Yr 3 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 3

Autumn Term 2017

Headteacher’s Message
The start of another new school year! We extend a special welcome to our new starters in reception and to those who have joined us further up school. Our aim, as always is to build strong partnerships with parents so that by supporting each other we can ensure that the children receive the best education and care possible. We ask that you encourage your children to work within our school rules and procedures, and bring any concerns you have to our attention.

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
This term we will be reading a variety of books by Roald Dahl. We will be writing a range of genres including non-chronological reports, recipes and descriptions.

Maths
This term we will be using formal written methods for subtraction, addition, multiplication and division. The children will be practising their times tables regularly. We will be practicing our 3, 4 and 8 times tables as well as securing our knowledge of the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables too. We will be learning how to tell the time and present data in different ways using tables, graphs and pictograms.

Topic
Our topics this term are ‘Scrumdidlyumptious’ and ‘Predator’.
In the first half term, in Scrumdidlyumptious’, we will be finding out about how chocolate is turned from a bean to a bar, locating its country of origin and making lots of scrumptious rocky road. We will also be looking at the effect of eating too much sugary food and designing a healthy meal for Verruca Salt’s chewing gum.

During the second half of the term, our focus is predator. With a focus on Dahl’s Enormous Crocodile, we will be learning all about crocodiles, habitats, food chains, food webs and how animals and plants find food. There will also be a chance for us to find out about how animals, including humans, have skeletons that allow them to move, protect and support themselves.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (What we are teaching children to help them keep safe)
Over the term the children will be discussing how we keep ourselves safe at during festive periods such as Halloween and Bonfire Night. We will also look at how we keep our body healthy. We will be discussing ‘Stranger Danger’ in various contexts and learning about being safe in various settings.

Dates for your Diary
Spring Term:                    
Monday 4th September 2017 – Friday 22nd December 2017
Half Term:                        Monday 23rd October 2017 – Friday 27th October 2017

Professional Development Day Monday 9th October 2017