Yr 3 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 3

Spring Term 2018

Headteacher’s Message
Welcome back to our new spring term. On behalf of the staff we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2018 is a good one for our whole school community.
Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term

In the first half term the children will have the opportunity to write reports and character descriptions based on The Iron Man read in class. The children will develop their ability to write longer pieces, including speech, paragraphing and use of rich and varied language.

In the second half term we will be reading and writing in variety of forms. This will include poetry and stories based on the River Tees.

This term we will be using formal written methods for subtraction and addition. We will also continue our work on multiplication and division calculations. The children will be practising their times tables regularly. In Year 3 the children are expected to begin to learn their 4 and 8 times tables. We will also continue to practise the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables too.

Our topics this term are ‘Mighty Metals’ and ‘Rivers’. In the first half term, in Mighty Metals, we will be investigating the link our town has to metal and what made it so great. There will also be a chance to find out about magnets and forces.

During the second half of the term the children will learn about the River Tees with a focus on geography and art.

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 home and compare this with how Victorian children kept themselves safe. We will also look at how to make healthy savoury meals when we visit a local restaurant. (The Toby)
We will be discussing ‘Stranger Danger’ in various contexts and learning about being safe in various settings.

Dates for your Diary
Spring Term:                       
Monday 8th January 2018 – Thursday 29th March 2018
Half Term:                           Monday 12th February 2018 – Friday 16th February 2018
Professional Development Day: Friday 9th March 2018