Welcome to Year 3! Although it has been a long time since you have all been at school, we hope you are just as excited as we are to start another year. We hope you had a great summer break and are looking forward to the new term.
In English this term we will be focusing on creative writing styles. We will use a range of books, including: 'The Magic Faraway Tree', 'Journey' and 'The day the Crayons Quit' we will be using these to develop our writing skills as well as our creative ideas. In particular, we will be focusing on the structure of sentences and word classes. We will also be revising punctuation and the use of conjunctions to extend our sentences.
In maths we will focus on building a secure understanding of our place value in numbers to a thousand. This will include being able to read, write, order and compare numbers as well as tackling a range of worded problems. Following this, we will be looking at addition and subtraction and refining our knowledge of vocabulary that links to these operations. We will revise our quick recall of 10, 5 and 2 multiplication and division facts before extending our knowledge into the 3, 4 ad 8 times tables.
Throughout the term, we will be focusing on one big question that encompasses both scientific and historical enquiry units; ‘How different was prehistoric life for humans?’ The first is our scientific enquiry where we will be identifying and comparing rocks in order to understand how our Earth was formed and continues to change. Then we will link this knowledge to our historical enquiry of the Stone Age to Iron Age periods, to discover how humanity began.