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Robins 2021 - 2022

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Our class teacher is Mrs Rice and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Brennan          


Welcome to Year Three Robins class!


This year Robins class will be following the theme 'Time Travellers'. We will be running this theme throughout all of our learning and linking it to our topics. 

Autumn Term

To celebrate the whole school safe return following the national closure, all classes will embark on a united topic called "All Together Now". During this unit we will re group and settle back into school life. We will spend time acknowledging what has happened, our feelings and emotions, exploring mindfulness activities and friendships. We will focus our learning on the core subjects of Reading, Writing, Maths and Science alongside exciting PE and RE lessons. Our Christian Value for this term is Thakfulness. We will explore who we are thankful for and why. 


Our first Autumn text that will form the stimulus for our writing is 'Counting On Katherine' by Helaine Becker. The children will learn about how Katherine Johnson saved Apollo 13! We will explore how to write a biography about a famous person using our Year Two mastery keys of noun phrases, tense, conjunctions, apostrophes and spelling patterns. 

Our next Autumn writing focus comes from the story 'Seal Surfer' by Michael Foreman where the children will be writing a letter based upon the story. 

Following this text, we explore 'Winter's Child' by Angela McAllister. The children will become authors and write an adventure story. 

Our Maths learning will initially recap and consolidate our Year Two core objectives. We will then focus on the place value of 4 digit numbers, addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers exploring written and mental methods, multiplication and division along side the recall and understanding of the 3, 4 and 8 times tables 

During the later part of the Autumn term and continuing into the Spring term, Robins class will be exploring the Stone Age. We will be learning all about the lives of the earliest humans, how they survived and what their achievements were. We will also be developing our inquiry skills by asking and answering historical questions using a variety of sources. 



During our shared reading lessons, we will focus on increasing our vocabulary and understanding of an increasing range of words.

We will use both fiction and non-fiction texts to improve our ability to predict, retrieve and infer information. 

We will promote the love of reading through daily sessions of quiet independent reading where the children will have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books.

Please continue to support your child to read at home daily and in Year 3 it is so important that you continue to read aloud to them.


In RE, the children will learn about the teachings of God through different Bible stories such as Moses and The Burning Bush, The Parable of The Two Builders and The Good Samaritan.

Our Science lessons will focus on the theme 'Amazing Bodies' where the children will explore that the human skeleton has muscles and bones for support, protection and movement. We will also learn about health, diet and nutrician. 

Mr Ault will teach PE on Mondays and Fridays where he will concentrate on team games, space and coordination. 

Please click to access our Year 3/4 Statutory spelling words. 

Please have a look at the national curriculum expectations for Year 3 by clicking here. 


The Spring Term

March 2021 - Robins children will continue their learning with our text Seal Surfer following the national lockdown. We will be using the rich and varied vocabulary from the story to write a letter to one of the characters. The children will then use Big Blue Whale as a stimulus for their next writing unit of work.


This beautiful text will result in the children writing a persuassive leaflet for the protection of the blue whale. 


In our whole class reading sessions, we will use the text The Sea Book by Charlotte Milner to make predictions and explore the meaning of new vocabulary through asking questions and using dictionaries. The children will retrieve, record and present information in a variety of ways. They will identify main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarise, draw inferences (inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions)and justify with evidence. We will learn how to identify themes and conventions in a wide range of books, identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning and discuss words and phrases that capture our interest and imagination.

We will promote the love of reading through daily sessions of quiet independent reading where the children will have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books.

Please continue to support your child to read at home daily and in Year 3 it is so important that you continue to read aloud to them.


We will be focusing on multilication, division and fractions during the remainder of this term. The children will focus on their recall of and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables. We will write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods. The children will learn how to solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division. 

Our multiplication and division understanding will help us to count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10. We will learn how to recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators. We will recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators, recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators. Robins children will also learn how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator, compare and order fractions with the same denominators and solve problems. 

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