Year 3
Year 3

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Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Spring Term 1   2022

Welcome to Year 3


Welcome back everyone to Year 3. We hope you have had a lovely and safe Christmas with your family. Happy New Year 🙂

We will be starting our new Cornerstones project ‘Predator’ as soon as we get back to school – with a visit from a ‘bug’ expert and his collection of spiders, millipedes and other minibeasts. Our topic’s learning centres around developing children’s knowledge of predatory animals, plants, food chains, habitats as well as learning the key parts and functions of animals and plants.

Last term we loved reading and listening to the first half of our class novel ‘The Wild Robot’ by Peter Brown. It’s a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide. Roz, the wild robot, has won over the animals of the island she has been washed up on. They no longer see her as ‘a monster’. What will happen in the second half of the story? We’ll let you know.

We love reading at Southill and it continues to be an important part of the Year 3 day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress.

As writers we will be studying and writing a cumulative story, drawing inspiration from our model text ‘Nail Soup’. The focus will be on characterisation and dialogue. We will also explore discussion texts.

As mathematicians we will be continuing to practise our quick recall of 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables (with their related division facts) and of number bonds to 20. We will develop our understanding of multiplication, division, length, mass and volume.

This term our swimming lessons make up our PE. Please make sure that your child is at the swimming pool on time. Please also ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day.

Remember to check the Home Learning section every Friday to practice your spellings and maths facts for your tests the following week.

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