Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Year 3 Valentina

Class teacher: Miss Abrey

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STEAM 

This term our STEAM focus is science and art. We will be answering the following questions: 

  • Do all plants have the same seeds? 

  • How does a plant eat? 

  • Can plants grow? 

  • Can plants move? 

As our final product, the children will be creating 3D models of plants using wire and other materials. To achieve this outcome, this term we will be learning about the following: 

  • Identify and describe the function of parts of the flowering plants. 

  • Explore the requirements of plants for growth and life. 

  • The role of flowers in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. 

  • The role of the roots and stem in nutrition and support. 

  • Investigate what happens to plants when they are put in different conditions e.g. in darkness, in the cold, deprived of air, different types of soil, different fertilisers, varying amount of space. 

  • Pollen, which is produced by the male part of the flower, is transferred to the female part of other flowers (pollination). This forms seeds, sometimes contained in berries or fruits which are then dispersed in different ways. 

  • Develop their techniques and knowledge of artistic techniques, including frottage. 

  • The representation of flowering plants within art. 

English 

Dialogue through narrative. 

In this unit, we will be writing a narrative containing correctly punctuated dialogue. We will be learning and developing: 

  • Punctuate direct speech accurately  

  • Apply punctuation to direct speech  

  • Understand how dialogue can be used to tell a story 

  • Use adjectives to modify nouns. 

  • Expanded noun phrases. 

  • Use adverbial phrases. 

  • Planning of the 6 plot points. 

  • Sustaining use of adjectives. 

  • Use of past and present tense 

 

Instructional writing 

Within this unit, the children will learn to write non-fictional texts which give clear and concise instructions. To achieve this, the following will be taught: 

  • How to use and maintain formal language throughout writing, including the use of standard English. 

  • Can write sentences which contextualise the item before a set of instructions 

  • Recognise the impact of presentational devices 

  • Use adverbials of time at sentence level 

  • Use adverbials of time and manner within instructional writing 

  • Check writing retrospectively for clarity and accuracy  

Maths 

Fractions 

  • Finding a unit fraction of a quantity 

  • Pupils quantify the number of items in each part and connect to the unit fraction operator 

  • Repeated addition of unit fractions to create non-unit fractions 

  • Identify non-unit fractions 

  • Use knowledge of non-unit fractions to solve problems 

  • Place fractions on a number line 

  • Compare non-unit fractions with the same denominator 

Computing 

In computing we will be learning about desktop publishing. Within this unit the children will develop their skills and knowledge in the following: 

  • I can identify the advantages and disadvantages of using text and images 

  • To change font, style and size of text for impact on the reader, explaining the choices made in terms of readability and clarity for the reader. 

  • Define the term 'page orientation' 

  • Recognise placeholders and say why they are important 

  • Create a template for a particular purpose 

  • I can choose the best locations for my content 

  • Identify the use of desktop publishing in the real world. 

HRE 

This term, the focus of our HRE learning is: Living in the Wider World. Within this, the children will learn: 

  • to recognise reasons for rules; consequences of not adhering to rules 

  • the importance of having compassion towards others; shared responsibilities we all have for caring for other people and living things; how to show care and concern for others 

  • ways of carrying out shared responsibilities for protecting the environment in school and at home; how everyday choices can affect the environment (e.g. reducing, reusing, recycling; food choices) 

  • about the different groups that make up their community; what living in a community means 

  • To value different members of communities and what they can contribute 

  • recognise ways in which the internet and social media can be used both positively and negatively 

Music  

Bringing Us Together – This is a Disco song about friendship, peace, hope and unity. Within this unit we will be learning about and practising: 

  • To listen, reflect and appraise a piece of music 

  • To perform and sing a song 

  • Pulse 

  • Rhythm 

  • Pitch  

  • What it means to be a composer 

  • Play the glockenspiel with the song 

MFL 

This term we will learn vocabulary and sentences related to ‘Our School’. The children will learn to:  

  • read, listen and respond to vocabulary 

  • demonstrate their understanding with actions 

  • ask/answer questions (in short phrases). 

  • choose the appropriate indefinite article (un/une) 

  • express an opinion 

  • listen to commands and follow instructions 

  • know the French for familiar places 

PE 

Tennis 
Every Tuesday afternoon. Within this unit we will develop our skills in the following: 

  • Ball control 

  • Hand-eye coordination 

  • Appropriate handing of tennis rackets  

  • To hit a ball with a racket to a target 

  • To serve and return 

 

Swimming  

Every Friday afternoon. Within swimming lessons, we will be continuing to develop and build upon our water confidence. This will be working towards the National Curriculum requirement for children to swim 25 metres unaided.  

RE 

This term we will learn the following: 

  • Identify the key features of a Sikh place of worship. 

  • Identify the five Ks of Sikhism 

  • Explain how the 5 Ks affect Sikh life 

 

Our PE days this term: Tuesday and Friday

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