Year 3 SS & RH

Topic Overview Spring 1 Newsletter Term: Spring 1
Topic: Gruesome Gods

Our topic for this half term is 'Gruesome Gods'. We have transformed our role play into a Greek temple and inside the children will have the opportunity to take on the role of a Greek god or goddess! During the next six weeks we will be designing and making our own Greek pot. We will also learn about Ancient Greece and make comparisons between then and now. Within English we will be writing our own character description and a narrative based on one of the Greek myths.

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Alice in Wonderland

During this half term we will be basing our learning on Alice in Wonderland.

In English, we will be writing instructions for different recipes, creating our own Alice in Wonderland themed narratives and writing a newspaper article on the events that take place in the story.

In Maths, we will be learning about money, statistics, time, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and properties of shape.

The Science topic, focuses on Animals including Humans. We will be specifically looking at health eating.

In Computing, we will be learning about how to stay safe using the internet. We will then learn how to edit different images, and use cameras to take photographs.

During Geography, we will be learning all about maps, symbols and grid references. We will be locating different places on a map and using symbols to describe a locality.

In Design and Technology, we will be designing our own healthy food plates, and also preparing and cooking food. We will also spend time learning about food safety.During this half term we will be basing our learning on Alice in Wonderland.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: Chocolate Fever

Our topic for Autumn Term 1 will be 'Chocolate Fever'. Our role play area has been transformed into Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, with many exciting activities to complete inside.

Within our English lessons we will be looking closely at the story Charlie and the Chocolate factory. This will form the focus of our English lessons and we will use this to write a detailed setting and character description as well as a short story.

In Mathematics, we will be developing our knowledge of place value, addition, subtraction, shape and measure. In Year 3, it is extremely important that multiplication facts are learnt and recalled as multiplication links with many other areas of the maths curriculum.

As part of our topic based lessons, we will be learning about the history of chocolate, where chocolate comes from and the process in which it is made. We will research the Aztecs and look at how they used the cocoa bean to make their own chocolate drink.

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