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Year 3

Summer Term 2022

 

Our Learning

 

Key Concepts - identity, change, fairness, conflict, care and power.

 

What did the Romans do for us?

 

Humanities  - The Romans

Children will learn about the Roman empire and the power of its army, we will also look at how the Romans lived. 

(Our class trip will look at Romans in more details).

 

Science - Plants and Animals including Humans

We will look at pollination, reproduction, nutrition, excretion, respiratory and growth.

(We have two trips planned for our plants topic-we are hoping to visit two local farms).

 

 

Literacy (Escape from Pompeii)

We will be looking at diary entries and instruction writing.

 

Year three/common exception words, daily phonics for 5 and handwriting, will continue.

 

We will teach spelling rules, patterns and strategies, using the 'No Nonsense Spelling Scheme'

 

Class reading book - Charlotte's Web

 

Maths

 

We will look at fractions and time.

A focus will be on multiplications, 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8.

 

RE -

Islam and Human/social sciences

What do Muslims believe about God?

 

 

PE -

Summer term one, athletics on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon PE with Mrs Glasgow.

Summer Term two, cricket with Masen @ Col U and Wednesday afternoon sports day practice with Mrs Glasgow.

 

Music

We will continue to use glockenspiels and recorders/toots when learning our next song in Charanga

 

Art/DT

Design and build a Roman Chariot.

Spring Term 2022

 

Our Learning

 

Key Concepts - identity, change, fairness, conflict, care and power.

 

What makes the earth angry?

Where in the world are we?

 

Humanities  - Extreme Earth

Children will learn about earthquakes and volcanoes and locate these on world maps.

Children will name and locate counties, cities and rivers using maps, atlases and globes to locate countries

 

Science - Light, Magnets and Forces (which links to our Extreme Earth topic).

 

Literacy (Traditional Tales)

We will be looking at characters, settings and speech.

 

We will also look at reports, leaflets and posters, we will then create and plan our own based around The Extreme Earth topic.

 

Year three/common exception words and daily phonics and handwriting, will continue.

 

We will teach spelling rules, patterns and strategies, using the 'No Nonsense Spelling Scheme'

 

Class reading book - Iron Man

 

Maths

Focus will be on helping children solve simple problems using written and mental methods.

We will develop our knowledge on using pounds and pence and giving change.

We will look at measurements and fractions.

A focus will be on multiplications, 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8.

 

RE -

Christianity vs Humanist

Love and forgiveness, utilitarianism, talking about the difference between knowing and believing. 

 

PE -

Wednesday afternoon, cool core and fitness, Thursday morning, Off the wall squash.

 

Music

We will begin to use glockenspiels and recorders/toots when learning Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

 

Art/DT

 Look at the life and works of George Seurat

Design and sculpt a volcano as part of a team.

 

 

 

Our class trip to the Naze tower (Walton on the Naze), as part of our Rocks and Soils topic.

Our fantastic Stone Age Day; deer hunting, cooking, cave painting and many more activities were experienced. 

Autumn Term 2 2021

 

Our Learning

 

Key Concepts - identity, change, fairness, conflict, care and power.

 

How do we get from Stone Age to Steel?

 

Humanities (Topic) - Stone Age

Stone Age Day will be 18th November (Dress up day).

 

Science - Rocks and Soils

Science Day - 1st November

 

Literacy (class text - The Tunnel)

Looking at characters and settings

Year three/common exception words.

 

Maths

Children will solve simple problems using written and mental methods using multiplication knowledge, multiplication in year three will concentrate on 3,4, 6 and 8 times tables.

 

RE -

Looking at  Islam, Hinduism and Christianity.

 

PE -

Monday afternoon -Ball skills with Mark (Mind is Kind), Tuesday morning - Gymnastics with Mrs Blayney

 

Music

We will continue  'toots and flutes' with Jo Arber

 

French Day

 9th December (details to follow)

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Year Three 2021-22

 

Autumn Term 2021

 

Our Learning

 

Key Concepts - Identity, change, fairness, conflict, care and power.

 

How do we get from Stone Age to Steel?

 

Humanities (Topic) - Stone Age

We will look at and label a time line and record changes from Stone Age to Iron Age which will include Neolithic hunter-gatherers, hill forts: tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture.

 

Science - Rocks and Soils

(Class Trip to Walton - planned for early October).

 

Literacy (class text - The Stone Age Boy)

Creating our own adventure stories.

Year three/common exception words.

Maths

Children will solve simple problems using written and mental methods, multiplication in year three will concentrate on 3,4, 6 and 8 times tables.

 

RE -

We will look at Islam, Hinduism and Christianity.

 

PE -

Hockey with Col U and Multi-skills and Bootcamp with Mrs Glasgow.

 

Music

We will continue with Charanga and also introduce 'toots and flutes'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 notices

 

-PE will be taught on a Wednesday morning  and Thursday afternoon. We will be learning squash with an aim to take part in the Roman Cup at the Garrison sports centre. PE kits should be worn to  school. Please ensure your child has a change of shoes for indoor use and suitable clothes for outside  If your child has pierced ears, ensure these are removed before the lesson, long hair should be tied back at all times

 

-Children will not have their planners checked by an adult as they are now in KS2. Any notes/messages will need to be brought to the class teacher/teaching assistant by the child themselves. 

 

-In KS2, children are required to change their own reading books. They need to be responsible for changing it regularly.

-Children will be heard to read weekly in school by an adult, please ensure you hear your child read at home and record it in the planner 3 -4 times a week. 

Children should at home being doing TT Rockstars and Touch typing 

 

Multiplication Tables Games

Here are some suggested games for practising multiplication tables:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-multiplication.html

 

Please also remind your child to use TT Rockstars on a regular  basis and look out for battles with other classes.

 

 

 

Please refer to Y3 Dojo page for information concerning this week's lesson objectives and learning updates. I will also use Dojo to keep in touch with what is happening in the classroom. 

You can use it to message me but please remember I cannot always give an immediate response.  

 

Easter Egg hunt Spring 2021

World book day in Year 3. Where can you read a book?

Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 3!

 

Our topic this term is The Romans!

Spring Term in Year 3

Our topic for the spring term is, Extreme Earth. Our research question: What makes the earth angry?

Year 3 Autumn term

 

'The Stone Age'

 

 

I wonder how we got from stone to steel?

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