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Year 3: Indigo and Lilac

Year 3


This half term, Year 3’s Power of Reading book will be ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’. This is a great book about a miraculous journey in search of Oliver’s parents, about identity and belonging. It is a heart-warming journey and from this, pupils will write biographies, fantasy stories and performance poetry. This half term our Literacy focus will be purpose and audience: pupils will understand the importance of relevant word choices to have impact on the reader across a variety of text types and genres.


In Numeracy, pupils will learn about statistics where they will have the opportunity to collect and present data in a variety of ways. Additionally, in our final half term, pupils will revisit and recap many of the topics from the year, deepening their knowledge skills and understanding of fractions and using the four operations in word problems.


In Science, pupils will understand concepts such as needing light in order to see things and that darkness is the absence of light. They will also learn that light is reflected from surfaces; that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect the eye; and that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object. Pupils will investigate patterns in the way the size of shadows change.


In Humanities, pupils will be expected to name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, focusing on specific geographical regions. The human and physical characteristics and key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers) will be identified and researched. Pupils will also research to create maps and give directions to an area within the UK. This opportunity will also allow pupils to use the eight points of a compass and apply the relevant geographical vocabulary.


A quick reminder, that Indigo Class will continue to have swimming lessons this half term and Lilac Class will continue to have PE lessons on Wednesday mornings so please ensure that pupils have the correct kit in school.


Pupils look forward to a successful final Summer Term.


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