Year 3 PE days are:
Yew - Tuesday & Thursday
Maple - Wednesday & Thursday
Please ensure that children have a white t-shirt, black shorts and suitable footwear
In English, the book which will be the focus of our learning is ‘The Frog Prince Continued’, written by Jon Scieszka. Stemming from the text, we will produce a role on the wall, a diary entry and a narrative with an alternative ending. In SPaG, we will continue to apply our knowledge of conjunctions and we will start to use a range of complex and compound sentences within our writing.
In Maths, we will begin by finding and writing fractions with small denominators. After this, we will start to recognise equivalent fractions which will help us to order and compare them. In addition to our fraction work, we will develop our confidence around measuring length, mass and capacity. In addition to this, we will learn how to add and subtract a range of measurements. We will also begin to apply our multiplication skills to work out the cost of items in both pounds and pence.
Within Science this half term, we will be continuing to work scientifically by exploring the question ‘How did that blossom become an apple?’ Within this, we will be describing the needs of different plants for survival. In addition, we will also learn how to describe the life cycle of flowering plants. This topic enables us to set up our own fair test and observe how water is transported within plants.
Our topic for this half term is ‘Why do some families become famous?’. We will be learning about the Hopwood Family and how they impacted the local area. Alongside this, we will be looking at comparisons of the Royal family, famous families and our own family. Within this, we will explore our own family in more detail with a focus on our family tree.
In English, the book which we will be the focus of our learning is The Iron Man, written by Ted Hughes and illustrated by Laura Carlin. Stemming from the text, we will produce character descriptions, a diary entry and a poem. The opportunity to use musical instruments will help us imagine the sounds which occur during the different parts of the story. In SPaG, we will continue to apply our knowledge of conjunctions and we will start to use a range of adverbs and prepositions within our writing.
In Maths, the focus will be on mental multiplication and division by using a range of strategies. After this, we will progress on to using the formal written methods for both multiplication and division. In addition to our calculation work, we will develop our confidence around telling the time, using both an analogue clock and roman numerals. We will also begin to recognise different 3D shapes and learn how to make them using modelling materials. Adults, can help support telling the time and calculation work at home as this will have a great impact on the children’s learning.
Within Science this half term we will be continuing to work scientifically by exploring how objects are magnetic and explaining this by using scientific words such as ‘attract’ and ‘repel’. We will be carrying out multiple investigations to predict how magnets work and how they are used. In addition to this, we will be looking closely at other forces by discussing how objects move on a range of surfaces.
This half term within Topic, we will be looking at the question, “Why do so many people leave the UK to live in Australia?” Within this, we will be using our geographical knowledge to help us draw conclusions. We will have the opportunity to use our atlas and map skills to locate a range of geographical features in both the United Kingdom and Australia.
In English, we will produce annotated drawings, questions and a written letter. We will have the opportunities to draw comparisons through drama and role play. We will learn how to use a range of conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to make our work more exciting. Further to this, we will begin to develop our skills in using the diagonal and
horizontal strokes which are needed to join letters. The book which we will be focusing our learning around is called ‘UG , Boy Genius Of The Stone Age’.
In Maths we will cover a range of areas, including place value. Alongside this, we will develop our understanding of addition and subtraction using the formal written
methods and mental strategies. We will also learn how to measure the perimeter using cm and m. Throughout the year, we will be focusing on our 3, 4 and 8 timetables. There will also be an element of reasoning and problem solving everyday in our lessons.
Within Science this term, we are learning to work scientifically by investigating how shadows are formed and how factors may affect the size of our shadows. We will also know how light is reflected from a surface. By the end of this topic, we will understand the dangers of direct sunlight and will be able to explain how we can keep ourselves protected.
This half term within Topic, we will be looking at the question: ‘Who first lived in
Britain?’. We will be using our historical and geographical knowledge and skills to help us research the key question. Within this topic, we will have the opportunity to look at the early forms of communication and produce our own piece of art based upon this.