Welcome to Year 3!
How do things change?
Our topics in Year 3 in Spring term 1 is 'How do things change?'
This is a science and geography based topic. In science we will be looking at the different states of matters i.e. solids, liquids and gases as well as looking at rocks and how soil is formed. We will also be focusing on the water cycle.
In geography we will be looking a human and physical features of the Earth focusing on climates, biomes and weather. We will look at extreme weather on the planet such as earthquakes, tornadoes and volcanoes.
Our class book for this term is 'The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe' focusing on portal stories linked to this story.
Reflection of light
In year 3 we used a wide variety of materials to investigate how light works and which material is the best reflector.
Why does life differ on Earth?
Our topics in Year 3 is 'Why does life differ on Earth?'.
This is a science and geography based topic. In science we will be looking at the different skeletons in animals and humans whilst also looking at the the classifications and food chains of different types of animals.
In geography we will be looking at locating countries within Europe looking at the physical features in different cities and countries. We will be using maps, atlases and digital/computer mapping to help achieve this goal.
Our class book for this term is 'Hansel and Gretel' and we will be looking at the the journeys linked to the story.
P.E & Swimming
Year 3S' P.E. is on a Monday and they go swimming on a Tuesday afternoon. It is important that children have their full P.E and swimming kit on these days. Please make sure all sports kits are named to avoid any confusion in the changing rooms.
There will be an opportunity for children in Year 3 to read everyday. It is therefore essential that children bring their reading books and diaries with them every day to help track their progress.
Everybody in Year 3 will be given a list of spellings each week based on the spelling rule they have been learning, as well as some common exception words.
The children will be tested on 5 of these words, chosen at random, and then will be expected to spell some of the other words correctly as part of a given sentence. This will help the children to understand how these spellings can be used correctly in writing.
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