Learning in Year 3
In Year 3 a wide range of books and genres of writing will be covered. Our first book we will study this term is One Plastic Bag, which covers a global issue we face today. It is the inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community. Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? As a year group we will continue to have a look at features of different text styles, as well as learning to write in a particular style of writing. We will also focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar and making sure it is fluid in the children's writing. Reading will also be a core focus, looking at fluency of reading and decoding skills as well as emphasis and pronunciation. In Year 3 our common exception words are very important as well!
In Year 3 we will focus on maths topics learnt in Year 2, ensuring progression, as well as introducing new topics. The range of topics covered are: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, decimals, measure, time, perimeter and area, statistics, shape, and problem solving. There is also a huge focus on times tables and properties of number, allowing children to understand and recognise patterns in number. In year 3 we focus on our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. At Midfield we have adopted a maths mastery approach which ensures that children have mastered the topic before moving onto a new one. This is challenging but effective and allows secure knowledge of the topic being learnt. In Spring we will continue to look at multiplication and Division, before moving on to money, statistic, length and perimeter, as well as fractions.
Our Spring term topics are Light and Rocks.
In Spring 1, we will be learning about North America - focusing on Mexico.
In Spring 2 we will learn about Ancient Greece.
Art & DT
Our first topic in art is Collage and in Spring 2 our topic will be Food.
In Spring we continue to look at Christianity focusing on the miracles that Jesus did and in Spring 2 'What is good about Good Friday.'