Miss Owen’s Year 3 Class

On this web page you can find out about all the exciting things taking place in Year 3!

Teacher: Miss V Owen

Email: vowen@victoriousacademies.org

Twitter: @DiscoveryYear3

Teaching Assistant: Mrs McBain

Please follow the link here to our meet the teacher presentation.

Year 3      Term: Summer 2

Our Learning this term:


This half-term we will be looking at three key concepts: shape, time and capacity. We will be looking at how to tell the time to 5 minute intervals and the difference between an analogue and digital clocks.


This half term the children will work on three text types: a narrative, non-chronological report and poetry. We will be looking at these in the context of a natural disaster.



How are fossils created?

In Science we will be looking at the work of Mary Anning and her role discovering many different fossils and how this shaped our understanding of planet Earth. We will look at different famous discoveries and analyse their impact.


Can ‘natural disasters’ ever be useful to humanity? 

We will be looking at natural disasters in Geography and their impact on civilisations. We will explore many different areas such as volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes and floods.


How can we show we understand a natural occurrences?

In Design Technology, we will be showing our understanding of natural disasters by making a model of a volcano. The children will study the different stages of an eruption and then think about the best way in which they can display these in a model.


Which ways do Muslims show commitment to God?

We will be focussing on Islam and developing religious vocabulary to describe some key features of the religion, including religious celebrations and worship. The children will look at the five pillars of Islam in detail and understand how a Muslim may show their dedication to God.


Can I programme a sequence? Can I create events and actions?

For the whole of the summer term we will be focusing on coding using Scratch. To begin with the children will be focussing on using sequences in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output, designing, writing and debugging programs that accomplish specific goals and Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. They will need to use logical reasoning to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs. Select, use and combine a variety of software to design and create content that accomplishes given goals, including presenting information.


How can technology be used in music?

We will appraise music from Dr. Who and have a look at how technology is used to help create the pieces. We will then look at how other musicians use technology to create, change and enhance sounds in their music.

Spanish: Our focus this half term will be on the Ancient World. We will use this as an opportunity to practise putting sentences in the past tense as well as learning the names of other countries.

General Class Information

Reading: Each week, the children read a range of texts through their learning. They also take part in Whole Class Reading sessions where their decoding and comprehension skills are developed with a different reading skill being focused on each day.

Home reading is to practice and consolidate their fluency, expression and comprehension. Children still being taught phonics will take two books home – 1 decodable book and 1 comprehension book. The decodable book is for the children to practice their fluency and expression. The comprehension book is for the children to show their understanding through questioning. If they are past being taught phonics they will be sent home 1 colour banded book to practise decoding and comprehension. Please let us know how your child has got on with their reading books using the reading record. We would like you to write a comment each time you hear your child read.

The children will also be listened to at least once a week on a 1-1 basis with the teacher or teaching assistant. The class teacher or teaching assistant will change your child’s book on the day they are listened to read. We will not change a home reading book unless there is a comment in the reading record. If we do not have a comment or a book is not returned for two weeks Mrs Collins, our English curriculum leader, will contact you.

One child per half term will be nominated for being the Reading Hero for their class based on their commitment to home reading. The child will be chosen based on the evidence seen in their reading record and on epic! If your child is chosen to be the class Reading Hero they will be given a prize and a certificate and acknowledged in Friday’s good work celebration assembly.

Homework:  Is a task on Google Classroom due before Wednesday of each week. The children are expected to read at home at least 3 times, to go on TTRockstars twice for 10 min and Lexia.

PE: PE is twice a week on a Tuesday and Friday. Year 3 also take part in an Active Tameside session on Thursday. Your child will participate in a dance lesson and sports/gymnastics lesson every week. It is normally expected for children to have a full PE kit kept in school at all times.

Trip: The children will be going to the World Museum in Liverpool on Tuesday 14th June 2022.

Children should not be wearing any jewellery including earrings. If your child does wear earrings, please could you ensure they are taken out before school on Tuesday and Thursdays please.

Snack is to be a piece of fruit or a cereal bar.