignity of the Human Person
April- No CST- focus on Lent
May- The Dignity and Rights of Workers
June- We are Called to Stewardship
Please ask your child what we have discussed.
Science- Animals including Humans
Year 3 will be learning about the food groups, animals and nutrition and skeletons.
We will be linking English and Science to art this half term and will focus on Stone Age art.
Latin & Ballroom Dancing- This half term, Year 3 will experience a bit of Strictly Come Dancing and will be learning how to Salsa and Cha Cha Cha!
SAQ- Speed, Agility & Quickness- We will also focus on children’s general fitness, conditioning and balance.
Y3M PE Days: Tuesday and Wednesday
Y3K PE Days: Thursday and Friday
Fantastic websites - full of information
Computer programming http://scratch.mit.edu/