Here at Silkmore Primary Academy we aim to provide first class learning and enriching opportunities for all our children. This is no different even within the current circumstances we find ourselves. Therefore, all our mini missions aim to promote and cultivate a desire to learn and thrive within the safety of our own Y3 bubble.
We aim to equip our children with the life-long skills they need for a successful future life, career and their next step.
Meet the Team
Through a desire to learn and a positive mindset, in Year 3 we will experience many learning experiences which will enable us to progress. The year 3 classroom is a positive one where the children are encouraged to face challenges with a smile and a can-do outlook.
Routines & Notices
We have PE on a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that PE kits are in school on these days. Can children please not wear earrings on these days as this will prevent them from being able to take part due to safety.
On a Thursday, weekly spellings and times tables practice will be emailed home. The spellings should be learnt ready for a test the following Friday.
Reading books will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned to school on the following Thursday. This is to allow a period of quarantine over the weekend.
Reading is central to all children’s education and the school curriculum so therefore it is essential that children read daily. There are a range of eBooks available via your child’s class login.
Within class we follow the Year 3 National Curriculum and use this to set sequenced and standardised objectives across all subjects. Knowledge and skills are deliberately mapped to ensure cumulative fluency and progression across their year 3 journey.
These skills set the foundations for our learning but are implemented through engaging min-missions which allow the children to explore the world around them by becoming Geographers/Scientists etc.
We started the year off by visiting land of far far away and Shrek. Using our knowledge of the characters, we wrote our own setting description of Shrek’s swamp. This formed a basis for us to identify language skills and allow us to explore the use and impact of these.
Place Value - We are working on our knowledge of place value. This learning includes; Number – place value Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations. Finding 10 or 100 more or less than a given number; recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones). Comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000. Reading and writing numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words. We will finish our place value learning by counting from 0 in multiples of 50 and 100.
Addition and Subtraction – In this unit we will be working on adding and subtracting numbers mentally, including: a three-digit number and ones; a three-digit number and tens; a three-digit number and hundreds. Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction. Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers. Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.
Multiplication and Division – After completing this unit we will be able to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables. Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (x), division (÷) and equals (=) signs. Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in context. Show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot.
Measurement – During this unit we will measure, compare, add and subtract lengths (m/cm/mm). Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction. Measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes. Continue to measure using the appropriate tools and units, progressing to using a wider range of measures, including comparing and using mixed and simple equivalents of mixed units. In the spring term we will Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks. Estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute. Record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours. Use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight. Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year. Compare durations of events (for example to calculate the time taken by events or tasks). This will lead to the summer term where we will Measure, compare, add and subtract lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml). We will also continue to measure using the appropriate tools and units, progressing to using a wider range of measures, including comparing and using mixed units (for example, 1kg and 200g) and simple equivalents of mixed units (for example, 5m = 500cm).
We will also work on properties of shapes, fractions and statistics once we reach the Summer Term.
If you have a question or concern about your child please do not hesitate to raise these with myself. Due to the current circumstances the easiest way to do this is by contacting me on my email and I will aim to respond to you within 48hours.