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Year 3: Indigo and Lilac

During this half term, Year 3 pupils will be focusing on fantasy stories, concentrating on our Power of Reading Book ‘Oliver and the Seawigs.’ At the very start of the half term, however, the children will be learning about the purpose and features of biographical writing. We will then write our own biographies linking to our Power of Reading book. Excitingly, we will afterwards be writing and performing our own poems, before then writing our fantasy stories


In maths, we shall be adding and subtracting amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts. We will also be measuring, comparing, adding and subtracting using different units of measurement. This means we shall be measuring length (m, cm, mm), mass (kg, g) and volume (l, ml). In addition, we will interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.


In humanities, we will be focussing on the geography of the United Kingdom – linking this to Oliver’s nautical journey in our Power of Reading Book. We will be looking at the names of prominent counties and cities within the UK, the distinct physical (topographical) features of different regions, and the different uses for land. Furthermore, we will be asking whether land use purposes have changed over time.


In science, we will be returning to our Spring topic, ‘Animals and Humans.’ We will be identifying that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food. We will be reporting on findings from enquiries, presenting results and conclusions.


PE for Year 3 will be on Wednesday morning but we do ask that children always have a PE kit in school every day.