Welcome to the Spring Term in Year 3!
In maths we will be learning to measure in centimetres and millimetres accurately. We will also be measuring and calculating perimeter. The children will be refining their multiplication and division skills focussing on written multiplication and division methods. We will be learning about fractions with a focus on unitary fractions. We will also teach statistics to the children; they will be using simple scales to produce their own bar charts and pictograms and using bar charts and pictograms to answer questions. We will also be learning about money in real life contexts.
In literacy we are going to look at a range of information texts. We will then be linking this to our topic ’Rivers.’ and the children will be writing their own information text focussing on including the features of non-fiction texts that they have learnt. We will be studying books by Roald Dahl and the children will write a short story in the style of this author. We will be looking at and producing a non-chronological report and the children will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy some traditional poems. Reading, spelling and handwriting will continue on a daily basis.
This term the children will be learning about ‘Animals including Humans.’ They will be learning about the different nutrients that animals need to survive and thrive. They will be comparing the diet of different groups of animals. Sorting animals based on their skeletons and identifying and naming bones. They will be identifying and explaining the main functions of a skeleton and learning about muscles and they will also be setting up a practical enquiry.
Our topic is ‘Rivers.’
In art the children will look at watercolours. The children will also be looking at fish and sketching and painting realistic pictures of fish. In D.T. the children will be designing their own logo and constructing a paper bag then painting and decorating it with their logo.
In music, we will be continuing to learn the glockenspiel as well as singing weekly.
In computing we will be teaching the children to use video cameras. We will also be exploring computer networks including the internet. There will be a strong focus on e-safety.
In P.E. we will be swimming as well as continuing to develop our hockey and FUNdamental skills.
In R.E. we will be exploring symbols and religious expression.
In Spanish we will be learning colours, continuing to learn numbers and about Easter in Spain.
In S.M.S.C we will focus on strategies that support harmonious relationship.
Mr Young and Mrs Pitt