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Year 3 - Curriculum Overview 2016/17

Class Teachers: Miss Pankhurst & Miss Mitchell

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Rowland & Mrs Phipps

PE days: Wednesday and Thursday

Day homework is set: Friday

Day Homework is due in: Wednesday

Amount of time which should be spent reading every day: 15 minutes

Key Spellings/ spelling patterns for the term: Year 3 word list

Key maths facts which your child needs to know this term: Multiplication and division facts for 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6, 8 – these should be practised daily.

English overview:

As part of our 'The land before time' topic, we will read different non-fiction texts. We will use these texts to write information booklets and stories which contain names of artefacts and animals from the Stone Age. We will develop our writing skills by exploring the structure, vocabulary and grammar in both fiction and non-fiction texts.

Maths overview:

We will develop our use of written methods for all four operations in order to become more efficient when calculating. We will continue to use and apply our maths skills when solving problems involving fractions and place value. We will use a variety of resources, including practical equipment to help us gain deeper understanding of multiplication and division.

All other subjects (Including French)

Science: Our topic for the first half of the term is 'Plants'. The children will learn about the different parts of a plant and why they are needed. During the second half of the term, our topic will be 'Rocks and Soils'. The children will compare and group rocks and soils dependant on physical appearance. They will also learn about how fossils are formed and the different types of rock.

Geography: As part of our 'Land before time' topic, the children will develop an understanding of how and where Neanderthals lived. We will be learning about what materials were needed and they had access too in order to survive and build homes.

PSHE: Our focus for this term is ‘Reciprocity: Empathy and Listening to others’. We will share stories and role play scenarios to develop the children’s skills.

RE: Our topic is 'Christianity’, the children will learn about what Christian people believe, their religious artefacts and their place of worship.

PE: We will participate in a range of invasion games such as football and netball. The children will learn the skills needed to successfully gain control of the ball.

Art/DT: The children will research, design, make and evaluate 3D mammoth. They will learn about what is needed to make a structure which is free standing. The children will also be sketching and painting their own paintings representing friendship.

ICT: We will be practising our coding skills using 'espresso coding'. The children will learn how to successfully code their own animation clips.

French: The children will be learning the alphabet, names of pets and numbers to 20.