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Year 3 – Renoir and Tissot

Spring Term 2022

During the Spring Term our theme will be the Stone Age.  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.

Useful reference web sites:

 

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

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

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.  We will be specifically looking at the bones and the muscles in the body and how a balanced diet can achieve a healthy lifestyle. 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 will focus on the artist Renoir and specifically his painting ‘The Umbrellas’.

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.

Autumn Term 2021

During the Autumn term, our theme is the United Kingdom. The children will be enquiring if the UK is the same all over, exploring coasts to regions.  Using fieldwork, the children will be able to map out features of their local environment, comparing this to other areas in the UK.

In Science, we are looking at rocks and soils and 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 where different types of rocks are found.

In Literacy, the children 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.

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

RE focuses on Christian and Muslim beliefs, practices and exploring symbols and places of worship.

Art will allow children to develop their artistic abilities by drawing, colour mixing, painting and sculpting. The focus will be on the artist Georgia O’Keeffe and using natural resources linked to our Science.

This term the children will be covering units in Spanish, exploring phonetics and greetings. In PE, the children will be learning how to play Tag Rugby. Children will work on improving the quality of their movement in Gymnastics.

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