Year 3

Autumn Term 1 (2017-18)

Whole School Theme: Who's Who?
Year Group Theme: Spain

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Topic overview

This half term Year 3 will be focusing on the country of Spain through a range of different subject areas.

During our topic sessions children will look in detail at Spain and make comparisons with the UK. This will include examining location, population and climate as well as cultural differences between the two countries including a food tasting session!

Food will also be a focus in the Design and Technology sessions where children will be given the opportunity to work with Mrs Spurgeon and explore different bread types before producing their own version and designing their own toppings to a tasty Spanish dish. Please let us know if there are any food allergies that we are not aware of.

English will focus on the beach which lends itself nicely to the topic of Spain and provides children with the opportunity to share their own experiences. The core text will look at the book ‘Gregory Cool’ while the Literacy and Language unit focuses on ‘Sand Wizards’.

Maths will focus this half term on revising calculation methods for adding and subtracting as well as securing key number facts, place value and strategies; while Science this half term provides children with the opportunity to examine, identify and describe different plants and their parts.

It will be an exciting time in PE where children will begin their swimming lessons and take part in athletics and games. Swimming will be every Monday up until Christmas. Swimming trunks or shorts must be worn for boys, not Bermuda shorts, and full swimming costumes for girls and all must have a swimming cap. On Wednesday it will be our class PE sessions. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit / swimming kit ready for these days and that all jewellery is removed before they come to school.

We visit Kidzania on 28th September. This is not only great fun but extremely educational. It introduces children to the world of work and adult life. The focus is on the children earning money by taking part in a job of some sort and they can then spend the money elsewhere in shops.

As always, we hope to have a fabulous term of learning please feel free to pop in and attend our parent sessions and workshops and get in touch if you need anything