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Spring Term

In Year 3 this term we are learning:



In RE this term, we will study the Liturgical seasons of the Church's year - Christmas, Lent and Holy week. We will also learn about Mass and the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Children will think about why this is such an important celebration in the life and worship of Catholic Christians.



Multiplication and Division - calculating 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication using the column method and dividing a 2 digit by a 1 digit number using partitioning and with remainders.

Length and Perimeter - measuring in m, cm and mm, converting lengths, finding equivalent lengths, adding and subtracting lengths and calculating the perimeter of shapes.

Fractions - understanding the denominator of fractions, comparing and ordering unit fractions, comparing and ordering non-unit fractions, counting fractions on a number line, finding equivalent fractions both on a number line and bar models.

Mass - using scales, measuring in kg and g, finding equivalent masses, comparing masses and adding and subtracting masses.

Capacity - measuring capacity in l and ml, comparing capacities and volumes, finding equivalent capacities and volumes, comparing and then adding and subtracting capacities.



During the Spring term, Year 3 will be studying the following genres of writing: character description, explanation texts, characterising speech in a narrative format and writing a recount in the form of a diary.



Our first topic in Science is Forces where we will be investigating magnets, what materials are magnetic, polar fields and magnetic field strength.


Our second topic in Science is Light where we will be learning about what light and dark are, what makes the best materials for sunglasses, what makes a good reflector, how things are reflected by a light source, what a shadow is and investigating shadow length.



Our History topic is Stone Age to Iron Age. We will travel back in time to learn what life was life in Britain thousands of years ago and where Prehistoric Britain fits within the timeline of British History. Working like archaeologists, we will explore a range of primary sources to determine what life was like in Stone Age Britain, why Stonehenge was built and to make comparisons across each part of Prehistoric Britain.



In Geography, we will be studying water, the weather and the climate.



In Art we will be learning about Andy Warhol and the pop art movement. We will learn how to draw in the style of Andy Warhol and create our own pop art icon portraits.


Design and Technology

In Spring 1, the children will be using a cross-stitch to join two pieces of fabric together; design and cut the template for a cushion; use cross-stitch and appliqué to decorate a cushion face and then make a cushion that includes appliqué and cross-stitch.


In Spring 2, the children will be focusing on electrical systems where they are introduced to static electricity and based on scientific understanding of positive and negative charges. They will observe the effects of static electricity on objects such as plastic straws, tissue paper and glitter and they will then consider ways of using static electricity as part of a simple game that they will make



PE is on a Monday and Tuesday with Miss Leyland. In Spring 1, we will be covering yoga and gymnastics then in Spring 2, we will be covering dodgeball and tennis.



Our focus this term will be Celebrations where the children will learn about saying what you can do well, celebrating achievements and special occasions and then making simple statements about activities. Following this, the children will then be expressing praise, know and say the months of the year, write an invitation and then play games following instructions that are in Spanish.



Our first topic is Touch Typing where the children will learn the basics of quick and efficient typing, which will help them when using computers to present work.


Our second topic is Presenting where the children will make a presentation from blank pages, add media, add animations, add timings and then present their work.


Our final topic for the Spring term is Branching Databases in which the children will be introduced to what a database is, why they are used, collect data based around a question and then create their own database to show the data.



This term, the children will be composing using their imagination and learning a whole class instrument which has followed on from the Autumn term. The children will then also be sharing their own musical experiences.


The Catholic Virtues for Spring 1 that we are aiming to be are: Eloquent & Truthful


The Catholic Social Teaching for Spring 1 that we are aiming to show is: Family, Community & Participation



The Catholic Virtues for Spring 2 that we are aiming to be are: Learned & Wise


The Catholic Social Teaching for Spring 2 that we are aiming to show is: Preferential Option for the Poor