Welcome to Year 3!

We hope you’ve had a brilliant break and are so looking forward to getting to know you all this term!

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Parent meeting

If you were unable to attend the Year 3 Parents’ Meeting in week 1, please find the information shared below and don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

Oh What a Wonderful World!

This term, we will be learning about the plants and animals that make up our awe-inspiring natural world. We will learn about how humans are affecting the environment and explore how we can each make a positive difference in our own lives.

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Maths

In Maths this term, we will be revising place value, including ordering and comparing three-digit numbers. We will also develop a range of mental calculation strategies focusing on addition and subtraction.

Throughout Year 3, we are learning how to add and subtract using written and mental methods. Year 3s need to be able to add and subtract 3-digit numbers and ones/tens /hundreds e.g. 456 - 23. Here are a few websites you can try. When doing anything on the internet, always ask an adult to help you so you can stay safe online.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/addition_subtraction/play/

See the images for examples of how we add and subtract in Year 3. 

Throughout Year 3, we are learning how to multiply and divide using written and mental methods. Year 3s need to know the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables and use these to solve division problems. They also need to be able to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number using these times tables. See above for examples of how we multiply and divide in Year 3.

english

In English, we will be taking inspiration from the natural world to create our own fiction and non-fiction writing. We will also be writing fairytales based on the beautifully illustrated picture book ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker. To enjoy a glimpse of this fantastic story, follow the link: https://vimeo.com/69113063

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Throughout Year 3, we will be revisiting the different word classes (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions and pronouns). You could try seeing how many of these different word classes you can spot in your reading book. 

When doing anything on the internet, always ask an adult to help you so you can stay safe online.

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/words/adjective-detective/

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/words/naming-nouns/

http://www.teachertube.com/video/the-noun-song-244315 (Noun song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_TmWClYse0 (Adjectives Song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQPDk_fMcs0 (Adverbs songs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ineCCpqpZrM (Verb rap) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byszemY8Pl8 (Prepositions song)