Yr 3 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 3

Autumn Term 2018

Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new school year. On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return and hope that 2018/19 academic year is a good one for our whole school community. As last year we hope that with your help we will achieve our fundraising target of £4,000. This will once again enable us to send all of our children on a free summer trip which they will thoroughly enjoy! 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.

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 the 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

Autumn Term:        Monday 4th September 2018 – Friday 21st December 2018
Half Term:               Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018