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Blakemere Autumn term

Curriculum Outline for Blakemere Year Three

Literacy

·       Adventure Stories – The Warrior Troll by Rachael Lindsay En3/3.3 En3/3.4

·       Spelling and HF words En3/2.1a/b// EN3/2.2

·       Grammar – verbs, adjectives, synonyms, nouns and conjunctions En3/3.4

·       Comprehension En3/3.2

·       Non Fiction – Instructions, reports, diary entry and letters En3/3.3 En3.3/3.3iv

 

This term we will be covering several topics, beginning with a topic themed story called ‘The Warrior Troll’.  Where possible within this unit, we will try to make links to our ‘How Did Britain Begin?’ topic. This will be a fiction unit where the children will learn to understand how authors introduce characters, settings and also what type of language they use to engage the reader. Throughout this text the children will have lots of opportunities to write, research and take part in a variety of speaking and listening activities. To go alongside this story, the children will also be exposed to another one of Rachael Lindsay’s stories ‘The Bogler’s Apprentice’. Rachael Lindsay is a local author and she will be coming in to visit the children, which is exciting.

 

Other units we will undertake in the first term are:

·       Instructions

·       Information Texts

·       Letter Writing

·       Recipes

 

Incorporated within Literacy the children will be developing and building upon previously learnt key high frequency words/spellings and the spelling patterns for Year 3. There will be a strong emphasis on handwriting, grammar and reading comprehension. The children will read regularly in school whether it be individually, guided in a group or as a whole class reader.

 

Numeracy

 

·       Place Value Ma3/2.1

·       Addition and Subtraction Ma3/2.2

·       Multiplication and Division Ma3/2.3

·       Measurement Ma3/3.1

The focus across all of these areas will be to work on their fluency, reasoning and problem solving abilty. They will be given many opportunites to undertake these tasks within their dialy maths lessons. Times tables will always be a key skill in Numeracy and we will continue to work on these throughout the week (with a test on a Friday). Times tables Rock Stars is a fun way to learn these.  

Within Place value unit the children will need to read, compare, estimate solve numbers up to 4 digits. In the addition and subtraction unit they will need to be able to answer questions mentally as well as using the columnar method. In multiplication and division the children will need to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. In the Measurement unit they will be measuring the length and perimeter of a variety of items, working in mm, cm and m.   

Science

 

Sc3/2.2 Animals including humans- This unit brings together and consolidates work that children have done before about animals and the human body. The children will sort, group, label and order elements of healthy living and the body both for animals and humans using their own criteria and justify ideas using scientific knowledge. The children will recognise and label the different parts of the body and skeleton- suggesting explanations for observations, using scientific knowledge and understanding. They will understand and identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement and how nutrition is important.

 

Sc3/3.1 Rocks and Solis- This unit looks at the materials we have around us and the local environment. The children will sort, group and order rocks and soils using their own criteria and justify ideas using scientific knowledge. The children will recognise that there are different rocks (non-permeable and permeable) and investigate how to identify rocks suggesting explanations for observations, using scientific knowledge and understanding. They will understand that soils are different depending on the rock from which they came and investigate fossils. 

 

Topic

 

Our Autumn term topic is ‘How Did Britain Begin?’

 

The children will be learning all about the journey and invasion of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings into Britain and the effect that this created on lifestyle and Britain as we know it. The children will combine art/D&T skills throughout creating wonderful 3d pieces of art. There will also be a trip to explore the topic and we will be having an ‘Anglo Saxon/Viking day in school, where we will have a Hog Roast feast. 

 

We will be linking our topic to literacy through The Warrior Troll story.

 

 

 

What is the reason behind it all? -Summer Term

 

Curriculum Outline for Blakemere Year Three 

 

          Literacy           Speaking/Listening En3/1i/ En3/1kEn3/1l  

                                            Handwriting- En3/3.2a /b / EN3/2.2- Comprehension/ En3/2.1a/b-Reading    

                                           Plan/Draft/Edit - En3/3.3a/ 3b/3c/3d 

                                           Vocabulary, grammar & punctuation -En3/3.4   

This term we will be covering several topics, beginning with and revisiting descriptive writing and setting descriptions based on ‘The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe’ and pictorial interpretations linked to the topic ‘ What is the reason behind it all?”

We will also focus on Greek Myths and Legends and the children will analyse  various myths, explore the characters within and the descriptions of both characters and setting. The children will then go on to design and write their own myth including setting descriptions and character profiles. Children will develop their ability to write and reflect using the characteristics of each of narrative writing and features of Myths and Legends and improve their writing aided by the VCOP pyramids.

                                         Roman Empire and its impact on Britain- Hi2/1.2a/b/c/d/e / Hi2/2.1c

                                    Local history- Hi2/1.2a 

                                         Local environment- Ge2/1.1b / Ge2/1.3a/b/ Geo skills- Ge2/1.4c 

We will be combining Literacy with aspects of topic work .The children will be researching and writing different styles of non-fiction(letters and diary entries), narrative and persuasive writing based on their residential to Kingswood, The Romans, inventors and the world/environment around us. They will also explore work from a variety of artists. In this topic the children will have the opportunity to investigate a range of recounts, explanations and non- fiction text by questioning, researching differences/similarities and their effectiveness through exploration of features and layout.

 The second half term will focus on poetry and performance incorporating a variety of speaking and listening and drama objectives. Incorporated within Literacy the children will be developing and building upon previously learnt key high frequency words/spellings and the spelling patterns for Year 3/4. There will be a strong emphasis on Handwriting, Grammar for writing ,reading comprehensions and reading. The children will read regularly in school both individually, guided and class reader sessions.

    Numeracy                   Fractions -Ma3/2.4(a-g)

                                                 Properties of Shapes-Ma3/3.2 (a-d) 

                                                 Measurement Ma3/3.1  (a-g)

Initially we will be continuing our topic of fractions, solving fractions of amounts, adding fractions and solve and order fraction problems. We will cover how they link to decimals.

Then we will be developing and building upon learnt knowledge of time and shape. The children will learn about roman numerals, time both on an analogue and digital clock up to 5 minute intervals and 12 hour/24 hour clock.  In shape we will focus on how to draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them, recognising angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn, then how to identify right angles, recognise that 2 right angles make a half-turn, 3 make three quarters of a turn and 4 a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle and finally identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines

In the second half of the term  they will use their knowledge of short addition, subtraction, division and multiplication to solve problems related to money and measure.They will also compare and investigate capacity, length, weight. (Kg,g/ cm,m,mm/ L, ml)  The children will develop and use written methods to record and solve a variety of mastery problem solving questions. Finally we will use all prior knowledge and cover statics and data handling.(Through homework and mental maths they will continue to concentrate on times tables and division previously learnt (This will include 2,3,4,5,6,8 and 10 times tables and related division facts) The focus across all areas will be problem solving and mental strategies.

Science

Sc3/2.2    Animals including humans- This unit brings together and consolidates work that children have done before about animals and the human body. The children will sort, group, label and order elements of healthy living and the body both for animals and humans using their own criteria and justify ideas using scientific knowledge. The children will recognize and label the different parts of the body and skeleton-  suggesting explanations for observations, using scientific knowledge and understanding. They will understand and identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement and how nutrition is important.

Sc3/2.1    Plants - The children will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowersThey will also  explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant and will investigate the way in which water is transported within plants, Through investigation they will explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

Sc3/4.1    Light - We will incorporate the topic of Light and shadows with plants and the children will recognise that they need light in order to see things and for growth and that dark is the absence of light. The children will explore and investigate how  light is reflected from surfaces and recognise  that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object: finding patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

Home- Work

Home work will be organized in a Homework book and will consist of a literacy and numeracy based task each week. It will be given on Tuesday for the following Monday.(Must be handed in to be marked Monday and given back Tuesday with new homework)

  • Spellings and times tables will be given out on Monday for a test on Friday.(The homework books will be checked regularly for try one and two tests at home)
  • Reading - Could you please read with your child as frequently as possible and record this in their reading records (3-4 times a week).
  • ‘My Maths’ –will be set weekly on a Tuesday for the following Monday.

 

 

Spring topic web- How is the world different?

 

Curriculum Outline for Blakemere Year Three

Literacy

This term we will be covering several topics, beginning with and revisiting the topic of instructions and information texts. Then we will be exploring the topic of dictionaries and how to locate words and their meaning based on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th letter in a word.  We will be focusing on alphabetical order and the children will be making their own dictionary page using learnt information and techniques.

We will be combining Literacy with our topic ‘How is the world different’. The children will be researching and writing different styles of non-fiction, narrative and instructional writing based on the world, different countries, climate change, environmental issues, time zones and natural environmental disasters. (Volcanoes/earthquakes). They will also explore work from a variety of artists and scientists. In this topic the children will have the opportunity to investigate a range of recounts, explanations and non- fiction text by questioning, researching differences/similarities and their effectiveness. They will use these and previously learnt skills to make presentations and news reports based on topic work.

 The second half term will focus on instructions and making an instructional leaflet and the children will analyse various sets of lists and instructions, explore the features and layout.

Incorporated within Literacy the children will be developing and building upon previously learnt key high frequency words/spellings and the spelling patterns for Year 3. There will be a strong emphasis on Handwriting, Grammar for writing ,reading comprehensions and reading. The children will read regularly in school both individually, guided and class reader sessions.

 

Numeracy

Initially we will be revising partitioning of three digit numbers into 100, 10 and 1’s and place value(extending to four digit), writing numbers and their names to at least 1000 and problem solving involving  mental and column addition. The focus for the first few weeks will be mental and column subtraction, including the borrowing/regrouping method. This will be further linked to problem solving related to word/money problems.

Throughout the term there will be a big focus on times tables and division previously learnt and then building upon their knowledge and solving problems including grid, short and long multiplication and division (with simple remainders). (This will include 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 10 times tables and related division facts) The focus across all areas will be problem solving and mental strategies.

The children will develop and use written methods to record and explain addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of two-digit and three digit numbers x 1/ 2 digit numbers.

In the second half of the term we will be developing and building upon learnt knowledge of  fractions, solving fractions of amounts, adding fractions and solve and order fraction problems. We will cover how they link to decimals.

 

Science

Rocks and Soils (3D)

This unit brings together and consolidates work that children have done before about materials and the environment. The children will sort, group and order rocks and soils using their own criteria and justify ideas using scientific knowledge. The children will recognize that there are different rocks- non permeable and permeable and investigate how to identify rocks suggesting explanations for observations, using scientific knowledge and understanding. They will understand that soils are different depending on the rock from which they came and investigate fossils.   (After half term - Sc3/2.2    Animals including humans)

 

Home- Work

·       Home work will be organized in a Homework book and will consist of a literacy and numeracy based task each week. It will be given on Tuesday for the following Monday.(Must be handed in to be marked Monday and given back Tuesday with new homework)

  • Spellings and times tables will be given out on Monday for a test on Friday.(The homework books will be checked regularly for try one and two tests at home)
  • Reading - Could you please read with your child as frequently as possible and record this in their reading records (3-4 times a week).
  • ‘My Maths’ –will be set weekly on a Tuesday for the following Monday.

Where did it all begin?-Autumn A

 

Curriculum Outline for Blakemere Year Three

Literacy

This term we will be covering several topics, beginning with and revisiting non- fiction. The children will develop their knowledge of how to identify features of an information text, including recounts, reports, letters and newspapers. We will be combining Literacy with our topic’ Where did it all begin?’

 The children will be researching and writing different styles of non-fiction and instructional writing based on Evolution of man, technological development (tools/fire) and lifestyle from Stone Age- Iron Age. In this topic the children will have the opportunity to investigate a range of recounts, explanations and non- fiction text by questioning, researching differences/similarities and their effectiveness. They will be describing settings and combining learnt grammar techniques to enhance their writing.

 The second half term will focus on Greek Myths and Legends and the children will analyse a various myths, explore the characters within and the descriptions of both characters and setting. The children will then go on to design and write their own myth including setting descriptions and character profiles. Children will develop their ability to write and reflect using the characteristics of each form of non-fiction text and features of Myths and Legends and improve their writing aided by the VCOP pyramids.

    Incorporated within Literacy the children will be developing and building upon previously learnt key high frequency words/spellings and the spelling patterns for Year 3. There will be a strong emphasis on Handwriting, Grammar for writing, reading comprehensions and reading. The children will read regularly in school both individually, guided and class reader sessions.

Numeracy

Initially we will be revising number patterns and times tables previously learnt and then building upon their knowledge and solving problems. (This will include 2,3,4,5,6,8 and 10 times tables and related division facts) We will revise previously learnt number facts and pairs that total up to 100 and doubling, halving and estimating number problems. The children will revise partitioning of three digit numbers into 100, 10 and 1’s and place value(extending to four digit) and writing numbers and their names to at least 1000 on a number line. The focus across all areas will be problem solving and mental strategies.

The children will be counting, partitioning and calculating, (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division facts- both practically and mentally) combinations of one-digit and two-digit numbers. They will develop and use written methods to record and explain addition and subtraction of two-digit and three digit numbers. They will also use their knowledge of column addition, subtraction and multiplication to solve word problems and problems linked to money.

Science

Magnets and Springs- Forces (3E)

The children will be using their knowledge and understanding of materials and forces when describing, sorting, exploring and investigating their properties and strengths. e.g. magnets, springs, pushes and pulls. The children will give several reasons why a force or material is suitable for a purpose, how a force is exerted and recognise that a force acts in a particular direction. The children will describe the direction of forces between magnets or between a spring and someone compressing it. They will investigate and classify materials as magnetic or non-magnetic and describe some uses of magnets; decide how to test an idea, explaining how to make a simple test fair; identify patterns in results and use these to draw conclusions 

Homework

  • Homework will be organized in a Homework book/folder and will consist of a literacy and numeracy based task each week. It will be given on Tuesday for the following Monday. (Must be handed in to be marked Monday and given back Tuesday with new homework)
  • Spellings and times tables will be given out on Monday for a test on Friday. (The homework books will be checked regularly for try one and two tests at home)
  • Reading - Could you please read with your child as frequently as possible and record this in their reading records (3-4 times a week).
  • ‘My Maths’ –will be set weekly on a Tuesday for the following Monday.
  • Rock star maths is available to aid times tables.

Blakemere topic web

 

 

Curriculum Outline for Blakemere Year Three

Literacy

 

This term we will be covering several topics, beginning with and revisiting the topic of reports and report writing. The children will complete non- chronological reports and persuasive writing relating to topic work and our residential. Children will develop their ability to write and reflect using the characteristics and features of reports and persuasive writing and improve their writing aided by the VCOP pyramids and learnt grammatical terminology.

We will be combining Literacy with our topic’ Where Next?’ The children will be researching and writing different styles of non-fiction(letters and diary entries), narrative and persuasive writing based on their residential to Kingswood, The Rio Olympics and the world/environment around us. They will also explore work from a variety of artists. In this topic the children will have the opportunity to investigate a range of recounts, explanations and non- fiction text by questioning, researching differences/similarities and their effectiveness through exploration of features and layout.

 The second half term will focus on poetry and performance incorporating a variety of speaking and listening and drama objectives.

    Incorporated within Literacy the children will be developing and building upon previously learnt key high frequency words/spellings and the spelling patterns for Year 3/4. There will be a strong emphasis on Handwriting, Grammar for writing ,reading comprehensions and reading. The children will read regularly in school both individually, guided and class reader sessions.

 

Numeracy

Initially we will be continuing our topic of fractions, solving fractions of amounts, adding fractions and solve and order fraction problems. We will cover how they link to decimals.

Then we will be developing and building upon learnt knowledge of time and shape. The children will learn about roman numerals, time both on an analogue and digital clock up to 5 minute intervals and 12 hour/24 hour clock.  In shape we will focus on how to draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them, recognising angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn, then how to identify right angles, recognise that 2 right angles make a half-turn, 3 make three quarters of a turn and 4 a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle

and finally identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines

In the second half of the term  they will use their knowledge of short addition, subtraction, division and multiplication to solve problems related to money and measure.

They will also compare and investigate capacity, length, weight. (Kg,g/ cm,m,mm/ L, ml)  The children will develop and use written methods to record and solve a variety of mastery problem solving questions. Finally we will use all prior knowledge and cover statics and data handling.

(Through homework and mental maths they will continue to concentrate on times tables and division previously learnt (This will include 2,3,4,5,6,8 and 10 times tables and related division facts) The focus across all areas will be problem solving and mental strategies.

 

Science

Sc3/2.2    Animals including humansThis unit brings together and consolidates work that children have done before about animals and the human body. The children will sort, group, label and order elements of healthy living and the body both for animals and humans using their own criteria and justify ideas using scientific knowledge. The children will recognize and label the different parts of the body and skeleton-  suggesting explanations for observations, using scientific knowledge and understanding. They will understand and identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement and how nutrition is important.

Sc3/2.1    Plants

The children will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

They will also  explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant and will investigate the way in which water is transported within plants, Through investigation they will explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

Sc3/4.1    Light

We will incorporate the topic of Light and shadows with plants and the children will recognise that they need light in order to see things and for growth and that dark is the absence of light. The children will explore and investigate how  light is reflected from surfaces and recognise  that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object: finding patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

 

 

Home- Work

·       Home work will be organized in a Homework book and will consist of a literacy and numeracy based task each week. It will be given on Tuesday for the following Monday.(Must be handed in to be marked Monday and given back Tuesday with new homework)

  • Spellings and times tables will be given out on Monday for a test on Friday.(The homework books will be checked regularly for try one and two tests at home)
  • Reading - Could you please read with your child as frequently as possible and record this in their reading records (3-4 times a week).
  • ‘My Maths’ –will be set weekly on a Tuesday for the following Monday.
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