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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 

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Year 3 

Spring Term

Welcome back to Spring term of year 3!
I hope you have had a most wonderful Christmas holiday! Let's get our teeth stuck in to some more learning...
Our curriculum lessons in Spring term are going to be very exciting!
In Geography, we will be deepening our understanding of Europe and the countries within it. We will also be using our understanding of Mountain formation, to think about some specific examples within Europe and across the globe.
We will also be exploring further in to our Science understanding, with lots of experiments and hands-on learning. We will be starting by exploring movement, forces and magnets in the first half of the term before moving on to understanding plants. The children will, through both of these areas of learning, develop an understanding of what constitutes a fair test and therefore begin to understand how to set on up for themselves. We will work on the best uses for the equipment that we have to make these fair tests possible. 

Finally, in DT we will be beginning to explore shell structures. We will make use of our skills in this to build some of the props for our upcoming Easter play. This will help the children to understand the purpose of our learning and the different ways that they can implement this in their own lives.



In English we will be starting our new topic, in which we will explore 'The Paper Bag Princess' by Robert Munsch. The children will use what they know about writing stories, as well as developing new skills to produce their own piece of fiction writing. We will think hard about the different ways that we can structure a sentence for effect, and therefore the best uses for the differing conjunctions. We will also think about how this links to the punctuation that we have the options of using.


In Maths, we will be delving deeper in to our Year learning and some new concepts. This will start through understanding written addition and subtraction. We will then think about how we can use the skills we know about and understand well to explore problem solving and how we can approach this systematically. In order to support the children of their learning in Maths, we will have a wide variety of equipment available. The children will further develop their understanding of what each piece of equipment might support them for the differing methods and therefore begin to select their of equipment to this effect.