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Welcome to Year Three!
 
Shark Class
Mrs Cambridge
Mr Bowdrey
Dolphin Class 
Miss Gartrell (Head of Year)
Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Thomas
Stingray Class
Miss Moore
Mrs Walker and Mrs Yuill
 
 
Office manager: Mrs Russell
SENCo: Mrs Cairns/ Mrs Collins
Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Cairns/ Mrs Park
 
There are 94 children currently in Year Three, split across 3 classes of 30 children.In Year Three we strive to ensure the children are engaged and excited to learn through our creative curriculum.Year three is a challenging year with new routines and the children are encouraged to develop their independence. We learn in a cross curricular way so writing, science, history, geography and other subjects are integrated into our projects.

Reminders

Children will continue to earn credits for reading at least three times per week (with an adult signature) and homework will be set each Friday and is due back into school on a Wednesday. Buster's Book club competition runs every Wednesday evening where the children are required to read for at least 15 minutes. Well done to Stingray Class (with Miss Moore) who have already won two awards for their reading.

The children’s PE kits will need to include clothing suitable for inside and outside PE lessons. Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday.

Inside
  • Shorts
  • Tee-shirt
  • Trainers or plimsolls for games (barefoot for gym and dance)
Outside
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • Sweatshirt
  • Trainers or plimsolls
 
The year so far...
 

Term 1: Is there a solution to pollution?

We have begun the year with our project 'Is there a solution to pollution?' During this topic, the children will be exploring the impact humans can have on their environment. This topic is based upon a book entitled ' One plastic bag.’ Here, a young Gambian girl vows to save her village from downing in rubbish one plastic bag at a time.

Literacy skills (writing and reading) are imperative to the children’s education and will be taught throughout this project. For example, we will be learning to write diary entries from our character's point of view, create a descriptive piece of writing based upon Gambia and constructing brief poems. In Year 3 there is a huge focus on the children becoming more responsible for their learning therefore they will be challenged to check and improve their own work wherever possible.

 In mathematics, we began the year revising place value of 3 digit numbers. We are now learning to add and subtract numbers using a variety of different methods. 

Look at what we've been up to!
 
 

Year 3 Planning

 

The table below outlines the Year 3 Creative Curriculum and the subjects covered within each project. There are certain subjects that are taught discretely; these are mentioned below the table. 

 

Project Name

Literacy

 

SPAG

Science

History

Geography

Art

DT

(ICT)

COMPUTING

Music

PE

RE

 

 

Overview: Pollution is everywhere how can Gambian born Isatou Ceesay save her world one plastic bag at a time?

TERM 1

 

Is there a solution to pollution?

(7 weeks)

 

RNLI

CLPE One plastic bag

Setting/ description

 

TED talk

Advertising

campaign

 

Instructions

 

Wolf poetry

 

 

 

Word Classes

 

Punctuation

 

Adverbs

 

Adverbials of time

 

Imperative verbs

 

Contractions (apostrophes)

The human body: skeletons and muscles.

 

Healthy eating.

 

Height vs distance

 

Oceans (layers)

Continents

Gambia

 

Great Barrier Reef

Gambian inspired art

 

Drinking bags (waterproof)

We are programmers (scratch)

 

Singing/ recorders/ Inside music

 

Dance

OAA/ Tennis/ Rugby

10 commandments

 

Rules

 

Overview: An ‘alien’ (The Moon Man) has visited the classroom (from the moon)! We investigate all of the strange items that were left behind.

TERM 2

 

To infinity and beyond!

 

 

 

CLPE Moon man

 

Diary entry

 

Newspaper

 

 

Past tense (regular)

 

Adverbs

 

Prepositions

 

Sequencing adverbials

 

a an

Propelling rockets

 

Phases of the moon (oreo)

 

Making slime

 

Living on the moon

Neil Armstrong

Map skills (alien directions)

Moon pictures

 

Blow paint aliens

Making rockets

 

Moon buggy

 

Beebots

Singing/ recorders/ Inside music

Gym

OAA/ Tennis/ Rugby

 

Enterprise Week

(1 Week)

 

TERM 3

 

Tourists in Tobago

 

Garden centre visit

 

Production term

CLPE Gregory Cool

 

Caribbean dialect poetry

 

Non-fiction documentary

 

Leaflets

 

Persuasivewriting 

 

Personification

 

 

Was/ were

Homophones

 

There/they’re/ their homophones

 

Senses

Flowers and plants

 

Local Area comparison

 

Natural and manmade features of Tobago

 

Weather

Texture/ Materials

Food from other cultures (bread pudding)

 

Tobago carnival

 

Suitcases

We are researcher (Google)

Singing/ recorders

 

Multiskills

 

OAA/ Tennis/ Rugby

 

TERM 4

 

We will Rock you

(6 weeks)

Stone age day

 

 

CLPE UG – Raymond Briggs

 

Fossil fact files

Speech (inverted commas)

 

Said words

 

Fronted adverbials

 

 Headings and subheadings

Rocks (Earth’s structure)

Soils

Information sources Stone Age

Bronze Age

Iron Age

 

Cave paintings

Stonehenge

 

House models

 

Stone age jewellery

 

Singing/ recorders/ Inside music

Multiskills

OAA/ Tennis/ Rugby

 

TERM 5

 

Romans on the Rampage

(6 weeks)

 

Roman day (Sir-teach-a lot)

CLPE Grandad’s island

 

Fantasy world stories

 

Eye witness accounts

 

Letters

Apostrophes for possession

 

Plurals s/es/ves

 

Similes

 

Note taking I

 

Headings and subheadings

 

 

Romans (Famous people)

 

Shields

masks

Catapults

Roman chariots

 

Singing recorders

Inside music

Indoor athletics

 

 

 

TERM 6

 

 

 

CLPE Tin Forest

 

 

Dictionary skills

 

Magnets

 

 

 

 

 

Singing recorders Inside music

 

Gym

 

 

 


           

 

 

 

     
       
 
 
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