|We will be studying two texts to drive our reading lessons this half term.||This half term we will continue to use Talk for Writing to support the children’s writing. We will be using two different texts and rehearsing these to support our understanding of different genres and SPaG strategies: The Pied Piper of Hamelin (warning story) and a Stone Age diary. |
We will continue to focus on extending our writing to add more description with conjunctions and adjectives. We will also develop using our phonics and different spelling rules when writing independently.
|Maths||This half term we will continue to look at addition and subtraction. We will use practical equipment (Dienes, Numicon, number lines) to support all of our learning and begin to develop new strategies for adding and subtracting larger numbers.|
We will then move on to multiplication and division, counting in multiples of 3, 4 and 8 alongside developing our use of different mental and formal methods to multiply and divide.
|Science||This half term, we will be looking at forces and magnets. |
Our key objectives are:
|RE||This half term the children will be thinking about Christianity and the big question: Has Christmas lost its meaning? |
During this topic, pupils are expected to be able to:
|PE||Indoor – Gymnastics||Outdoor – Invasion Skills|
|This unit will teach the children how to make the basic body shapes in gymnastics. The children will make static shapes, shapes in the air, symmetrical shapes and shapes incorporating gymnastics apparatus. They will put together sequences involving a variety of body shapes and other gymnastic movement such as jumping. Children will have the opportunity to take part in individual, paired and small group activities. They will be creating and performing routines and sequences in pairs and groups.||This unit will teach the children about the basic and fundamental principles of invasion games such as keeping possession and teamwork. The children will learn how to pass, receive and travel with the ball using a variety of balls and techniques. They will develop their understanding of the principles of attacking and defending in invasion games and learn skills such as marking and dodging. Children will have the opportunity to take part in individual, paired and small group activities as well as to play a range of team games to enable them to practise and improve their skills|
|Geography||In Geography this half term we recap places and geographical features of the UK before expanding our knowledge on the human and physical geography of Europe, including to:|
|D&T||This half term we will understand how different levers and linkages work and how to make them.|
We will use the appropriate tools accurately to cut and join the pieces of card together and make it ‘pop up,’
|PSHE||In PSHE this half term, we explore respecting and valuing differences with our peers and in the community. We link this with the shared values of communities around us.|
|Computing||This term, Year 3 continue developing their skills on Scratch by moving a sprite, including around a maze, adding features to a sprite, debugging and creating a final project.|
|Music||In Music this half term, we learn how sounds are produced and how instruments are classified alongside learning about aerophones and understanding musical conversation structure. In our second unit, we develop enhancing and extending the performance of a poem using vocal patterns.|