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Flying Bull

Year 3


Summer 2022

Welcome back to Summer Term!

This term in English, we will be learning to write news reports about Anglo-Saxon England, explanation texts about Vikings, create a travel brochure and write some poetry. We will be learning through using texts linked to our reading lessons. 

In Maths, we will continue our work based around our Maths: No Problem scheme. We will be beginning with learning about statistics and the skills used to make and interpret data, as well as learning about fractions. In Summer 2, we will move on to angles, lines and shapes and perimeter, before finishing the year with consolidating the four operations and place value, in preparation for learning in Year 4.

Through our non-core curriculum, we will be focusing on a variety of key skills. In history and geography, we are focusing on Anglo-Saxons and Vikings – making comparisons between their beliefs and studying the two cultures. In Geography we will be looking at earthquakes, transport, place names in the UK and the weather. We will be learning to communicate historically and geographically, using artefacts, timelines, images and maps to help us.

As part of our science curriculum, we will continue learning and developing our skills for scientific enquiry. We will also be learning about forces in space, light and electricity, human and animal biology, rocks, fossils, plants, and growth. 

The skills we will be developing in DT and Art will be linked to key artists and projects linking to the Vikings.

Our PE days continue to be Tuesday (inside) and Thursday (outside). Please make sure that your child wears a suitable PE kit into school, especially for the outside in the winter months. 

Please make sure that you read with your child 5 times a week. Please remember to sign their reading journal so they can celebrate their progress with the adults in school.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email the Year 3 account (year3@fbacademy.co.uk). 

Mrs Graham and Mr Shaw

 

Spring 2022

Welcome back! We are so excited about our next learning adventures for the spring term!

This term in English, we will be learning to write a non-chronological report on the River Nile along with character descriptions and creating our own myths.  We will be learning through using texts and knowledge linked to our reading and History lessons.

In Maths, we will continue our work based around our 'Maths: No Problem!' scheme. We will be continuing with multiplication and division, moving onto money. In Spring 2 we will be learning about time! We would appreciate your support in helping the learning of time by continuously referring to it at several points throughout the day. 

In History, we will be comparing and contrasting Roman and Egyptian Gods. We will also be investigating conflict within these ancient periods of time.

As part of our Science curriculum, we will continue learning and developing our skills for scientific enquiry. We will also be learning about movement in space, rocks and fossils, sight and hearing. 

The skills we will be developing in Art will be linked to the key artist, Wassily Kandinkski. We will be investigating colour theory and abstract art. In DT, we will be developing our practical and technical knowledge by designing and creating bridges.

Our PE days will continue to be Tuesday (inside) and Thursday (outside). Please make sure that your child wears a suitable PE kit into school, especially for the outside in the winter months. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email the Year 3 account (year3@fbacademy.co.uk). 

Mrs Graham and Mr Shaw

 

 


Autumn 2021


Welcome back! It has been so lovely to see everyone’s smiley faces back at school!


In English, we will be learning about comic writing based on the book Captain Underpants. We then will be writing a character description of George and Harold from the books. As part of our learning in history we will be writing a set of instructions for a prehistoric person to wash a Stone Age animal! We will then explore other genres, focusing on the skills of speech in writing and a non-chronological report detailing our historical investigations into the Bronze Age.


In mathematics, we will continue following our Maths: No Problem program of work. We will be learning to read and write three-digit numbers, as well as partitioning them into hundreds, tens and ones. We will then be moving onto using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) to solve word problems. This year we will put a lot of extra focus on learning our times tables ready for the statutory multiplication check in Year 4 and to solve multiplication and division problems. We will be providing the children with lots of opportunities to become fluent in learning both the multiplication and division facts and earning their times tables bands. We really appreciate your support in helping your child at home with this also.


This year, we are continuing developing our non-core curriculum, focusing on the key skills children need for each subject. These skills will be revisited and built upon throughout the school year in a range of different contexts. In history and geography, we will be learning about main events, using artefacts and physical geography in the contexts of Stone Age settlements.


As part of our science curriculum we will be learning about magnets, living things as well as developing our scientific enquiry skills. The skills we will be developing in design and technology and art will be through projects linked to the Prehistoric Ages. This will give us opportunity to revisit our history, key locations and geography knowledge and concepts. 


This term, our PE days are Tuesdays (outside) and Thursdays (inside). Please make sure that your child wears a suitable PE kit into school, especially for the outside in the winter months.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email the Year 3 account: year3@fbacademy.co.uk


Mrs Graham and Mr Shaw


The Team
3G: Mrs Graham and Miss Thomson
3S: Mr Shaw and Miss Wade
Phase TAs: Mrs Kaur and Miss Robinson