Year 3

This term we will begin an exciting new topic called ‘Robots’ which will be taught through the Creative Curriculum. The children will learn through cross-curricular lessons which, as always, will cover all areas of the National Curriculum. Here is a taster of just a few of the exciting things we will be learning about this term:

  • Chronology and origins of robots – Sequencing on a timeline
  • Designing and making robots with moving parts using pneumatics
  • Learning how air pressure can be used to control and produce movement
  • Creating and testing electrical circuits in order to light up our model robots
  • Painting robots in the style of Eric Joyner and Karl Egenberger
  • Using iPads to build our own robots and program them to follow a sequence of instructions in order to achieve a specific outcome

In our exciting maths lessons we will be learning:

  • Place value and rounding
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Shape
  • Measures
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Statistics

In English lessons we will be reading a variety of texts to help us learn more about robots. We will explore different genres of writing including:

  • Recounts
  • diaries
  • News reports
  • instructions
  • Stories
  • Poetry

Our new class author in Year 3 is Dick King Smith and we will enjoy reading one of his best novels ‘George Speaks’ during this term!

We will also be reading a fantastic new class novel which links really well with our robot topic. ‘The Iron Man’ written by Ted Hughes.