We will be using the short film ‘Pigeon Impossible’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEjUAnPc2VA) for the duration of this term.
We will be learning to write a detailed setting description from the view of the pigeon and the agent. Once these have been written, we will be comparing them to see what is the same and what is different.
We will also be writing the next mission from either the pigeon’s point of view or the agent’s. Imagination will be key to this as well as having an understanding of secret agents J Should be a fun outcome!
This term we will be focusing on multiplication and division We will be using the column method for multiplication and the short bus stop method for division.
We will also be learning to tell the time accurately to the minute, using an analogue clock that has regular numbers and Roman Numerals from I to XII.
Later in the term, we will move to learning all about 3D shapes and being able to identify their properties.
The key times table focus this term will be the 8 times table. Please encourage your son/daughter to use Times Tables Rockstars; a good knowledge of multiplication is needed throughout the Year 3 Maths curriculum. They can also use Hit the button on this link https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
In Science, we will be learning all about the three different types of rocks.
During this term, we will also focus on being able to compare and group together different kinds of rocks depending on their properties. We will be able to explain what sedimentary metamorphic and igneous rocks are. We will also be learning why some rocks are permeable and why some hard. We will also be investigating how fossils are formed, and what they can tell us about the past.
If you have any interesting items to help us with our learning, please send it in with your son/daughter.
This term in Geography, our focus will be Villages, towns and cities. We will be learning why people choose to live in certain areas compared to others. We will also be investigating what a city is and what they have.
We will use our newfound knowledge of Villages, Towns and Cities to design our very own settlement and we will be able to give reasons for choosing certain elements in our settlements.
This term we will be studying Christianity.
We will be adding to our learning of the Christmas Story and trying to answer the main question of ‘Has Christmas lost its true meaning?’
During this terms learning, we will be able to explain what Christmas means to us (individually and for those who do not celebrate Christmas, to explain what and how they celebrate this time of the year). We will also be to discuss the reason we have the Christmas Story today, and why it is important to Christians.
This term in music, children will be learning to -
In Art this term the key focus will be on growing artists. We will be developing an understanding of shading and drawing techniques to create botanical inspired drawings in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe.
Outdoor P.E- Hockey
We will be learning how to hold a hockey stick correctly as well as how to dribble accurately. Once we have mastered this we will move on to being able to complete short and long passes and then being able to combine dribbling and passing as well as being able to keep possession of the ball in a game situation.
Indoor P.E – Gymnastics
We be looking at how to use our bodies to form different shapes both on the floor and on different apparatus. We will also explore safe ways to travel over, under and around the different apparatus.
The themes for PSHE are –
‘Health and Wellbeing’
We will continue to build on our knowledge of what a healthy diet is and how it contributes to our wellbeing. We will also explore what makes us, us and being able to identify our superpowers that make us special.
How you can support your child’s learning at home:
Listen to them read, ideally 10 minutes daily.
Practise writing with them using cursive handwriting.
Read and spell the Year 3 and 4 common exception words.
Read and write numbers (no reversals!) to 1000.
Count on and back from any given number to 1000.
Practise counting on and back in 3’s, 4’s, 6’s, 8’s and 12’s.
Important things to remember:
P.E will be on a Thursday only.
Children will be required to come into school wearing their P.E Kit on this day.
P.E kits should comprise of:
Please dress according to the weather, as we will do all we can to get out, even if it is spitting. We will be going outside for our lessons.
Please ensure long hair is tied back.
If your child has their ears pierced please leave them out on P.E days.
The Year 3 Team