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Welcome to Year 3 - Mr Dewey and Mrs. Hockey

WELCOME TO YEAR 3

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW - TERMS 5 & 6

Dear Parents,
Welcome back to our last two terms of the year. It has been a strange and unpredictable time in Year 3 so far, but we are hopefully on the final straight and can focus on the exciting opportunities ahead for the time we have remaining.
This term we will looking at a new topic ‘Shadow Dancers’. We will be meeting Shadow Dancer, a magical creature who has arrived from a cold and miserable Shadowland, devoid of light or colour. Shadow Dancer is on a quest to find new shadow dancers who will create enough energy for the next generation in Shadowland to survive. Shadow Dancer also wants to find out about the exciting phenomenon of light and happiness, because both are unfamiliar. We will explore darkness, light and shadows in science, to give Shadow Dancer all the information she needs when she returns to her kingdom. Geography will enable them to consider the position and significance of countries they know, in relation to latitude, longitude, seasons and time zones. In art and design sessions, pupils will create mirror art, shadow shapes and puppets.
Our second topic is From Source to Sea. This topic explores the course of a river from source to sea and the importance of water for plant and human life. Rivers and plants are key themes, which pupils investigate and research as their role as explorers in this modern world. In science we look at growing our own plants, dissecting a plant and seed dispersal. In English we look at poetry and look at river explorers. In Geography we become river explorers and look for rivers all over the world, the nearest river to our school and find out the difference between a river, lake, reservoir and canal.
Our final topic is ‘The Mighty Roman Empire’. The pupils will learn how Rome grew from a small city-state into a huge empire. We will learn about the Roman army and the role it played in conquering the tribes of Gaul, Britain and Germany. In addition to this, we will learn about many different aspects of Roman life, and the impact that it had on our native Britain. We will start with the legend of Romulus and Remus explaining how Rome got its name and conclude with a reflection on the legacy of the Romans, in the famous words of the Monty Python team – What have the Romans ever done for us?
There will be a daily maths lessons which will cover the national curriculum programme of study for Y3. This will cover fractions, shape, multiplication and division, Time and Mass and Capacity. We will be encouraging the children to use what they know to solve a variety of problems. The expectation is that most children should know all their times tables (to 12X) by the age of 9.
Hopefully, as well as reading with your child, times tables practice will be a regular part of their weekly routine.
Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr Dewey & Mrs Hockey

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW - TERMS 1 & 2

Welcome to Year 3 with Mr Dewey (the class teacher) and Mrs Hockey (the teaching assistant).

We are all incredibly excited as we kick off our new academic year with our cross curricular topic, ‘Animals and Humans’. During our lessons, the pupils will be carrying out research about caring for animals and keeping them healthy, focussing on diets and habitats. Pupils will learn about the importance of nutrition in the diet for humans and animals, classifying them into herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We will also look at skeletons. In Art and Design we will be exploring a variety of techniques to create sketches of animals and objects in movement, using ‘futurism’ as an art source.

Our second cross curricular topic is called ‘Set in Stone’ in which the pupils will learn , through both fiction and non-fiction texts, about the lives and legacy of early Britons and Settlers, including those who lived during the stone, bronze and iron ages. In art we will be producing cave paintings and in our Design and Technology work the pupils will be designing and building shelters for a nomadic hunter gatherer family. Through this topic pupils will be able to think about how and why the ways of life adopted by prehistoric people slowly changed over time.

Our third topic is ‘What’s the attraction?’ In this unit the children explore a range of magnetic materials and their uses including compasses, which they use to explore the school grounds. They create maps and use grid references to help them complete a treasure hunt.

We will be having a big P.E. session on Tuesdays and are hoping to make the most of the sunshine while it is still here. Ensure that you have your labelled PE kit in school every day however, just in case there are other activities which require kit.

English lessons will be exciting and inspiring and will give your children an opportunity to read and write various genres. We will be focusing hard on setting out, handwriting and presentation too as once you are a junior this becomes even more important!

There will be a daily maths lessons which will cover the national curriculum new programme of study for Y3. This will cover place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. One expectation is that most children should know all their times tables (to 12X) by the age of 9! Hopefully, as well as reading with your child, times tables practice will be a regular part of their weekly homework. There is an expectation that reading is done at least 4 times per week at home. Spellings will be given on a Friday to be tested the following Friday. Sometimes these will be related to our Topic work, but also rules and patterns too.

Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mr Dewey

 

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September 2017

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