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Welcome to Year 3 with Mr Wills and Mrs Ward. 

Spring Term

Welcome to Swallows Class! We have a very exciting half-term ahead of us.

This is what we will be learning about, in each subject, this term:

In English, we will be reading Sam Wu is not afraid of the dark. We will look at summarising and retrieval. We will consider how authors use a range of layout techniques to appeal to the reader. We will describe the effectiveness of a layout technique and identify evidence to support an inference.

In our writing we will be looking at third party narratives using a range of descriptive devices, including metaphors and how to form the third person perspective. We will build atmosphere through precise selection of vocabulary, construct a simple story plot and sustain the past tense.

In Maths, we will be exploring multiplication and division, specifically multiplying and dividing 2-digit numbers. 

In Science, we will be looking at Animals including humans. We will be able to identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat. We will learn that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

In our Geography lessons, we will be looking at settlements and agriculture and we will look at how these two impact on people living in early civilisations. Children will use new and existing geographical skills in order to investigate the important of these two topics.

In History lessons we will study the significance the Indus Valley and how it has influenced the modern world.

In Religious Education lessons we will learn about Hindu traditions and the beliefs behind them.

PSHE is also an integral part of our working week and we have a dedicated weekly lesson where we explore the personal, social and emotional aspects of the lives of young people living in our modern world.

Design Technology we are looking at food and nutrition. What is meant by the term balanced? and why fresh foods are better. We will become chefs and make a fruit and yoghurt dessert.

Throughout the year, one PE session will be taught by Mrs Kee. Our PE days will be Wednesday and Friday, please send your child to school in PE kit. 

We are looking forward to a busy and exciting year. As ever, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask anyone in our Year 3 team.

Mr Wills and Mrs Ward