Welcome to Year Three!
Miss Brownbill and Miss Parkinson
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Our Learning Challenge for the first half of the Autumn term is
‘Who First Lived in Britain?’
After our half term holiday, in Autumn term two, our Leaning Challenge will ask the question…
‘What makes the Earth Angry?’
Domestic Church - Family
Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura-
Narrative Adventure genre.
Performance Poetry (National Poetry Day)
Non Chronological Reports- The Stone Age
Historical Narrative unit
Escape from Pompeii- Christina Ballit.
Non Chronological Reports – Volcanoes
Shape Poems – Fire.
Class Novel and Author studies – Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl.
Ug: Boy genius of the Stone Age and his Search for Soft Trousers by Raymond Briggs.
Number – Place Value
Within this unit, children will be taught to understand Hundreds and Represent numbers to 1,000
Understand the value of 100s, 10s and 1s
Be taught how to use a Number line to 1,000
Find 1, 10, 100 more or less than a given number
Compare objects to 1,000
Compare numbers to 1,000
Count in 50s
Number – Addition and Subtraction
Number – Multiplication and Division
Children will be taught the 3, 4 and 8 times table.
Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times table.
Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division
Solve problems including missing number problems involving multiplication and division.
Rocks and Soil
Children will 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
Forces and Magnets
Children will 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
Children will 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
Art and Design
The children will be making a ‘Sgraffitto’ plate which depicts the image of a Stone Age animal
They will create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history
Making a Stone Age Tool
Breath of study: Stiff and Flexible Sheet Materials
Children will use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
Geographical Skills and Fieldwork
Children will use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
Use the 8 points of a compass, 4 and 6-figure grid references, symbols and key (to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods
Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
The children will be exploring the question ‘When do you think it was better to live - Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age?’
Children will explore -Email, Social Media, Texting, Phone, Blogging, Instant Messaging, Skype, Facetime
We are publishers
Children will create an eBook retelling the story of a famous book including illustrations that they will create themselves using Brushes
Swimming and Water Safety
Children will swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
Use a range of strokes effectively
Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Children will be taught to consolidate and improve the quality of their actions, body shapes and balances and their ability to link phrases of movement
To improve their ability to select appropriate actions and use simple compositional ideas
To know the importance of suppleness and strength
To describe and evaluate the effectiveness and quality of a performance
Unit: Benjamin Britten- There was a Monkey
Style: Britten (western classical), R&B, Reggae
Weekly recorder tuition (Provided by Sefton Music Service).
Self, Family and friends
Children will learn to talk about themselves, their name, age, where they live
Describe their pets and name animals
Homework will be given out each Friday afternoon and should be returned before the following Wednesday
Please feel free to come and speak to me if you have any questions, or would like any more information