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Class 3

Class teacher - Mrs Beeston

We have so much fun in Y3 - we wanted you to see!

Spring Term Curriculum:


RE  RE units for the Summer term will include Easter, Pentecost and The Eucharist.  We are also excited to be starting our new ‘Life to the Full’ relationships and health education.  This will focus on how we are created and loved by God as well as how we relate to others and to our community.


The children would also have the opportunity to prepare to participate in their First Holy Communion this term.  


MATHEMATICS  The Summer term will work on angles (identifying acute, right and obtuse angles) and properties of shapes (perpendicular and parallel lines). Then we will move to Mass and how we measure certain objects. From there we will look at capacity and its different measurements. We will continue to make our mathematics as hands on as possible, using different equipment and different representations to strengthen and deepen our understanding. 


We will also be having a whole school focus on fluency and instant recall of our times tables and number bonds.  Throughout all of this we will be doing lots of talking about mathematics, learning and using mathematical vocabulary.


Please keep encouraging your child to practise times tables and number bonds at home – if the children know these securely it helps them with their wider maths learning.  Year 3 revises and secures the 2x, 10 and 5x tables and then moves onto 3x, 4x and 8x tables.  The aim is for instant recall!  (Realistically, ‘instant’ means 3 seconds or less!!!)


ENGLISH We will begin to look at different poem structures, such as Shape Poetry before moving on to dialogues and plays. Before moving on to our focus on certain authors. During these topics we will cover Y2 writing expectations whilst expanding our knowledge on conjunctions. We will continue to work on our reading skills in Guided Reading sessions, increasing our fluency and developing our inference , prediction and summarising skills


COMPUTING will start by simulations. From there we will move on to graphing, MS Powerpoint and Google slides presenting.


Our HISTORY will be all about the Romans. We will begin by looking at how the Roman Empire became so powerful. How they changed the way in which we live, the Boudicca revolt and why they left Britain? We will look at the inventions and how mankind progressed, whilst comparing to other civilisations around the world. 


GEOGRAPHY will be focusing on weather and the water cycle. Why does the UK have wild weather? Why does it rain? What makes up the weather? What is the Earth's water cycle? 


ART we will be looking at Spanish 20th Century drawing and paintings, looking at Cubism and Pablo Picasso.


PE will take place on Monday afternoon and we will learning our fundamental skills in the first hour and putting into practice in the second. Children will be able explore through different tasks and challenges throughout a differentiated approach.


Design and Technology, Y3: In Design and Technology, our focus will be textiles and within this we will be making a small bag where students will show their new skills of sewing. Students will show their creativity by designing their own imaginative bag individual to them. 

Year 3 Recommended reading lists - Can you read all 50?