This term in English, we will be focussing on the book, The Paper Bag Princess, written by Robert Munsch. Children will explore different character and settings and learn how to enhance their writing through different writing techniques, such as persuasive writing.
Later on in the term, the children will focus on poetry; learning a poem and reciting one in front of an audience, as well as learning how to write their own. To finish off the term, the Year 3s will learn about non-fiction text, its features and how to write their own which will be linked to our Geography topic of weather.
This term in Maths, we will be focusing on division, using the chunking method (see example below), fractions, shapes and measurement. Children will explore 2D shapes and find fractions of them, as well as fractions of numbers. Children will find equivalent fractions, ordering fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. Lastly, the year 3s will measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml).
This term in Topic, the Year 3s will be studying plants and their life cycles in science. Throughout the term, the children will be thinking scientifically through a range of experiments and observations. In Geography, the children will develop ideas about weather conditions around the world. They will also explore the relationship between weather and tourism and this will be extended to include other forms of human activity such as occupation, transport and settlement.