Year 3 Spring 2018

Looking back, we had a great first term in year 3. We enjoyed learning about our skeletons, how our muscles work and how to keep our bodies healthy.  We also learnt about light and shadows – recognising particular light sources and how to describe materials in terms of their transparency / translucency and ‘opaqueness’!

We immersed ourselves fully into our World War 2 topic, in which we learnt what it would have been like to be an evacuee. We also had the opportunity to travel back in time with a visit to Portland Basin in Ashton which was lots of fun.

This half term in Year 3

Literacy In English , we will be writing non- chronological reports linked to our ancient Egyptian topic. We will also become authors and write our very own Egyptian adventure stories . Watch this space!
Maths In Maths, we will continue to learn our times tables.   The children should now be learning their times tables starting with 2s, 10s and 5s moving onto 3s, 4s and 8s.  It is also important that children learn the associated division facts.

As well as weekly times table tests, we will be learning   about how to solve multiplication problems, multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit.  This term we will also cover addition and subtraction involving money and the decimal point in £ and p. We will also present and interpret data in the form of graphs, pictograms and tables.

PE Ball skills and games and gymnastic skills – travelling and balancing and creating sequences.
Science Rocks and soils – Discover how rocks can tell us about the history of our planet and how rocks play an important part in our everyday lives.   We will investigate different soil types and learn how rocks are the basis of this.


Geography Volcanoes and Earthquakes – We will learn what a volcano is and why it erupts. We will also learn the advenatages and disadvanategs of living nearby a volcano.  We look briefly at how the Earth’s surface moves and causes earthquakes.
Art & DT We will be making our own cartouches and creating our own pop up volcanoes
RE Jesus the man who changed lives.
Music In Music this term we will continue learning how to play the Recorder. The children will learn how to play in unison and how to maintain their part within a round. They will also begin to read simple music from the stave.
   PSHE Going for Goals and aspirations.
Computing Using the laptops to create Word documents, manipulating and inserting text, colour, pictures and considering presentation techniques.


PE will continue to happen on a Thursday afternoon.

Homework will continue to be sent home on Fridays. All homework books are expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday and we thank you for your continued support with this.

Miss Parr and Miss Pointon