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Year 3

Spring Term 2023

Explore

Are we stewards of the world?

This term, Year 3 will focus on learning a range of skills across the curriculum. This term our focus is ‘explore where we will have a strong focus on geography’.

Year 3 will explore new concepts including: stewardship, cohesion, sustainability and community

How we'll be doing it...

Authentic Outcomes

As well as developing skills, the children willwork towards an authentic outcome which is designed to encourage real ownership over learning. This term, the children will be sewing pouches to keep items safe when travelling, such as passports, money or jewellery.

The children will also participate in a WOW day. They will be walking down the fields to Tinker Brook, carrying out tests such as how fast the water travels and how deep it is in the stream.

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Core Subjects

English

  • In English we will be looking at both fiction and non-fiction texts. We will be focusing on the stories Harry the Poisonous Centipede and The Accidental Prime Minister.

PSHE 

  • Spring 1: Health and wellbeing
    Healthy lifestyles, relaxation strategies, resilience and learning about own identities
  • Spring 2: Safety and changing bodies
    First aid, online safety, cyber bullying, keeping safe out and about, making choices

Maths

  • Multiplication and division
  • Length and perimeter
  • Fractions
  • Mass and capacity

Geography

  • Transportation cities, national, international, food, travel, rivers, mountains, travel and tourism, volcanoes.
  • Name and locate a wider range of places in the UK and wider world.
  • Use geography language to describe human features, physical features, human processes and physical processes.
  • Observe, record, question and explain.

RE

Through our RE days at school, the children learn about their own and other’s beliefs.

Our question this year is: Who should we follow?

This term we will cover:

  • Christianity
  • Hinduism

What will Year 3 explore?

History

This term is a not a history-based topic however we will be dipping in to the subject when it links with our other subjects. We may talk about history when exploring maps, human and physical features and how the world has changed over time.

Science

  • Animals including humans
  • Nutrition and skeletons and movement

We will be investigating what a balanced diet looks like and that different people need different foods. The children will learn about skeletons and how it helps the body to move.

PE

  • Fundamental skills
  • Ball skills
  • Accrington Stanley will also be carrying out sessions with our class.

DT

This half term we will be focusing on sewing in DT. We are going to be making a pouch to store items in safely when travelling. We will research, design, make and evaluate our products.

Music 

This term we will be concentrating on the different inter-related dimensions of music including dynamics, timbre and pitch. We will be using different instruments. Our first topic will be ‘Mountains’ creating compositions in response to animations.

Computing

In the first half term, we will be focusing on coding

We will be using hour of code on the iPads to develop our coding skills. The children will improve their problem solving skills and will develop their resilience.

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