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AUTUMN 1

Homes

Judaism

Promises

Hinduism

Visitors

Magnets and forces

We are Programmers

We are Bug Fixers

Cross curricular links with RE

Europe the physical and human features

Pneumatics

Drawing and painting

Colour and artists’ techniques

Games   (ball skills)

Dance

Glockenspiel

Charanga

 

Me

Feelings

Greetings

Numbers to 10

 

AUTUMN 2

Rocks and soils

Late Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages

Map work

Gymnastics

Circuit training

Exploring duration tempo (structure beat and rhythm)

Getting on and falling out

Community

Bullying (Nov)

 

Classroom objects

Colours

SPRING 1

Journeys

Listening and sharing

Giving all

Light and shadow

Presenters

Changing Power of Monarchs

Map work and region of the UK study (field work)

Healthy sandwiches

 

Patterns

Hockey

Swimming

Arrangement of the class orchestra

Going for goals

Safer Internet day (Feb)

Body parts

Days of the week

SPRING 2

Plants

Communicators

 

Local History Study (link to Geography)

Borough Olympic trials (4)

Invasion Games (2)

Swimming

Singing

Performance skills

Easter Passion play

Circles for SEAL

Animals

Numbers to 20

SUMMER 1

Energy

Choices

Special places

Bodies of animals (including humans)

Visit to Barleylands

June 2020

We are Vloggers

 

Romans

 

Roman Workshop

May 2020

European cities (linked to Autumn 1)

Picture frames

 

Relationships in Art

Figure drawing

Core Strength Exercises

(Gym)

Athletics

Exploring arrangements

Relationships

Family members

Numbers to 30

SUMMER 2

Opinion pollsters

Local land use (field work)

Athletics

Creative games making

Exploring sound

Changes

Food

Months of the year

 

 

 

 

WHAT WE WILL BE DOING AT SCHOOL THIS YEAR

 

 

An overview of the work being carried out in Year 3 during the Autumn term.

 

At St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School we encourage the development of each individual. We accept that you as parents are the first and most important teachers of your children and we support you in continuing this process. With parents, teachers and children, working together, we can achieve a great deal. At St Thomas’ we offer all children a broad and balanced curriculum which draws on each child’s own experience of the world and seeks to develop and extend their understanding of it. The curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before.

In Year 3 we are guided by the key message of our Mission Statement:

       We are learning to follow Jesus

Respect and consideration for ourselves and others

Responsibility for our learning

Ready to learn

 

We will also focus on how we can develop the following attitudes and dispositions in school, both in class and on the playground and carry this into our daily lives:  being happy and positive, to be caring and thoughtful of others; showing empathy, to be willing to have a go and embrace new ideas, be good at taking turns, to be tolerant, be adaptable, to be well organized, be self-disciplined, have interests and hobbies, to be socially adept, have an awareness of strengths and failings and is able to accept losing.

 

In R.E. our topics are: Homes

    We will explore the joys and sorrows of being a family at home and reveal God’s vision for

every family.

Promises

      We will explore how belonging to a group involves promises and rules and reveal the meaning of the promises made at Baptism.

Visitors

    We will explore the demands and joys of visitors and reveal that Advent is a time of waiting to

celebrate Jesus’ coming at Christmas.

Judaism

      We will explore the special places: the synagogue and its importance especially for the community.

 

English

Reading:

This part of the curriculum is broken down into ‘word reading’ and ‘comprehension’.

At this stage, word reading skills (including phonics) will continue to be taught, but the main focus          will be helping children to understand what they are reading (comprehension).  In comprehension children will be taught key skills to enable them to read and develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding what they have read.  We will, for example:

  • Read, listen, discuss and enjoy a wide range of fiction, poetry and non-fiction as a class and individually.
  • Using knowledge of root words to help identify new words.
  • Develop word knowledge to understand new vocabulary in context.
  • Ask questions to improve their understanding of a text.
  • Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read.
  • Record and retrieve information from non-fiction texts.
  • Draw inferences such as characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justify inferences with evidence.
  • Identify main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarising these
  • Prepare poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.
  • Explore themes and conventions in a range of books e.g. good versus evil
  • Consider the effect of the author’s choice of language
  • Offer opinions about what they have read and justify their views.

Spelling:

Children should learn to spell new words correctly and have opportunities to practise spelling skills. This includes the spelling of many words with suffixes, prefixes and homophones. They will begin to learn and use the words included in Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum for years 3 & 4. They will be taught spelling patterns and conventions, building on the spellings taught in Year 2.

  • Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable

· More prefixes

· The suffix –ous

· Endings which sound like /ʃən/, spelt –tion, –sion, –ssion, –cian

· Words with the /ʃ/ sound spelt ch (mostly French in origin)

· Words ending with the /g/ sound spelt –gue and the /k/ sound spelt –que (French in origin)

· Possessive apostrophe with plural words

· Homophones and near-homophones

 

Handwriting:

This will continue to be taught, building on the joined writing started in Year 2 to develop and increase consistency and fluency throughout their independent writing.

   In our Writing lessons we will be focusing on:

  • Composing sentences orally before writing
  • Creating settings, characters and plot
  • Organise paragraphs around a theme
  • Use simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]
  • Assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggest improvements – edit and improve.
  • Propose changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences.
  • Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors
  • Read aloud their own writing, to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear.
  • Use an increasing range of sentence structures.
  • Write sentences that include when, where and why something happens
  • To organise their writing into paragraphs around a theme
  • Check whether their work makes sense

Write for a range of purposes and genres.

  • Instructions
  • Recount
  • Shape poetry
  • Explanations
  • Letters
  • Stories with a familiar setting, focusing on character and mood.
  • Non-chronological report

In Grammar lessons we will work on:

  • Revisiting basic punctuation, (question marks, exclamation marks and apostrophe for possession).
  • Expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions [for example, when, before, after, while, so, because], adverbs [for example, then, next, soon, therefore], or prepositions [for example, before, after, during, in, because of]
  • Use of the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past [for example, He has gone out to play contrasted with He went out to play]
  • Apostrophe for contraction

 

 

In Mathematics we will be working on:

Place Value and Numbers:

  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100
  • Read and write numbers to at least 1000 in numerals and in words/ Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
  • Reading and writing numbers to at least up to 1000 in numerals and words.
  • Comparing, ordering and understanding place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Compare and order numbers up to 1000
  • Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.
  • Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas
  • Know the value of each digit in a 3 digit number.
  • Add and subtract numbers mentally, including:- a three-digit number and / ones /- a three-digit number and tens /- a three-digit number and hundreds
  • Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction
  • Add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts.
  • Estimating and checking calculations
  • Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers
  • Solving addition and subtraction problems including those with missing numbers
  • Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction

 

Multiplication:

  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables
  • Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental methods.
  • Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, progressing to efficient written methods.
  • Solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects.

 

Measurement:

  • Measure, add and subtract lengths (m/cm/mm) / Compare lengths (m/cm/mm)
  • Measure, add and subtract mass (kg/g) / Compare mass (kg/g)
  • Measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes
  • Measure, add and subtract volume/capacity (l/ml) Compare volume/capacity (l/ml)

         

 

In Science we will be learning about: Magnets – we will:

      Explore that forces need contact with two objects but magnets attract or repel at a distance.

      Explore everyday materials and identify their properties.

      Describe magnets as having two poles and predict whether two magnets will attract or repel.

 

Rocks and Soils- we will:

  • Compare and group together different types of rock based on their properties. We will learn how
  • fossils are formed and be able to recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
  • Ask relevant questions.
  • Set up simple, practical enquiries (fair tests).
  • Make systematic and careful observations.
  • Gather, record, classify and present data.
  • Record findings (bar charts and graphs).
  • Report on findings.
  • Use results to draw simple conclusions.
  • Identify differences and similarities.
  • Use scientific evidence to answer questions.

 

In Computing our topic is: We are Animators -

  • We will create a cartoon by considering characteristics of animated cartoons and then look to develop our own skills in bitmap editing and scripting tools.
  • We will experience testing, bug fixing and developing our cartoon within the software whilst working collaboratively with a partner.
  • We will create an algorithm for an animated scene.
  • We will write a program and develop a number of strategies for finding errors in our programs.
  • We will learn how to recognise a number of common types of bugs in programs.
  • We will also practise our basic skills of opening, saving, copying and pasting, logging on and off the computers correctly and safely.

 

In Geography we will be learning about:

  • The main continents.
  • Rivers and mountains of the World.
  • Settlements.
  • Mapping skills.

 

In History we will be learning about:

  • The Late Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages and how their farming methods, religion, tribal kingdoms and art changed over time.
  • We will be looking at the history of our own area.
  • Finding evidence in historical documents.

 

In Art and D.T we will be learning how to:

  • Mix colours from the colour wheel.
  • Experiment with various pencils to explore tone and texture.
  • We will be creating our own mini versions of wattle and daub walls and exploring structural and scientific elements of construction.
 

      We will share our ideas, then experiment with new mediums whilst developing a range of art and design techniques.

 

In Music we will be exploring:

  • Sounds - using duration, tempo, structure, beat and rhythm.
  • How to play an instrument – the glockenspiel.
  • Create a soundscapes to link with our History topic.

 

In P.E. we will be exploring:

  • Tension, stretches and body shapes in gymnastics – linking this to our Science and Maths topics.
  • Different ball skills and developing throwing and catching techniques.
  • Our own dance creations using individual, partnered and group sequences.
  • Movements using shape, balance and travelling.
  • Actions to improve fluency.
  • Control and fluency when performing.

 

In French we will be:

  • Learning simple greetings and talking about our brothers and sisters. All of this will be done through a range of songs, rhyme, games and conversations to develop listening and understanding of the language.
  • Recognising some familiar words in written form.
  • Listening attentively and understanding common classroom instructions.

 

In PSHE we will be:

  • Establishing the rules and standards for our classroom.
  • Revisiting our understanding of the key messages of the school’s mission statement.
  • We will be working on the attitudes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year
  • Three pupils – these will be ongoing throughout the year and will be revisited and reinforced constantly.

 

Each week your child will be set homework linked to subjects covered in class that week. We would appreciate your support in practising these new skills with the children. Reading is part of your child’s homework, it is expected that they will read for at least fifteen minutes each night. Please ask your child questions about what they have read and let us know when they need to change their book. Please also sign their reading record each evening to show they have read.

 

 

Spring term

 

      

R.E. Journeys

      We will explore a journey through a year and reveal the Christian family’s journey with Jesus through the Church’s year.

Listening and sharing

      We will explore listening and sharing with one another revealing the importance of listening to the Word of God and sharing in Holy Communion.

Giving All

    We will explore how people give themselves and reveal that Lent is a time to remember Jesus’

total giving for us.

Hinduism

      We will explore the Mandir as a special place for Hindus and its importance to the community, and study the symbols, holy sounds and prayers synonymous with this faith.

 

In English we will be working on:

Reading:

Reading and discussing a range of fiction, poetry and non-fiction as a class and individually.

When retrieving information check that the text makes sense.

Discuss their understanding of the text.

Drawing and justifying inferences of characters feelings, thoughts and motives.

Justify inferences with evidence from the text.

Using expression, intonation and tone when reading writing.

Apply their growing knowledge of root words, suffixes and prefixes to read words aloud.

Try out different pronunciations when tackling longer words.

       Increase familiarity of fairy stories, myths and legends and orally retell them.

       Predict what might happen in the story.

Discuss words and phrases that might capture their interest and imagination.

 

In Writing:

Begin to use ideas from own reading and modelled examples to plan writing.

Demonstrate an increasing understanding of purpose and audience.

Begin to use structure of a wider range of text types (use of simple layout devices in non-fiction).

Make deliberate ambitious word choices to add detail.

Begin to create settings, characters and plot in narratives.

Begin to organise writing into paragraphs around a theme.

Maintain the correct tense (including present perfect tense) throughout a piece of writing.

Use punctuation from previous years: inverted commas for speech, apostrophe for possession and contraction.

Use subordinate clauses.

Begin to use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to show time, place and cause.

Use ‘a’ or ‘an’ correctly most of the time.

   

Spelling:

       Spell many words with suffixes correctly, e.g. usually, poisonous, adoration.

       Begin to spell homophones correctly, e.g. which and witch.

       Spell some of the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling words correctly.

 

Handwriting:

Use a neat, joined handwriting style with increasing accuracy.

 

 

In Mathematics we will be working on:

    Counting on from zero in 4s, 8s, 50 and 100s.

     Reading, ordering and writing numbers to 1000 in numerals and words and knowing each place value.

    Round numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.

    Identifying, representing and estimating numbers using different representations.

    Revising X3 and learn  X4 tables and learning X8 relating to division facts.

    Adding a single or double digit, ten or a hundred to a three digit number.

    Being able to add and subtract numbers with up to three digits using the column method

           Solving multiplication, simple division and missing number problems.

    Counting up and down in tenths.

    Recoginising the link to division.

    Recognising and showing (using diagrams) equivalent fractions (with small denominators).

    Recognising, finding and writing fractions of a discrete set of objects.

      Comparing and ordering fractions with the same denominator and being able to add or subtract them to one whole.

    Measuring the perimeter of simple 2D shapes.

    Adding and subtracting money, giving change using £ and p.

    Interpreting and presenting data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.

    Telling the time from analogue, 12 hour clocks (recognising Roman numerals).

    Identifying symmetry linked to Art – including repeated patterns and tessellations.

    Measuring and weighing, fractions of amounts linked to food preparation.

   

In Science we will be learning about: Light and shadows

    We will explore the wonders of light focusing on how reflections and shadows are created.

    We will explore mirrors, their history and their uses.

    We will work scientifically to record observations of light and try to make sense of them.

 

 

 

Skeletons

    We will explore and identify the different types of skeletons that humans and animals have.

      We will identify the functions and purposes of the bones and muscles for support, protection and movement.

      We will identify that animals need the right amounts of nutrition for health and cannot make their own food; that they get nutrition from what they eat.

 

In Computing our topics are: We are presenters

      We will create a video performance by learning how to shoot live videos, gaining editing video skills and be able to critically analyse the effectiveness of the video. This will link with our

English topic of plays into drama.

Opinion Pollsters

    We will learn how to create our own survey and analyse the results from it.

      We will learn which physical hardware connections are necessary for computer networks to work.

    We will understand some features of internet protocols.

 

In Geography we will be learning about:

    Linking our History and Geography topics together to locate Baghdad within the World map

      Understanding the geographical and economical significance of the trade and industry which made Baghdad the most successful city in the World.

      Identifying the locations of the foods we eat and relate this to our Design and Technology sandwich and healthy eating topics.

 

 

In History we will be learning about:

    A non-European society, studying the Early Islamic civilisation in AD900 – Baghdad.

      We will learn how it became the most powerful city in the World and the centre for far reaching trade and intellectual learning.

      We will understand what happened for the city to be destroyed and the impact this had on the history and geography of the area.

 

In Art we will be:

    Studying observational drawings focusing on patterns.

      Using drawing, sketching and painting to develop and share our ideas, experiences and imagination for patterns whilst developing a wide range of art and design techniques.

    Observing and drawing shapes as accurately as possible, creating these in different mediums.

    Recording and exploring our ideas using our sketch books.

 

In Design and Technology we will be:

    Learning about healthy sandwiches.

      Creating a design for a sandwich; making the product whilst learning basic food preparations, techniques and evaluating the chosen idea against the brief.

    Writing instructions in English.

 

In Music we will be:

    Exploring arrangements of the class orchestra.

    Learning songs and performing the Easter Passion Play at school and church.

    Responding to a piece of Islamic cultural music – considering repeated rhythms and repetition.

      Making musical instruments from recycled containers and dried foods and seeds/pods linking to our DT topics of healthy foods.

 

In P.E. we will be exploring:

    Dance and movement.

    Techniques and tactics for basketball and hockey and try to incorporate these into the game.

    How to respond to stimuli using language and movement.

    New actions with a partner, incorporating different qualities and dynamics into our movements.

    We will use a range of techniques and tactics to keep possession and control of the ball.

 

In French we will be learning how to:

    Say the months of the year and days of the week.

    Ask questions and respond to simple instructions.

    Say numbers to 20.

    Say parts of the body.

    Begin to describe parts of the body.(e.g. eyes and hair)

    Practice pronunciation and start to read familiar words.

 

In PSHE we will be:

    Consistently reinforcing the rules and standards for our classroom.

    Revisiting our understanding of the key messages of the school’s mission statement.

      We will be working on the attitudes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Three pupils – these will be ongoing throughout the year and will be revisited and reinforced constantly.

 

Each week your child will be set homework linked to subjects covered in class that week. We would appreciate your support in practising these new skills with the children. Reading is part of your child’s homework, it is expected that they will read for at least ten minutes each night. Please ask your child questions about what they have read and let us know when they need to change their book. Please also sign their reading record each evening to show they have

 

 

 

 

Summer term

 

 

 R.E. Energy

    We will explore the energy of fire and wind and reveal the wonder and power of the Holy Spirit.

Choices

      We will explore that choices have consequences and reveal the importance of a conscience in making decisions.

Special Places

      We will explore that everyone has a special place and reveal the special places for Jesus and the Christian community.

 

In English we will be working on:

    Securing and reinforcing all targets studied in the previous two terms.

    Placing the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals.

    Reading and discussing a range of fiction, poetry and non-fiction as a class and individually.

    Discussing how and why the author has written in a certain style.

    Creating setting and character descriptions.

    Using fronted adverbials within our writing with the correct punctuation (commas).

    Recognising different forms of poetry.

    Improving writing through peer assessment.

    Adventure stories.

    Author Study e.g. Anthony Browne

    Free verse poetry.

    Persuasion.

 

 

 

In Mathematics we will be working on:

    Securing and reinforcing all targets studied in the previous two terms.

    Adding and subtracting fractions mentally.

    Introducing chunking for division and continuing grid method for multiplication.

    Introducing parallel and perpendicular lines. Identifying angles and symmetry within 2D shapes.

      Being able to read a digital clock for both 12 and 24 hours and read the time to the nearest minute.

    Being able to predict the time ahead or the time taken for a particular event to take place.

    Drawing and interpreting pictograms, block and bar graphs

      Recognising that two right angles make a half turn and that three make 3/4 and four make one whole turn.

    Identifying a right angle and those that are greater or less than one right angle.

 

In Science we will be learning about: Plants: How does your garden grow?

      Building upon previous learning we will identify and name the key parts of a plant and explore their functions.

    We will explore the requirements of plants for life and growth

    We will work scientifically to observe, record and evaluate how plants transport water.

      We will explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants (pollination, seed dispersal.

 

 

Scientific practical investigations

    We will ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.

      We will look at what makes a fair test and learn how to select equipment and materials to make it so.

      We will work scientifically to predict and create a fair investigation and report our findings from these enquiries.

 

 

 

In Computing  We are opinion pollsters

      We will construct, pilot and deploy an online opinion poll survey by understanding the elements to a good survey and how to use the web safely, ethically and legally for online data collection.

      We will gain skills in using charts and analysing and interpreting data and its results which links in with our data handling in Mathematics.

 

We are communicators -

    We will learn how to write and send emails to a partner in another class.

      We will identify the e- safety issues surrounding emails and networking and gain a wider understanding and experiences with other modes of digital communication.

 

In Geography we will be learning about:

      Human geography and the trade links in the pre-Roman and Roman era (links with our History topic).

    The locations of the world’s volcanic and earthquake regions and study Pompeii.

      The types of rocks where fossils are most prevalent (linking our learning back to our rocks and soils topic).

 

In History we will be learning about:

    The Romans.

    Julius Caesar’s Empire and the invasion of Britain.

      Boudica’s resistance and the Romanisation of Britain; its influence and the reasons for its downfall.

 

In Art we will be:

      Studying the positive and negative space on a page linked to the creation of fossil type drawings and 3D models from layers of paper on card.

    Exploring sculpture by creating moulds and casts impressions in clay and plaster.

    Studying the human body proportions.

    Exploring shadow inspired photography

    Creating Roman mosaics.

 

In Design and Technology we will be:

      Learning how to build a photo frame, understanding how to stiffen materials and make a stable structure.

    Creating designs make products and evaluate the chosen idea.

    Linking this to our Art topic of portraits.

 

 

 

 

In Music we will be exploring:

    Basic notation.

    How to read music.

    Using body percussion linked to our topic of skeletons in Science.

 

 

In P.E. we will be exploring:

Athletics and swimming.

      We will learn to master select skills and actions and use them appropriately with the correct control and coordination.

    We will learn a variety of techniques suitable for specific skills and disciplines.

 

In French we will be learning how to:

    Identify members of our family.

    Say the alphabet

    Use basic prepositions ‘sur’ and ‘dans’ to describe position.

    Say numbers to 30.

    Say the months of the year.

 

In PSHE we will be:

    Embedding the rules and standards for our classroom

    Revisiting our understanding of the key messages of the school’s mission statement.

      We will be working on the attributes and dispositions identified as being appropriate for Year Three pupils – these will be ongoing throughout the year and will be revisited and reinforced constantly.

 

Each week your child will be set homework linked to subjects covered in class that week. We would appreciate your support in practising these new skills with the children. Reading is part of your child’s homework, it is expected that they will read for at least 15 minutes each night. Please ask your child questions about what they have read and let us know when they need to change their book. Please also sign their reading record each evening to show they have read.

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