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Year 3: Indigo and Lilac

Year 3


In Year 3 this half term, pupils will focus on the book ‘Jinks and O’Hare Funfair Repair’, which is a fictional story about a funfair that is based on the Moon.


In English, pupils will be learning the skills of drafting and creating stories and settings. They will then move on to learning about adverbs and how to include them to improve a piece of writing. Finally, pupils will learn how to use inverted commas to include speech in their stories. This will be evidenced when pupils write an adventure story about a day at the funfair.


In Maths, pupils will compare different masses and learn to subtract different masses from a total. They will go on to answer one and two step word problem questions including those where they have to find how much more mass there is. Later on in the term, pupils will use bar charts and pictograms to find their answer to other problems.   


In Science, pupils will investigate light and conduct experiments to measure the length of a shadow. They will go on to investigate how some objects needs to be touching each other to create a force before linking this to learning about magnets and magnetic forces. Pupils will also create their own experiment to see how light travels through different objects.


In Design Technology this half term, pupils will use their learning from the Power of Reading book to design and create a model rollercoaster for the funfair.


In Music pupils are continuing to learn about sound effects and will create their own sound effects for a video game using tuned percussion. 


P.E. for Lilac Class and Indigo class will continue on a Wednesday afternoon so please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit. If you have any questions please do let us know through the school office.


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