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YEAr 3

Welcome to Year 3's Learning Page. 


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Geography Topic - Rocks, Relics and Rumbles
Children will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.

Project Ideas

Here are some project ideas for you to carry out at home:

  • Make a model of a volcano

  • Research information about Mary Anning

  • Find items that are magnetic around your home

  • Create a fact file about different types of rock

  • Sketch a picture of an ammonite

  • Create a volcano eruption with baking soda, dish soap and food colouring

  • Find out a magnet strength by seeing how many paper clips it can hold up at once

  • Use clay or plasticine to create your own model of a fossil 

  • Collect different layers of soil in a jar

  • Start a rock collection

  • Find out about paintings by L. S Lowry

Upload your work and share it on SEESAW.          Click on link

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Maths                                                                                                   Click on link

In Maths we are looking at Multiplication and Division then moving onto Length and perimeter. It is vital that children continue to practise their fluency in times tables and can confidently and quickly answer recall questions on the times tables covered so far. These are the 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables.

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You can also practice your times tables on Time Tables Rockstars website 

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For writing we will be following the book ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker. We will be working on instruction writing for how to rescue a mythical bird.  

Reading - For our Reading, our class book will be ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman. Children will explore word meanings and vocabulary as well as developing their reading fluency.

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In Science we we will learn all about what forces are and what they do. They will learn about pushing and pulling forces and sort different actions into pushes and pulls and will be able to identify and explain contact forces. They will also learn about and investigate frictional forces. Children will learn about magnetism (a non-contact force) and explore bar magnets. They will find out about magnetic attraction, repulsion and magnetic fields. They will test the magnetic properties of different objects. They will learn about the magnetism of the Earth and how this enables compasses to work. They will use different methods to investigate the strength of magnets.


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This project teaches children about cam mechanisms. They experiment with different shaped cams before designing, making and evaluating a child's automaton toy.

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In our art lessons children will first be learning about artistic techniques used in sketching, printmaking and sculpture.

Children will also learn about the genre of figure drawing. They will study the figure drawings and urban landscapes of the artist LS Lowry and create artwork in his style to show scenes from their school.

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Home / School reading book - We change every Friday and return them Every Wednesday 
- Our PE days are on Wednesdays and Fridays. The first learning theme, ‘agility, balance, and coordination’ will be an early introduction to the fundamentals of movement and fundamental movement skills. Come to school dressed in your correct PE Kit (School house T-shirt, school cardigan / jumper, plain black or navy shorts, leggings or joggers, black / dark coloured trainers / pumps)
Library Books - Our Library day is Thursday. Return and change books when you have finished reading them

Here is your Year 3 Class Charter challenge sheet. You can also download a copy by clicking on the image.

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