What to Expect in Year Three
In Literacy, during the second part of Spring Term, children in Year 3 can look forward to exploring the story of Robinson Crusoe and other great adventure stories. We will be writing newspaper articles as if we were reporting a live event and diary entries. In addition, we will be writing instructions for extreme survival. Finally, we will end the topic with our own survival story.
All our work this term will be based around Extreme Survival. Children will have the opportunity to learn about surviving in different climates and environments, in different locations around the world. We will be learning about how humans and animals survive as well as designing and creating real-life shelters!
In Maths we will be developing our understanding of fractions. We will be exploring unit and non-unit fractions as well as understanding and counting in tenths. Children will develop their knowledge of finding fractions of amounts. We will also be learning to read time to the nearest minute on an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I – XII, as well as 12 and 24 hour clocks. We will be applying knowledge learnt through both reasoning and problem solving activities.
In Science, we will be learning about Forces and Motion.
We will be exploring pushes and pulls, how contact is needed between objects to create movement and understanding friction. We will also explore the use of magnets and understand their importance in everyday life.