|This half term, our main texts are Flotsam and A Boy called Bat. We will work on retrieval and understanding what we have read.||We will be exploring and writing in a range of genres and ensuring that we build on the skills learned in Key Stage 1.|
|Maths||Number – Place Value||Number – Addition and Subtraction||Number – Multiplication and Division|
|This half term, we recap and build on our place value knowledge by finding 10 and 100 more or less, comparing numbers up to 1000 and ordering numbers.||We will be begin to use formal methods to add and subtract 3-digit numbers. We use our strong mental methods to consolidate this.||In Autumn, we start by counting in 3s, 4s, 8s, 50s and 100s. We also start to multiply 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers formally and mentally.|
|Science||This half term, our unit of learning is Rocks and Soils. The children will compare and group together different kinds of rocks based on their appearance and simple physical properties. We will Describe how fossils are formed and recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.|
Our key question for the half term is: What do Christians learn from the Creation story? We will look at how Christians believe God created the world in 7 days.
|PE||In indoor PE over the next half term, Year 3 will be introduced to gymnastics and focus on body shape and balance.|
|History||We begin Year 3 by learning about Stone Age and the progression to the Iron Age in Britain. This includes studying:|
This half term, the children will explore 'Indian Block Printing' and the processes of creating repeating patterns through printing. We will also look at William Morris and his designs alongside the history of his life.
|PSHE||Global Learning – the children will continue to learn about social and health topics around the world, including food and water and how charities help to distribute to those in need through food banks.|
|Music||This half term the children will be exploring sounds and how they are made and used to create musical conversations. They will sing, use body percussion and a range of instruments to compose their own music.|
|Computing||This term Y3 will revisit the school’s Acceptable Use Agreement and be reminded of the expectations for using devices safely and appropriately. They will learn how computing systems and networks work. In programming, they will explore block coding using Scratch.|