Year 3 - Folly Fields
In Year 3 we have graduated to KS2. This brings with it a wealth of growth opportunities as we consolidate what has been learnt in school so far. This year the children will be learning to be more independent. This means that children are responsible for changing their own reading books and making sure they come to school equipped and ready to learn. Children now have the opportunity to earn their pen license! This requires consistent neat and joined up writing.
In English, the aim is to strengthen the reading ability of the children as they read their individual texts and as they work as a class with new books in guided reading. In Year 3 a love of reading is growing, in turn helping them create more detailed written work. They will learn to use paragraphs, focus on editing their work and continue to develop their spelling, punctuation and grammar too.
Maths will see Year 3 look at 3-digit numbers and be able to confidently recognise and answer questions using these higher numbers. There will be a continued focus on the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Word problems will become an increasingly important method to master.
The history topics of Year 3 start with Stone Age to the Iron Age, while late in the year we turn to studying the Greeks. Children will be learning to understand how the past affects the way that we live today and how we have developed and evolved as a human race. Geography starts in the UK before heading to another country in Europe.
Science introduces Rocks and Fossils, while later we look at Forces and Magnets. In the summer term, Year 3 will investigate Light and Shadow. We will look at the human body, in particular the skeletal system and study plants as they continue to be an important area of study this year.
Our aim is to create a very varied and stimulating curriculum in Year 3 this year. We will do this in class, out in our beautiful surroundings and as and when we are able with additional visits. This year promises to fun and packed with learning opportunities….are you ready? Let’s go!