|We will be studying Roald Dahl's Danny Champion of the World to drive our reading lessons this half term. We will this book as a class, discussing the vocabulary within it and answering retrieval and inference questions based on them. We will talk about what we like about the story to nurture a love of reading in Year 3.||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 an informal letter.|
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|
|In this unit pupils develop balancing, rolling and jumping. They use these skills individually and in combination. Pupils develop their sequence work, collaborating with others to use matching and contrasting actions and shapes and develop linking sequences smoothly with actions that flow. Pupils develop their confidence to perform, considering the quality and control of their actions.||Football is an invasion game. In this unit pupils develop their understanding of the attacking and defending principles of invasion games. In all games activities, pupils have to think about how they use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition. In football pupils do this by maintaining possession and moving the ball towards goal to score. Pupils develop their understanding of the importance of fair play and honesty while self-managing games and learning and abiding by key rules, as well as evaluating their own and others’ performances|
|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 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.|
|Music||This half term the children will be exploring the musical term, 'pitch'. They will listen to a range of music from China and the Tudor era, dance, sing and use tuned instruments to compose three note melodies.|