Our Learning

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 at Samuel Lucas

Starting KS2 is a very exciting time for children, and the next major educational adventure! At this stage we aim to develop further the independent learning of your child. On entering the junior section of school, slightly different expectations will be required.

Elm Class

Miss Painter & Mrs Schroder (Maernity Leave) is the teacher for Elm Class.

Ash Class

Miss Clapp is the teacher for Ash Class.

Year 3 Autumn 2020

Autumn Term 2

In PSHE & RSE theme for the Autumn Term 2 is “Celebrating Differences”. In Year 3, our weekly sessions include:

  • understanding families and their differences,
  • family conflict and how to manage it (child-centred),
  • witnessing bulling and how to solve it,
  • recognising how words can be hurtful,
  • Giving and receiving compliments.

Every lesson has a social and emotional development learning intention which focusses on either how we communicate or our feelings.

Vocabulary will include: family, loving, caring, safe, connective, difference, special, conflict, solve it together, solutions, resolve, witness, bystander, bullying, gay, unkind, feelings, tell, consequences, hurtful, compliment, special, unique, similarity.

Autumn Term 1

Welcome to Ash and Elm classes! Miss Clapp will be teaching Ash with Mrs McLoughlin and Miss Painter and Mrs Tarr will be teaching Elm assisted by Miss Gray.

Year 3 have made a fantastic start to their new school year and have settled back into school well. We have spent the first 2 weeks of term focusing on settling the children back into school, doing lots of PSHE and learning about the Zones of Regulation, helping the children to identify how they feel and the triggers that may sent them into different zones.

In English we started by reading a picture book called ‘Here I am’ which told the story of a boy moving to a different country and settling into his new life. It gave us lots of opportunities to explore how the character feels and link it to their own experiences. We are now learning about play scripts and then will move on to traditional tales and instructions. As well as these genres, we will be improving our spelling and handwriting. We will have reading sessions every day in school which should be consolidated and enriched by reading daily at home.

In Maths we will be focussing on place value with numbers up to 3 digits long. We will be looking at methods for fluently adding and subtracting numbers up to 3 digits and developing our reasoning skills. Every lesson we will use the Flashback 4 which recaps prior learning or singing x tables songs to help us learn our tables fluently. By the end of Y3 children are expected to know the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10x tables. This will be addressed during lesson time and consolidated by regular practice for example, using Times Tables Rockstars at home.

In Computing we will be learning about coding using Purple Mash and learning about online safety.   In Science, we will be learning all about animals including humans, looking at nutrition and the skeleton. In geography, we will be learning about the UK. In art, we will be looking at collage and the different techniques we can use for effect.

In PE we will be developing our communication and team work skills through Outdoor and Adventurous activities. Mrs Footer is teaching music each week where a main focus will be developing children’s confidence when singing in a group, as well as listening to and copying back rhythms. Mrs Sewell is helping Y3 to develop their language skills through weekly French lessons.

In PSHE & RSE theme for the Autumn Term 1 is “Being Me in My World.” Year 3, our weekly sessions include:

  • setting personal goals and understanding self-identity and worth,
  • understanding the positivity in challenges and making responsible choices,
  • understanding rules, rights and responsibilities, rewards and consequences,
  • Seeing things from other people’s perspectives.

Every lesson has a social and emotional development learning intention which focusses on either how we communicate or our feelings.

Vocabulary will include: welcome, values, achievements, proud, pleased, personal goal, praise, acknowledge, affirm, emotions, feelings, nightmare, dreams, fears, worries, solutions, support, rights, responsibilities, learning charter, behaviour, rewards, consequences, actions, fairness, choices, co-operate, challenge, group dynamic, team work, viewpoint, ideal school, belong

We are looking forward to a great year ahead!

Year 3 Spring Term 2020

Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3 have a term full of creative learning ahead of us! We have already launched our new theme – ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ – which focuses on the United Kingdom and famous British landmarks. We will also be exploring British artists and trying some of their techniques ourselves. In English we have begun the term by exploring alternative fairy tales and are working towards writing our own version of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ – with a twist! In Maths, we have developed our understanding of multiplication and division; we will move on to explore measurement, statistics and fractions. In Science, we are investigating animals including humans and will be exploring a range of skeletons as well as discussing nutrition and healthy eating. During our Computing lessons we are practising our animation skills using Powerpoint, and our RE lessons will continue to focus on Christianity and Islam. We will also begin swimming lessons this term as part of our PE timetable.

In PSHE & RSE theme for the Spring Term 1 is “Dreams and Goals”. In Year 3, our weekly sessions include:

  • becoming motivated and gain enthusiasm in overcoming difficult challenges in order to achieve success,
  • thinking about dreams, ambitions and new challenges,
  • recognising and trying to overcome obstacles,
  • evaluating different learning processes,
  • managing feelings,
  • Simple budgeting skills.

Every lesson has a social and emotional development learning intention which focusses on either how we communicate or our feelings.

Vocabulary will include: perseverance, challenges, success, obstacles, dreams, goals,   garden, decoration, team work, enterprise, design, cooperation, product, strengths, motivated, enthusiastic, excited, efficient, responsible, frustration, ‘solve it together’ technique, solution, review, learning, success, self-review, celebrate, evaluate,

In PSHE & RSE theme for the Spring Term 2 is “Healthy Me”. In Year 3, our weekly sessions include:

  • different exercise and fitness challenges,
  • understanding healthy food,
  • different attitudes towards drugs,
  • online safety-why it is important to stay safe on and offline,
  • respecting yourself and others,
  • Making good choices around health and safety.

Every lesson has a social and emotional development learning intention which focusses on either how we communicate or our feelings.

Vocabulary will include: oxygen, energy, calories/kilojoules, heartbeat, lungs, heart, fitness, labels, sugar, fat, saturated fat, healthy, drugs, attitude, safe, anxious, scared, strategy, advice, harmful, risk, feelings, complex, appreciate, body, choice.

 

Year 3 Autumn Term 2019

A very warm welcome to Year 3, taught by Mrs Schroder and Miss Clapp. We are also lucky to have the TA support of Mrs Winstanley and Miss Gray.

Our curriculum theme this term is ‘Buildings’. Children will explore this topic in the context of the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We start the year with an exciting trip to Celtic Harmony, which immerses us in our theme with hands-on activities.

In English we will continue to expose children to a wide variety of text types, encouraging them to use these features in their own writing. While grammar and spelling remain important parts of the English curriculum, we also provide a wealth of opportunity for creative writing.

Maths lessons will focus on key areas of the curriculum such as number, shape and statistics. Children will be encouraged to problem-solve using a range of concrete resources and will be taught to present their workings in different ways.

In Science we begin by studying rocks and fossils, with regular opportunities for investigation and problem-solving. Children will begin to design and carry out their own investigations.

Throughout our RE lessons this term we will be learning more about Christianity and Islam. French and PE will be taught by Mrs Sewell and Mr Smith on Thursday afternoons, with our other PE slot on Monday afternoon.

In PSHE & RSE theme for the Autumn Term 1 is “Being Me in My World.” Year 3, our weekly sessions include:

  • setting personal goals and understanding self-identity and worth,
  • understanding the positivity in challenges and making responsible choices,
  • understanding rules, rights and responsibilities, rewards and consequences,
  • Seeing things from other people’s perspectives.

Every lesson has a social and emotional development learning intention which focusses on either how we communicate or our feelings.

Vocabulary will include: welcome, values, achievements, proud, pleased, personal goal, praise, acknowledge, affirm, emotions, feelings, nightmare, dreams, fears, worries, solutions, support, rights, responsibilities, learning charter, behaviour, rewards, consequences, actions, fairness, choices, co-operate, challenge, group dynamic, team work, viewpoint, ideal school, belong

In PSHE & RSE theme for the Autumn Term 2 is “Celebrating Differences”. In Year 3, our weekly sessions include:

  • understanding families and their differences,
  • family conflict and how to manage it (child-centred),
  • witnessing bulling and how to solve it,
  • recognising how words can be hurtful,
  • Giving and receiving compliments.

Every lesson has a social and emotional development learning intention which focusses on either how we communicate or our feelings.

Vocabulary will include: family, loving, caring, safe, connective, difference, special, conflict, solve it together, solutions, resolve, witness, bystander, bullying, gay, unkind, feelings, tell, consequences, hurtful, compliment, special, unique, similarity.

We are looking forward to a busy and exciting year ahead!

 

Core Subjects

Click on a tab below to read detailed information about how and what is taught in English and maths for Year 3 children. For an overview of the other subjects taught please view the Year 3 Curriculum Overview document.

Year 3 Learning Blog