Year 3

Mathematics

The children are taught to:

  • use initiative and methodologies to solve problems
  • communicate clearly about solutions and methods
  • present findings using pictograms and bar charts
  • experiment with a variety of mental maths techniques
  • use a range of written methods, often involving partitioning three digit ¬†numbers
  • read and write proper fractions
  • learn the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 times tables by heart
  • recognise, draw and name 2D and 3D shapes
  • reflect shapes along a mirror line
  • read scales and tell the time

English

Reading

The children are taught to:

  • read increasingly fluently and with expression
  • find information in a text
  • understand the main points of a text and begin to read between the lines
  • begin to understand that texts are deliberately ordered
  • pick out important words the author has used
  • understand what effect the writer is trying to achieve

RML support provided by Emma

Writing

The children are taught to:

  • use the National Literacy Spelling bank to improve spelling
  • use book 2 of the Nelson handwriting scheme
  • make sentences more complex by adding extra clauses
  • use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause
  • properly arrange texts by using paragraphs, sub-headings etc.
  • plan writing thoroughly to achieve greater cohesion
  • write and perform creative poetry (including haiku)
  • use schemes of work investigating narrative, including Greek myths and adventure/mystery stories.
  • write dialogue and plays to perform.
  • use non-fiction texts such as instructions and information texts.

Religious Education

Children are taught about

  • examining the core beliefs of Christianity and Judaism
  • looking at the similarities and common threads in both religions
  • resurrection and rebirth
  • the historical treatment of Jews and Christians as persecuted outsiders and the effect this has had on both cultures
  • the holy books of Christianity and Judaism
  • festivals, including Easter and Passover
  • Christian and Jewish places of worship

Physical Education

The children are taught:

  • Ball games – practising passing, moving and receiving and defending
  • Dance – moving rhythmically and in a planned sequence
  • Gymnastics – Learning to control the movement of the body
  • Sanjuro – practising martial arts
  • Sports covered include hockey, rugby, cricket, netball and rounders

Science

The children learn about:

  • understanding what makes a healthy diet
  • investigating our teeth and how to best look after them
  • homework investigations into the science of the home – how things work
  • rocks and soils and the classification of materials
  • the study of sound

Geography

The children learn:

  • how to investigate how the oceans work and the challenges facing marine wildlife
  • how to look at how settlements begin and develop
  • how islands are formed and how being an island affects a place’s history and culture
  • about earthquakes and tectonics
  • local area study – linked to the study of WW2

History

The children are taught

  • the Romans and their settlement of Britain
  • the history of Japan
  • the study of World War 2 and its effects on Britain
  • investigating oral history in slave cultures – link with music
  • the history of man’s exploration of and relationship with the oceans

ICT

The children are shown how to use:

  • stop motion videos
  • photostory to convey a day in school
  • blogging
  • word processing software to create effects
  • cameras to record films
  • microphones to record radio shows

Art

Our art classes include:

  • using a variety of techniques to decorate the classroom
  • investigating pattern, including Roman mosaics
  • creating Japanese style manga comic strips
  • making persuasive artworks, including propoganda (WW2)
  • consistently using sketch books to experiment with different drawing techniques

Design & Technology

The children are taught to:

  • cook healthy food, including fish
  • construct models, including homes, stop motion characters, volcanoes, settlements and bomb shelters
  • make origami and Japanese zen gardens
  • experiment with structures, with a focus on testing for strength and integrity
  • focus on project planning and understanding of materials

Educational Visit

Places the children visit include:

  • the London Aquarium
  • Roman sites
  • a trip to a Japanese buddhist temple
  • local war walks

Modern Foreign Languages (by Carolyn )

Booster clubs

The children also use:

  • RML to boost literacy and writing
  • Numbers count to boost maths