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Year 3

The Year 3 team is Mrs Biddlecombe, Miss Richardson, Mrs Davies & Mrs Barker

TLSA's - Miss Hewitt and Mrs Sukkersudha

Welcome to Year 3

There is a Welcome to School presentation for each year group. Click on the links below for the Year 3 version. 

 Welcome to Year 3 Parent Information evening September 2023

Year 3 information pack

Spring Term 2024

In English, each class shall be starting a new class shared reading text to continue developing reading comprehension, vocabulary and key reading strategies such as inference, retrieval, and prediction. Spelling will continue to be set weekly and pupils are encouraged to apply the weekly words to the sentence writing challenge that is always set on the homework sheet. During English time, we shall be kick-starting the year by analysing a range of poetry including kenning, shape poetry and riddles. Given the children’s heightened awareness of the impact of climate change (following our last DPC topic), they shall build up to writing and performing their own poem about nature or the environment. Eco poets on a mission to save the world! We shall then return to fiction in Spring 2, as we move onto our year group author focus, Roald Dahl.

This first half term, we will be focusing on multiplication and division in Mathematics. Children are expected to learn and rapidly recall the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication and division facts. In Spring 2, we will move onto money, length and perimeter. Mathletics or TT Rockstars (when advised) homework will continue to be set weekly and will be linked to current learning. TT Rockstars can be accessed by the children as a further learning aid whether homework has been set on this learning tool or not.

We are excited to take a trip back in time for our DPC Topic this term entitled, ‘Scavengers & Settlers’. During this unit, the children will find out what life was like during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and what evidence we have for this; whilst continuing to develop their sense of chronology. In Art and Design & Technology, pupils will be learning about the techniques and skills required to enable them to design, plan and make their own piece of Celtic Jewellery and to recreate cave paintings. Science, we will explore the characteristics of rocks and their names. The children will carry out simple tests on different rocks and use chocolate to model how rocks are made. We will also explore the composition of soil and think about how soil is made, whilst also studying the formation of fossils. Our trip to Creswell Crags this term shall serve as excellent hands on learning within both our DPC and science units.

RE, will firstly focus on what we know about Jesus through the faith of Christianity, before moving onto Judaism in Spring 2, with a focus on Jewish celebrations. In PHSE, we will firstly focus on ‘Dreams & Goals’ before moving onto ‘Healthy Me’ in Spring 2. Finally, on the sporting front, Mr Tolman will lead weekly P.E lessons unless your child’s class has Forest School that half term.

 

Curriculum Overview

You can find more details of the Dorridge Primary Curriculum on the Curriculum and Subject pages on the menu to the left. 

 Year 3 DPC Overview