Welcome to the Year 3 Web Pages
Welcome to the Year 3 Web Pages. We are delighted to be back in school after the Winter break and we are, as ever, looking forward to all the exciting learning ahead of us this term.
- Our main topic is 'Rocks, Relics and Rumbles’, where we'll be finding out about many physical features of our planet. We’ll be looking in detail at volcanoes and find out about eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis and their origins, linking these to the science of plate tectonics. We’ll find out about the Ring of Fire and look deep inside the planet to learn more about its structure. We’ll discover some of the huge plethora of rocks we have on Earth and learn about their formation and properties. We'll find out about how some rocks contain fossils and what these reveal about prehistoric life on Earth. In addition, we’ll revisit compass points along with latitude and longitude.
- Our English learning will continue to develop a broadening vocabulary, both in spelling and topic-based words. Writing style and grammar will develop through the use of Rainbow Grammar alongside regular phonics. There will be many opportunities for writing, which will focus in turn on non-chronological reports, poetry, newspaper reports, and diaries. Throughout, the children will continue to enjoy whole class guided reading sessions to deepen their understanding of texts.
- Our maths will see us continue to build understanding of multiplication and division, before moving on to money, statistics, length and perimeter, ending the term with fractions.
- In science, we will learn about forces and magnets, including the non-contact force of magnetism and the different materials affected by it. We’ll also be looking at contact forces, paying particular attention to how friction affects moving objects. There will be numerous opportunities for investigation, developing the children’s scientific skills.
We'll continue to use these web pages to provide information and other useful resources for children and grown-ups alike. As we're always looking to add to these, make sure you keep coming back to see what's new.