Sacriston Academy classroom

Year 3

We are going to be extremely busy this term in Year 3. Our next topic is ‘Flow’ and we will be hopping on an imaginary boat and travelling some of the world’s most majestic rivers, keeping a journal of our course!

In the summer term, after meandering through the world of rivers, we will be discovering a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. We will end the term learning about some of history’s greats and infamous villains! These engaging topics will enable the children to develop key knowledge and skills in all subjects through a cross curricular, imaginative learning approach.

In maths, we are enjoying the ‘Maths No Problem’ scheme. This approach builds children’s mathematical skills alongside their thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. There are many parts to our lessons, allowing time for children to explore, discuss and develop a range of methods to solve questions and achieve a greater depth of mathematical understanding. We will also continue to practise our times tables to help prepare us for the new times table test in Year 4!

English will be taught using a range of stimulating and topic-based texts. Reading and studying various genres, including poetry, fiction and non-fiction books, will support children in developing their imagination and creativity in writing. Handwriting is also a big focus for us this year in order to develop our confidence and fluency in class.

What their teacher says:

I am very excited to be teaching in Year 3! Now that the children are in Key Stage 2, I will be giving them a lot more independence. We will be working very hard, but still having lots of fun, as we learn together on this exciting new journey.
Miss Hassan

What the children say:

"I really enjoyed making mud pies in English." (Jessica T) "We liked it when we made the fruit yogurt pots. They tasted really nice." (Kayden and Benjamin) "I love solving problems in maths." (Neve) "I love when we read because it's so quiet and relaxing." (Heidi)