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Year 3: Indigo and Lilac

Year 3


This half term our Power of Reading book is ‘UG’ by Raymond Briggs. This book depicts the historical journey of Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. UG and his parents live in the Stone Age and he is an inquisitive young boy who wants to improve the quality of family life.


In Literacy, pupils will cover a range of genres including fictional writing, poetry and information texts. To enhance their writing, they will focus on specific features suited to the text types including using the first and third person, the use of nouns or pronouns for clarity and cohesion and including a range of punctuation to enhance their sentence structure. Additionally, the pupils will use the skill of evaluation to make meaningful editions to their writing.


In Numeracy, pupils will consolidate their understanding of number and place value and apply this to multiplication and division. Pupils will demonstrate how to solve multiplication and division number sentences using the formal written method and partitioning. Then they will solve problems, applying these skills to different real life contexts.


In Humanities, Year 3 will study the period of prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. They will come to understand about how Britain changed during these eras and the impact that this had upon the civilisation. The pupils will begin to ask their own questions relating to the similarities and differences between the Stone Age and Iron Age.


In Science, the pupils will learn about rocks to compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties. After that, pupils will learn to describe how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped in rock. Pupils will use the skills of working scientifically to answer questions and perform scientific tests using evidence to support their findings.


PE for Year 3 will be every Wednesday morning, please ensure that all pupils have a PE kit in school (Lilac Class should bring a swimming kit) and that all items are clearly labelled with their names.


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