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St Giles' Catholic Primary School

Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Grow in Faith and Love

"In our school we value and respect every person as a child of God, as we grow together in faith, and love."

Year 3

Year Three Curriculum Letter

Welcome to Year 3! I hope you all had a lovely summer holiday. The children have come back to school enthusiastic and rearing to go. I’m really looking forward to teaching our exciting topics this year and I’m sure the children will have lots of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R.E

The first theme we are covering is ‘Belonging’, looking at how we belong to God’s church, including Baptism. We will also be learning and thinking about listening to God’s word at Mass, Advent and Christmas. We are also looking at Reconciliation and how Jesus told us about forgiveness.

 

MATHS

The children will continue using the Maths Makes Sense programme, and this term this will involve looking at:

Arithmetic 1: Using vertical written methods for addition and subtraction as well as being able to add and subtract fractions.

Data and Measure: Measuring and labelling lines, calculating distances and distinguishing between clockwise and anti-clockwise turns. We will also be learning how to tell the time using digital and analogue clocks.

Arithmetic 2: Calculating fractions of quantities and amounts.

Reasoning: We will be applying our knowledge of the vertical written methods of addition and subtractions to solve problems linking to our ‘Around the World’ topic, looking at implicit data for populations and distances.

 

ENGLISH

To link in with our topic of ‘Around the World’, we will be looking at stories from different countries around the world, starting with some African tales, before looking at tales from India and Russia. We will be re-telling these stories, changing the endings and using them to inspire newspaper articles.

 

 

SCIENCE

Our first topic is ‘Animals, including Humans’, exploring what makes a balanced diet, how we keep healthy as well as looking at the skeletons of humans and other animals. We will then move onto looking at plants, learning about what they need to stay healthy and the life cycle of a plant.

 

TOPIC

We will be exploring the oceans and continents of the world, labelling them and the countries that exist within them. We will be identifying capital cities within countries, as well as exploring artists from around the world; re-acting their work, using their techniques, as well as tasting fruit from other countries and making fruit smoothies!

 

ICT

The children will be creating word documents to write about cross- curricular themes while learning how to amend, save, open and print work, use a spell check and thesaurus, as well as learning to use the copy and paste tool.

 

P.E

Mondays: Swimming

Tuesdays: Games.

Children will be developing their fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and coordination through games and activities.

Please make sure that your child’s named P.E and swimming kit is in school on these days.

 

MUSIC

To link with our topic, we will be singing songs from around the world, performing them and composing songs of our own!

 

FRENCH

We will have lots of fun learning French, initially focusing on greetings, saying our names and counting to 10, We will be playing lots of games and singing songs in French!

 

READING

Reading is a vital skill and enables the children to access the curriculum. The more children read, the greater their progress. We will hear children read at least twice per week. Please support your child by hearing them read at home and signing their reading record, every night. This way, we can ensure your child reaches their full potential and make great progress.

 

 

HOMEWORK: Will be given out on Wednesdays, and needs to be returned on Mondays.

In line with the school policy, there will be an English and a Maths activity set each week, as well as a topic-based activity when necessary. Spellings will be tested on Mondays.

 

Monday

Homework due

Spelling test

Swimming kit

Tuesday

P.E kit

Wednesday

Homework issued

 

My door is always open!

If you have any queries or concerns, please come and have a chat. I am always on the playground at the end of the day, or I can speak to parents by phone, after school.

 

 

Curriculum Map Year 3

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

3A: Belonging – We Gather as God’s Family

Diwali

3B: Reconciliation

3C: Advent

 

3D: Christmas

3E: We Listen to God’s Word at Mass

 

Holi

3F: Lent

3H: Holy Week

 

3I: Easter

3J: The Eucharist as a Thanksgiving to God

3K: Pentecost

3K: Pentecost

3J: The Eucharist as a Thanksgiving to God

3G: Prayer

English

Traditional tale.

Mofaro’s Beautiful Daughters’

 

Recount – letter

 

Share Read: Akimbo

A warning tale

 

Discussion text:

 

Share Read:

Indian in the cupboard/

The Phoenix

 

Roman Myth

‘The Minotaur’

 

 

Non-chronological report

Share read: The Minotaur

Historical setting story ‘Escape from Pompeii’

 

 

Explanation text: How volcanoes erupt

Share Read:

Losing tale ‘The Escaped Panda’

 

 

Persuasive text on Panda’s in zoos.

Share Read:

Finding tale

The Stone-aged boy

 

 

Instructions ‘How to…’

 

Share Read:

Stig of the Dump

Maths

Place Value Addition & Subtraction Multiplication & Division Measurement

 

Multiplication & Division Measurement Fractions

Fractions Properties of Shapes Measurement Statistics

Science

Animals including humans

 

 

Plants

 

 

Rocks and soils

Light

Forces and magnets

History

 

 

 

The Romans

 

The Stone Age

Geography

Around the world

 

 

 

Local area – mill focus

 

Art

Art Around the World

 

Fruit from around the world – fruit smooties

Roman mosaics

Clay pots

Trip: Chester

 

 

Stone-age homes

Design and technology

 

 

 

Pizza making

Sewing – making a tapestry to show a landmark in Leek

Wheels and axes – stone age cart (strengthening structures)

Computing

Amend, save, open and print work

Spell check

Identify which program to use

Use copy and paste

Use thesaurus

Use cut

Compare electronic and printed text

Upload image to learning platform

Use basic features of digital microscopes

Use sound from the internet and network

Use a pc microscope

Use basic data loggers

Organise and interpret data

Create frequency tables, pictograms and bar charts

Compare charts and graphs

Combine text and graphics in layouts

Use text boxes, word art, tables inc (bordering)

Understand portrait and landscape

Create a short animation sequence

Compare ways of messaging

Login to learning platform

Contribute and respond to forums

Compose a piece of music

Insert music and sounds into presentations

Record voice and sounds

Collaborate using ICT Take and acquire images from camera

Use equipment to enhance photography Create own pages on Learning Platform (Inc. uploading pictures/files)

Organise Loops and Phrases

Create a mood Plan a complex sequence of instructions

Solve open-ended problems

Use computer simulations

Enter data into a database

Add new records to database

Search database

Sort database to answer questions

Begin to use hyperlink

Edit images

Operate a control

PE

Swimming

Games

Dance/Swimming

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Swimming

Athletics

Music

Performing

Enjoy singing songs from memory, following the tune (melody) well.

Perform with others

Make and control long and short sounds, using voices and instruments

Combine sounds with movement and narrative

Composing

Repeat and create short rhythmic phrases

Work with a partner to create a sequence of long and short sounds

Appraising

Listen carefully and recall short rhythmic and melodic patterns

Class orchestra

Performing

Perform with others

Use my voice well in lots of ways

Composing

Carefully choose and order sounds to achieve an effect or image

Use changes in pitch to express an idea.

Recognise how musical elements can be used together to compose descriptive music

Appraising

Recognise and use changes in timbre, pitch and dynamics

Dragon scales

Performing

Perform with others

Enjoy singing songs from memory, following the tune (melody) well.

Sing and play a range of singing games

Composing

Show physical control when playing musical instruments

Create short melodic patterns

Identify and control a variety of sounds on musical instruments with confidence

Appraising

Identify pulse in music

MFL

Greetings

Numbers

Playtime games and sports

Months and Numbers to 20

Colours

Parts of the body

 

 

End of Year Expectations Year 3

Suggested Books for Year 3

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