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Year 3 curriculum 2018
This term, we will be looking at Adventure and Mystery stories using a visual stimulus called ‘Something Fishy’. It would be really good for the children to read some adventure and mystery stories of their own to begin to understand the structure of these stories. We will then move onto information texts and language plays. In Guided reading, we will continue to focus on comprehension twice weekly. We will be looking at using new ways to comprehend and understand a text.
This year, we will be looking at a range of mathematical areas, including:
Add and subtract numbers mentally, e.g.
We will be continuing to learn about light and dark, focusing in particular on shadows and how light travels through different materials.
This year, we will be using Scratch to begin to learn about computer programming. We will also be learning about how the internet works and how to be safe online.
This term we will be learning about many different aspects of Ancient Egypt including how they communicated, religious beliefs, the pyramids and culture. We are hoping to have an Ancient Egyptian Day towards the end of the Spring term.
We will learning about rivers around the UK and the world. We will think about how rivers are useful and how they have changed their shape and landscapes over the years.
Art and DT
To start the term we will be looking at the colour wheel and learning about primary, secondary and tertiary colours. We will exploring how to mix paints to create secondary and tertiary colour. After half term, our DT topic will be creating sandwiches and looking at different variations and fillings. The children will have the opportunity to create their own sandwiches.
For indoor PE, we will learning how to use different balances, travelling and varieties of jumps in Gymnastics using apparatus. After half term, we will be doing some dance to link with our Ancient Egyptian theme. In outdoor PE, we will be participating in net and wall games and striking and fielding.
After February half term, Mrs Jones will be teaching the children how to play the recorder. We have enough recorders for everyone, but if anyone has their own at home, then you are welcome to bring them in for these sessions.
In RE this term, the children will be learning about Rules and Routines, beginning with what rules and routines they have and at school. They will then look at how rules affect different religions.
Our theme for this term is Health and Wellbeing where we will focus on school rules for health and safety, who the children can trust and how they can take care of their bodies. We will also be looking at the differences between risk, danger and hazard. After half term, we will be looking at relationships, personal space and how people feel and working collaboratively.