Welcome to Year 3!
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Welcome to Year 3,
On this page you will be able to find out more about what we are doing this term as well as access links to support with homework, home learning and the wider curriculm. If you have any queries, please contact us on the email address at the top of the page.
The Year 3 Team
What are we learning about this term?
Term 3 (Spring 1)
This term, pupils will build on the knowledge of Multiplication and Division which they established before the Winter break. This will include using written methods to solve problems as well as exploring the links between multiplication and division facts.
Later in the term we will move on to looking at Length and Perimeter. This will include measuring, comparing, adding and subtracting length as well as developing a basic understanding of perimeter.
Our times table focus for this term will continue to be recapping the 3x and introducing the 4x whilst also reviewing the 2x, 5x and 10x.
Our literary theme this term is ‘Disaster, Hope & Healing’, this theme will be explored through the texts; The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning, as well as an updated version by Michael Morpurgo. Pupils will also study Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit and a non-fiction text called Earth Shattering Events by Robin Jacobs and Sophie Williams. Pupils will have the opportunity to read, discuss and share opinions on the texts whilst also having the opportunity to respond to the text through their creative writing. This will include retellings of stories, inferring characters feelings and writing letters in role.
Linking to our History topic from last term (Romans), this term pupils will be studying Italy in their Geography lessons. Our big question is to investigate how Italian culture has spread over the globe. Pupils will develop an understanding of this by learning about Italian food, architecture, entertainment as well as how emigration has impacted upon this.
In Science we will draw our Forces and Magnets topic to a close and pupils will design and make their own magnetic games. Once this is completed, they will then begin looking at Rocks. This topic will look at how rocks are formed, why they are different, how we can classify them and how the rock cycle plays a part in this.
In Art, we will be taking inspiration from our Geography topic. Pupils will learn about Italian renaissance pottery and then create their own pots which will be decorated using the sgraffito technique.
Pupils will begin looking at Christian stories and in particular looking at how Jesus healed people
The focus of our PSHE lessons will be Challenge and understanding how we will all face challenges in our lives. We will look at how these vary for different people but we are still able to overcome them.
This term will also see the pupils begin learning Spanish. They will begin by learning basic greetings as well as numbers and colours.
This term our PE days are:
3DG: Tuesday & Thursday
3FK: Monday & Thursday
3JL: Monday & Thursday
On these days can your child please come to school wearing their PE kit. Our focusses in PE will be Football and Fitness Circuits.
Full timetable below: