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Year 3 2021-22

We will be regularly filling this page with exciting class news, pictures and clips of everything we've been up to. If you do have any ideas for this page, then just let us know and we'll try and include them. 

Thanks! Mr Hart and Mrs Drinkwater smiley

The 'Supporting Your Child at Home' sections will be regularly updated in lieu of Meet the Teaching meetings. There's lots to read already so please check these areas for any new information about life and expectations in Year 3. If you do have any further queries, then please just contact us directly by email or Google Classroom.

- New pics - Art: Mondrian Finished Pieces

- New pics - Geography: Investigating Place Names

- New pics - Art: Mondrian

- New pics - PSHE: Teamwork and Communication Skills

- New pics - Art: Kandinsky - Colour Mixing Experimentation

- Summer 1 -  Weekly timetable and topic summary (Around the World in 80 Days)

- All summer 1 spellings uploaded to Spelling Shed

- New pics - Art: Cotton Bud Painting

- New pics - Art: Mosaic Final Designs and Finished Products

- New pics and clips - Trip to Bishops Wood

- New clips - Understanding maths teaching at school - advice for parents (link)

- Meet the Teacher letter uploaded (link)

Supporting Your Child at Home

Summer 1 - Around the World in 80 Days

 

To start the new half term, our topic will be "Around the World in 80 Days”. We will mainly focus on Malvern and use maps to investigate physical and human features, including population, and compare and contrast this with other places worldwide. During art sessions, we will first study the works of Mondrian, and then Kandinsky, and use these to inspire us to create our own pieces of work.   

The final week before half term will be devoted to preparing for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, culminating in a celebratory lunch and pageant.   

During English lessons, we will be reading an abridged version of Jules Verne’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ and exploring the characters, settings and themes through our writing and reading.

Spring 2 - Under Attack!

 

To start the new half term, our history and art-related topic will be ‘Under Attack!’ where we will be learning about The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Firstly, we will be finding out how the Romans changed Europe and Britain, before investigating what the Romans ever did for us. We will then research and learn about different groups in Roman society before finding out about different Roman leaders. Finally, we will be exploring why the Romans left Britain and learning about the events of Pompeii and understand its effects on the people that lived there. During art sessions, we will explore Roman architecture and mosaics before creating our own interpretations.

 

Our Wonderful Work This Half Term!

Spring 1 - Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

 

This half term our topic will be “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” when we’ll be learning all about our bodies and how they work. During science lessons, we’ll firstly find out about different types of teeth and what they do, and explain how to look after teeth and why it is important. After that, we’ll learn to describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system and be able to explain how it works. Furthermore, we’ll find out about skeletons, be able to label the major bones in the body and explain their functions, and also explain why muscles are important. Finally, we'll identify that we need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that we get nutrition from what we eat.

 

In DT sessions, we’ll understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet, as well as understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed. After that, we’ll look at packaging to investigate the nutritional value of food and how eco-friendly it is. Furthermore, we’ll design a healthy packed lunch, and taste and evaluate food. Finally, we’ll look at packaging and design our own, and make an advert for our food products.

 

Our Wonderful Work This Half Term!

Autumn 2 - Bright Lights, Mad Sounds!

 

This half term, our topic will be "Bright Lights, Mad Sounds!" where we'll study light, sound and electricity. We'll be learning about how we need light in order to see things and how light is reflected from surfaces. Additionally, we will investigate how shadows are formed and carry out our own scientific investigation into how shadows change.  

Furthermore, we'll be learning about how sounds are made and how they travel through the ear, presenting our findings in imaginative ways. We'll then investigate pitch and volume, explaining how to change the pitch of an instrument and how distances affect the volume of a sound.  

Finally, we'll learn how circuits are formed, and making and drawing our own circuit diagrams using scientific symbols. In DT sessions, we'll apply our learning to make a willow Christmas tree lantern with a light circuit. 

 

Our Wonderful Work This Half Term!

Autumn 1 - It's All Greek To Me

 

We will start the year with our new topic entitled ‘It’s All Greek to Me’, when we'll explore the Ancient Greeks and their culture, as well as some comparisons to modern day Greece.  

To begin, we will be developing our mapping skills and learning about the key aspects of physical and human geography in Ancient Greece. We’ll then investigate and report on the similarities and differences between democracy in Ancient Greece and the UK today.  

Furthermore, we will be exploring the historical importance of Ancient Greece to the Olympic and explain how the Olympics has changed over time. In art and DT sessions, we will investigate Ancient Greek architecture and art and use this knowledge to design and make our own Greek borders.

 

Our Wonderful Work This Half Term!

 

 

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