Welcome to Year 3!
Mrs G Walker (Teacher), Mrs J Rushton (Teaching Assistant)
Spring term 2020 -
In Religion we will be looking at the liturgical year and the main celebrations of Advent and Lent. We will think about some of the feast days of Our Lady and the place of pilgrimage as part of a spiritual journey. We will consider what it means to be a Christian and the place of attending church, what happens during Mass and why receiving the Eucharist is important. As we move through Lent we will reflect on what it means to do things for others and prepare for the celebration of Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
We will study a range of myths, legends, fables and traditional tales in English. We will be reading stories from different cultures and writing instructions. In spelling we will look further at prefixes and suffixes, adverbial clauses and the use of adjectives in enhancing writing. We will look at rules for demarcating speech with inverted commas and how to use an apostrophe for possession.
In maths we will be compare, order numbers and solve simple word problems. We learn about simple fractions and continue to work on our tables, especially the 4 and 8 times tables. We will further develop how to tell the time on both digital and analogue clocks and use simple co-ordinates to dive position and direction. This we will link into our geography map work. In shape work we will compare and order angles.
In this science topic we will be learning about animals: identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat. In technology we will look at foods from different parts of the world and follow instructions to make a healthy sandwich. We will also identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
In music we will learn to create, combine and perform rhythmic perform melodies using a glockenspiel.
In PE is on a Tuesday. We will be focusing on target games such as throwing, kicking, punting and bouncing various balls with increasing accuracy. We will be using feet, hands and other equipment such as a racquet. We will also focus on health related fitness- flexibility, developing balance, agility and co-ordination and learning how biometrics is used in sport.
In the creative curriculum ‘ Remarkable Rainforests’ we will be learning about the location of the world’s rainforests, life in the rainforest and the effect of human activity upon the eco system. We will find out about the Mayans, learn how to use an atlas and read maps and use geographical vocabulary. We will link our work on the local area of Wardle reservoir to study the life and art of LS Lowry.
British values and cultural education
We will hold elections for the school council and discuss the need for rules. In religion we will show tolerance for other faiths by looking Judaism- drawing upon the stories from the Old Testament and the Torah.
Our homework will take the form of Learning Logs which will be given out on Friday, to be returned the following Friday. The children will be given a learning intention taken from one or more of their lessons in class and will show their own learning on this learning intention. It can be presented as drawings, writing, etc. It is completely up to the children how they show their understanding. If you would like more information, please come and see me or look at the following website - www.learninglogs.co.uk
Each week the children will be given spellings which will be tested on Friday.
Daily homework will consist of practising spellings, times- tables and reading for at least 10 minutes from the home-school reading books.