Welcome to Year 3
Teacher - Mrs Stanton
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Jones
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.