Learning in Year 3 this half term:
This half term the children will continue to write their own mystery stories based on Ottoline and Mr. Monroe from the class book ‘Ottoline and the Yellow cat’. We will then move on to the book ‘James and the Giant Peach’. The children will find a peach growing in their classroom and this will start their adventure. We will look at various texts types and techniques including dialogue, instructions and newspaper reports.
In mathematics we will continue to focus on money using all 4 operations and then we will explore shape with a focus on angles and turns. Towards the end of the school year we will look at a unit on statistics where the children will be able to apply their reasoning and problem solving skills.
In RE we will continue to find out what it means to be a Sikh in Britain today. We will:
Creative Curriculum (Topic):
It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! This half term, we’ll invite some amazing animals into our classroom to discover how they move, what they feel like and what they eat. We’ll also program a toy to move across a grid – will it be caught by a predator? We’ll learn about the different parts of a plant and how some plants are predators! From our investigations about the human skeleton, we’ll find out how muscle make the bones move. We’ll investigate food chains and learn about how animals find their food. Using the internet, we’ll research the majestic peregrine falcon and discover where crocodiles live. After our research, we’ll create an exciting aquatic animation, make animal collages and learn about the interesting (and disgusting) world of parasites!
In computing this half term, we will be developing the children’s graphic and presentation skills by introducing painting on a computer. We’ll learn about layout and publications by combining texts and images.
Pupils will continue to develop the fundamental movement skills and will apply these to a variety of games.
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