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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Year Three!

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Year 3 Curriculum long term plan

Day to day information

Our teacher is Mrs Stead and our brilliant teaching assistant is Miss Jones 

  • PE – We have 2 fantastic new opportunities in PE this term. We will start our swimming lessons on Monday afternoon's so please make sure you have your swimming kit in school. Our second PE session will be moving to a Thursday afternoon, where Beth Tweddle group will be coming in to teach us gymnastics.
  • Reading books and reading diaries in everyday please.
  • Snack – snack money will be taken daily. Fruit and milk are no longer given out in KS2 but children are welcome to bring a healthy snack for breaktimes from home.
  • Spellings – We have moved to a new spelling programme where we will be focusing on investigating and playing with words and learning patterns, rather than weekly spelling tests. We will be sharing our spelling pattern weekly, but I encourage practice of HFW and spelling from the year 3, 4 word lists. Children also have logins for Spelling Shed to play games and quizzes to help them master their spellings.
  • Times Tables – As we move into KS2 children will be expected to master more of the different times tables. We will focus this year on taking the times tables one at a time and looking at the patterns and links. The times table we are focusing on will be set for the children on Times Table Rockstars for them to practice. We will use the times tables challenge for assessment, but it will no longer be weekly tests.
  • Homework – Daily reading, spellings and timetables remain key priorities in weekly homework. Alongside this the children will now receive either a piece literacy, maths, or topic work on See Saw once a week. This will be set on a Tuesday. 
"Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."- Roald Dahl

Our Spring Topic - Age of Survival

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In spring term we will be focusing on answering the question,

Would you rather live in The Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age?

We will be delving into prehistoric Britain and looking at the changes each age made to Britain. We will be looking in depth at chronology and how homes and settlements were established. We will be going to Weaver Hall Museum to support our learning and will be looking at some fabulous books.

In Geography we will be looking at how land use patterns have changes over time, as well as geographical regions, hemispheres, and location knowledge. We will continue to use atlases, a variety of maps and images to support our learning.

In Science we will be looking at the skeletal system and nutrition. We will look at how hunter gatherers worked and how hunting and farming changed over time. In DT we will be cooking our own recipes based on what hunter gatherers would have collected in the Stone Age.

Maths will focus around multiplaction and divsion. We will be working hard on our times table knowledge and recall.

In Art we will be looking at the skills involved in sculpture and printing and producing so fantastic art work from this.

Our focus in PE will be swimming and gymnastics with the Beth Tweddle Group.

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