Year 3 2023 - 2024

Mr Bullivant

Miss Lynch

Mrs Sweeney

Meet the Team

3SL - Mrs Sweeney (Mon-Wed) Mrs Lynch (Thurs-Friday) and Ms Ng

3B - Mr Bullivant and Miss Turner 

If you have any questions, please speak to one of our Year 3 staff or email year3@almapark.manchester.sch.uk

 

Welcome

Welcome to Year 3! This year marks the end of KS1 as children move into KS2, opening up new possibilities to broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding throughout the curriculum. We will continue to develop children’s curiosity and nurture their passion and enthusiasm for learning.

Here, you can find an overview of the Year 3 Curriculum. You can use this information to discuss with your child what they have learned and continue to support their learning at home.


What’s happening this half-term?

Maths:

  • Length and perimeter
  • Multiplication and division
  • Starting to learn our 3 and 4 times tables.


English:

Talk for Writing unit: The Manor House

Talk for Writing unit: Biography - Lord Norman Forster, a world famous architect who lived in Levenshulme as a child. 

Architect Lord Norman Foster on Good Design and Collectible Cars - WSJ

History: The Bronze Age to The Iron Age.

We will be learning about how society changed between the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.

Knowledge Organiser


Science: Forces and Magnets.

We will be looking at different forces and a focus on the magnetic force.

Knowledge Organiser


Design Technology: Shell Structures.

We will look at how to make a structure strong.

Knowledge Organiser


Computing: We are opinion pollsters.

We will look at the advantages and issues around data collection. Also, we will be creating a poll and analysing the data.


Religious Education: What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?

We will look at different Christian churches and how Chrisitans help in the community.

Knowledge Organiser


PHSE:

Music:

  • Beats (timing)
  • Instrument focus: recorders


French: Introducing French.

We will be learning the names of classroom things, e.g. pens, pencils etc.


P.E:

Remember to come into school wearing your PE kit on the following days.

  • 3B Outdoor Games - Friday
  • 3SL Outdoor Games - Monday

Kit: Trainers, black shorts or tight-fitting black leggings, and a plain white t-shirt (a tracksuit top and joggers may be worn if cold)

  • Dance and Gymnastics - Thursday

    We will be learning how to use the four basic moves travelling, rolling, weight on hands and jumping.

            Kit: Black shorts or tight-fitting black leggings and a plain white t-shirt.


Forest Schools:

We will let you know the date for Forest Schools. Please ensure your child comes on clothes that can get muddy, sensible outdoor shoes, warm clothes if cold and a water-proof coat.


Reading:

In class we are currently reading:

  The Boy who Grew Dragons. Andy Shepherd

Please read with your child every day and comment in their reading record when you do. Reading books should be in school everyday for independent reading and will be changed on these days: Tuesday and Friday.

Homework:

3SL's spellings will be sent out every Friday to learn for a spelling test the following Friday.

3B's spellings will be sent out on Friday to learn for a spelling test the following Tuesday.

This half term's BrainBuilder can be found here

TTRockstars – click here