Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 

 

Autumn Term 2017

Areas of study for Year 3*

 

Literacy

Rainforest poetry

Stories from other cultures

Descriptive writing  - Rainforests

Information texts – non chronological reports

 

Stories by the same author – Mini Grey

Formal letters

Instructions and explanations

Humorous poetry

Numeracy

 

Mental addition and subtraction

Shape and symmetry

Multiplication and Division

Written methods – addition and subtraction

Time

Data handling

Fractions

Reading

Individual readers

Guided reading

Books linked to topic and English plans e.g. stories from other cultures

Stories by the same author

Poetry

MFL

All about me

Greetings

Name

Age

How am I feeling?

Numbers 1-12

Colours

Alphabet

Christmas traditions

RE

Hinduism

Deities

 

Christmas

PE

Real PE scheme – personal skills

-              Team skills

Topic

Science

 

Animals including humans

Scientists and Inventors

History

 

N/A this term

Geography

Rainforests

Climatic zones

Deforestation

Music

Charanga scheme – Reggae

 

Harvest songs

 

Christmas carols

Computing

Word processing skills

 

Internet research and communication

Art, Design & Technology

Linked to rainforest topic- leaf printing on tiles, collage, mini beasts made from recycled materials, pastel drawings, sewing felt snakes, simple headdress

Making Christmas biscuits

Making Christmas lantern

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the class teacher.

 

 

 

  

 Top Tips

  • Read, read and read!
  • Share books with your children- you read to them, they read to you.
  • Discuss books and stories — characters, events, endings etc.
  • Make suggestions for a different ending, new character etc
  • Join the local library & encourage your child to choose their books— this helps to develop preferences etc.
  • Don’t forget rhymes and poems!
  • Encourage your child to write shopping lists, notes, postcards, diaries.
  • Encourage correct letter formation — this will help with cursive writing later.
  • Play I spy using phonic/sounds- don’t forget endings!
  • Practise reading and spelling keywords.
  • Have fun!