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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3B are by taught by Miss Bruce and 3H by Miss Bienge. They are supported by Yvonne, Ada  and Teresea. They can be contacted via year3 @earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk

Welcome to a new adventure in Year 3. We hope you had a relaxing summer break and are ready to learn! We have lots to look forward to this year. In Literacy, we will be exploring some wonderful books including Here We Are, Into The Forest and The Frog Prince.

Please continue to encourage a love of reading by listening to your child regularly. Learning your timetables, division facts and knowing number bonds to and within 10 are crucial. Having a rapid recall of these number facts will support your child throughout Earlsfield and their entire lives. Look out for this in the homework book to find out which multiplication table will be our focus.

Please encourage your child to question the world around them, make observations, ask them what they predict could happen and why as Science is also another important subject! Don’t forget that all children have access to Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars. We value your support enormously and we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead. 

We are really lucky to have a number of fantastic specialists teaching in Year 3 this year including: French, Art and recorders. Your child will be bringing the recorder home to practise so please ensure they take good care of this instrument and remember to bring it to school every Tuesday.

Thank you to those parents who were able to join us for our recent Meet The Teacher. If you weren't able to join us we hope you can take the opportunity to read the slides.

 

Key Learning

You can find out about our approach to all our subjects through the curriculum page but the headlines for the year  group are below.

Reading

Children can maintain positive attitudes to reading and understanding by:

  • I can continue to read and discuss a wide range of age appropriate fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
  • I can increase my familiarity with a wide range of books including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions
  • I can recommend books I have read to my peers, giving reasons for my choices
  • I can identify and discuss themes and conventions in writing
  • I can make comparisons within and across books
  • I can prepare  poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience

Children can understand what they read by: 

  • I can check that the book I am reading makes sense  and I can discuss my understanding and explore the meaning of words in context
  • I can ask questions to improve my understanding
  • I can draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justify inferences with evidence
  • I can predict what might happen from details stated and implied
  • I can discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
  • I can distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
  • I can retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
  • I can participate in discussions about books building on their own and others' ideas and challenging view courteously

Writing

 Writing

By the end of Y3 a child should be able to write down their ideas with a reasonable degree of accuracy and with good sentence punctuation.  They are beginning to understand the skills and processes that are essential for writing: that is, thinking aloud to explore and collect ideas drafting, and re-reading to check the meaning is clear. Common words are spelt correctly including exception words and other words that have been learnt. 

  • I can begin to create setting, characters and plot in narrative piece
  • I am beginning to organise paragraphs around a theme.
  • I can use simple layout devices in non-fiction texts –e.g.  headings and sub-headings to aid presentation.
  • I can express time, place and cause using conjunctions [for example, when, before, after, while, so, because], adverbs [for example, then, next, soon, therefore], or prepositions [for example, before, after, during, in, because of]
  • I can use the present and past tense mostly correctly and consistently
  • I am beginning to make deliberate ambitious word choices to add detail
  • I can use full stops and capital letters (including for proper nouns) question marks and exclamation marks correctly
  • I am beginning to use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech
  • I can use commas to separate items in a list.
  • I am beginning to use subordinate clauses
  • I can use ‘a’ or ‘an’ correctly
  • Use of the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past  [for example, He has gone out to play contrasted with He went out to play]
  • I can form nouns using a range of prefixes [for example super–, anti–, auto–]

Spelling

  • I can spell some of the year 3 and 4 spelling words correctly

Handwriting

  • I can use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are left unjoined.

Greater depth (working above the national expected standard)

  • I can confidently use conjunctions, adverbs or prepositions to express time, place or cause
  • I can organise paragraphs around a theme
  • I can use the present tense and past tense correctly and consistently
  • I can choose ambitious words

Statutory spellings

 

Autumn  1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

actual

learn

group

heard

arrive

circle

often

build

eight

caught

centre

century

heart

breath

busy

early 

continue

decide

island

minute

difficult

earth

consider

enough

perhaps

address

guard

material

recent

guide

forward

fruit 

though

notice

quarter

length

library

famous

describe

mention

answer

appear

actually

extreme

February

certain

height

history

imagine

increase

interest

important

 

Maths

 Year 3 Maths Objectives

 

Science

Animals including humans

Topics

 How did the Roman invasion affect British life?

 

Homework

 We set homework in Key Stage 2 in the following ways:

  • Spellings - bring handbook to school as usual
  • Guided Reading - bring handbook to school as usual
  • Literacy and Topic - Google Classroom
  • Talking Homework - Google Classroom
  • Maths - TTRS (Times Tables Rock Stars) and Mathletics

Students without digital access will get paper copies (need to return book)

You can access our guide to google classrooms or if you have any technical or password issues please email techsupport@earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk   

Days to remember

Day Activity
 Monday

Spelling test (and new spellings given out)

3H wear PE kit to school

 Tuesday

Homework handed in

Guided Reading handbooks handed in

PE  - wear kit to school

Wednesday  Pupil handbooks given out

3H and 3B to wear PE kit to school

 Thursday  Homework sent home.
 Friday  3B to wear PE kit to school
As frequently as possible but at least x times per week Reading, Time Tables Rockstars and/or Mathletics

 

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