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Year 3

Welcome to Year Three 2022-3

 

Autumn Term 2022

 

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. We will also have a 'Stone Age Day' (dress up day) in Autumn term 2.

 

Science - Rocks and Soils 

Class Trip to Walton - planned for early October.

Science Day - Autumn Term 2.

 

Literacy (class text - The Stone Age Boy, Autumn 1) - (The Tunnel, Autumn 2)

Creating our own adventure stories.

Looking at characters and settings.

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 - 

Multi-skills and Bootcamp with Mrs Glasgow and Mark (Tuesday and Thursday - Autumn term 1).

 

Music

We will use Charanga and also introduce 'toots and flutes'.

 

French

The children will begin to learn simple phrase and begin to learn numbers in french.

Highlights of Summer 2022

Roman Chariots

We have been designing and making our Roman Chariots in DT.

Summer Term 2022

 

Our Learning

 

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

 

What did the Romans do for us?

 

We visited two local fruit farms, this supported our science topic 'Plants'. We were also lucky to have a visit from a local farmer and his tractor, who gave us a talk on how planting is done on his farm.

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. 

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