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Year 3

The Year 3 team is Mrs Guevara, Mrs Shackley, and Mrs Brookson.

Spring Term 2020

After the excitement of Stone Age arts, crafts and history we will be moving on for the Spring Term to a new IPC unit, ‘Different Places, Similar Lives’, a topic in which children learn about life in different localities. Children will study our local area and then compare it to one of three different areas around the world; from climate to culture, we will compare our lives with others and also host a special event to try food from the different countries we have studied. Our science curriculum begins with a study of animals and their skeletons and then continues with a study of magnets later in the term. In Design and Technology, we will create photo frames using eco friendly resources.

In English, we will be continuing to improve our written comprehension skills and each group will study a different book to help with this. Please also continue to learn weekly spellings and the 50 Y3 words listed in organisers.

Maths begins with a multiplication and division topic; children are expected to learn their 3, 4 and 8x tables this year for rapid recall, both forwards and backwards (division facts). Mathletics homework and Times Table Rock Stars practice will really help with this.

Forest school begins for 3S in the first half term and then 3D have their second round of muddy fun after the half term break.

Curriculum overview

We started using the International Primary Curriculum in September 2016. You can find more details of it on the Curriculum and Subject pages on the menu to the left. At the beginning of every unit of study we will be sending out a letter to parents that explains the sort of things that are being covered in the unit. Copies of these letters are available from the links below, as well as an overview for this year group.

Year 3 IPC Overview