Year 3 Curriculum Information

Text Focus: The Pebble in my Pocket by Chris Coady

Text Types: Diary entries, character descriptions, stories, setting descriptions

 

Grammar includes:

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.
 

Maths

We are working through the Maths No Problem Singapore Maths scheme.

Money

Naming & showing amounts of money

Adding money

Subtracting money

Calculating change

Solving word problems

 

Time

Telling the time

Measuring and comparing time in seconds

Measuring time in hours, minutes and seconds

Changing minutes to seconds

Finding number of days

Picture Graphs and Bar Graphs

Drawing Picture Graphs

Drawing bar graphs

Reading Bar Graphs

Times Tables

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.

Science

Plants  

In science this half term, we will be learning about plants and learning about the parts of a plant, what plants need to grow, moving water, fantastic flowers and the life cycle.

Computing

In computing, we will be looking at creating graphs and links to The Wider Curriculum.

 

RE

Topic 6- Giving All

Life, especially family life, or life in school, is full of opportunities for self-giving.

 

When children are young, parents have to do everything for them and sacrifice their own needs for those of their children. The quality of the parents’ loving care lays the foundation for their children to grow into people capable of giving love to others.

 

When parents are old and infirm, they become dependent on their children to look after them. So life is a cycle of being cared for and caring for others, of dependence and independence, of receiving and giving. Self-giving is essential if individuals and relationships are to grow and develop.

 

Topic 7- Energy

Each of us, by the way we live our lives, the way we treat others, and by our words and actions, show if we have an attitude of service.

 Often we are especially influenced by those whose actions speak powerfully of a life of service.

 Christians believe that the Spirit of God is active in each person and, in a special way, in the community of believers, which is the Church. It is the work of the Spirit to enable people to hear God’s message and to live Jesus’ way of service.

 

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

January- Solidarity

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

July- Recap

Please ask your child what we have discussed.

PE

Dance- we will be introducing a new dance unit into the Curriculum inspired by Strictly Come Dancing “Latin Dance.” Year 3’s dance will be The Cha Cha Cha.

 

Geography

Cities and Settlements

We will be learning about settlements cities, towns, villages and hamlets.

 

The Stone Age

Year 3 will travel back in time and explore how the people from the Stine Age lived and the different tools they used.

 

Art

Stone Age Cave Paintings

We will be linking our art unit to The Stone Age and recreate Stone Age Cave Paintings .

 

Key Dates

Wednesday 6th May- Trip to The Science Museum

 

Websites

Maths

http://www.mymaths.co.uk/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Literacy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zv48q6f

http://www.everyschool.co.uk/english-key-stage-2-writing-3.html

 

 

Fantastic websites - full of information

 

Computer programming http://scratch.mit.edu/

 

Science http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/