Year 3

Spring Curriculum 2020

English

This term our Talk For Writing focus is persuasive writing. Children will be learning our new model text (an advertisement for Dazzling Demon Dentures) which is based on the story of ‘Grandpa’s Teeth’. We will be exploring the features of persuasive writing as well as reinforcing basic grammatical skills such as spelling and punctuation. The children will finish the unit by writing their own persuasive advertisement. Their own innovation will be themed around spectacles, using techniques and patterns of writing learnt in this unit.

Maths

This term, we will be looking at a range of mathematical areas, including:

  • Reinforcement of 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x table and understanding that the answer is the product of multiplying 2 numbers.
  • Reinforcement of the concept of division and its relationship to multiplication.
  • Using place value to multiply a 2 or 3 digit number by 2, 3, 4 or 5 (firstly without regrouping in 1s, 10s and 100s; followed by learning how to regroup in these place value positions)
  • Long division with and without remainders and understanding terms such as quotient and remainder.
  • Using division by 2 to determine whether a number is odd or even.

Science

We will be continuing to learn about light and dark, focusing in particular on shadows and how light travels through different materials.

After half term, we will begin a new unit exploring Magnets and Forces; thinking carefully about what forces are, how surfaces can affect the power of forces, how magnetic forces work and identifying magnetic materials.

Computing

We continue to have our computing lessons delivered by our external provider – Junior Jam. The key focus this term is Internet safety and cyber bullying. 

History

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 (details to follow).  

Geography

Following the completion of our topic on the UK and Europe, we will be learning about rivers around the UK and the world. We will think about how rivers are formed (by understanding the water cycle), how they are useful and how they have changed their shape and landscapes over the years. 

Art and DT

To start the term off, we will be looking at the artist Seurat and Pointillism. After half term, our DT topic will be all about packaging.

PE

For indoor PE (led by Premier Sports), the children will be learning how to use different balances, travelling skills and a variety of jumps in gymnastics using apparatus. Teacher led PE lessons will also take place indoors and will be dance themed.

Music

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. Our external music provider – Junior Jam, will continue to deliver technical aspects of music using IT resources.

RE

In RE this term, the children will be learning about Rules and Routines, beginning with what rules and routines they have at home and at school. They will then look at how rules affect different religions. 

PSHE

The first half term will focus on completing our Friends For Life unit, followed by understanding Zones of Regulation to enhance emotional well being.

 

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