Year 3 Curriculum Information

CLPE- Here We Are- Our focus for two weeks will be “Here We Are” – an award winning picture book by Oliver Jeffers. Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you've only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let's explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you'll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else... Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you've just got to be kind.

 

A 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.

Numbers to 1000

Counting in Hundreds, Tens and Ones

Place Value

Comparing and Ordering Numbers

Counting in fifties

Number patterns

Counting in fours and eights

 

Addition and Subtraction

Addition and subtraction facts

Simple Adding

Adding with renaming

Simple Subtracting

Subtracting with renaming

Using models

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.

 

Computing

Our Online Lives (3 weeks- Online Safety focus)

Programming

Espresso Coding – Block Coding Level 3

 

RE

CLPE- Here We Are (2 weeks- link to RE)

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.”

 

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

Outdoor Adventure Activities which focuses on communication, problem solving, balance, map skills, team work

SAQ- Speed, Agility & Quickness- Tommy will also focus on children’s general fitness, conditioning and balance.

 

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/