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Year 3 – Renoir and Tissot

Spring 2019

During the Spring Term our theme will be the Natural disasters.  This provides the opportunity to understand and explore how disasters are formed and the way in which they affect the global community.  Children will produce pieces of work that enhance cross curricular writing and further their general knowledge of the world.

Science – the children will understand the need for a balanced diet. They will look at the different food groups and will have a good idea of which foods belong in each.  They will gain an understanding of how to pick foods which help our bodies in different ways.  Children will answer questions based on their experience of healthy and unhealthy foods. They will also be looking at the human body and how it is protected.

Art will provide the opportunity to explore collage, sketching and painting.  We have been looking at Friedrich Hundertwasser and will link our artistic inspiration to our theme topic by looking at skylines in the UK and beyond. Design Technology will link to Science and provide the opportunity to explore healthy eating, designing a healthy snack bar and creating the packaging for it.

In Maths we will continue to develop our skills in number and place value, data, shape and measure. These skills will then be used to develop strategies for problem solving.

We will be exploring Fables to widen our understanding of different genres. The children will also learn about the features of non-chronological reports and create their own.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z4d82hv/videos/1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zcw9wmn

Autumn 2018

During the autumn term our theme will be Prehistoric Britain. We will be looking at how homes, food, clothing and weapons changed through the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.  We will be imagining what it would be like to live in the Stone Age and how our lives would be different.

stonehengeprehistoric-house

Useful reference web sites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zpny34j

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/british_prehistory/

In science we are looking at rocks and soils and are very lucky to have a lovely collection of rocks to explore in our classrooms. Through investigations and scientific thinking, we will be busy finding out how rocks are formed, how they change and how we use the soils to produce food.

rocks

In Mathematics the children will use their understanding of place value and number facts to solve problems. They will be expected to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

RE focuses on Christian and Muslim beliefs and practices and describing God.

Art – The children will be looking at their class artist. Using knowledge of the colour wheel, they will reproduce a part of the class artist’s work in their own style.  

The children will learn Spanish this year. In the Autumn term the children will be covering units Spanish phonetics and Yo Aprendo Español (I’m learning Spanish)       

Useful web site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/

In literacy we will be looking at instruction texts, writing recounts and traditional tales with alternative endings. The children will be working hard to improve their language skills, including vocabulary, punctuation and grammar.

Children will have the opportunity to have some swimming lessons. In PE, the children will be learning basic ball skills and putting them into small game situations. Children will work on improving the quality of their movement.

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