Welcome to Year 3
The teaching team in Year 3 is Mrs McLain, Ms Bennett and Mrs Barratt. In Year 3 we also have the support from Mrs Roberts who is supporting in 3M. We have all settled into Year 3 really quickly. We have complied our class rules and charters.
In Year 3 our curriculum is very exciting. We take the children on a learning journey through early civilisations and the impact they have had on our world today. In science we have started two experiments. We have planted some primrose plants in soil and sand; we are observing which plant will flourish the most. We have chosen sand and soil because with our Geography objectives we need to explore what plants need to grow, by using sand and soil we are replicating the environment next to The River Nile. We will ask the question, ‘Do the tallest children have the biggest hands?’
In Year 3, we will also identify the different organs in the body as well as working collaboratively to draw skeletons naming the different joints and bones. We will also be talking about weather around the world. In art we will be making a collage of Ancient Egypt. In RE we will be looking at why rules are important and learning about the life of Moses and the Ten Commandments and we also discuss moral values. In Literacy we will be writing settings based on gardens in different seasons. We will be focusing on improving vocabulary and the different word classes e.g. adjectives and using paragraphs. Then we will focus on writing instructions and the use of adverbs and imperative verbs. These instructions will be linked to The Ancient Egyptians.
Children will be nominating themselves to represent our classes as school councillors, safety cadets and Eco councillors. Good Luck to all candidates.
In reading we will start to look at reading comprehensions linked to our topic for this half term The Valley of the Kings. Please ensure that all children have their PE kit on school. We have our PE lessons on a Thursday morning. Any children who do not have a kit in school can borrow spare kits from school. Healthy snacks can be sent into school Monday-Thursday. It is free fruit Friday so children do not need any snack on that day.
Our Book Spine
We will be reading The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. The children will be exploring the vocabulary used to describe the setting of the Giant’s Garden. We will be reading non-fictional texts linked to the Ancient Egyptians about The River Nile, Tutankhamun and the mummification process. As well as reading information about Howard Carter.
During this term we will be visiting a local art gallery.
Year 3 Spring 1 Curriculum