Thursday, 23 November 2017

Year 3

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A warm welcome to Year 3 

 

This year we have a year 3 class taught by Mrs Jewell, Mrs Richardson and Mrs Telford.

 


 Please scroll down to view the Year 3 curriculum overviews for Year A and Year B

Year A

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Topic Title

Mighty Mountains

Ancient Egypt

Marvellous Mayans

English

 

Playscripts

 Stories with familiar settings

Shape poems & Calligrams

Letters

Classic poetry

Adventure/Mystery stories

Poetry – Kenning

Myths & Legends

Information texts

Maths

 

Number – place value

Addition & Subtraction

Multiplication & Division

Measurement - length & perimeter

Multiplication & Division

Measurement - time

Fractions

Fractions

Properties of shapes

Measurement – length, mass & volume/capacity

Statistics

Science

 

Rocks and Soils

Light

Forces and Magnets

Animals including Humans

Plants

 

Computing

 

Research skills

Internet safety

Coding

Basic presentation skills including Word and powerpoint.

RE

 

Homes

Promises

Advent

Journeys

Listening & sharing

Giving all

Energy

Choices

Special places

History

 

Timelines of Egyptian civilization and the place of Ancient Egypt within world history.

Asking historical questions and researching answers.

Identifying and using primary and secondary sources to answer questions.

Contrasts between modern day and Ancient Egypt.

Exploring the process of mummification.

Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb.

Investigating the structure and significance of pyramids.

The social hierarchy in Ancient Egypt.

Religion in Ancient Egypt. 

Using hieroglyphics as a method of communication.   

Timeline of Mayan civilization. Circa AD 900 and how this fits into world history.

Exploring the religious beliefs of the Mayans.

Researching Mayan food and comparing to modern day.

Research Mayan clothing.

Investigate the social hierarchy and feudal system.

 Compare this to historic European city-states and modern day.

Features of Mayan settlements.

Explore connections between Egypt and the Mayan society. 

 

Geography

 

Topographical features of mountain ranges.

Human and physical features of local mountain landscapes.

Comparisons between mountain ranges worldwide.

Locating regions using maps and atlases.

Use fieldwork to observe, record and present human and physical features.

Draw sketch maps of local mountainous area and record features using cameras.

Using points of a compass to describe locations.

Using grid references to describe locations.

Exploring land use and settlements in Ancient Egypt.

Comparing land use and settlements in modern and Ancient Egypt.

Identifying the features and significance of the River Nile.

Locating world countries – South America.

Identify the position and significance of the equator (and tropics briefly).

Exploring environmental regions.

Compare modern day Mexico City to London (Human Geography).

Investigate urbanisation and trade in Mayan society.

Art

 

Quentin Blake

Drawing skills

 

Drawing from observation

Nicholas Roerich

European Art

Le Corbustier- Shape houses

Growing a moustache- Digital editing

Michaelangelo

Using a range of drawing implements – charcoal, chalk.

Mixing Colour

Sculpture

Printing

Andy Warhol

Insects

Louise Bourgeois- sculpture

Collage- using layering techniques

 

Create a Mayan piece of clothing.

Use textiles, dying and stitching to create different effects.

Use collage as a means of collecting ideas.

 

DT

 

Design, make, test and evaluate a bridge to carry items across a valley.

Computer aided design.

Design, make and evaluate a device to transport bricks down the River Nile.

Investigate and analyse existing products.

 Design, make and evaluate a mechanism to lift bricks.

Exploded diagrams and annotated sketches.

Explore the significance of the Shadoof on farming.

Explore and compare modern day foods from Central America and the Mayan diet.

Prepare a modern day dish inspired by Central America using seasonal ingredients.

PE

 

Football and Invasion Games

Gymnastics

Swimming

Dance

Athletics

Music

Singing - Let your spirit fly

Ho Ho Ho

Glokenspiel

Sing/play instruments – Benjamin Britten

Reggea – Three little birds

Theory & language - Reflect, rewind and replay

MFL

 

 Numbers

Greetings and basic conversational phrases

Bodies

Conversational phrases

Emotions

Conversational phrases

PSHE

Kidsafe

 

 

British Values

 

Remembrance Day

 

Tolerance and mutual respect

Fairtrade

 

 

 

Year B

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Topic Title

Rotten Romans

Rainforests

Stone, Iron and Bronze

English

 

 

Playscripts

 Stories with familiar settings

Shape poems & Calligrams

 

Letters

Classic poetry

Adventure/Mystery stories

 

Poetry – Kenning

Myths & Legends

Information texts

Maths

 

Number – place value

Addition & Subtraction

Multiplication & Division

Measurement - length & perimeter

Multiplication & Division

Measurement - time

Fractions

Fractions

Properties of shapes

Measurement – length, mass & volume/capacity

Statistics

Science

 

Rocks and Soils

Light

Forces and Magnets

Animals including Humans

Plants

 

Computing

 

Research skills

Internet safety

Coding

Basic presentation skills including Word and powerpoint.

RE

 

Homes

Promises

Advent

Journeys

Listening & sharing

Giving all

Energy

Choices

Special places

History

 

Timeline of the Roman Empire and its place within world history.

Asking historical questions and researching answers.

Identifying and using primary and secondary sources to answer questions.

What did the Romans ever do for us? - Legacy of Roman culture on modern day Britain (religion, technology, culture and architecture).

Explore Hadrian’s Wall and its impact upon our local area.

Who was Julius Caesar?

Investigate the Roman army and its strengths.

Boudicca and the Celtic resistance to the Romans.

Make connections and comparisons over time.

How has the rainforest changed?

Timeline of Britain from the Stone to Iron Age and its place in world history.

Explore early farming in Britain including hunter-gatherers.

Investigate Skara Brae and its significance as a source of information.

Explore religion in the Bronze Age.

Examine Bronze Age technology and its relevance to the development of modern Britain. 

Where did people live in the Iron Age?

Who was the King of the Iron Age? ( Tribal Kingdoms)

Compare farming in the Iron Age to Stone Age farming techniques and those used today.

Explore the culture of Iron Age Britain.

Geography

 

 Locating countries within the Roman empire using maps.

 Using points of a compass to describe areas within the Roman Empire.

Describe and understand the effect of Mount Vesuvius on Pompeii.

Locate cities and counties in the UK which were significant to the Romans and why they were important.

Explore the importance of trade links and trade routes to the Romans and the relationship this had to natural resources.

 

Locate rainforests around the world using atlases.

Identify the position and significance of the equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres and the Tropics.

Explore climate zones within the rainforests, vegetation belts and biomes.

Significance of the Amazon River to the people and wildlife of the Amazon rainforest (settlements and land use).

Investigate the use and management of natural resources- deforestation.

Understand the geographical similarities and differences between UK and European temperate forests and tropical rainforests around the world.

 

Locate sites of historical significance on a UK map.

 Investigate key topographical features including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers).

Where would your tribe choose to live? (Distribution of natural resources, food, minerals and water and its impact on settlement development).

Art

 

Quentin Blake

Drawing skills

Mixing Colour

 

Drawing from observation – Hadrian’s Wall.

Collage-Mosaics

Sculpture

European Art

Le Corbustier- Shape houses

Growing a moustache- Digital editing

Michaelangelo

 

Painting- Experimenting with different effects and textures.

Printing

Create a wall hanging using textiles, dying and stitching to create different effects seen in the rainforest.

 

Insects

Louise Bourgeois- sculpture

 

Using a range of drawing implements – charcoal, chalk.

Create Bronze Age jewellery.

DT

 

Investigate, design, make and evaluate a shied for a Roman soldier or a Celtic warrior to carry.

Research, design, make and evaluate a shoe for a Roman soldier.

Exploded Diagrams,.

Explore the significance of design on modern day Britain.

Design, make and evaluate a rainforest house.

Develop design criteria.

Create a product which is fit for purpose.

Create prototype.

 

Investigate, design, create and evaluate an ‘Air Miles’ meal/smoothie.

Visit a supermarket to investigate food origins and seasonality.

Investigate, design, make and evaluate a tribal, Iron Age hill fort.

Annotated sketches

Computer aided design

PE

 

Football and Invasion Games

Gymnastics

Swimming

Dance

Athletics

Music

Singing - Let your spirit fly

Ho Ho Ho

Glokenspiel

Sing/play instruments – Benjamin Britten

Reggea – Three little birds

Theory & language - Reflect, rewind and replay

MFL

 

 Numbers

Greetings and basic conversational phrases

Bodies

Conversational phrases

Emotions

Conversational phrases

 

 

PSHE

 

 

Kidsafe

 

 

British Values

 

 

Remembrance Day.

 

Fairtrade

Tolerance and mutual respect- Letters/Skyping children in Manchester.


Literacy

Reading:

One of our main aims as a class this year is to increase the pace of our reading. In order to do this and become more fluent in our decoding, we will be focusing on reading more lengthy texts with more complex vocabulary. 

In light of this, our first text this term is the Roald Dahl clssic, George's Marvellous Medicine. We will be reading this together as a class and will be exploring a range of reading objectives through this text. 

Writing:

We will be concentrating on learning how to write effective newspaper articles and playscripts this term. In addition to this, we will be developing our understanding of sentence structure, punctuation, spelling and the use of vocabulary to create different effects. 

Poetry:

We will be studying classic poetry towards the end of this term through Clement Clarke Moore's T'was the Night Before Christmas

 

 

      

 

 

                                                                      

 

                            

 

 


 

 

 

Our class target for maths this term is to learn our 3, 4 and 8x tables off by heart. Check below and on the homework page for useful links to games and websites to help you learn these. 

As well as times tables we are looking at different methods for our addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The picture shows our working wall with all the methods we are using at the moment. 

 

 

      

 

Useful links

 

http://www.mad4maths.com/8_x_multiplication_table_math_game/

 

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/math_games/multiplication/flash-cards-

multiplication-by-eights.html

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/multiplication/play/

NumberGym Software

Numbergym

 

              


 

 


           

 

 

 

 

                 All About Homework..

 

 

 

                                                             

 

 

 

 

Homework is usually given on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. We encourage parents to help their child and discuss the homework with them. We always feature spellings and times tables on a weekly basis, however we often change between a literacy, topic or maths focus for the general task.

 

Please remember, now we are in KS2 it is the children's responsibilty to ensure that their homework is completed and handed in on time.

 

 


 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

Here we post any great books we have read or are reading that we think others might want to read.

If you would like to put a book up on here, hand a book review to your teacher and we can put it here for you.

 

 

 

                                                                     

Title: Awful Auntie

Author: David Walliams

Plot: 

The central character is Stella Saxby, whose parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, have died in a terrible automobile accident. In the wake of the tragedy, Stella's Aunt Alberta launches a plot to trick Stella out of her inheritance. Also featured are Wagner (Aunt Alberta's enormous owl), Soot (a chimney sweep) and Gibbon (the Saxbys' elderly butler who offers much comic relief).

Alberta lives up to her moniker as being awful. She lacks all sympathy and morals, having chosen to fight on the German side in World War II simply because she preferred their uniforms. She has killed and tortured people and loves vicious owls. Stella rightfully fears her, and has to use all her wits to overcome the antagonism.

Why I like this book: ''I like this book but it is sad because Aunt Alberta is so EVIL to Stella but it is so hilarious it makes me laugh out loud on the carpet!''

Aiden Butterworth 

 

 

 

                                                                                     

 

 

Title: Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures

Plot:

Ancient pyramids can be flat-out dangerous!

Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, there are places he can get to that no one else can. So when Stanley receives a letter from an archaeologist, he travels by airmail to Egypt to help find an ancient treasure deep in the heart of a great pyramid. But what if even the flattest boy on earth can't wriggle out of this dark tomb—and the terrible mess he finds himself in?

Why I like this book: ''I love adventure boks and because this book was about Egypt we learned a lot more about our topic.''

Ellie Corlett

 


 

 

 

 

Please remember that Years 3 and 4 are both swimming on Tuesday mornings. It is essential that they bring their swimming costumes and towels and a healthy snack if they wish.

 

Also, we advise you to bring PE kits in on Monday and leave them in school until Friday.