Our Summer vehicle is...
Romans on the Rampage
We will begin the summer term by celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus at Easter and learning about the Road to Emmaus and Breakfast on the shore stories. We will then learn about the gift of the Holy Spirit and the changes it brought to the Apostle's lives at Pentecost.
We will revisit learning about Reconciliation as some children prepare to take the Sacrament of Reconciliation and then learn about the Eucharist as a Thanksgiving to God. This unit gives children the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
We will continue learning about fractions, including finding pairs of equivalent fractions, comparing fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. Our next unit will be time; children will learn to tell and write the time from analogue clock including using Roman numerals. They will also estimate and read time to the nearest minute, compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours and use vocabulary such as o'clock, am/pm, morning, afternoon, night and midnight.
We will then learn about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including angles as a property of a shape of a description of a turn.
Our final unit will be on measurement where children will measure, compare, add and subtract lengths, mass and volume/capacity.
In English we will be reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts linked to the Romans. We will start by exploring the features of newspaper reports. We will write our own report in the style of the Roman Record. We will read the exciting story Escape from Pompeii, children will plan and write their own Roman adventure story. We will also read a range of Roman myths and have a go at writing our own. We will research different areas of life in Roman times and use this research to create our own non-chronological reports.
In Guided Reading we will be reading The Firework Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman.
Our first unit in Science will be Light and Dark. We will learn about light and shadows and use this knowledge to create a shadow puppet theatre with a Roman theme. We will use our working scientifically skills to investigate how light is reflected and how shadows are formed.
Our second unit will be plants. We will learn about the functions of different parts of the plant, explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and investigate how water is transported within plants.
Our History unit will be The Roman Empire in Britain. We will learn about Caesar, Claudius and Boudica. We will explore the changes that the Romans brought to Britain, both at the time and over time. We will learn about what Roman armour and weapons were like from archaeological evidence.
In Geography we will be revisiting previous learning about the United Kingdom, locating and naming the four countries and capital cities and using compass directions to describe the position of places in relation to each other. We will learn about Roman settlements and how they used land in Britain, including the building of roads.
Our Spring Vehicle is
Meet the Flintstones
We will start the Spring term by learning about the Christmas story. We will focus on the Shepherd's role and how they felt when they heard about the birth of baby Jesus. We will also learn about St. Francis of Assisi and the significance of the crib.
We will then move onto a Reconciliation unit, where we will learn all about the importance of forgiveness. We will explore the parable of the Prodigal Son and the story of Zacchaeus. We will learn about what these stories teach us about forgiveness and also explore good and bad choices and the consequences of these. Following on from this we will enter the season of Lent.
Our English lessons will be closely linked to our vehicle and the Stone Age. We will start the term by watching some episodes of the classic cartoon The Flintstones. The children will create their own comic strips after planning a Flintstones story of their own.
We will then read the story Ug by Raymond Briggs which is told in a comic strip style. Children will plan and write a cookery demonstration, write persuasive letters, write in role as a character and write their own story based on the text. We will also be exploring the features of non-fiction texts and making our own books about The Stone Age.
In Guided Reading will be reading Tilly and the Time Machine. Children will be encouraged to use prediction, retrieval and inference skills to answer questions about the text.
We start the time by continuing to learn about Multiplication and Division. We will learn our 3 and 4 times tables and know how to multiply and divide 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers.
We will then learn about money. We will recognise all the coins and notes and understand their values. We will learn several methods for adding and subtracting amounts of money and use these skills to give change. We will apply or understanding by solving problems involving money using a bar model.
We will then move onto Statistics. We will learn how to interpret data in pictograms and create our own. We will also read information from bar charts.
Our topic this term is Rocks and Soils. We will be learning about different rocks including their appearance, properties and uses. We will carry out scientific investigations to test the hardness of different rocks. We will learn about the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning, know how fossils are formed and make our own fossils to be displayed in our fossil museum.
We will learn about soil and how it is formed. We will also explore its uses and learn about the different types of soil. In class we will have a wormery, I'm sure the children will enjoy digging in the garden to find some worms.
In History we will be travelling back in time thousands of years to meet Stone Age man. Children will use sources to ask and answer questions and learn about what life was life. We will learn about Stonehenge and what it can teach us about Stone Age man. Children will be given the opportunity to put forward their own theories as to why it was built. We will look at the changes in Britain from Stone Age to Bronze Age, using sources to explore the differences. Children will develop their understanding of chronology by placing events on a timeline and creating their own simple timelines.
In Geography we will be studying Southern England. We will use maps to locate the counties of Wiltshire and Hampshire. We will explore the Jurassic coast and the New Forest, naming and labelling key features.
We will then compare the Jurassic coast with the South Coast of America and learn about weather and climate.
In art we will be developing our drawing and sketching skills to draw fossils in the style of Ernst Haekel.
We will learn how to create different tones and create proportion and 3 dimensions in our drawing. We
will use simple printing skills to create an image of a fossil before creating a final piece and evaluating it.
Design and Technology
We will be putting our sewing skills to good use. We will design and make a Stonehenge souvenir tote bag. We will base our design ideas on the repeating patterns made famous by fashion designer Kath Kidston. We will use skills learnt in art to print our final design onto the bags.
Good Morning Year 3,
If you are learning from home, your music lesson will be set on https://charanga.com/site/ each Friday.
Click on teacher and pupil login and then choose the student log in via Yumu.
Your log in details are your christian name plus the first letter of your surname, if this does not work use your christian name plus your first and second letter of your surname. E.G. John Smith log in would be John S or John Sm.
The password for all year 3 children is orange.
Any problems logging in to Charanga please contact myself or Mrs Stanton.
Good morning Year 3. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
Unfortunately learning will have to take place online today.
Here is the code to access Google Classroom.
Welcome to Year 3
Teacher - Mrs Stanton
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Bostock
Maths homework will be given every night (Monday - Thursday) in the form of Mini Maths. This should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. On Fridays, Maths homework will be set on Century Tech, to be completed over the weekend.
English homework will either be a worksheet, in Purple books, or on Century Tech.
Our Autumn Vehicle is called Perfect Pottery. We will be designing and making a piece of pottery to be sold in a local shop. All monies raised will go to our chosen charity, Mary Meals.
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.
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 TT Rockstars to help us learn them.
Our topic for Science is Forces and Magnets. We will learn about how different forces act on objects to make them move. We will work scientifically to investigate how objects move on different surfaces. We will explore magnets and how magnetism is a force that can move objects without touching them. We will also investigate which materials are magnetic and which are not.
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 pottery artist Clarice Cliff. We will explore primary and secondary colours and learn how to mix colours. We will use our colour mixing skills to make monochromatic paintings. After looking at lots of examples of Clarice Cliff's work, we will design our own painting in a similar style.
D & T
In D&T we will be looking at packaging for a variety of products. We will visit some local shops to see how products are packaged and displayed. We will use scoring, folding and joining skills to make 3D shapes from nets and decide on which products these boxes would be suitable for. We will use our knowledge and skills to design and make the packaging for our finished pottery product.