Year 3

Spring Term 1

TPA Spr1 Y3

Whole school theme: An Eye on London

Topic overview

This half term Year 3 will be focusing London.

Within History, Children will be focusing on the Anglo Saxons.  These sessions will include exploring how British life was influenced and make links with significant historical figures. Children will be encouraged to complete additional research to support their learning.

In the Art and DT lessons where children will explore and experiment with different textiles, while Science this half term will look at the study of magnets and their properties leading to the design and creation of their own science fair.
Literacy and Language will focus on ‘Smash and Grab’ where children will look at mystery stories and children will continue to develop their use of My Book Blog.  In Core text, the children will explore the text “It was a dark and stormy night!” Be prepared to hear some exciting mystery stories.

We will continue to use Numicon in to our Maths sessions and during this half term our main focus will look at calculation and the different methods associated with the four operations.

PE days are Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit ready for these days, and that all jewellery is removed before they come to school. Thank you!

Ideas to support your child

All children are expected to read at home with an adult for at least 10 minutes.  This should include a range of text types. Another area that is vital for the children to develop is their multiplication facts. Children are encouraged to practise every day. Children will be tested fortnightly on the times table facts, we therefore encourage parents to support their children in this.

Remember children are also required to try and blog on their My book blog book, this will either be:  

  • Respect My Mum’s
  • Going to Explode
  • Diary of A Wimpy Kid

Guide on the side

This half term the children’s guide of the side homework will relate to our topic of an Eye on London.

Children must write a mystery story and then choose one of the following:

  • Create a presentation about London
  • Make a model of a London landmark
  • Create a map of London 100 years ago

Visits/visitors/events

London
Date: TBA

Children will get the opportunity to travel through the country’s capital exploring prominent monuments representing key historical eras.


Autumn Term 1 (2017-18)

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

TPA Flag Aut1 Y3

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!

http://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/places/europe/spain/

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.

https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/world-flavours/spanish-recipes.html

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/spanish

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’. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/beautiful-beaches-near-you

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.

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

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.

https://www.safekids.org/tip/swimming-safety-tips

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.

https://kidzania.co.uk/

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