Year 3 Learning

Welcome to Year 3’s
Class Page
In His Footsteps we will love, learn and shine together.
 Here you will find all our learning for this half-term.  You will also find details of homework, visits and visitors, dates for your diary and lots more!
This half=term we are exploring a beautiful text called 'Cloud Tea Monkeys' by Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham and Juan Wijngaard. 
We will be learning a variety of writing skills, but our main objective is to write a non-chronological text about 'The Magic of Tea'.  We'll be doing some research into where tea comes from and which teas are best - we've already tasted some, so we're half-way there!
Reading (VIPERS)
We will use the following skills:
We will be reading Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell.
We are finishing the year with our topic on Plants.  We will explore the parts of a plant, how plants grow and what they need to grow well.
We will investigate how water is transported within plants.
We will look at the life cycle of plants, especially pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
We will continue to learn more about the Spanish language and culture.  
We will build on our language skills by learning about our favourite fruits and vegetables.
This half-term, with the support of our specialist coaches, we will learn some athletics skills.
Whether running, jumping, skipping or throwing is your thing, we will be doing it.  We'll get ready for sports day, too!
We are now reading a fabulous story about a girl called Demi, whose only wish is to see her favourite singer, Amasi, in concert.  
However, on the day of the concert there is trouble...will Demi's wish ever come true?
We are reading The Case of the Stolen Show.
Notices for Spring 1 2022
  • PE will be on Friday morning - please note the change of day.  Please make sure you arrive in school in the correct school PE kit.
  • Reading books will be swapped - if completed - on a Tuesday.  Make sure your Reading Record is up to date.
  • Make sure you have a waterproof coat in school every day, so that we can go outside if it is raining.
  • Registration is at 8.50am each day for KS2.
Physical homework will be sent home in a named red folder.
Each week the children will have:
1. Spellings homework - set on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. Find your new spellings in your red folder and on this page.
2. Mathletics - this will be set on a Friday and should be completed by Wednesday. Ask Mrs. Bradley, if you have lost your username and password details.
3. Reading - this should be completed 5 out of 7 days a week and evidenced in Reading Records.
4. English homework.  Set on a Friday and completed by Wednesday.  This will be a reading comprehension.  Answer all of the questions on the sheets and return in your red folder.
5. Times Tables Rock Stars should be completed every day, for at least 5 minutes. Ask Mrs. Bradley if you have lost your log-in details.
And finally: 
Half-Term Creative Project - Watch this space for our new project!
This half-term we are looking at fractions.
We will find parts of the whole, halves, quarters and thirds.
Later we will look at other fractions and which fractions are equivalent (equal) to one another.
We will also find fractions of numbers, as well as shapes.
This half- term we will be thinking about rules.  Why do we have them and what would happen if we didn't have them?  How did Moses get rules from God?
We will also begin to think about the rules that other faiths find important and how they compare to Christianity and our own Christian Values.
This half-term we will be going back to Ancient Greece.
We will find out who the Ancient Greeks were, what they liked to do and why their civilisation was so important to us.  We'll find out all about the Olympics and how this started and we will investigate the Greek gods - was Zeus really so great?
Finally, we'll dress like an Ancient Greek and see what it felt like to be a philosopher!
This half-term we are learning basic coding, using the programme 'Scratch'.  We will manipulate our sprite and write some coding for a short game.   Find a link to 'Scratch' below, where you can download your own version and have a go at home!
In music this half term, we will continue to learn to play the recorder and the glockenspiel.  
We will sing and perform a Charanga song, which has an upbeat rhythm and plenty of opportunities for us to show off our brilliant singing and playing skills.
Visitors, Visits and Special Events
Watch this space
  • Mrs Clare Bradley

    Year 3 Class Teacher

    I qualified as a primary school teacher in 1997. I have two children. My son is studying Primary Teaching at Edge Hill University and my daughter is completing her A-levels and applying to do Geology with Volcanology. I live with my software engineer husband, Andrew, and we are members of Jireh Church in Great Sankey. I love crochet, reading and walking in the Lake District.