Welcome to Year 3!
Welcome to year 3! Our Teacher is Miss Dance and our TA is Mrs Webb. Mrs Swallow will be teaching RE on a Tuesday afternoon.
In English, during the first half term, we will be using the book ‘atlas of adventures’ to explore the world. Children will use what they have found out, through reading and internet research, to create a report about a chosen location. The children will also read ‘The World’s Laziest Duck and other Amazing Records’ and we will use this to plan and create our own blog about the achievements within our class. Later in the half term, the children will explore a range of games, create their own game and then write a report, to their parents, explaining their new game. During the second half term, we will be using the story ‘The Iron Man’ to support our learning. The children will be exploring the setting and the main character, as well as writing a diary and planning and writing an alternative ending. The children will also explore persuasive writing before creating a poster persuading people to eat healthily.
This term, in our Maths lessons, we will be focusing on using division to solve word problems. Children will also begin to use long division. Throughout the summer term the children will develop their knowledge of telling the time including analogue and digital time. We will also look at place value and decimals and use this to support with problem solving, estimating and rounding. Towards the end of the summer term, the children will revise 3D shapes and their properties.
During the first half term, our Science topic is ‘amazing magnets’. Throughout this topic the children will investigate how toy vehicles run on different surfaces and how forces make things move. The children will investigate how magnets attract some materials and not others and use this to group materials. Children will finish our magnets topic by developing a game that uses magnetic forces. During the second half of the summer term, our Science topic is ‘artful flowers, fruits and seeds’. Within this topic the children will have the opportunity to study a variety of flowers, discover male and female parts of flowers and learn the different functions of these parts. The children will create a show about pollination and seed dispersal.
In our PE sessions we will be exploring striking and field games. The children will also practise their athletic skills ahead of KS2 sports day. Throughout the summer term the children will attend weekly swimming sessions.
In Computing, the children will be using the software ‘scratch’ to create an algorithm for an animated scene in the form of a storyboard. The children will then have a go at writing a program in ‘scratch’ to create their animation. Following this children will identify and correct mistakes within their algorithms. Throughout this term, the children will Increase their knowledge and understanding of ‘scratch’ as well as building up resilience and strategies for problem solving.
For Music we will celebrate a wide range of musical styles. We will explore how music helps us to get to build a community. We will also learn about the history and origins of different music throughout the ages. The children will listen and respond to a range of music, learn to sing different songs and explore and play different instruments.
In Geography we will be studying continents around the world. We will then focus on developing our knowledge about Europe. We will be using our Geography learning to study French Art. We will also observe and sketch famous world buildings. Throughout our Art topics, children will be encouraging to complete self and peer evaluations.
Our JIGSAW sessions will be focused on relationships. This will include learning strategies for solving friendship issues, treating each other with respect and understanding what makes a good relationship. In our JIGSAW sessions we will also begin to explore changes within ourselves and others and how to deal with these changes.