Year 3 - Spring 2
Meet The Teacher
Learning Values: Determined to do our best Perseverance Collaborative learning
S.M.S.C: Emotional: to build up self esteem. 'I am individual...'
English & Big Write
Quality texts studied this term
- Fantastic Mr Fox
- Diary of a Killer Cat
- Can I recognise themes in what I read?
- Can I identify themes and conventions in a wide range of books?
- Children will iden fy social moral or cultural issues in stories e.g. the dilemmas faced by characters or the moral of the story.
- Discuss how the characters deal with issues, locate evidence in the text.
- Can I draw inference such as inferring characters’ feeling, thoughts and motive from their action?
- Children will explore relationships between characters in the story. They will discuss the characters motives.
The Art of Writing:
- Sentence types:
– Verb, person sentence.
– Emotion word, (comma) sentence.
- Drama techniques:
- Conscience alley, hot seating.
- Children use their imagina on to write a vivid description of a story setting for Fantastic Mr Fox.
- Where is the story set in Fantastic Mr Fox?
- Where could their stories be set?
- What animals could they use?
- Children will write their own ‘Diary’ as a cat or dog, documenting series of events over a few days.
Can I recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number?
We will be looking at place value, (H,T,O).
Can I add and subtract numbers with up to three digits?
We Will be practicing our Addition/subtraction, with the goal of moving on to column addition/ subtraction throughout the year.
Can I recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of numbers? Can I recognise and use fractions as numbers?
We will be investigating, learning and understanding fractions.
Can I recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables?
We will be focusing on our multiplication and division skills. Quick recall and related division factors.
Forces and Magnets.
Can I ask relevant questions about forces and magnets and use enquiries to answer them?
- Use scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.
- Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance.
- Compare how things move on different surfaces
- Set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
- Take accurate measurements using standard units.
- Record findings using simple scientific language, labelled diagrams, tables and bar charts.
- Use results to draw simple conclusions.
- To understand what the word ‘faith’ means.
- To describe a range of beliefs, symbols and actions within different religions with the emphasis on Christianity.
- Easter story
We are programmers:
- Can you make your own Sprite?
- Are you able to add sound or speech?
- Working in J2e and Scratch.
- We will be focusing on key skills and introduce these skills into games. Eg; balance/ coordina on/ communica on, core strength and stability.
- Does it make a difference which foot you use and why?
- What e ect does being on a bench have when picking up the cones?
- We will also have the chance to work on some elements of dance and Gymnastics
- I can identify members of my family and ask and answer questions about them.
- I can say the days of the week and months of the year and use this knowledge vocally and in writing.
- BBC Ten Pieces:
- Using vocabulary of music and practising: dynamics
- Can I use vocabulary, such as: piano, forte?
- Develop ability to create simple rhythmic patterns
- Can I perform a simple rhythm from memory?
- Can I perform a rhythm from simple notation?
- We will be recognising similarities and differences.
- To know how to feel good about yourself.
- Is being different a good or bad thing?
- Cross-curricular topic with Geography.
- We will be making papier-mâché masks.
- When and why would you wear a mask?
- What are the significance of certain colours?
- Why would you choose these colours?
- Studying the cities of Cape Town, Paris and London.
- Which city is the odd one out?
- What are the similar features of each city?
- What are the climates of each city?
- How do the populations differ?
We will not be studying History for the second half of term.
No Art Studies this half term