Year 3 (Class 8)
WELCOME TO CLASS 8
On this page you will find up to date information about current topics, information about class learning and key dates for your diary.
The Year 3 teachers this year are Miss Duffy, Mrs Elliott and Miss McKay. If you have any concerns, questions or would simply like to talk to us, please do not hesitate to arrange a meeting.
Our class reward system is Class Dojos. Children can earn them for having a positive attitude towards their work, effort, a high standard of work, teamwork, caring for others, challenging themselves and many more. Children will be rewarded with prizes / certificates. However, class dojos can also be lost for unacceptable behaviour, lack of homework etc.
MATHS – Place value
- count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
- recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
- compare and order numbers up to 1000
- identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
- read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words
- solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas.
Non fiction – Instructions and explanation texts
Poetry – Werewolf Club Rules by Joseph Coelho
David Walliams- Worlds worst children
R.E. – Homes and Judaism
In this topic we explore how God is present in every home. This is expressed in the love that binds the family together within the home through good times and bad times.
Scripture: John 13: 34 ‘And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.’
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1657: The home is the first school of Christian life and ‘a school for human enrichment.’ Here one learns endurance and the joy of work, fraternal love, generous – even repeated – forgiveness and above all, divine worship in prayer and the offering of one’s life’.
Many important rituals and festivals take place in the home which is the most important focal point for Jewish religious life. The synagogue shows the public dimension of the faith. As well as a place of worship it is a place where the community gathers for education and social events. Many of the rituals of the synagogue are based on the those of the Temple in Jerusalem which was destroyed in 70 AD and never rebuilt. Since then public religious life has centred on the synagogue.
SCIENCE – Animal Including Humans
- identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition,
and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
- identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for
support, protection and movement.
History – The Roman Empire
- The Invasions – Continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study by learning about the attempted invasion by Julius Caesar and the successful invasion and conquest by Claudius.
- Roman Roads – Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of historical information by learning about Roman roads.
- Boudicca’s Rebellion – Regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance by learning about the the resistance of Queen Boudicca and understanding different perspectives
- Hadrian’s Wall – Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of historical information by knowing when, how and why Hadrian’s Wall was built.
- Gods and Goddesses – Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of historical information by learning about the religious beliefs and the gods and goddesses the Romans worshipped.
- Roman Baths – Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of historical knowledge by learning about Roman Baths.
- Going for Gold – Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
– Class rules
Drawing – Roy Litchenstein
Pop art – In the style of Andy Warhol
- To use different hardness of pencils to show line, tone and texture.
- To annotate sketches to explain and elaborate ideas.
- To sketch lightly (no need to use a rubber to correct mistakes).
- To use shading to show light and shadow.
- To use hatching and cross hatching to show tone and texture.
Each half term, children will take part in a handwriting challenge to improve their cursive writing ensuring that all letters are formed correctly and are the appropriate size. This will require lots of practise in school and at home. Children will be rewarded with 10 dojos when they pass each challenge and 25 dojos if they pass all challenges.
Homework will be sent home every Friday and must be returned to school on the following Wednesday. There will be a variety of tasks such as spellings, reading, R.E. tasks and learning logs.
Learning logs are a chance for children to be creative and show off their learning each week and should aim to reflect on a different subject each time. Learning logs will be shared with other peers and the most creative will be rewarded with dojos.
Homework is the children’s responsibility and failure to return homework will result in loss of playtime or golden time to complete it. If children find the homework difficult they must let us know by Monday and we will offer support in a lunchtime club.
We aim for 100% attendance in every class. We want our children in school each day so that they have every opportunity to learn and develop in order to reach their full potential. Dojos are given each week for 100% attendance.
During playtime, children are able to buy a snack (fruit / cheese 25p and water 55p) or they can bring their own healthy snack into school such as, fruit & vegetables, toast or cheese.
If you are unsure whether or not you need to pay for school dinners, call into the office and they will be happy to help.
P.E. kits should be left in school at all times. It will be sent home each half term and should be brought back when the children return to school. Trainers cannot be worn for P.E. children must wear pumps and the correct P.E. kit.
See our Twitter page for dates for your diary and to celebrate your children’s work