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St John’s A Church of England Academy

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Year 3

Teachers: Mr Prestidge and Mrs Smith

Teaching Assistants: Mr Deighton and Mrs Williams

Mathematics Overview

  • Place value
  • Written methods of addition and subtraction – partitioning
  • Shape 2D/3D – angles
  • Fractions
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Money
  • Time
  • Statistics
  • Measurement
  • Timestables: 3s, 4s and 8s.

English Overview:

  • Fiction: Adventure stories and diary writing.
  • Poetry
  • Non-fiction: instructions, non-chronological reports, newspaper reports and fact files.

We will be developing our writing skills and using different techniques such as emotive language, similes and adventurous vocabulary to make our writing more interesting to read. We will experiment with language and punctuation when writing poetry to see the effect this has on the words and their meaning.

Science Overview:

Throughout the year, year 3 will be investigating the interesting world of forces and magnets, as part of this we learn how to make predictions about magnetic and non-magnetic materials. As the nights draw in we will begin to look at lights and shadows as well as reflective materials and how that without light there is no colour. During the Spring term our focus shifts to plants and animals, what they need to survive and conduct investigations to draw our own conclusions. To conclude the year we will be making links to our history topic, we begin to explore the process of fossilisation as we go back in time to investigate the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Topic Overview:

We will have an explosive start to the year by looking at Deadly Disasters, this will involve studying different natural disasters from around the world including highlights such as Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

Lights, Camera, Action! – introducing our new Broadway topic in which we will be investigating the history of entertainment in the 20th Century. This will involve looking at visual media such as light and shadows and how it impacts upon the audience.

In geography we will be becoming novice Geologists, looking at our environment by studying local and global physical features such as rivers and mountains. The practical side of this topic will involve using maps, atlases and other reference tools. 

In history we shall look at the progression from the Stone Age hunters and gatherers to the Iron Age and the Roman invasion. As part of this we will be learning about development of shelter, clothing, and agriculture as man learnt to live in this world.