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Year 3: Indigo and Lilac

Year 3


This half term our Power of Reading book is ‘The Pebble in My Pocket’ by Meredith Hooper. This fantastically illustrated book will teach children about the processes of rock formation and evolution.


In literacy, children will cover a range of genres including fictional writing, chronological reports and adventure stories. To enhance their writing, they will focus on specific features suited to the text types including first and third person, the use of nouns or pronouns for clarity and cohesion and a range of punctuation to enhance their sentence structure.


In numeracy, we will be using our knowledge of place value to compare and order a range of numbers in a sequence.  We will also be developing strategies to round a range of numbers and understand the practical purposes for doing so.  Children will build on their understanding of addition and subtraction by working with 2 and 3 digit numbers and will check their calculations through the understanding of inverse operations. Activities will have problem solving elements that are linked to real life experiences.


In humanities, linking with ‘The Pebble in My Pocket’ our topic is called ‘An Active Planet’.  It will focus on natural disasters that physically shape our planet including volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. We will be studying tectonic plates and how they have moved over time and how they relate to volcanic activity and earthquakes.


In science, we will be learning about forces and magnets.  We will be identifying magnetic forces and learn about how they either attract or repel each other. We will be developing our understanding of how magnets attract some materials and not others.  We will be learning about magnets having two ‘poles’ and children will use this understanding to predict if two magnets will attract or repel each other depending on which poles are facing using their scientific skills of enquiry.


PE for Year 3 will be every Wednesday morning please ensure that the children have a PE kit and that all items are clearly labelled with their names.


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