Willow - Year 3
Welcome to Year 3 at Christ Church School. Here is some information for the class.
Miss L Woods
Favourite book: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
Miss K Mills-McKenzie
Mrs K Coley
English – daily
Maths – daily
Outdoor Learning – Tuesday
PE – Friday
Swimming – Monday
Homework is handed out on Friday and returned Monday.
Geography: What makes the Earth angry?
Science: What do rocks tell us about the way the Earth was formed?
RE: What does it mean to be a Jew?
Art: How can we string together a printed picture?
Music: What was that composer thinking?
Reading: Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit
Writing: Narrative and non-chronological reports.
- How do the spellings of verbs alter when ing is added?
- How do you use the spelling pattern le
Maths: Can you recall and use your 2, 5, 9 and 10 times tables?
History: How did the Victorian period help to shape the Battersea we know today?
Science: How do rocks and stones help us in the garden?
RE: How does Advent show us Christmas is coming? What are Jesus’ new commandments?
Reading: Fox by Margaret Wild
- How do you spell common prefixes?
- How do you generate new words from root words?
Maths: Can you recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables?
History: Who first lived in Britain?
Science: How did that blossom become an apple?
RE: How well do you know the Bible?
Music: How musical is our playground?
Reading: Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura
- How do words change when ‘er’ and ‘est’ are added?
- How do words change when ‘y’ is added?
- What are the basic rules for changing the spelling of nouns when ‘s’ is added?
- How can we learn to spell and read words with silent letters, e.g. knee, gnat, wrinkle?
Maths: Can you recall and use your 6 and 7 times tables?
PE: Swimming and games
Science: How far can you throw your shadow?
RE: What makes a Christian? Who are the Easter people?
Art: What’s that coming over the hill?
Music: Singing Project
Reading: The Tin Forest by Helen Ward
Writing: Poetry, playwrighting, persuasive writing
- How do you generate compound words, e.g. playground, airport, shoelace, underneath, and to use this knowledge to support our spelling?
- What are the common suffixes and how these influence word meanings, e.g. ‘ly’, ‘ful’, ‘less’?
- To use their knowledge of suffixes to generate new words from root words, e.g. proud/proudly, hope/hopeful/hopeless
- How do you use the apostrophe to spell shortened forms of words, e.g. don’t, can’t?
Maths: Can you recall and use the 11 and 12 times tables?
PE: Swimming and Games
History: Why has Greece always been in the news?
Science: Are you attractive enough?
RE: Who was Jesus?
Music: What is a melody?
Reading: The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
Writing: News reports
- Can we identify short words within longer words as an aid to spelling?
- Can we recognise and spell the prefixes mis, non, ex, co, anti?
- Can we generate new words from root words, e.g. lead/mislead, sense/nonsense, and to understand how they give clues to meaning, e.g. extend, export, explode; mislead, mistake, misplace?
Maths: Can you recite your times tables from 2-12?
PE: Swimming and Athletics
Geography: Why do so many people choose to go to the Mediterranean for their holidays?
Science: How can Usain Bolt move so quickly?
RE: What are the five pillars of Islam and why are they important?
Art: Could we be book illustrators?
Reading: Greek myths and legends
Writing: Narrative, and comparative reports
- Can we use the apostrophe to spell further contracted forms of words, e.g. couldn’t?
- Which homonyms have the same spelling but multiple meanings?
PE: Swimming and Athletics