Year 3 2020 - 2021
Mr Barnes 3PB
I have been working at our fantastic school for 14 years now. I work alongside Miss Roberts in the Y3 team and look forward to an exciting year ahead.
I love teaching, especially art and being creative. My role this year is to lead art and DT across the school which is something I am really looking forward to.
In my spare time I enjoy going to Old Trafford to watch my favourite football team and spending time with my
family. I have two children called Mia and Charlie. I also have a cat called Harry. I love running, reading and cycling.
Miss Roberts 3DR
Hi! I am Miss Roberts and this will be my third year teaching at Woodlands Primary School.
I am passionate about teaching all subjects but I particularly enjoy teaching mathematics. I love making the lessons active and enjoyable for the children, allowing them to deepen their mathematical understanding whilst having fun. I also love teaching Physical Education and this will be my second year leading the subject across the school. I believe physical activity should be at the heart of all learning to help develop the whole child.
When I am not in school, I like to keep myself busy with exercise: running, cycling and going on long countryside walks. I also enjoy travelling to new cities and countries, and spending time with my family and friends.
I can’t wait to begin our learning journey together this year and learn all about the children's hopes and dreams. It is going to be a very exciting year!
Welcome to Y3!
'The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. The important thing is to not stop questioning.'
A warm welcome to the children in Year 3. We are really looking forward to a wonderful year ahead. The Year 3 team are excited to continue your learning journey and hope you had a fantastic summer holiday. We are really excited to be sharing the next part of your journey at Woodlands and making sure you really enjoy your time in the juniors.
Initially, we will be completing a 2 week block using the story, 'Counting on Katherine' by Helaine Becker. This book details the biography of Katherine Johnson; a prominent mathematician at NASA. ‘Counting on Katherine’ is the story of a ground-breaking American woman who calculated the course of moon landings and, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history.
In this 2-week unit, we will review and embed key skills taught in Year 2:
- Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form
- Use subordination (when, if, that or because) and coordination (and, or, but)
- Use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify
- Use apostrophes for contracted form
At the end of this unit, we will be writing a fact-file about Katherine Johnson and the Space Race.
Following on from our work on 'Counting On Katherine', we will begin exploring the narrative, 'Seal Surfer' by Michael Foreman.
'Seal Surfer' is a beautifully illustrated, award-winning book. Walking on the cliffs with his grandfather in spring, the boy witnesses the seal's birth, watches its growth, and in the summer is rescued by it when surfing. By the next spring, grandfather comes no more, and the seals are gone, but in the summer the young seal returns with her own pup, as the boy will return in the future with his own grandchildren.
- Group related ideas into paragraphs
- Build a varied and rich vocabulary
- Use prepositions to express time, place and cause
In Maths, the children will continue developing their problem solving and reasoning strategies. They will also be learning about place value, ordering numbers up to a 1000 and learning new strategies for addition and subtraction.
- Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
- Recognise the place value of a each digit in a three digit-number ( hundreds, tens, ones)
- Compare and order numbers up to 1,000
- Read and write numbers up to 1,000 in numerals and words
In Science this half term, we will be learning about animals, including humans. The children will be learning to identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amounts of nutrition. They will learn that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
By using the fantastic text 'Seal Surfer' as a starting point, the children will continue to learn to develop their geographical skills and knowledge, including how to use 8 points of a compass and locate U.K. cities and seas on a map. We will be investigating how U.K. marine animals are affected by overfishing and pollution. The children will be also be learning about climate change and the impact on the seas, including coast erosion.
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