Year 3

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Teacher - Dannett Mayers
Teaching Assistant - Gill Bunce
Teaching Assistant - Tina McHugh

Spring Term

Science 

Spring 1: Light

We will be exploring reflection and how we see things, the dangers from light including how we can protect ourselves from the sun and how shadows are formed.

Spring 2: Forces and Magnets

We will be identifying how the material of a surface affects speed, investigating magnetic forces (push and pull) and looking at how magnets attract and repel through looking at what materials are magnetic.


Mathematics

We will continue to deepen our understanding of number and place value and will be adding and subtracting 10s and 100s to/from 3-digit numbers using the expanded written method. We will develop our understanding of shape by looking at the names and properties of 3D shapes. We will work on multiplication, looking at 3, 4 and 8x tables using the grid method to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. We will also work on division facts related to known times tables, using empty number lines. We will continue to work with fractions, extending to adding and subtracting and finding unit and non-unit fractions. Time will also be dedicated to continuing our learning of time (telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes and 1 minute), mass (measuring volume/capacity) and data handling.


English 

We will be learning about different traditional trickster stories and fables from around the world. We will be focusing on the Anansi stories from West Africa.

We will learn how to use suffixes (words with a group of letters at the end – selfishness, and prefixes (unsuccessfully) to change the meaning of words. We will develop our writing to include paragraphs and accurately punctuated speech.  We will continue to learn spelling patterns and related word families.

In Guided Reading, we will develop our ability to discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction books

Next half term, we will be studying The Giving Tree, and writing our own playscripts.


Computing 

We will be playing, analysing and creating computer games to develop our problem-solving skills and learning about real world technology.

We will also be developing our ICT skills in Literacy, Maths and Science.

Physical Education

PE lessons will focus on problem solving skills and tennis.

Real PE unit 1 & 2


Music 

We will be learning to play the recorder.


Spanish 

We will be learning new vocabulary related to the topics: celebrations and portraits.


RE 

We will be exploring what symbols and sayings tell us about people’s beliefs across different religions. After half term we will be looking at Hinduism and how and when Hindus celebrate Holi.


Geography

 Our topic is called Countries of the World. We will be learning about different countries of the world, continents and capital cities.


History 

Our topic is called Invaders and Settlers: Romans. We will be learning about Boudica, the Celtic tribes and the Roman origins of words we use today.


Art and DT 

Our topic is called Famous Buildings and we will be exploring and recreating architectural styles.

We will be making, designing and testing ingredients for a healthy sandwich wrap.


PSCHE 

We will continue with Paths Plus and Pupil of the Day, alongside aspects of social, spiritual, moral and cultural values that we uphold.