What to Expect in Year Three
In English, we will be focusing on The Lion King. We will be re-telling different scenes and describing the scenery of the African landscape. We will also be exploring the morals of different African fables, with the aim of creating our own fable. In addition, we will write a diary entry recounting life on the Savanna and explore Haikus and seasonal poetry. Children will also take part in role play and class discussions in order to develop their speaking and listening skills.
In Maths, children will be building on their understanding of multiplication and division focusing on the 3, 4 and 8 times table and will apply their knowledge of these tables to reasoning and problem solving questions. Children will be learning how to measure in mm, cm and m and how to convert between these units of measure. They will also calculate lengths using addition and subtraction and learn how to measure and calculate perimeter of shapes. They will be encouraged to use various resources and stimuli to help further their mathematical skills and understanding.
In Science, we will be exploring animals including humans. We will be developing our understanding of healthy balanced diets, skeletons, skeletal muscles and how they help us to move. We will also be creating our own questionnaires and practical experiments to investigate the diets of herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.
In topic we will be focusing on the topic of Out of Africa. We will explore the location of Africa in the world, learn about its landscape and identify famous places within the continent. In addition, we will compare both the urban and rural life in Africa to what it is like in the U.K. We will also learn about the Massai tribe and their history as well as researching and understanding the importance of animal conservation.