English in Year 3:
In Year 3 we develop reading, writing as well as speaking and listening skills daily, using the new national curriculum as the basis of our planning. This is taught through daily English lessons in which we focus on developing the children's writing as well as daily basic skills sessions where SPaG are the focus.
In English we cover a range of narrative, non-fiction and poetry units. During our narrative units we cover the writing of settings and character descriptions, myths and legends, fairytales and plays. We also look at how to write adventure ficture and mysteries as well as letter writing. In our non-fiction topics we cover non-chronological reports, instructions and information texts whilst in poetry we examine performance poetry, shape poetry and calligrams as well as the language and grammatical features of poems.
Maths in Year 3:
In Year 3 we focus on:
Children are expected to solve a wider range of increasingly complex problems, involving larger integers (numbers). At Merritts Brook we follow the Busy Ants Maths Scheme. For further information follow the links below.
In Year 3 we learn about a range of interesting and exciting themes. Our topics for 2016-2017 are listed below.
We learn through lots of different ways including research, trips, visitors and shared work. Our learning is celebrated in our topic books as well as a class learning journey which is a record of all of the fun and practical activities that we do.
R.E is also taught in a discrete session every week. This is what we will be looking at in each half term:
This also fits in with our school value which changes every half term.
As part of our PSHCE provision, we use the Dorothy Com Programme. This helps prepare our children for life in the 21st Century. For more information follow the link below.
Philosophy for Children
The children now participate in weekly philosophy sessions where we discuss and debate about real issues impacting upon the world today. This term we are reading a range of Aesop's fables and discussing the morals behind these tales.
The class have weekly French lessons, following the Rigolo scheme for French.
Follow the link to see the Rigolo Scheme of Work.
During the school year the following P:E topics are taught. For more details about each area please visit the PE section of our academy website.
The year 3 children take part in weekly drumming sessions with Mark, our school drummer. The pupils learn about the names, origins of and how to play a range of percussion instruments.