Welcome to Year 3 :
Teacher: Mrs Conroy (Assistant Head)
Teaching Assistant: Miss Robinson
This half term we have lots of exciting things happening and learning opportunities. We look forward to another great term at CCA.
Below is an overview of the learning we are focusing on this term. As always, if you have any questions about this, or anything else for that matter, please do not hesitate to ask.
Our Big curriculum question: How has the world around us shaped us as communities?
Big curriculum question this half term: How have settlements changed from the stone age to the iron age?
This half term we are learning about how the bronze age/ iron age people in the past created communities and settlements that changed how people lived in Britain. As part of our history and geography, we will be learning about discoveries made from this time and the events in the past that caused these people to settle here and create homes and use the land for farming.
In English, We are reading the text ‘Until I met Dudley’ By Roger Mcgough we are learning through the story how to create a set of instructions for inventions and we are going to be creating our own narrative’s based on the main character, a lovable witty dog Dudley.
In Maths, we are starting a unit learning all about multiplication and division. We will be focusing on knowing our 3, 4, 8 x tables and using these facts to solve problems. We will be learning formal written methods to work out 2 digit multiplication. We will learn what division is and how to use a range of methods to solve problems when dividing. At the end of the half term we will then start to look at fractions for the first time this year.
In Science this term we will be studying Humans including animals. Within this we will be learning about foods and nutrients and what humans and animals should eat to have a healthy lifestyle. We will learn about the human body, our skeleton and its functions and our muscles and how they help us move.
In Art /DT we focusing on drawing and painting skills. We will be observing settlements from our topic work, creating our own pictures based on research. We will be designing and making our own 3D models of iron age Hill forts.
In Religious Education we are studying the Gospel from understanding Christianity. We are thinking about the question ‘What world did Jesus want?’ Within this we are studying stories from Jesus’ teaching and applying this to our modern world.
Exciting Events in year 3: