What Your Year 3 Child Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Year 3 Education (Core Knowledge UK 3)

What Your Year 3 Child Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Year 3 Education (Core Knowledge UK 3)

By: Mark Beech (illustrator), Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka (editor), Robert Whelan (editor), E. D. Hirsch (editor)Paperback

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Designed for parents, teachers and home educators to use with children, this third volume in the Core Knowledge UK series presents the knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging Year 3 education, including: Familiar and favourite poems - old and new, from the beloved limericks of Edward Lear to Allan Ahlberg's whimsical 'The Answer'. Literature from around the world - read African, Chinese and Japanese folktales; myths from ancient Greece; British classics including excerpts from A Bear Called Paddington and Peter Pan; and traditional tall tales such as 'Robin Hood and his Merry Men'. Learning about language - learn the basic building blocks of written English, all explained with a touch of humour. Geography of the world and Britain - explore the rivers of the world, learn about the important rivers and basins of the UK and take a ride down the rivers leading into the Humber Estuary. World and British history - travel to Ancient Greece, visit China and Japan and explore British history from the Normans to the Elizabethan Era. Visual arts - try engaging activities while learning about line, form and symmetry; learn how to look at great architecture like the Parthenon, the Great Stupa and the Guggenheim Museum; discuss landscapes, still lifes and mythological paintings. Music - become familiar with basic music theory, great composers, instruments and fun songs to sing including popular songs such as 'Do-Re-Me' and 'The Hippopotamus Song'. Mathematics - challenging activities ranging from topics such as fractions, three-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication and division problems as well as a first look at equations and geometry. Science - learn about the cycle of life and the seasons, simple machines, the wonder of the human body and more, including lots of hands-on activities and stories about famous scientists.

About Author

E.D. Hirsch, Jr. is a professor at the University of Virginia and the author of The Schools We Need and the bestselling Cultural Literacy and The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. He and his wife, Polly, live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they raised their three children.


Acknowledgements. A Note to Teachers. About the Editor. Foreword to the UK Edition of the Core Knowledge Series. Introduction to the UK edition of The Core Knowledge Curriculum for Year 3. General Introduction to the Core Knowledge Series. LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. Reading, Writing and Your Year 3 Child: A Note to Parents. Beginner Readers for Children. Literature. Introduction. Poetry. Caterpillars. Hurt No Living Thing. Bee! I'm Expecting You! The Night Before Christmas. Discovery. Caracola/Conch Shell. The Answer. Something Told the Wild Geese. Five Friendly Farmers. Rickety Train Ride. On the Ning Nang Nong. There Was an Old Man with a Beard. There Is a Young Lady, Whose Nose. Stories. The Fisherman and His Wife. Talk. The Emperor's New Clothes. The Magic Paintbrush. A Christmas Carol. Please Look After This Bear (From A Bear Called Paddington). How the Camel Got His Hump. Beauty and the Beast. The Tongue-Cut Sparrow. The Story of the Seventh Daughter. Peter Pan. Tall Tales. Introduction. Albion and Brutus. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Robin Hood and the Butcher. Dick Whittington, Lord Mayor of London. Myths from Ancient Greece. Heroes and Monsters, Gods and Goddesses. Same Gods, Different Names. Gods of Nature and Mythical Creatures. Prometheus Brings Fire, Pandora Brings Woe. Oedipus and the Sphinx. Theseus and the Minotaur. Daedalus and Icarus. Arachne the Weaver. Swift-Footed Atalanta. Demeter and Persephone. The Labours of Hercules. Learning About Language. Sentences. Two Rules for Writing Sentences. Nouns Name a Person, Place or Thing. Singular and Plural Nouns. Verbs: Action Words. Verbs: Past and Present. Adjectives Describe Things. More About Words: Antonyms and Synonyms. Contractions. Abbreviations. Using Capital Letters. Familiar Sayings. Back to the drawing board. Better late than never. Cold Feet. It's no use crying over spilt milk. Easier said than done. Eaten out of house and home. Get a taste of your own medicine. Two heads are better than one. Get out of the bed on the wrong side. Practise what you preach. In hot water. Turn over a new leaf. Where there's a will there's a way. Keep your fingers crossed. You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Suggested Resources. HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY. Introduction. A Note on the History of the World Religions. A Note on Geography. Geography. A Quick Geography Review. Geography of Western Europe. Where You Live. Rivers and Basins. Great Rivers of the World. Introduction. Some Geography Words. Rivers of Europe. Rivers of Africa. Rivers of Asia. Rivers of Australia. Rivers of South America. Rivers of North America. Civilisations in Asia. Long Ago in Asia: Civilisation in the Indus Valley. Civilisation Along the Ganges. Hinduism. A Story from the Holy Books of Hinduism. Rama and Sita: A Tale from the Ramayana. Buddha: The Enlightened One. Buddha's Teachings. King Asoka: From War to Peace. A Wise Teacher in China: Confucius. China: Great Rivers and a Great Wall. An Important Invention. Smooth as Silk. Chinese New Year. Great Explorers: Marco Polo. Let's Visit Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun. Japanese Feudalism. Japanese Religions. Modern Japan. Ancient Greece. Birthplace of the Olympics and More. A Civilisation of City-States. Athens: Birthplace of Democracy. Rough, Tough Sparta. The Persian Wars. Battles That Live in Memory. Marathon. Thermopylae. Great Thinkers in Athens. Alexander the Great. The Gordian Knot. What Lies Beyond? British History. A Quick Look Back. Norman Monarchs. The Rule of Law and Murder in the Cathedral. The Crusades. Restraints on Royal Power: Magna Carta. How the Crown Jewels Were Lost in the Wash. Restraints on Royal Power: de Montfort's Parliament. The Wars of the Roses. Plantagenet Monarchs. The Reformation. The English Reformation. Religious Conflicts: From Protestant to Catholic and Back Again. The Elizabethan Era. Tudor Monarchs. Suggested Resources. VISUAL ARTS. Introduction. The Pleasure of Art. Taking a Line for a Walk. Activity 1: It's your turn! Lines and Form. Lines and Movement. Lines and Symmetry. Activity 2: From half to whole! Looking at Landscapes. Still Life. Activity 3: Multi-colour still-life. Mythology. Activity 4: Words for pictures. The Art of Designing Buildings: Architecture. A Building of Lines. Activity 5: Soap stone. A Building of Curves. Taking a Different Line: A Modern Museum. New Lines for Breaking New Ground. Suggested Resources. Where to find the works of art in this chapter. MUSIC. Introduction. Many Kinds of Music. Patriotic Music. Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves. Folk Music. Classical Music. Meet Some Great Composers. Composers and their Music. Families of Instruments: A Closer Look. The String Family. The Percussion Family. Keyboard Instruments. Mr Bach at the Keyboard. Writing Music Down. Follow the Notes. Pitch: High and Low. A Musical Scale. Some Songs for Year 3. Clementine. Bobby Shaftoe. My Grandfather's Clock. The Hippopotamus Song. Oranges and Lemons. Who Killed Cock Robin? The Happy Wanderer. Suggested Resources. MATHEMATICS. Introduction. Working with Numbers to 100. Skip-Counting. Some Special Maths Words. Between, One More and One Less. Counting With a Tally. Using Graphs. Writing Numbers as Words. Reading a Number Line. Review: Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20. Review: Adding in Any Order and Adding Three Numbers. Review: Checking Addition and Subtraction. Review: Fact Families. Doubles and Halves. Sum of 10. Find the Missing Number. Missing Number Problems with Greater Than and Less Than. Working with Equations. Tens and Ones. Adding Numbers with Two Digits. Checking Addition by Changing the Order of Addends. Adding Three Numbers. Subtracting Numbers with Two Digits. Checking Two-Digit Subtraction. Adding and Subtracting Horizontally, Vertically and in Your Head. Adding and Subtracting 9 in Your Head. Estimating and Rounding to the Nearest Ten. Fractions. Working with Numbers to 1,000. The Hundreds 251 Counting Between Hundreds. Count On! Place Value. Expanded Form. Comparing Three-Digit Numbers. Adding Three-Digit Numbers. Regrouping Tens as Hundreds. Subtracting from a Three-Digit Number. Subtraction and Regrouping Hundreds. Word Problems. Measurement. Measuring Length. Measuring Weight. Measuring Time: The Calendar. Clock Time to 5 Minutes. Half and Quarter Hours. How Much Time Has Passed? Geometry. Plane Figures. Solid Figures. Points, Lines and Segments. Lines of Symmetry. Multiplication and Division. Multiplication. Multiplication Words. Multiplying Vertically. Showing Multiplication. The Multiplication Table. Brackets, Multiplying Three Numbers. Division. Division Word Problems. Remainders. Suggested Resources. SCIENCE. Introduction. The Cycle of Life and the Seasons. The Life Cycle. From Seed to Seed: A Plant's Life Cycle. From Frog to Frog: An Amphibian's Life Cycle. The Cycle of the Seasons. Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter. The Water Cycle. Evaporation. Going Up, Going Down. Condensation and Precipitation. Putting It All Together: The Water Cycle. Insects. Insects Everywhere! What Makes an Insect an Insect? Are They Insects? Insect Life Cycles. A Simpler Kind of Metamorphosis. Social Insects. An Ant Colony. In a Beehive. The Human Body. Cells: The Building Blocks of Living Things. Cells and Tissues, Organs and Systems. What Happens to the Food You Eat? A Healthy Diet: The Food Pyramid. Vitamins and Minerals. Magnetism. That Special Magnetic Attraction. Magnetic Poles. Using a Compass. Simple Machines. Tools and Machines. Levers. Wheels. Friction. Pulleys. Inclined Planes. Wedges. Screws. Stories About Scientists. Aristotle. Archimedes. Antonij van Leeuwenhoek. The Curie Family. Suggested Resources. Illustration and Photo Credits. Text Credits and Sources. Index.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 334
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  • weight: 800
  • ISBN10: 1906837252

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