The Year 3 Teaching Staff: 
Mr. A. French - 3F
Miss Z. Robins - 3R
 
Teaching Assistants:

Miss E. Stoneman

Mrs. K. Bennett

 

Below, you can see the learning overview for the year so you can see what will be taught and when:

 

For adults at home, you can click on these links to find out more about the areas we will be learning. There are also ideas for recommended books and other useful resources to support you at home. We won't be covering all of the information mentioned on this website. Please talk to you child's class teacher if you need any further informtion.

Click here for more information about the curriculum linked to the Iron Age.

Click here for more information about the curriculum linked to the skeleton.

 

This is the general Y3 webpage. If your child is isolating and working at home, please visit the page below to find the work  and resources that you will need. 

https://www.anstonparkjuniors.co.uk/class-pages/school-closure/y3

 

Welcome back to the second half of the summer term. We hope that this page gives you and your family lots of information about some of the things we will be learning. Have a good look around.

 

Adults, if you have any questions please contact your child's class teacher by phone (01909 550779) or e-mail enquiries@anstonparkjuniors.co.uk 

 

Children, the information on this page might help you to find out new things or revise things that you already know. You can also share what you learn and understand with your family. Going back over learning helps you to store the information in your long term memory. There are also links for you to do some independent learning.

  

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Here is some information about what we will be learning in the first half term.

 

This half term we will be using a range of video clips to help us come up with some great ideas for writing. We'll be learning about the writing process and trying to remember that the first draft isn't always the best. 

 

This term we will be continuing our work on short narratives. We will also be looking at non-fiction writing. Can you remember the difference between fiction and non-fiction? One of the texts we will be writing is a non-chronological report. That is the type of writing you might find in an information book or encyclopaedia. 

 

We'll be testing your retrieval skills though. We're going to write a non-chronological report about the learning we did about the Stone Age. How many of these facts did you remember?

 

Don't forget to keep reading and practising spellings at home too. You can find out about our Reading Menu and find lots of resources on the Reading page and information about spelling on the English page.

 

A non-chronoogical report contains lots of facts. Do you know the difference between a fact and an opinion? You can find an example of what a non-chronological report might sound like by visiting this page about the Stone Age at Britannica Kids. Click the logo to visit the page.

 

If you want to practise at home, here are some tips about non-chronological report writing from the BBC.

 

This term we will be learning about fractions. What do you already know about fractions? What is a fraction? When might we use them?  

 

Remember to keep visiting TT Rockstars. If you forget your logon details please ask your teacher to reset them. You can visit TT Rockstars by cicking on the picture below:

 

There are lots of songs on the internet that can help you learn your times tables. Ask an adult to help you find some - they might help the tables stick in your long term memory. Here's an example. This term we will be working mainly on the 4 and 8 times tables. Do you recognise the tune used for the 8 times tables?

 

In history we'll be finding out about the Bronze Age and how this lead into the Iron Age. These periods of history happened after the Stone Age as humans developed technology. The Bronze Age started around 4,000 years ago in Britain. The Iron Age began around 2,800 years ago in 800BC. If the Stone Age was named after the main building material used, why do you think they are called the Bronze and Iron Ages?

 

Remember this song? It might just be catchy enough to help you remember the order of the different periods up to the Iron Age!

 

If you want to do some independent learning at home, you can still access lessons from Oak National Academy. Click the image to follow the link to their lessons on prehistory including the Bronze Age and Iron Age.

 

The Bronze Age marked the first use of metal. Why do you think that was so important? Can you imagine living without metal today? Like farming was a big step forward, so too was bronze...

 

Can you remember what an archaeologist does? Not all archaeologists dig artefacts from the ground. This video shows an experimental archaeologist. They experiment with technology from the time. You can see why metal made such a difference.

 

We'll investigate how life further changed as iron was introduced. The Iron Age changed how Britain looked even more.

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During the Iron Age, people lived in tribes. These tribes did not always get along and were often at war with each other. We'll investigate Iron Age settlements. Here's a recreation of a hillfort. Why do you think that tribes spent time making these huge forts - remember they only had hand tools to do all of that digging...

 

Here's a hillfort site today. What can you still see? What is missing and why?

 

For all of you independent researchers, you can find out lots about the Bronze and Iron Ages using the DK Find Out website. Click on the image below.

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This term we will be learning about the parts and function of the human skeleton. Do you know how many bones there are in a human adult skeleton? Did you know that an adult skeleton has fewer bones than a baby's skeleton? Did you know that there is no such bone as 'the funny bone?' 

 

Do you know what the image above is called? What do you think it is showing? Can you 'name those bones?' ...

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You can find out more about the skeleton and why it is important here:

 

Our skeleton is important. However, it wouldn't be much use to use without muscles!

 

You can complete some additional independent learning by taking part in the Oak National Academy lesson about skeletons by clicking on the image below:

 

Have a go at the skeleton quiz and test how much you have remembered by clicking the image below. Can you score 100% now? Could you by the end of the term?

 

 

You can also conduct some independent research and deepen your learning by visiting the DK website about skeletons. Can you find any interesting facts to share in class?

Children should read as often as possible at home. We also ask that children practise spellings as part of their homework using Spelling Shed. 

 

Below are some extra home learning challenges - these are optional. Have a look at the options. If you need any resources or you need any of the tasks explaining, please ask your teacher. Remember, some of the tasks might take longer than a week. If you complete them all, ask your teacher for more ideas. Feel free to devise your own ways to show what you have been learning in school - you might create a presentation on the computer or even a short video recording...

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During this term, we will be looking at music notation. You can revise some of the music learning from lockdown by looking at the lessons from Oak National Academy. Click on the image below.

 

Lots of you are enjoying French lessons in class. You can practise what we have learnt at home - or deepen your French speaking skills by using the Oak National lessons or using the BBC Bitesize lessons. Just click on the images to visit the websites.

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HOMEWORK

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Useful Websites: 

https://play.edshed.com/login

This is an interactive website that the children can use to practise their weekly spellings and words that are on the compulsory KS2 word lists.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

This website has a good range of free games to practise phonics and decoding skills.

 

http://www.sentenceplay.co.uk/

This has a good range of games which support your child’s spelling and grammar skills.

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

This is a new website introduced just before half term. This is a fun and competitive way for your child to learn their times tables. Look out for new competitions and challenges! Children's log in details are in their organisers. 

PE

There may be changes to the PE days some weeks so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school all week.

Indoor Kit = plain white t-shirt, shorts and suitable shoes (pumps or trainers)

Outdoor Kit = tracksuit bottoms and warm jacket and shoes suitable for the outdoors (trainers)

Please be reminded that no jewellery should be worn and earrings MUST be removed by the child for any PE session. Long hair needs to be tied back. Please note that football kits are not acceptable as part of our PE kit.