Year 3

Spring Term 2020 Topic

This term we will begin an exciting new topic called ‘Italy’ 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:

  • Italian culture, history and people
  • Learning key Italian phrases
  • The impact of the Roman Empire on our lives today
  • What was life like as a...Roman soldier/child/slave?
  • Designing and making Roman shields
  • Working in the style of famous Italian artists
  • Learning about Italian food and making pizza
  • Roman Gods and Goddesses
  • Boudicca

 

  • Science
  • Rocks and the life cycle of a fossil
  • Volcano’s

In our exciting maths lesson’s we will be learning:

  • Place value and rounding
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Shape
  • Measures
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions, decimals, percentages
  • Solving word problems

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

  • Non-chronological reports
  • Diary entries
  • Story writing
  • Instructions
  • Persuasive letters

Our class author in Year 3 is Dick King Smith and we will enjoy reading more of his exciting novels during this term!

Year 3 Spring 2020 Newsletter

Autumn Term 2019 Topic

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
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Shape
  • Measures
  • Multiplication and Division

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.

Year 3 Autumn Term 2019 Newsletter