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TOPICS/CURRICULUM

Spring Term 1

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas time with your family and friends. We had a fantastic term learning about various different illustrators, replicating their style, becoming illustrators ourselves and also having two fantastic illustrators come and visit us!

 Now, we look forward to a new year and a new term. This term we have a History focus for our ‘Discover’ topic. Our enquiry question is ‘What does it mean to be free?’ We’ll be considering whether people who lived in Stone Age times were ‘free’, exploring the lives of slaves who lived during Ancient Egyptian times – in Spring 2, we will look at this through Roman Britain and consider whether slavery still exists today.

Spring Term Topic: - Slavery - Anciel Egyptians, Roman Britain

We will be learning:

  • To consider different time periods
  • To think about whether those who lived during the Stone Age were free
  • To think about what makes a group stronger than another
  • To understand the role and importance of the first pharaoh in Egyptian society
  • To understand what the pyramids are, why they were built and who built them
  • To question whether the treatment of pharaohs and slaves was fair and why they were treated differently
  • To know what happened to a pharaoh when they died and about mummification

Our project concepts this term are: power, empathy, freedom and equality.

English Learning

In English, we will be looking at the story Stone Age

Boy by Satoshi Kitamura.

We will learn:

  • To collect information about stone age beasts
  • To write poems about stone age beasts
  • To think about characters and their characteristics
  • To plan, write, illustrate and evaluate a story based upon one which we have read

 Mathematical Learning

This half term we are looking at:

  • Learning multiplication and division facts for the

3 times tables

  • Learning multiplication and division facts for the

4 times tables

  • Multiplying a two-digit number by a one-digit number
  • Dividing a two-digit number by a one-digit number

 

PSHE Learning

We will be learning about how to look after our health and wellbeing. We will think about how we keep healthy, what makes us individual and how we can communicate how we feel.

French Learning

This half term we will be learning about how to say the names of different fruits and vegetables and write these down. We will also learn basic conversational language based on buying different quantities of vegetables from a market.

Scientific Learning

This half term we will be thinking about the Human Body and Healthy Eating.

  • We will identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
  • We will learn that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food
  • We will learn about the 5 different groups of foods needed for a balanced diet

Music Learning

We will be using Charanga to listen, learn and perform songs.

Computing Learning

We will be looking at how to stay safe online and how to send an email.

PE Learning

During indoor sessions, we will completing dance related activities. During outdoor sessions, Badger Class will be learning basic first aid and playing team games with Mr Mayne and Otter class we will be looking at invasion games and how to attack and defend, while working as a team.

Faith and Wonder Learning

We will be learning about the ‘People of God’ from the Old Testament, the covenant made with God and Noah and considering what that means for Christians to follow God today.

How can you help?

  • Continuing to read regularly at home to an adult with lots of discussion about the books.

  • Lots of regular times table testing and quick maths skills following the instructions indicated on the home learning sheets. The faster the response, the better!

  • Supporting your child with learning their spellings, discussing the meanings of words, putting them into sentences and reviewing spellings from previous weeks.

  • All of this will be on the weekly home learning sheets.

 

Events/Trips planned for this half term 

  • Monday 19th February – Inset Day

 

  • Thursday 22nd February – Butser Farm trip

 

Further dates and information may come out from the Office throughout the half term.

If you have any resources you are happy to loan to us or have any particular knowledge about any of our focuses, please let us know.

Class emails:

badger@stmargaretsprimary.org.uk

otter@stmargaretsprimary.org.uk

The Year 3 team