We will be focusing on the book ‘Lin Yi’s Lantern; A Moon Festival Tale’ written by Brenda Williams & Benjamin Lacombe.
Our main focus this term will be using inverted commas in our writing when writing speech. The children will be learning how to use inverted commas correctly and in what context to use them.
We will be writing an advertisement for buying a red rabbit lantern and then will move onto writing our own mythical stories! This is a lovely book which will feed their imaginations.
This term we will be focusing on simple fractions and then moving onto equivalent fractions. The children will learn that ½ is the same as 2/4 and that 1/3 and 2/6 are equivalent etc.
We will then move onto ordering fractions with the same denominator and then moving onto the trickier task of ordering fractions with different denominators!
Later in the term, we will move to learning about measurements including mass, volume and length – this will be hands on practical topic involving lots of apparatus.
The key times table focus this term will be the 3 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 plants and building on our previous knowledge taught in Year 1 & 2.
During this term, we will be identifying the parts of a flowering plant and looking in depth at how a flowering plants aids pollination.
We will then be looking at photosynthesis and understanding what this term means and how the process works. This will lead nicely onto our following lessons on how plants are important to the environment.
This term in History, we will be learning all about the Romans. We will be looking into the reasons why the Romans invaded and settled in Britain. We will be also looking at the British response to the invasion.
We will be focusing on what made the Roman army successful and looking at what we can learn from Roman artefacts. We will round off the term by evaluation how the Roman invasion influenced modern Britain.
This term we will be studying God and in particular, what different people believe about God.
We will have a debate about what people mean when they believe in a God. We will look in particular about the relationship Christians have with God and compare this to the relationships Muslims have with Allah and how their beliefs differ or compare.
This term the children will be looking at pentatonic melodies and compositions. Our first focus will be the Chinese New Year and we will learn about the music used in a Dragon Dance.
Later in the term, we will be learning the pentatonic scale and learning how to write note formation.
In DT this term, our focus will be mechanical systems. We will be looking into how pneumatic toys work and how to design a toy using a pneumatic system. We will then create our final product and evaluate.
Outdoor P.E- Orienteering
We will be learning how to work with other children as part of a group to complete a task. We will learn how to use a map to read basic signs. We will learn basic directions and be able to follow them.
Indoor P.E – Dance
We be learning how to perform dance steps and follow a routine. We will be learning how to put shapes into a sequence. We will learn to watch others and comment on how to improve performances.
The themes for PSHE are –
‘Safety and changing body.’
We will begin this topic with looking at basic first aid for bites and stings. We will then discuss what to do in a first aid emergency. We will move onto cyber bullying, fake emails and making safe choices.
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 kit should comprise of:
Please dress according to the weather, as we will do all we can to get out, even if it is a 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