In Year 3, we learn our 3,4 and 8 times tables with the associated division facts. We apply these to other areas of maths, including fractions and solving words problems with bar models. In English, we love reading books by Dick King Smith and books that link to our Ancient Egypt history topic. Our writing targets include using commas in a list and expanded nouns phrases to make our writing interesting to read. When learning about punctuation, we use inverted commas for dialogue, apostrophes for contractions and apostrophes for possession. In Science, we learn about the human body, light, rocks, forces and plants. Our History topics include the Stone Age to the Iron Age, Ancient Egypt and the Mayans. In Geography, we learn about fieldwork in the local area, sketching maps, locating cities in the UK and we look at land use in this country. To find out about what we learn in other subjects see our long term plan. We think Year 3 is particularly special because we enjoy all the opportunities during our first year of Key Stage 2, including taking part in a carol concert in church and exciting school trips.