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Year 3



We are the Courageous Crocodiles!

Mrs Wyatt is our new class teacher and Mrs Watson, Mrs Allwood (Mon-Wed) Mrs Smith (Thurs-Fri) are our teaching assistants.

We are very excited and looking forward to a busy Spring Term.




Our thought provoking question for the Spring is:


What is the most powerful natural force?



Our English work in the first half term will be based around the book 'Escape from Pompeii' and we will be description and speech in narrative. We will use Talk for Writing to help us write our own narrative pieces. We will then use our geography knowledge to write an information leaflet. then use our journalism skills to write newspaper reports. During the second half term, we will carry on with these reports and write poetry. We will use role play to help us internalise the features and use our creative thinking when writing. We will continue to have a strong focus on handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the term.



        Our class book will be The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd.





In Reading, we will be focusing on developing our reading skills and linking this with answering questions about a text. We will also be developing our expectations as a reader in both fiction and non-fiction texts. We will spend time discussing interesting words and phrases and also use our predicting skills from clues in the text. During the second half term term, we will focus on the text 'Varjak Paw'. We will focus on using our prediction skills and using inferences about the characters feelings and motives. 





The first half of the term focuses on developing our multiplication and division knowledge before exploring length and perimeter. During the second half term, we will move on to fractions then mass and capacity. It is essential during year 3 we can recall quickly our 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s, 4s and 8s times-tables.




In Science, we will be learning about two different topics. Our first topic is called ‘The Power of Forces' and we will be exploring how objects move and what materials are magnetic. Our second topic is ‘How does your garden grow' and we will be discovering if all roots are the same, the purpose of leaves and stems and what would happen f a plant lost them. Will will also continue to revisit 'Our Changing World' to monitor the changes in leaves and berries.  





Topic (Geograpghy)

Our thought provoking topic question this term will enable us to learn about the most powerful natural forces. We will learn about the features of the Earth and the Earth's climate zones. We will learn and understand how volcanoes and earthquakes occur and the differences between hurricanes and tornadoes.  





Our computing work will, as always, involve work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. Our main focus will be data handling and creating a feelings chart. The second half term is yet to be confirmed.





Our RSHE work will centre around 'Caring and Responsibility'.  We will learn about how to be responsible, what is personal space and empathy. makes a good friend, the importance of personal space and ways to develop resilience.  During the second half term we will focus on 'Families and Committed Relationships' We will discuss commitment and marriage, change and family changes such as separation. 

In both half terms we will complete lessons on equality, inclusion and E-safety. 


Art / DT

In our Art lessons, we will be learning about Margaret Godfrey and Nick Rowland. We will use their ideas and techniques to create Volcano art using a range of mixed media. As part of our DT work,  we will explore the structure of houses to withstand a natural disaster. We will the use this knowledge to design and make our own houses. 





PE will be on a Tuesday with Express Coaching and a Thursday where we will be learning dance. Please ensure correct PE kit is worn on these days. 




During this term the children will know about and understand religions and worldviews. Included in this we will explore Christianity and Islam further. We will explore the importance of Allah, The Lord's Prayer and how both religions show their beliefs in the community.




Our French topic is term is called - 'Celebrations'. 

The children will learn vocabulary based on these topics. This will include celebrations that occur each month and popular French activities. We will continue to apply our knowledge to engage in conversation.  




Our music themes are 'Three Little Birds' followed by 'The Dragon Song'. We will continue to play the Glockenspiel.




Homework will be set every Friday through our remote learning platform - SeeSaw.

We also ask for your support with reading, spelling practise and times tables rehearsal.

As you can see, we have a very busy Autumn term ahead. Thankyou very much

for all your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  

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Homework will be set every Friday through our remote learning platform - SeeSaw. 

We also ask for your support with reading at home, spelling practise and times tables rehearsal. 


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