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Year 3- Maple

Welcome to Year 3 Maple Class!

Our teacher is Mr Simon Wyke

Our teaching assistant is Miss Sarah Marriott

Our Drop In Day for Parents is:  Friday each week

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Our Power of Reading Text for this term is Pebble in my Pocket by Meredith Hooper.


Our Power of Reading Text for this term is Pebble in my Pocket by Meredith Hooper.

This information book does what all information books should do: excite the reader’s interest, curiosity and sense of wonder where none may have existed. Meredith Hooper, an award winning science writer, brings her expertise and storytelling skills to the subject of the earth’s history, beginning with the contemplation of a pebble and a question. The absorbing text and illustrations take the reader through the 480 million years of the pebble’s journey, from the spectacular furnace of volcanic eruptions to the cool seashore and the grassy field.

Overall learning aims:

  • To explore an information text in depth
  •  To come to know a complex history through talk, reading, writing, drawing and drama
  • To present understandings in writing, drawing and performance.

Reading: (Word reading / Comprehension)

Develop their understanding and enjoyment of stories and non-fiction.  Developing knowledge and skills in reading non-fiction about a wide range of subjects. Justify their views about what they have read. Listen to and discuss a wide range of non-fiction and reference books or textbooks. Retrieve and record information from non-fiction Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words

      Writing: (Transcription / Composition)

 Consolidating their writing skills, vocabulary, grasp of sentence structure and knowledge of linguistic terminology.  Enhance the effectiveness of what they write as well as increasing their competence.  Build on what they have learnt, particularly in terms of the range of their writing and more varied grammar, vocabulary and narrative structures from which they can draw to express their ideas.  Plan their writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar


Number: Multiplication and Division Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables. Solve problems including missing number problems involving multiplication and division, positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objectives. Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental methods and progressing to formal written methods.

Measurement Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals, 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, am/pm, 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 calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks].



This term we have an exciting new science topic; Chemistry! We hope that through these exciting and engaging lessons we can ignite a real ‘flame of enthusiasm’ (safely of course!)

From ancient Greece to the present day, mankind has puzzled over the nature of matter and why materials behave the way they do.

Particle theory helps to explain properties and behaviour of materials by providing a model which enables us to visualise what is happening on a very small scale inside those materials.

The lessons this term are split into two sequences; Particle Theory itself, and an introduction to simple chemical reactions.


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