This half term the children in Year 3 our POR book is Charlotte’s Web which is a wonderful book about unlikely friendships. This book will be used to enhance learning within Literacy, Humanities and Science.
In Literacy, pupils will continue to explore a range of genre in their writing. They will start with non-fiction writing, creating non-chronological reports about characters from our POR book. During this time, the pupils will group and organise their paragraphs and information appropriately to ensure their writing is cohesive. Afterwards, the pupils will return to fictional writing where they will write in role from the point of view of a character within our text, retelling major events. Here the pupils will focus on a first person viewpoint within their narrative writing. Continuing with viewpoints and opinions, Year 3 will write persuasive writing linking to the humanities topic the countryside.
In Mathematics, the children will start with fractions. Within this, children will be able to identify and count up in tenths, understanding tenths are 1 whole split into 10 equal parts. From this Year 3 will apply their knowledge of fractions to other unit fractions and add and subtract fractions with the same denominator. Children will learn that fractions can apply to numbers and sets of objects, not just 1 whole.
In Humanities, the topic is the countryside. The children will explore physical and human features that are found within the countryside and compare city life to more rural settings. On top of this, children will have the opportunity to explore maps creating their own basic maps using a key to identify features. The pupils will look at the features and impact of the countryside on everyday life and will create persuasive writing about why we should visit the countryside.
In Science, the children will explore plants. They will have the opportunity to make observations and carry out tests investigating the best conditions for flowers and plants. Here the pupils will make predictions from the knowledge they have gained over the topic and what plants need to survive and to be healthy. In addition, the pupils will look in depth at the different processes that occur in the plant lifestyle including; germination, pollination and dispersal.
Once again we would like to thank you for your support throughout the Autumn Term and we look forward to working just as hard throughout the Spring Term.
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