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Year 3

               Welcome to Year 3

Teacher - Mrs Stanton

Teaching Assistant - Miss Parkes

Summer Vehicle

Romans on the Rampage



In RE we will be learning about the Easter story and recognising how and why Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection through the stories of the Road to Emmaus and Breakfast on the Shore. 

We will then learn about the Eucharist as a Thanksgiving to God as some children prepare to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. 



Time - telling the time on both an analogue and digital clock.

        - Finding and comparing duration.

        - Understanding units of time.

Angles and properties of shapes - identifying right angles in 2D shapes

       - naming and drawing horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines

      - Recognising and describing 2D shapes

     - Recognising and describing 3D shapes

Mass - measure, compare, add and subtract mass

Capacity - measure, compare add and subtract capacities. 



In English we will read a range of Roman Myths and use these as examples on which to plan and write our own Roman Myth. We will learn how to write persuasively and write a speech to try and persuade someone to join the Roman army. We will also learn and perform a Roman poem and have a go at writing our own. This term we will visit the library again, where all children will be given the opportunity to borrow a book. Hopefully, we will also meet an author virtually. 

In Guided Reading we will be reading The Firework Maker's Daughter by Phillip Pullman and practising the skills of prediction, retrieval and inference. 



We will finish learning about forces and magnets by carrying out some investigations into how magnetism works. We will work scientifically to design and carry out a fair test and draw conclusions from our results. We will then learn about plants.  We will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers and explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant. We will plant some seeds and observe what happens when they don't have the correct requirements for growth. We will also investigate the way in which water is transported within plants

and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. To enhance our learning we will visit the local garden centre. 



Our History unit follows on chronologically from our pervious topic, Stone Age to Iron Age. We remain in Britain and learn about the Roman invasion, Boudicca's revolt and why the Roman Army was so powerful. We will learn about life in Roman Britain and understand the legacy that the Romans left behind. Hopefully, we will visit the Roman town of Wroxeter to experience first hand what a Roman town would have looked like. 



In Geography we will be learning about weather and climate and the difference between the two. We will learn about climate zones and how a place's location affects its climate. We will study the weather for a week and create our own weather reports. We will also learn about climate change and the reasons for this. Linking to our work in English on persuasive writing, we will create some posters encouraging people to take action to help prevent climate change. 



In Art we will be learning about the famous ceramicist Phillip Hardaker. Taking inspiration from his work, we will create a mosaic that represents us. These will be joined together to create a whole class mosaic to be displayed in school. We will learn about Roman mosaics including how they were made, their purpose and where they have been discovered. 


Design and Technology

We will be developing our sewing skills to design and make a Roman coin purse. We will learn to measure, mark and cut out a template. We will thread our own needles, tie knots and join two pieces of fabric using a running stitch. We will create a Roman inspired design for the front of our money purses. Once completed, we will evaluate our own work, including commenting on ways our work could be improved. 

Spring Vehicle

Our Spring vehicle is called Meet the Flintstones. It focusses on our History topic for this term - Stone Age to Iron Age. 



In RE this term we will study the Liturgical seasons of the Church's year - Christmas, Lent and Holy week. We will also learn about Reconciliation. We will explore human choices, the consequences of sin, Christ's teaching on forgiveness and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 



Money - converting pounds to pence, adding amounts of money and subtracting to give change. 

Statistics - drawing and interpreting pictograms and bar charts.

Length - measuring length, equivalent lengths - metres and centimetres and centimetres and millimetres, adding and subtracting lengths and finding the perimeter of shapes. 

Fractions - unit and non unit fractions, tenths, finding fractions of a set of objects. 



In English we will be learning how to write a diary as a form of recount. We will base our writing on the text Stone Age Boy. We will also meet the author of Madge the Mermaid, Stephen Pass, via zoom and take part in a writers workshop. In Guided Reading we will be reading the text Tilly and the Time machine and practising our prediction, retrieval and inference skills. 

We will be finding out lots of facts about the Stone Age in History which we will use to write a non fiction information booklet which will hopefully be displayed in a local museum. 



Our first topic in Science is Rocks and Soils. We will learn about the different types of rocks and how they are formed. We will investigate the properties of different rocks and soils and make our own fossils .  We will also learn about the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning. 

Our second topic will be Magnets. We will explore a range of materials and sort them into magnetic or non magnetic and investigate how it is that a magnetic force can make things move. We will conclude the unit by making a magnetic game. 



Our History topic is Stone Age to Iron Age. We will travel back in time to learn what life was life in Britain thousands of years ago. Working like archaeologists, we will explore a range of primary sources to determine what life was like in Stone Age Britain.



In Geography, we will be extending our knowledge from term 1 to learn about the countries and seas of Europe. We will explore human and physical features of some different countries in Europe and explore how these features are similar or different to the United Kingdom. We will also investigate weather and climate in some European countries. 



In Art we will be learning about Andy Warhol and the pop art movement. We will learn how to draw in the style of Andy Warhol and create our own pop art icon portraits. 


Design and Technology

Shell structures - We will explore a range of packaging and how to create packaging from 3D nets. We will also explore ow to strengthen packaging and design and make our own sturdy box to prevent our model fossils from getting damaged. 




                                             AUTUMN VEHICLE

Our Autumn Vehicle is called 'Eh up Duck' and as you may probably guess, is all about Stoke on Trent. 



Our units in RE this term are Belonging to God's Family and We Listen to God's Word at Mass. We will learn about being welcomed into the family of God through the Sacrament of Baptism. 

We will learn about the structure of the Mass and why is it important to listen to the Word of God. We will hear and respond to Old Testament stories and New Testament Parables that give us a message of how to live as a members of God's family. 


Poetry - Shape and List poems

Non - Fiction - We will be writing leaflets all about healthy eating. 

In English and Guided Reading we will be reading the compelling and exciting story by Ted Hughes, The Iron Man. We will act in role as the characters from the story and then write and take part in a television interview. Our final piece of writing will be a newspaper report. We will use our computing skills to publish our reports. 



In Maths we will revise our understanding of place value in 2 digit numbers before moving on to 3 digit numbers. We will learn about greater than and less than and place numbers up to 1000 on a number line. Once our place value understanding is secure, we will learn how to add and subtract 3 digit numbers. We will also be learning our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We will use the 22 Club to  help us learn them. 



Our topic for Science Animals, including humans. We will be naming and sorting animals according to their diet, using the key words omnivore, herbivore and carnivore. We will learn about eating healthy foods, the 5 main food groups and a balanced diet. 

We will also learn about the human skeleton and how our muscles work. 




In History we will be learning about the famous potter from Stoke on Trent, Josiah Wedgewood. We will learn about his life and work and the life of children in the 18th Century. We will also learn about his involvement in the abolition of slavery. We will use a range of primary and secondary sources to ask and answer questions about the past. We will learn about chronology and be able to order dates on timeline, correctly stating what BC and AD mean. 




In Geography we will be learning about the geographical features of Uttoxeter and Stoke on Trent. We will learn about land use and compare the two places. Building on or knowledge from Year 2, we will explore compasses and use 8 point compass directions. We will learn about different settlements and how a town and a city differ. To link with our work on Josiah Wedgewood, we will learn about canals and their importance for trade and transport links. 




In Art we will be basing our work on the famous sculptor Antony Gormley. We will develop our sketching skills by drawing some famous sculptures. We will use watercolour techniques to create an image of ourselves and then become sculptors as we work with clay to create human form sculptures.


D & T

In D&T we will be learning about healthy foods and using this knowledge to design and make a healthy alternative to the traditional oatcake. We will learn about food origins and learn how to prepare food safely.