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Year 3

Welcome to Year Three’s Class Page

Welcome to the Year 3 page with Mrs Bloor, Miss Robinson, Mrs Machin and Miss Sotero. 

On this page, you will find topic information the Summer term.

This term, the children will be going swimming each Wednesday afternoon. 

Our Summer topic is:

Why were the Ancient Greeks ruled by their Gods?

Our author focuses will be Greek Myths and Michael Morpugo.

In English, our Talk for Writing focuses will be quest tales and explanation texts.

Useful vocabulary:

philosophy       Athenians    Spartans   democracy   Olympics

plague   Zeus   Apollo   Sacred truce  temple

Some questions to think:

Geography:  Graphical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region or area in a European country;

Where is Greece and why do so many people enjoy going on holiday there?

How do Greece’s physical features, including its climate differ from ours?

How does Greece’s climate impact on its people?

History: A study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.

Who were the Ancient Greeks and what did we learn from them?

What were the main differences between Athens and Sparta?

What was daily life like in Ancient Greece?

The Oscar goes to? (Which Greek God would you choose to receive a special award?)

Would you have enjoyed being a Greek Olympian?

What is democracy and what part did the Greeks have in creating it?

Reflection: What impact did the Ancient Greeks have on our lives today?

Science: Magnets and Forces

True or false? Prove it – Some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance.

Explain how magnets repel and attract.

Can you compare and group everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet?

Sometimes, always or never. Magnets have two poles. Prove it.

Explain how magnets attract or repel each other.

Explain what a force is.

Show that you can compare forces.

Prove that you can use a force metre to measure.

Which materials are attracted to magnets?

Prove you can carry out investigations linked to forces and magnets

Here are some of the questions that the children wanted to be able to answer as part of our topic. Aren’t they fantastic thoughtful questions!

 

 

 

Knowledge organisers

Our knowledge organisers will support your learning for what we need to know and remember for this topic. I will ask you to keep looking back and make use of them. 

Remember to learn the sticky facts on the Knowledge Organisers. This is what we should also know in addition to the National Curriculum.

Y3 Ancient Greece Knowledge Organiser Y3 Ancient Greece Knowledge Organiser

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Knowledge-organiser-Y3-ROCKS

Topic Web – What Makes the Earth Angry? Y3 Spring 1 2022 Topic Web – What Makes the Earth Angry?

Homework and home learning 

Homework will continue to be set weekly on Showbie on a Thursday and is due in by the following Thursday. Please follow this link to login https://my.showbie.com/signin

Should your child or the class have to isolate, please login to Showbie to continue learning. 

Useful links that I will ask you to use:

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https://uk.ixl.com/
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/
https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

https://www.purplemash.com   

https://www.educationcity.com/

Reading recommendations:

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Pies-Reading-Spine.pdf

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/

Reading is so much more than being able to say the text. 

Some tips to help your child with reading

  1. Ask them to reread a page, so that they internalise the text and can summarise what they have read. 
  2. Encourage your child to reread after blending or being told, so that they sound like a story teller or a narrator.
  3. Help your child develop their vocabulary by asking what words mean or to find a word that means your word or phrase.
  4. Encourage your child to read to punctuation. At each full stop, pause and take a breath. This is the same for commas and questions marks. Exclamation marks, should show some change in how things are said depending on the emotion that is felt by the character.
  5. Discuss the features of a non fiction pages and books. 
Knowledge-organiser-Y3-SCIENCE-Biology Animals including humans Knowledge organiser Year 3 Plants