The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

 WELCOME TO YEAR 3

Summer term 2018

Curriculum information

Dear Parents,

We look forward to continuing working with you and your children during the coming year. This term we will be learning about a whole range of new topics, as detailed below.

Year 3 staff

  • Mr Williams - Teacher (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Mrs Warminger - Teacher (Tuesday)
  • Mrs Emms - Teaching Assistant

Curriculum overview

English

  • Vocabulary building
  • Recounts
  • Instructions
  • Poetry
  • Fables
  • Play scripts

Maths

  • Place Value to 1000 – read, write, order, compare and represent
  • Mentally add and subtract two and three-digit numbers
  • Draw, name, describe and recognise 2D and 3D shapes
  • Find perimeter of 2D shapes
  • Identify obtuse, acute and Right angles
  • Measure, compare, add and subtract units of measurements including length, capacity and mass
  • Derive and recall multiplication and division facts for sometimes table
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division
  • Recognise, find, write and compare fractions of objects and numbers
  • Data & statistics

Science

Animals, including humans; plants

Topic work (History/Geography)

Ancient Greece; map skills

Computing

Aliens; chocolate

French

Core vocabulary

Music

Let your spirit fly!; reflect, rewind, replay

Religious Education (RE)

Rules and how they influence actions; special places, sacred places

Physical Education (PE)*/Games

Swimming (Wednesdays); striking and fielding

*Please can full PE kits be in school every day – T-shirts, shorts and plimsolls.  All items of uniform must be labelled

Reading diaries will be monitored on regularly to ensure that the children are reading daily outside of school. Now that the children are in Year 3, we expect them to write their own comment about their reading book(s) for that week. This should be a detailed description of that book, for example, what they enjoyed, describing more about the character or setting. These should be in complete sentences. Adults can however still comment on their child’s reading.

Our library session will be on a Wednesday afternoon where children will have the opportunity to change their library books. Children can return their books, whether finished or not, or they can be renewed. There will be a box in the class for library books.

Long term plan 2017-2018

Subject

Autumn

I

Autumn

II

Spring

I

Spring

II

Summer

I

Summer

II

Science

Rocks & soils
Light Light
Forces & magnets Animals including humans
Plants

Maths

Working mathematically; counting and understanding numbers;

calculating;fractions; measurement; geometry; statistics

ICT

Networks (100 framework)

Roald Dahl

Robots

Kings, queens & castles

Handa's surprise

Sea & coast

History

Stone age

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Iron Age

 

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 Ancient Greece

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Geography

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PE/Games

Swimming; invasion games
Gym; invasion games

Dance; gym; net games

Dance; net games

Swimming; striking & fielding

 

DT

Christmas decorations (sewing)

Bake off

Building bridges

Art & design

Stone age art

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Observational drawing

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RE

Stories of key religious leaders

Ways of describing God

Events in the life of Jesus Rules & how they influence actions

Special places, sacred places

Music

Rhythm - songs from around the world

Three Little Birds

Glockenspiel stage 2

Benjamin Britten - There was a monkey Let your spirit fly!

Reflect, rewind, replay

PSHE

Democracy

The rule of law

Mutual respect

Individual liberty

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

British values celebration