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Year 3 Curriculum

WELCOME TO YEAR 3

2 0 2 1  -  2 0 2 2

The Year 3 staff team is made up of class teachers, Mr Turner and Miss Evans; and LSAs Mrs Kensett and Mr Broad.

 

Year 3 will be an amazing year with countless learning challenges and opportunities. Below, you will find a curriculum overview of the year. This provides a description of the learning that takes place in each subject every term. You will also find other documents that may be useful to support your child's learning.

 

If you have any questions about Year 3, please contact the Year 3 class teachers who will be happy to offer support and help. You can contact the teachers on the following email addresses:

 

Mr Turner - rowan@copthornejunior.co.uk 

Miss Evans - beech@copthornejunior.co.uk 

Year 3 Spellings

In class we will be using the Read Write Inc spelling programme for Years 2 and 3. Alongside this, we will be setting a weekly spelling task based on the unit or work being covered in class to reinforce and overlearn the words and patterns being taught.

AUTUMN TERM 2021

This autumn will truly be action-packed from the start, with Miss Evans and Mr Turner filling the days with new topics and exciting learning opportunities!

 

In the first half term, our Power of Reading class book will be the brilliant ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ by Phillip Reeve. This fantastic adventure book will not only allow the children to further develop their writing and art skills, but also give them opportunity to widen their understanding of the world around them through some fantastic local and global geography. 

 

We will also be starting to learn how to computer code, creating our first programs using Discovery Coding 2.0 - as well as programming a robotic Mr Turner! Alongside this, the children will also begin using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, discovering how computers can be used to edit and re-draft work for presentation. At the same time, Miss Evans will be taking Year 3 back in time to Ancient Egypt to investigate what life was like for the Ancient Egyptians thousands of years ago!

 

As you can see, Year 3 will certainly be off to a flying start!

 

For the second half term, Year 3 classes will discover a new core text called 'Firebird' by Saviour Pirotta which is a traditional Russian fairytale. In Science we will be studying light and shadows, with lots of investigations including making traditional ‘shadow theatres’ to perform puppet tales. We will also get creative with natural materials to create wonderful Christmas decorations, including stars and dreamcatchers.

 

Add to all this a dash of dance, hockey, netball, weekly RE sessions studying Christianity (as well as a wonderful week studying Islam), E-Safety, Maths (including TT Rockstars), Spellings, our new foreign language of French ... and it all adds up to an amazing first term for the new pupils in Year 3!

 

Mr Turner and Miss Evans cannot wait to start the learning adventure.

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