Our Christian Values are Hope, Respect, Friendship, Love, Courage, Forgiveness

Robins 2021 - 2022

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



Look what we learn about in Year 3:

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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. Our Phase One History and Geography knowledge focuses on the life and legacy of the people from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We explore the amazing inventions that came out of those periods, how they lived, what their achievements were and where they settled using our mapping and atlas skills. We will revisit the countries and capital cities of the UK, revise our knowledge of the continents and oceans as well as locating Stonge Henge and the counties of Cheshire and Wiltshire. The children will be developing their enquiry skills by asking and answering historical questions using a variety of sources.

Autumn Term

We are delighted to welcome a new class of children into Robins class. Our Christian Values this half term are Friendship and Hope. We will focus on these values as we learn and play together. 


Our first Autumn text that will form the stimulus for our writing is 'Seal Surfer' by Michael Foreman where the children will be writing a letter based upon the beautiful story. Our mastery keys are to use prepositions of time, place and cause, to use inverted commas for speech punctuation as well as organising our writing into paragraphs. The children will explore the meaning of new and exciting vocabulary and use the new vocabulary to enhance our writing. 

Following this text, we explore 'Winter's Child' by Angela McAllister. The children will become authors and write an adventure story of their own. Our mastery keys associated with this text are to use conjunctions and adverbs to express, time, place and cause. We will learn how to use a or an according to whether the next word begins with a vowel or consonant. We will also be creating characters, settings and plot through our narrative wriitng as well as continuing to use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.

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 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.  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.

 Our Spelling work focuses on the Y3/4 statutory words from the National Curriculum. We have regular spelling lessons using Read Write Inc Spelling where the children explore spelling rules and patterns. Weekly spellings will be sent home for the children to learn with adult support, these words will be tested on a Friday in class in the form of a 'Spelling Quiz.'

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 Animals including Humans where the children will explore that the human skeleton has muscles and bones for support, protection and movement. The children will use the terminology carnivores, herbivores and omnivores to classify and sort animlas according to their diet. We will also learn about health, diet and nutrician. This learning supports the childrens Design and Technology knowledge as they learn about the seaonality of foods in the UK, how to clean, prepare, cook and most importanty to enjoy foods that are in season.

Mr Ault will teach PE on a Monday where he will concentrate on team games, space and coordination. The children will enjoy weekly Cricket lessons by a Cricket coach in the second half term in addition to weekly ukuele lessons at this time.

Each week, the children will be taught PSHCE through Heart Smart lessons, Goodness and Mercy relationships work and No Outsiders lessons based around beautiful picture books and recent news items. We will explore mindfulness activities using My Smiling Mind and will have increased physical activity to provide brain breaks in our learning. 

Robins will also be learning how to speak in German this year through exciting weekly lessons taught by Mrs Judge! 

Please feel welcome to come and say hello, we are always here to help. 


Spring Term

Happy New Year to all of our familes. Our Christian Values this term are Forgiveness and Hope. We will explore the foundations and teachings of these from the Bible and discuss their relevance in modern day life. We have two new and exciting books to share together in our Writing lessons. We begin with Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. This text will support our History curriculum. The children will discuss and record ideas, use simple organisational devices, propose changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors and group related ideas into paragraphs. We will also use compound sentences to enhance our knowledge of conjunctions. Our outcome for this text is a non chronological report about aspects of Stone Age life. 


Our second text is The Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies. This beautiful book is a very sensuous exploration of what a blue whale feels, sounds and smells like. There are descriptions and facts about a whale's size, life-span, diet, babies and more. Our Writing outcome will be a persuassive leaflet about the protection of these incredible mammals. The children will use their knowledge of simple sentences to write compound sentences using a variety of conjunctions. They will embedd their understanding of adverbs to express time, place and cause. The children will build an increasing range of sentence structures (statements, questions, exclamations and commands to create an effect) We will assess the effectiveness of our own and others’ writing through proof-reading.


Our Reading  lessons introduce us to two further amazing texts:  This Morning I met a Whale by Michael Morpurgo and The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Both texts support our learning in other areas of the curriculum and so the children will be encouraged to make links and connections. We will further develop our interest of new vocabulary and inference skills, using the text to justify our answers. The children will also explore how the layout and features of a non fiction text support the understanding of the reader. 

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We will continue to 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 read at home daily with your children to immerse them in the wonderful world of story, characters, imagination and interesting information texts. Regular reading is vital for children's progression, enhaces their wealth of vocabulary, has positive impacts on their writing outcomes and most importantly, has huge mental health and well being benefits. 

Our Spelling work focuses on the Y3/4 statutory words from the National Curriculum. We have regular spelling lessons using Read Write Inc Spelling where the children explore spelling rules and patterns. Weekly spellings will be sent home for the children to learn with adult support, these words will be tested on a Friday in class in the form of a 'Spelling Quiz.'

In Maths, we will explore multiplication and division of three digit numbers, looking at informal and formal methods of recording. We will also use our of knowledge and understanding of addition and subtraction in problem solving situations. The children will also learn how to count in tenths, find fractions of amounts both unit and non unit fractions, compare and order fractions, place fractions on a number line and add/subtract fractions with the same denominator. We will continue our rapid recall of multiplication and diviiosn facts of the 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables as well as learning the 8 times table. We will explore patterns and relationships within the 8 times table. 

In RE, the children will look at a variety of religions to compare and contrast how people of different faiths worhsip in their religious buildings. We will also learn why followers of Humanism do not worship.  We will then move onto looking at the concept of Discipleship within Christianity by exploring how the Bible helps Christians to live. 

Our Science lessons will focus on recapping previous learning, gaining new knowledge as well as working scientifically.  We will focus on rocks and soils initially where the key vocabulary will be rocks, fossils, soil, permeability and classification. The children will look at how important the work of Mary Anninng and Holly Betts has been in this area. We will compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties, describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock and recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter. This is followed by the power of forces and magnets. The children will compare how things move on different surfaces, notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance, observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others, compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials, describe magnets as having 2 poles and predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

In PE, Mr Ault will teach the skill of invasion through Netball as well as team building games. The children will have daily access to the mile track outside as we incorporate this into our brain breaks. Mrs Judge continues to teach the children German each Tuesday. This term the children will learn about numbers from 11-20, family, days of the week, months of the year and the seasons.

We are looking forward to visiting Beeston Castle where our knowledge and understanding of the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age can be brought to life. 

Please come and see us if you have any questions or queries. 

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. 








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