Year 3

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What year 3 are up to this term

ST JOHN'S

Mrs Morgan

TA – Miss Lakha & Mrs Murphy

ST THOMAS

Miss Deadman

TA – Mr Smallwood & Mrs Motlagh

TERMS 3 & 4

ENGLISH

In term 5, the children will be continuing to focus their writing using The Iron Man as a stimulus. We will be studying persuasive writing, looking at the language, grammar and structural features. The children will complete this genre by composing their own persuasive piece about whether they should get rid of the Iron Man. Following this, we will move on to narrative writing where the children will write their own science fiction stories based around the story of the Iron Man.

In term 6, our focus text will be The Pebble in my Pocket. This book will allow the children to discover writing non-fiction pieces as well as poetry using this as a stimulus.

Throughout the year there will be great emphasis on Grammar, spelling, punctuation and reading. It would be wonderful if you could support your child at home in these areas.

MATHS

During terms 5 and 6 in mathematics the classes will be focusing on measurement, geometry and statistics.

When exploring measurement, the pupils will learn to:

  • tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks
  • estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours; use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight
  • know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year
  • compare durations of events.

The topic of geometry will allow the children to:

  • draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them
  • recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn
  • identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make
  • three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle
  • identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.

Studying statistics, the class’ will learn to:

  • interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables
  • solve one-step and two-step questions (for example, ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’) using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.

Throughout the lessons, there will also be a strong focus on problem solving using strategies learned in the areas stated above.

SCIENCE

In term 5, we will be completing our topic on plants.

This topic will allow children to explore and recognise:

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal

The next science topic we will investigate will be Forces and Magnets.

Within this topic the children will learn to:

  • compare how things move on different surfaces
  • notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • describe magnets as having 2 poles
  • predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing

Our final science topic of the year will be Rocks.

The children, during this topic, will be taught to:

  • compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter

Throughout the year in Science the children will be building their skills in:

  • asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  • making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
  • gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
  • reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
  • using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
  • identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
  • using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY

This term, in History, Year 3 will be studying The Stone Age to the Iron Age. Throughout this topic the children will be learning to understand changes in Britain from this time period. They will explore how humans changed and what they needed to survive. By studying the different places from this period the children will look at how they were useful to their needs.

Throughout this subject the children will be exposed to different sources and will continue to recognise that some of these may contradict each other. They will also use timelines to allow them to build upon their knowledge of chronology and begin to construct informed responses to questions asked within this area of history.

 

Geography will be studied in term 6, where the children will study volcanoes. This will allow the children to make links between their Science work and Geography. Throughout this topic, the children will be exposed to location knowledge of different countries while using maps, atlases and keys.

RE

In term 5, Year 3 will be studying the ways in which Christians celebrate Easter and Pentecost. This will allow the children to:

  • explore how the church celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.
  • know that Jesus appeared to some of his disciples on the road to Emmaus after his resurrection
  • understand what Jesus said to Thomas, when he didn’t believe.
  • understand how, what happened at Pentecost changed the disciples.

As we begin term 6, we will be studying what being a christian means for us. During this topic the children will:

  • begin to understand what being a Christian involves
  • know what Jesus teaches about helping others
  • understand how St Paul had to learn to be a Christian
  • be aware that in the Sacraments we receive Jesus’ great love
  • think about what we can learn from people, who use their gifts to help others.
  • think about the different ways in which we can pray.

Dip and Do Homework

History:

Complete a presentation of a day in the life of someone from the Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age.

Build a model of Stone Henge or Skara Brae.

Science:

Complete a calendar of the changes you see around you during the changes of the seasons (this could be put together as a photo/sketch/written calendar).

RE:

Design your own stained glass window to depict the Ascension/Resurrection/Pentecost.

Compose your own hymn/poem to celebrate the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus.

English:

Create your own alternative ending for the Iron Man. What else could have happened?

Maths:

Time your daily activities and create a diary using time. e.g. The time you got up. How long it took you to brush your teeth and wash your face. What time you had breakfast. How long it took you to walk to school. What time you arrived at school etc.

Use everyday materials to create 3D shapes ensuring you use the correct properties.

Can you build something out of 3D shapes you find around your home. Label which shapes you have used and their properties.

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