Sacriston Academy classroom

Year 3

We have an extremely busy year ahead of us in Year 3. Our first topic is ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious!’ where we will learn all about how to keep fit and healthy.

The term continues with ‘Tremors’ as we explore Mother Nature’s awesome energies! In spring we will learn all about ‘Predators’, including creepy crocs, bug-munching lizards and eagle-eyed birds, before hopping on an imaginary boat and travelling down some of the world’s most majestic rivers. Finally, in summer we will discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes.

In mathematics we use the ‘Maths No Problem’ scheme which builds children’s mathematical skills alongside their thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. There are many parts to the lesson, allowing time for children to explore, discuss and develop a range of methods to solve questions and achieve a greater depth of mathematical understanding. Our aim is for all children to develop mastery across the maths curriculum. By providing hands on experiences with mathematical equipment, followed by using pictorial representations of equipment, mathematical models and images, children will thoroughly get to grips with and have a firm understanding of the knowledge, content and skills taught in Year 3. We will also be practising our times tables on a weekly basis 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 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.

Year 3 children will go swimming throughout the year, as well as enjoying all other forms of PE.

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)