All home learning will now be done through Google Classroom.
Children should use their login details to access this daily.
How do I sign in to Google Classroom for the first time?
Important: You must have an active internet connection to sign in.
1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Go to Classroom.
2. Enter the email address (it looks something like this: firstname.lastname@example.org) and click Next.
3. Enter your password and click Next.
4. If there is a welcome message, review it and click Accept.
5. Then, click I’m A Student
6. Click Get Started.
If you don't know your email address or password, ask the Class Teacher.
Year 3 Curriculum - Spring Term 2
Maths - Money, statistics, measurement and fractions
This half term, we will be looking at money, measurement (length and perimeter), statistics and fractions.
Money-Children should now be able to identify different coins and notes and in turn will learn how to count money, convert pounds and pence, add money, subtract money and make change.
Statistics- Children will revise tally charts, bar charts and pictograms, as well as learn how to gather relevant information and numbers to create a statistics chart. They will then learn how to analyse and compare information.
Measurement: Children are introduced to millimetres for the first time and build on their understanding of centimetres and metres. Children use different measuring equipment including rulers, tape measures, metre sticks and trundle wheels. They discuss which equipment is the most appropriate depending on the object they are measuring.
Fractions: Children understand the concept of a whole as being one object or one quantity. Children explore making and recognising equal and unequal parts. They should do this using both real life objects and pictorial representations of a variety of shapes and quantities.
To practice your times tables at home you can visit this website: https://www.timestables.co.uk/
English - Play-scripts
Our core text this half term is the play script of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
We will be learning about the layout and features of play scripts and developing and creating our own play scripts, which will then be acted out.
These are some of the key sills we will be teaching in Writing:
plan their writing by:
discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
discussing and recording ideas
draft and write by:
organising paragraphs around a theme
in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot
in non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]
evaluate and edit by:
assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements
proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
proofread for spelling and punctuation errors
read their own writing aloud to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear
In Reading Pupils will be taught to:
develop positive attitudes to reading, and an understanding of what they read, by:
reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes.
using dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read.
identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books.
discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination
understand what they read, in books they can read independently, by:
checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding, and explaining the meaning of words in context
asking questions to improve their understanding of a text.
drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
To practice English skills, visit this website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
Science - Rocks
Rock is a naturally occurring material. There are different types of rock e.g. sandstone, limestone, slate etc. which have different properties. Rocks can be hard or soft. They have different sizes of grain or crystal. They may absorb water. Rocks can be different shapes and sizes (stones, pebbles, boulders). Soils are made up of pieces of ground down rock which may be mixed with plant and animal material (organic matter). The type of rock, size of rock pieces and the amount of organic matter affect the property of the soil.
Some rocks contain fossils. Fossils were formed millions of years ago. When plants and animals died, they fell to the seabed. They became covered and squashed by other material. Over time the dissolving animal and plant matter is replaced by minerals from the water.
History - Persia and Greece
In Mesopotamia, there was a king called Darius. Darius also ruled over other kingdoms that belonged to other kings. Darius ruled over the Persian Empire. Darius added the ancient civilisation of the Indus Valley to his empire. The Persians wanted to add the Greeks to their empire but the Greeks would fight back. Greece was organised into city-states called a Polis. Athens and Sparta were very different in how they were ruled. Sparta had a king who ruled the city and he made all the laws. Athens did not have a king. In Athens, all free men helped to make new laws. Ancient Greeks believed in many different gods and goddesses. The Greeks believed these gods and goddesses controlled everything in their lives and in the world around them. Ancient Greeks loved stories. The Iliad (ill-ee-add) is one of Homer’s stories and it contains the famous tale of the Trojan horse.
We usually use the word population to describe the number of people who live in the same place - our school, our community, our city, country of planet. The population is around 9 million people. Some parts of the UK are densely populated whereas others such as the Isle of Skye are very sparsely populated.
The south-east of England has a high population density. When people move from one place to another place to live we call this migration. As a result, London is a diverse multi-ethnic city. In the census from 2011, the number of people in London who answered that they were born outside the UK was 37%.
Like London, the population of Cardiff is ethnically diverse. Cardiff is a city on the coast of Wales. People in Wales speak two languages - English and Welsh. Wales is one part of the UK, but the people of Wales have a very strong Welsh identity.
Visit this website to learn more about the UK:
RE - Judaism
How have stories from the Hebrew Bible shaped Judaism? How did the Jews explain what they saw and experienced? How did the ancient Jewish communities in the Middle East build their values and shape their traditions?
This terms teaching will include stories from the Torah (law), the Nevi’in (prophets), the Ketuvim (writings). Stories, activities and questions will be built around the following in each of the three half-terms: (Spring 2) Abraham, Isaac, Joseph -Contexts relating to land, kinship, war and everyday problems of justice arising.
Taught through meaning-making in language, art, music, stories and texts. Strong connection with art in this section, showing influence on cultural traditions around the world, and laying foundations for references in early Christian stories.
Computing - Programming & Control
This term we will be looking at programming and control:
This term, the children will focus on games and hockey. They will learn different skills and techniques, as well as the importance of being part of a team in order to play effectively and successfully.
Art/Design & Technology - Print & textile
This term, our focus will be on print and textile. We will use different materials and resources to create print and textile art, such as paint, sponges, leaves, stamps and Styrofoam .
Health & Relationships Education
This term our focus will be on resilience.
Children will learn different skills and techniques to help build on their confidence which in turn will improve their resilience. Individual and group activities will be implemented to ensure the best outcome for all children!