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Term 1 & 2 overview
The theme for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Farming through the Ages’. This will mainly focus on prehistoric Britain looking at the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and the changes that occurred during this period. It looks at how people living in Ancient Britain moved from hunters to gatherers. Our Art lessons will link to the topic through learning about cave paintings and creating our own. We hope to have a school visit to Kent Life where we can experience what life was like as an early Briton. In our science lessons, children will look at different rocks and soils in order to identify and classify uses of them through the ages. In Geography, the pupils will be learning map skills and learning the 8-point compass. In Rights Respecting Schools lessons, the children will learn about their human rights, as well as identifying differences from children from previous ages. Due to the current situation we are encouraging physical activity everyday so we will have short PE skill sessions after lunch, pupils will need a change of shoes every day.
Week commencing 7th December 2020
Our learning linked to The Grinch will continue next week and the children will be looking deeper into the text to understand the importance of sharing and forgiveness. In Maths we are consolidating our strategies for division and using the inverse of times tables to help. We are also finishing our learning on light in science and hoping to finish making their puppets in DT lessons.
Week commencing 30th November 2020
It is winter wonderland week! We are having a Grinch themed week and reading 'The Grinch who Stole Christmas' by Dr Seuss in our Literacy lessons. In Maths, we will continue to learn division strategies but with a Grinch twist. The children will be creating their puppets for as part of their DT/Science project in the afternoons plus on Tuesday they will have a winter themed forest school session outside. On Friday we would like to celebrate with a Grinch inspired 'red and green' day where children will be able to wear their own clothes and take part in some fun festive activities.
Week commencing 23rd November 2020
This week we will be continuing our work on division in Maths and finishing our Stone age inspired instructions in Literacy. We are continuing to look at light in science this week and learning which colours reflect light best and how shadows are formed. We are practising skills for tag rugby in PE.
Week commencing 16th November 2020
The children will begin to write their own instructions this week in English lessons, choosing a different Stone Age animal to care for. In Maths, the children will be doing division and learning different strategies for solving problems including sharing, grouping and using the inverse (multiplication knowledge). In the afternoons this week, we will be focusing on our Science theme ‘light’.
Week commencing 9th November 2020
This week we will start our new text in English "How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth". In Maths the children will be learning their 3 and 4 times tables. We will be focusing on Remembrance activities this week in afternoon activities.
Week commencing 2nd November 2020
Welcome back Year 3! We are looking forward to returning to school and continuing our Stone Age topic for the first couple of weeks. Our text this week will be 'How to wash a woolly mammoth' and the children will be reading the book and answering questions to work on their comprehension skills. In Maths we will start our new topic on Multiplication and Division. In PE we will be starting Tag Rugby.
Week commencing 19th October 2020
This is our last week of term 1 and we will be finishing our own Stone Age stories in literacy lessons. We will be consolidating our learning on addition and subtraction and looking at checking answers through estimating and using the inverse. We will be looking at how rocks are formed in science as well as finishing our cave paintings in art.
Week commencing 12th October 2020
This week we are beginning to write our own version of the story 'The Stone Age Boy'. We are continuing to learn written formal method for addition and subtraction and we will be learning more about rocks in our science lesson by going on a local walk to spot the different types of rock we see. We will also begin French lessons this week.
Week commencing 5th October 2020
In science this week, the children will be learning more about types of rock and will experiment with water to find out which ones are permeable and impermeable. In Maths, the children will be adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers and learning about bridging. In literacy we will be finishing our reading lessons on 'The Stone Age Boy' and begin to write our own version of the story.
Week commencing 28th September 2020
This week in year 3, our Math focus moves to addition and subtraction. We will be continuing our literacy lessons on 'The Stone Age Boy' and learning how to use inverted commas correctly. In science we will be sorting and grouping rocks and in RE continuing our learning about Hinduism. Our development of cave art in art lessons will continue this week and in computing we will be learning about online safety.
Week commencing 21st September 2020
This week in year 3, we will begin a full timetable, ensuring that throughout the week we are continuing with our well-being check ins. The literacy focus will be continuing on reading the story 'The Stone Age Boy'. Children will answer questions based on the text as well as thinking about how the author writes. In numeracy, we will continue our place value and number lines learning. The children will be beginning their history topic as well as being immersed in an outdoor classroom Stone Age day. The children will continue their RE learning, looking at Hindu Gods.
Week commencing 14th September 2020
This week in year 3, the children will begin literacy lessons. They will be reading ‘The Stone Age Boy'’, which is a text linked to their topic of 'Farming through the ages'. In numeracy, the focus for the week will be recognising place value and representing numbers in different ways (e.g. Base 10, place value counters). In addition to this, the children will begin reading activities with a scientific focus on materials, as well as starting their science lessons on ‘Rocks’. Our RE lessons on Hinduism will also begin this week. We will continue to take part in our daily exercise activities walking around the school grounds.
Week Beginning 7th September 2020
This week we are continuing to get to know our new classes and routines as well as writing our aspirations for Year 3. In Maths this week we will be starting our block on number and place value, looking specifically at learning about hundreds, tens and units as well as comparing numbers (greater than/less than/equal to).