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Year 3 curriculum 2018-19
This term, the children will study myths and legends, language poetry, newspaper reports and different types of letters. To do this we will be basing our work on many of the Greek myths, including Theseus and the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus and Perseus and Medusa. We will create our own endings, create our own mythical creatures and describe the settings that they live in. We will also be using video links as a basis for writing letters. We will continue to work on and develop our sentence structure, punctuation and composition.
We have two guided reading sessions planned each week, whereby the children will be studying and comprehending a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, supported by adults.
This term, we will be looking at a range of mathematical areas, including:
We will be learning about plants, including the different parts of the plant, the requirements of flowering plants, the way in which water is transported within plants and the life cycle of flowering plants (pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal). We will then move on to learning about different categories of the animal kingdom (including humans).
In computing this term we will begin by revising internet safety. After that, we will be creating and reading graphs as well as looking at digital story telling.
For our History topic this term we will start by looking at British heros from the past, before focusing on the local history of Hazlemere and the surrounding areas. This will include how the landscape has changed over time, how the way of living has changed and how a local train line enabled easier access to London. We also plan to walk the ‘Tylers Green Trail’ which will give the children an opportunity to recognise how our local area has changed over time.
This term we will be learning about The Chilterns to complement our lessons in history. We will finish this topic with a unit on Red Kites and why they are prevalent in The Chilterns.
Art and DT
This term we will begin our Art unit looking at artistic works with a plant theme. We will be exploring tints, colours and making clay flowers. After May half term, the children will explore how to make different types of sandwiches, finishing the unit by eating their own creations!
This term, we will be outdoors for both sessions focusing on Athletics, and will be preparing for our Sports Day this Summer term. Should we experience inclement weather conditions, the children will have the opportunity to play badminton indoors or take part in dance units provided by KaSoDance.
After May half term, we will be continuing to look at rules and routines within religion and how they influence our decision making in real life.
For the first half term, Mrs Jones will be teaching the recorder to the whole year group. The children will learn not only how to play simple tunes, but learn how to read written music.
During the first half of the Summer term, we will be looking at health and well-being as well as financial capability. After May half term, we will be moving onto sex education. Details of what is taught in Year 3 for this topic will be sent home in a letter before May half term.
Every week the children will be given Maths or English homework. It will be given out on a Thursday and is expected in the following Tuesday. Your child will have a homework slip stuck into their Home School Books and this is also accessible via the school website. In addition, we also expect children to be learning their times tables (ready for our weekly Cracking Times Table test). They are also expected to read at least 4 times a week and record this in their Home School Books with an adult signature. We take in Home School Books on Monday and aim to sign and return them to the children the same day.
The children will be given spellings for testing according to their group’s focus (this could be prefixes, suffixes or phonic rules). We will also continue to expose them to words included on the statutory spelling list either for testing, or as part of their lesson.