Welcome to Year 3
Miss Peacock and Mrs Parkhouse make up our Year 3 Team.
Our key text in English will be ‘Oliver Twist’, a retold version of the classic. Children will explore the story structure, characters, events and plot before planning and writing their own historical narrative set in this period. There will be a focus on accurate tense, expanded noun phrases, conjunctions, handwriting and accurate punctuation. Children will also be encouraged to use higher level vocabulary.
In reading children will explore a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. They will answer a variety of inference and vocabulary questions and learn to summarise what they have read.
Children will continue to learn how to use the column method for addition and subtraction of 2 and 3 digit numbers with and without exchange. We will then move onto 3 x, 4x and 8x tables—learning a range of methods to multiply larger numbers. Please continue to work on these at home with your children. TT Rockstars will be updated with these tables and the other website that most children enjoy is ‘Hit the Button’.
This half term we will be looking back in time to Victorian England. The focus will be on Queen Victoria, the workhouses and Victorian schools. Children will compare life for children then and now and will gain an understanding of how events from this era have impacted on life today.