Green 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Green Class
We are a Year 3 class taught by Mr Robinson, supported by Mrs Inskip and Mr Richards.
This is what we will be learning in the Spring term:
Multiplication and Division: Multiples of 10, Related calculations, Reasoning about multiplication, multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number – no exchange, multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number – with exchange, Link multiplication and division, divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number – no exchange, Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number – flexible partitioning, Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number – with remainders, Scaling Step 11 How many ways?
Length & Perimeter:
Measure in metres and centimetres, Measure in millimetres, Measure in centimetres and millimetres, Metres, centimetres and millimetres, Equivalent lengths (metres and centimetres), Equivalent lengths (centimetres and millimetres), Compare lengths, add lengths, subtract lengths, what is perimeter? Measure perimeter, Calculate perimeter.
Understand the denominators of unit fractions, Compare and order unit fractions, Understand the numerators of non-unit fractions, Understand the whole, Compare and order non-unit fractions, Fractions and scales, Fractions on a number line, Count in fractions on a number line, Equivalent fractions on a number line, Equivalent fractions as bar models.
Mass & Capacity:
Use scales, Measure mass in grams, Measure mass in kilograms and grams, Equivalent masses (kilograms and grams), Compare mass, Add and subtract mass, Measure capacity and volume in millilitres, Measure capacity and volume in litres and millilitres.
In English we will be looking at the text ’Arthur and the Golden Rope’ Joe Todd Stanton, as well as the text ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy.
Arthur and the Golden Rope is a language-rich picture book where we will become immersed through drama, the illustrations it holds and an exploration of the characters and settings. We will be working on apostrophes for possession and prepositions. We will be using these texts to create our own pieces of writing e.g. narrative story writing.
Through the text ‘The Lost Endings’ we will look at persuasive letter writing and write a twisted narrative. We will be focussing on fronted adverbials, commas and modifying adjectives.
States of Matter
This ‘States of Matter’ unit the children will be learning about the differences between solids, liquids and gases, classifying objects and identifying their properties. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate the weight of a gas. Furthermore, they will have chance to find the ideal temperature to melt chocolate.
Properties of Materials
This unit focuses on the digestive system in humans and animals and the functions of teeth. The children will learn more about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores in the context of teeth, digestion and the food chain. In addition, they will extend their understanding of food chains to more complex chains and food webs.
Blue class will be learning about William the Conqueror’s reign from 1066 onwards, how King John made himself very unpopular as monarch and why King Henry VIII married so many times. This unit also teaches the children who Queen Anne was, what Queen Victoria achieved during her reign and look at the role of the British monarchy today.
The children be learning about the water cycle and the processes of evaporation and condensation through a range of practical activities. By considering water as a finite resource, they are introduced to the ideas of conservation and consider some of the issues surrounding supplying clean drinking water to a growing global population.
In computing this term, we will be learning how to create an algorithm to program a procedure. Lessons are designed to be used with online programs such as Turtle Logo/Logo Interpreter or MSWLogo. The children are reminded of the basic commands and how to repeat alongside a variable. The children are then shown how to program their own procedures, use colour and set the position of the turtle using coordinates. In the concluding lesson they use the arc command to create patterns using different shapes and randomly selected colours, which they are encouraged to share with the rest of the class.
The children will learn about formatting images and organising content into an effective layout. Throughout the rest of the unit, the children will learn new skills and techniques and apply them to creating a range of different word documents (posters, letters to parents, job rotas, recipe cards and e-vouchers) which they will use during the cake sale project.
In our Art lessons the children will learn about how to use a range of media for making portraits: how to make ‘sensory’ boxes, create abstract ‘cut ups’, tell stories in pictures and write memory postcards to create quality artwork that shows progression in skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of British artists Thomas Gainsborough, Lucian Freud, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Paula Rego and Sonia Boyce.
Design and Technology:
In D.T the children will be learning how to make juggling balls. They will start by exploring and evaluating different juggling balls. The children are then given a design brief, asking them to design and make a circus themed juggling ball. A hemming and overcast stitch will be introduced during this unit. The children will learn about decoration techniques; getting the chance to use tie-dye and fabric paints. Finally, when they have completed the making of their juggling ball, the children will evaluate their product against design criteria.
In RE this term we will be focusing on the concept of Salvation. We will be answering questions on: Is forgiveness always possible for Christians?
Rites of Passage
The children will be learning about rites of passage and good works. The religion we are focusing on will be Judaism. We will be answering questions on: What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?
In our Music lessons this term blue class will be learning about verse and chorus song structure, combining four body percussion ostinati as a song accompaniment, reading a clock score to play a piece combining drone and melodic ostinato.
Around the World
For the second part of the term we will be exploring the pentatonic scale, playing leaps, reading graphic notation, composing and notating pentatonic melodies, playing a pentatonic song with leaps and combining tuned percussion, untuned percussion, and singing.
The children will have two P.E. sessions. Outdoor PE will be taught on a Thursday. In the Autumn term children will be working to improve Hockey skills with the second half of the term Tag Rugby Indoor PE will be taught on a Friday. Lessons will include gymnastics and Dance
On these days, the children will need to come to school dressed in their P.E. uniform: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt; navy tracksuit and light blue t-shirt. No logos or football kits. Trainers should be plain black. All long hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed.
M.F.L. - French:
On the Move
In French this term the children will learn to develop their conversational skills via some new topics: transport, direction and movement. They will learn to conjugate the high-frequency verb ‘to go’ and use it in context.
The children have already learnt about feelings, both comfortable and uncomfortable and how our attitude towards life can affect our mental health. We will be learning around themes such as thinking positively and calmly, managing difficult emotions, taking responsibility for decisions and developing a growth mindset approach to learning.
It is important for your child to understand and learn about digital wellbeing. They will consider what we use the Internet for and the benefits and risks of online activities. This will include screen time and getting a healthy balance between online and offline activities. Your child will learn about online relationships, including cyberbullying and online stranger danger. Privacy issues will be explored in terms of passwords, personal information and the sharing or forwarding of images and videos. We will also learn about pressures and challenges that are often associated with social media.
Maths: Maths homework will be set via Class DoJo on a Thursday to be completed by the following Wednesday. We ask for all children to continue to access Times Table Rockstars online to practice and improve instant recall of key multiplication and related division facts.
English: English homework will be set via Class DoJo on a Thursday to be completed by the following Wednesday. We ask that the children also engage frequently with Spelling Shed to practise their spellings.
Reading: At Weston, we encourage children to develop a lifelong love for reading. We ask for children to read regularly at home to adults and to themselves. Reading is fundamental to the wider academic and personal development of children and the need for children to read widely from a broad and challenging range of texts is even more crucial this term, due to the protracted absence from school. Children will be provided with quality texts appropriate for their age and ability. Furthermore, Bug Club will regularly be updated with ebooks and accompanying comprehension tasks to help extend learning and reading skills further.
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