Our teacher is Mrs White. Year 3 is the first year of KS2 and we work hard to support the children through the transition from KS1 to KS2.
In English, the children will be increasing their familiarity with a wide range of genres of writing. They will be preparing poems and playscripts to read aloud and perform. They will be thinking about inference and making predictions about what is going to happen in a story. The children will be thinking carefully about the setting, characters and plot in their stories and how to structure a text, remembering to use lots of good description. This year, the children will also continue to learn to use speech marks correctly to punctuate dialogue. The core books we study during our English lessons in Year 3 are: The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, Greek Myths and The Sheep Pig. This year the children will need to build on their handwriting work in Year 2, becoming more confident with joining letters.
In maths the children will start adding and subtracting with three-digit numbers, using column addition and subtraction. They will learn the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. This will then help them in moving on to multiplying a two-digit number by a one-digit number. The children will learn how to find fractions of quantities and also about equivalent fractions. They will learn about perimeter and also how to tell the time on a 12-hour and 24-hour clock. They will start to learn about right angles as well as horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines. Children will need to interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.