Welcome to Year 3

The teachers in Year 3 are:

                                                                                                  

     Ms Natasha Moore - 3M       Miss Rachel Bennett - 3B           Mr Elton Lewis -3L      

Year Group: 3                                                  

Term: Autumn 2

This term we are continuing our work with the Americas, but we are looking more at South America and concentrating on the carnival side.

Our core text will be ‘The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon’. The story follows the adventures of the protagonists from the famous nursery rhyme ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’. During the escapades, they rob a bank, and in our English lessons we’ll be writing instructions on how to do that successfully. We’ll also be writing a setting description for some of the beautiful settings our main characters visit. Finally, our skills in the art of persuasion will be put to the test when we plan and write persuasive letters on behalf of characters in the story.

In Maths we are going to be securing our understanding of addition and subtraction. We will build on our understanding of adding a single digit to a 3 digit number. We will also develop our understanding of addition and subtraction up to the thousands. After that, we will look into our understanding of multiplication and division and develop some new strategies for calculating these problems.

In topic, we are continuing our work on the Americas. To begin with, we are going to be researching carnivals in the Americas. Then, we will design and make a float based on what we have researched. After that, we are going to make a percussion carnival tune where the children will create a simple rhythm in groups.

We will be going to the Tate modern to look at Pop Art and when we return, we will be creating our very own pop art work based on carnival images.

This half term, our science focus is Forces and magnetism. We will be looking at push and pull forces and how friction affects the speed of movement. Also, we will be looking at magnetic materials and how magnets function. Finally, we will look at the strength of different magnets and how this can impact forces.

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