Year 3

English

Maths

Connected Curriculum

The children will be following the Language and Literacy programme.

We will focus on ‘Smash and Grab’ by John Dougherty where the children will look at mystery stories and discuss their features.

  • They will create suspense and ultimately write their own mystery story.
  • Grammar and punctuation: use of inverted commas for speech and adverbs.
  • Non Fiction – Writing Non chronological reports about Space exploration.

Geometry

  • Investigating the properties of polygons and polyhedra.
  • Comparing angles.

Calculations

  • Exploring multiplying through arrays
  • Introducing dividing.
  • Partitioning 2 and 3 digit numbers including money.
  • Ordering and structuring numbers to 1000.

This half term Year 3 will be focusing London through time with the theme of Dr Who.

History

The children will be focusing each week on a different era including Roman, Saxon, Tudor and Victorian. These sessions will include exploring how British life was influenced and make links with significant historical figures, e.g. Julius Caesar, Alfred the Great, Henry VII, Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II

The children will be encouraged to complete additional research to support their learning.

Design and Technology

Children will explore and experiment with different textiles to make an Tudor money purse.

Art and Design

  • Shape and stitch materials
  • Weaving

PE

RE

  • Gymnastics
  • Invasion games

Please ensure that your child’s PE uniform is in school every day.  PE days are:

  • 3M – Monday and Tuesday
  • 3T – Tuesday and Wednesday

This half-term our focus religion will be Christinaity.

The children will read about and discuss the Miracles of Jesus.

They debate whether or not Jesus could really heal people or where there were other explanations for these miracles.

Science

Modern Foreign Languages

Magnetism and forces.

  • To understand movement forces and magnetism.
  • Sort materials that are attracted to and repel magnets.
  • To work scientifically and plan fair tests.
  • Use their knowledge to make a burglar alarm.

The children will be learning Spanish.

  • Develop appropriate pronunciation
  • Learn the alphabet.
  • Colours and names of food.
  • Understand basic grammar

Supporting your child at home

  • Reading – at the GPFS it is expected that children read at home every day for 15 minutes.  It is important that you ask your child about what they read.
  • Maths and English – the children will have a piece of maths and English work to do at home each week.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and to be handed in the following Wednesday.