Curriculum Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Mrs Thurston and Mrs Wheal are delighted to welcome you to Y3.

All children will have a colour banded book and a library book to take home and they will be able to change this every Monday. We can provide a reading log if you require. Year 3 PE days are Tuesday and Thursday so their PE kit is required on these days. A navy or black tracksuit may be worn in the colder months.

Below is an overview of each term. For more detailed information regarding subject areas, please visit: http://gomerjuniorschool.co.uk/our-school/curriculum/

Home Learning – if you need to send anything to school  electronically, please email to:

Y3 @gomerjuniorschool.co.uk

Autumn Term 2019

This term we will explore the wonderful world of Manky Morris the monster we cover diary entries, character description (using similes and alliteration) and instruction writing! SPaG lessons will recap on the basics of language beginning with noun, adjective and verb recognition and further work introducing proper nouns, pronouns, conjunctions and prepositions! Punctuation and grammar lessons take place on Monday and this is reinforced during the week.

Maths this term will focus on number and in particular, place value. We will also measure the length of our jumps and convert lengths between centimetres and metres. We will also weigh out items as we explore outside. Parents and cares can support their child at home by practising times tables as they are required to know all their times tables by the end of Year 4.

Our first topic will be The Stone Age where we look more closely at famous landmarks in Britain made by ancient civilisations. We will learn how life was for early man from researching artefacts discovered. The children will take part in a Stone Age workshop at school to bring the topic to life. Later in the term we will be learning about volcanoes and earthquakes linking this to our science topic of Rocks and Soils.

In Religious Education we will be looking into what it feels like to belong within a religion, family, school or club and will be visiting Saint Mary’s Church to learn more about Baptism using this experience to write a recount.

GSTEM this term will be linked to the Dyson engineering project and in particular, new ways of improving everyday objects such as the fan. Later in the term we will link our soil learning with the Pumpkin challenge which looks how the people of Bangladesh grow crops in their sandy soil during the dry season.

In art we will be focusing on our close observational drawing skills beginning with parts of the face. Parents and cares are invited to come into school later in the term to draw alongside their child as we take part in the National Big Draw event.

In PE, the children will be learning dance and multi skills from an outside coach and also striking and fielding skills outside.

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Summer Term 2019

This summer term Year 3 will be learning about Florida comparing and contrasting our location as part of our geography topic. We will be using all of our new learning to write a persuasive letter, create an information map and leaflet.

In literacy we will be using Pie Corbett’s Nightmare Man and The Caravan to create suspense stories, using figurative language to enhance their writing skills.

In maths, we will continue to improve on our mental arithmetic skills and multiplication facts. Converting measures and learning the Roman numerals will also be a focus.

In PE we will be developing our athletics skills in preparation for sports day. Outdoor PE will be taken by a sports coach this half term, we will be learning tennis game skills and cricket. This will develop collaboration skills in team games.

Art will be based around our Artsmark award which will involve working with an established artist and also visiting Southampton Art Gallery on the 20th June. We will also study a variety of famous artist, comparing and contrasting styles.

In RE this term we will study the concept of remembering by learning about Krishna and the concept of symbols by looking at trees. Computing will continue to build on our programming skills using the program Scratch and programming.

In Science we will be looking at the life cycle of plants, what conditions they need to grow. We will also learn about animals, including humans what they need to grow linking to healthy eating.  Our gSTEM will focus on global solutions and we will be looking at floating gardens to grow plants and how the people in Bangladesh have had to engineer different designs to solve their everyday problems. We will be looking at bees and linking this to our science topics.

Spring Term 2019

This half term Year 3 will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians in our ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ history topic. Dorchester Museum’s Tutankhamun exhibition is scheduled early on in the term to hook us into our new topic. We will be using all of our new learning to write a persuasive advert, our own myths, and step into the shoes of the famous Howard Carter and write a diary entry of his tomb discovery. As well as this, we will mummify a fish to enable us to write a set of detailed instructions. This is a wonderful experience – children can be as hands on as they wish.

In maths, we will continue to improve on our arithmetic skills and multiplication facts. Telling the time and using calendars will also be a focus.

In PE we will be devising a dance routine based on a day working and living by the River Nile. Outdoor PE will be striking and fielding this half term, focussing on developing their collaboration skills in team games. We will also have a coach to develop their gymnastics skills.

Art will be based around our Egyptian topic with tomb drawings and making clay amulets. We will also study the artwork and patterns of the famous artist and architect Hundertwasser.

Year 3 will be working alongside a local artist as part of our Arts mark journey. They will create a 3D installation which will be showcased at the end of term.

We will study the festival of Holi in RE this term and the Easter story. In computing will continue to build on our programming skills using the program Scratch. We will also be creating a digital presentation about the Egyptians.

In Science we will be looking at forces and magnets and their uses in the real world. gSTEM will focus on global solutions and we will be looking at flood resistant homes and how the people in Bangladesh have had to engineer different designs to solve their real life problems.

Autumn Term 2018

This term we will explore the wonderful George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl as we cover diary entries, character description (using similes and alliteration) and instruction writing! SPaG lessons will recap on the basics of language beginning with noun, adjective and verb recognition and further work introducing proper nouns, pronouns, conjunctions and prepositions! SPaG lessons take place on Monday and this is reinforced during the week.

Maths this term will focus on number and in particular, place value. We will also measure the length of Granny’s jumps and convert lengths between centimetres and metres. We will also weigh out items to go into our own marvellous medicine. Parents and cares can support their child at home by practising times tables as they are required to know all their times tables by the end of Year 4.

Our first topic will be The Stone Age where we look more closely at famous landmarks in Britain made by ancient civilisations. We will learn how life was for early man from researching artefacts discovered. Later in the term we will be learning about volcanoes and earthquakes linking this to our science topic of Rocks and Soils.

In Religious Education we will be looking into what it feels like to belong within a religion, family, school or club and will be visiting Saint Mary’s Church to learn more about Baptism using this experience to write a recount.

GSTEM this term will be linked to the Dyson engineering project and in particular, new ways of improving everyday objects such as the fan.

In art we will be focusing on our close observational drawing skills beginning with parts of the face. Parents and cares are invited to come into school later in the term to draw alongside their child as we take part in the National Big Draw event.

In PE, the children will be learning dance and multi skills from an outside coach and also striking and fielding skills outside.