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Year Three

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Learning, dates and more
James Hartley
Year Three Teacher, Interim Lower School Phase Leader & Maths Subject Leader
Arabella Lopez
Year Three Teacher (Maternity Leave)
Ellie Hollingsworth
Year 3 Teacher and MFL Leader
Georgia Brown
Year Three Teacher

Useful things to know and reminders from the team

PE Days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Music is on Wednesday.

Homework - Reading every night, Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars.

Explore what we're learning this term below...

Reading:

  • Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura
  • The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein
  • The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth

Writing:

  • Grammar and Spelling
  • Composition
  • Genres: Narrative, Recount, diary, letter, newspaper report, formal speech

Reading:

Cinderella of The Nile by Beverley Naidoo

The Story of Tutankhamun by PatriciaCleveland-Peck

A River by Marc Martin

Flotsam by David Weisner

 

Writing:

Grammar and Spelling: Spelling Shed - wordsreleased weekly. Practised in school and at home. 

Composition:

Genres: Short News Report,Diary Entry, BookReview, Biography,  Poetry, Sequel (mystery narrative)

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  • Number and place value: Compare, order and look for patterns in numbers to 1000
  • Calculations: Addition and Subtraction using bar models and 3 digit numbers and ‘renaming’ including word problems
  • Calculations: Multiplication and Division by 3, 4 and 8 with 1 and 2 digit numbers, using long division, solving word problems

Maths

Calculations:  multiplying and dividing a 2-digit number, multiply anddividing with renaming,

Length:Centimetres and millimetres

Mass: Readingweighing scales

Volume: Litresand Millilitres

 

 

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Animal Magic

Unit Aim - To develop children's ability to create, rehearse & perform a short descriptive composition; and to extend rhythm and pitch understanding.

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  • Textiles and Batic: Exploring different textures, color mixing, plan and develop batic printing, consider form.
  • Painting: Watercolors, color mixing, color wheels, different brush types, application techniques (dotting, scratching, splashing)
  • Artists: Yinka Shonbare, Claude Monet
  • DT - Structures (Stone Age Shelter): Design and plan a complex 3D shape. Make freestanding structures stronger, stiffer and more stable

Art

Drawing: Vincent Van Gogh portraits

Pattern  in the environment: Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long collaborative

DT - Textiles, Egyptian Collars

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  • Being me in my World: Getting to know each other, devising and owning our learning charter, rewards and consequences, the type of school we want and why
  • Celebrating Difference: Being in a family, celebrating different types of family, dealing with conflict, words that harm, feelings, solutions

Dreams and Goals:

Dreams and Goals, My dreams and Ambitions, A New Challenge

Healthy Me:

Being Fit and Healthy, Being Safe, Safe or Unsafe?

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  • Judaism: When did Judaism begin, where do Jewish people live, what is a synagogue, Jewish festivals (Rosh Hashanah, Bar/Bat Matzvah Hanukkah, Shabbat), what is a covenant, the Torah, the mitzvot)

Christianity and Symbols: 

Why are symbols so Important?, How can wetell if a building is a Mosque?, What symbol is important to JewishPeople?, Why is St Paul’s Cathedral an important building?

 

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  • Scientific Enquiry: Posing questions and writing predictions, writing a method, carrying out a practical test and writing the results, writing a conclusion. Thinking about what a fair test is
  • Light: Light sources, sun safety, reflective materials, shadows and how they change during the day.

Forces and Magnets:  Explore contactand non-contact forces, Understand that magnetic forces can act at adistance 

Animals Including Humans: Explore the 5 keyfood groups, Learn about the different types of skeletons, Explorethe roles of muscles, 

 

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  • Geography topic: Early Settlements- Case Study: Hampshire: What did early settlers need, where to settle, linking settlements, How is land used in settlements today - focus on Hampshire? What has changed over time in Hampshire? How has New Hampshire changed over time?
  • History topic: Pre-historic Britain: From Palaeolithic to Mesolithic to Neolithic ages (hunter-gatherers to farmers) CHEDDAR MAN, the impact of tools and inventions on civilization - from stone to bronze to iron.

Geography topic: Modern Europe and Rivers: Locating the Nile on a map, Stages of a River's Journey.

History topic: Egypt: Chronology, Belief and Religion, Social Structures.

 

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  • Computing Systems and networks: Digital devices, what are they, how do they work, and how do they help us, how are computers connected, how does the network in school work
  • Creating media animation: Making storyboards, shooting frame by frame

Creating media B desktop: Can you edit?, Lay it out.

Data Information Branching Database: Creating a branching database, structuring a branching database.

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Football: Sending and trapping the ball using the inside of the foot, passing over short distances moving and finding a space to receive the ball, controlling the ball using the outside of the foot, working as a team (communicating and signalling)

Cricket: 

Apply simple tactics to choose where to hit the ball, Recognise when to throw over longer distances

Tennis:  Recognise the types of hitting needed for different areas of the court, Describe the skills needed to keep

a rally going.

Netball: Demonstrate dodging techniques to get ‘free.’, Identify and use the 1m distance rule in a game

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Say, read, write and understand:

Common greetings, numbers, colors, classroom commands, calendar, celebrations

Animals: I can tell someone what my favourite animal is, I can recognise plural animals.

Carnival, using numbers and dates: I can ask and answer ‘How old are you?’,  I can take part in a simple dialogue about myself using familiar questions .

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Explore what we're learning this term below...

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