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Year 3 - Curriculum Overview 2017/18
Class Teachers: Miss Buckley, Miss Morrison and Miss Richards
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Boyce
PE day: Wednesday and Friday
Home Learning: Your child’s home learning tasks will be set weekly on a Friday and will be due in by the following Thursday. These will consist of an English, a spelling, a maths and a mental arithmetic task.
Reading at home: It is expected that your child reads for 15 – 20 minutes every day. This must be recorded in their Reading Record Books and initialed by an adult. It is an expectation that Reading Records are brought in to the academy each day so that teachers can monitor the reading happening at home.
Spelling Focus: Revise the spellings on the Year 1 & Year 2 spelling lists and practise the Year 3 & Year 4 spelling list words. Children should also be learning the personal spellings sent home each week in their Spelling Log.
Arithmetic Focus: Children should be practising their times tables (up to 12 x 12) as well as revising telling the time, on an analogue clock, to the nearest five minutes.
This half term, the children will be learning about and writing in the style of both fiction and non-fiction texts. The children will have the opportunity to write recounts, narrative descriptions and poems. Grammar and spelling will be a focus throughout all lessons. Each week a different spelling rule will be focused upon and the children will have the opportunity to investigate and learn the spellings within this rule throughout the week. Guided Reading will be taught to develop prediction and inference skills. Children will be given the opportunity to practise supporting their predictions and inferences with evidence from the text.
This half term, the children will learn about place value, addition, subtraction, properties of shapes and length. Additionally, arithmetic skills, including number bonds, times tables and adding and subtracting multiples of 10 and 100 to a given number, will be covered and the children will have the opportunity to apply these skills within a context.
This half term, the children will learning about animals, including humans. During this topic, the children will describe the skeleton, compare different types of animals and discuss the importance of healthy eating and a balanced diet. To develop their scientific enquiry, the children will report on findings from enquiries, using both oral and written explanations.
This half term, the children will be looking at artists who paint seascapes. Children will be focusing on developing their skills in sketching and painting. By the end of the term, children will have produced and evaluated a final painting of a seascape to link with our topic of Pirates.
Humanities this half term will have a Geography focus. During their geography lessons, the children will be using globes, atlases, maps and digital mapping to name and locate the world continents and oceans as well as the counties and cities of the UK. To develop accuracy when describing locations, the children will be using the 8 points of the compass and be able to identify human and physical characteristics.
Throughout the term, the children will be learning about online safety and how they can keep safe online. Children will be learning to use print screen function to capture an image, select certain areas of an image, resize and rotate and image and edit pictures. They will be focusing on using Microsoft Word and Paint.
This half term in French, the children will begin by learning about France. Following this, they will be learning how to introduce themselves and family members, including ages and names. Using a French dictionary will be a skill that the children develop throughout their French lessons.
This half term in music, the children will be using their voices to speak expressively and rhythmically, and discover ways to create ostinato accompaniments to enhance their performances. They will be singing and preforming Pirate shanties to link with our topic of ‘Pirates’. The children will also be making descriptive accompaniments and discovering how the environment has inspired composers throughout history.
PE lessons this half term have a gymnastics focus. During these lessons, the children will be developing flexibility, balance, strength, technique, and control and comparing performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their best.
This half term, the children will be developing their listening skills. Children will be able to discuss what makes a good listener and how they can improve their listening skills within a wide range of scenarios.
This half term we will focus on the religion of Christianity. The children will be learning and exploring the beliefs of Christians, how and where Christians worship and learning about some Christian celebrations and stories.