Teaching and Learning in Year 3
Take a look at our long term plan to see what we will be learning throughout the course of the year.
Medium term plans
Our topics are: Stone Age to Iron Age, Italia V Inghilterra and The Romans
Click on the links below to view our medium term plans for each term:
Knowledge Organisers are designed to help us with our learning throughout the year.
Please click on the links below to view our Knowledge Organisers for each term:
Every year group in our school learns about a different country. By the end of year 6, the children will have complied a Passport to the World containing the learning they have done about each country. In year 3, our class country is Italy. We learn a lot about Italy through our topics Italia Vs. Inghilterra and The Romans.
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economics education)
PSHE education in school is promoted through our wide and varied curriculum which is carefully planned to enhance the children’s personal, social, emotional and economic development.
At Golcar J, I & N School, we use the PSHE Association’s three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. These three themes form part of a developmental, spiral curriculum. This means that the same key principles are revisited each year but are taken a step further to build upon the children’s knowledge and understanding. They permeate school life and are discussed regularly in assemblies and lessons, forming part of our day to day vocabulary.
Health and Wellbeing
Children will be following the thematic model document for health and wellbeing. There is no sensitive subject matter to inform you of at this time. During the first half term, children will be exploring healthy and unhealthy choices in relation to food, exercise and sleep. They will also discuss habits and the positive and negative effects these can have on a healthy lifestyle. In addition to this, we will discuss feelings and strategies to identify, talk about and manage their feelings.
After May half term to Summer, children will learn about growing and changing. This will involve recognising how strengths and interests form part of a person’s identity, discussions about what children are proud of (both in and out of school) as well as basic strategies to manage setbacks. Our final few weeks learning will focus on keeping safe in the local environment and familiar places. We will identify typical hazards at home and in school, discuss fire safety as well as road, rail, water and firework safety. Children will explore how to assess and manage these risks and the importance of following safety rules from parents and other adults.
Year group newsletters contain information about current learning, reminders, how to support your child's learning at home and key dates. The newsletters are sent out via School Ping, are uploaded to our Class Dojo pages and can be viewed by clicking the links below.
Click Here to access the latest newsletter:
Click on the links below for our home learning menus - these are linked to out Topics:
How you can support your child at home...
Reading - reading is possibly one of the most beneficial ways you can help your child to progress. Please try to read with your child each evening and ask them questions about what they have read to ensure they have fully understood the book. Also please add a comment and sign the reading record so we can see that your child has read at home.
We ask that you keep reading books and reading records in your child's school bag, so that is is returned to school everyday. This way they can also read their reading book in school each day, either independently or with an adult. We will change reading books every Thursday. Library book are changed each Friday.
Reading Plus - We have given children their passwords so they can access this amazing reading comprehension resource at home - each week the children are given 5 reading lessons. The texts are very engaging and the program allows children to read at their own reading pace. As their fluency improves the program adjusts to match their ability. Pupils can rate the texts, and it then uses this information to provide the child with texts that will interest them. As teachers, we can monitor your child's progress and it very pleasing to see how quickly reading skills can improve using this resource. If you have any queries please contact us.
Times table Rock Stars - each child has a password so they can access Times Table Rock Stars website at home. This allows them to improve their skills on the times table they currently need to learn. In Year 3 we learn the 3x, 4x and 8x tables. You could quiz your child on the facts. Ask them to recite them in order, backwards or ask random questions. When they become more confident they should be able to answer division questions using the times table they have learnt. Time Table Rock Stars is a game which will do this in a stimulating and competitive way. If you have any queries about this do not hesitate to contact us.
Weekly spellings - we post the weeks spelling list on Class Dojo each week, if you are unable to access this please let us know and we can provide a paper copy. We test spellings each Friday and we work on the spellings in class every day during the week.
Home Learning - please see the link further down this page - this is a link to the Topic home learning for each term. We provide a menu of activities to choose from each term and we ask that at least 1/2 activities are completed each term.
Take a look at our Medium term plans and knowledge organisers below - these resources will give you further information about what we are learning about in school each term.
If you feel you need further support with your child's learning at home please contact us and we will be more than happy to help you with this.
Times tables Rock Stars- https://play.ttrockstars.com/
White Rose Maths- https://whiterosemaths.com/for-parents/
Reading Plus- https://login.readingplus.com/