Yr 3 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 3

Autumn Term 2020

Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new Autumn term. On behalf of the staff we would like to welcome you to a new school year and hope that 2020/2021 is a good one for our whole school community and we can finally get back to some form of normality.
I cannot thank you enough for the tremendous home-schooling efforts you went to during the nations Covid19 lockdown. You all deserve a medal!
I hope that you have all had the chance to relax and recharge your batteries during the summer holidays. It is so important that our children now attend regularly to catch up the ‘missing months’. I’m positive with your continued support and our excellent teaching, our children will continue to achieve well and try their very best in all lessons.
We will one day look back on this period in time with immense pride of how well the children of Beech Grove did. I am so proud of them all and the way they have started back this Autumn term.
As always, 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. Reading is the key to everything! Please, please, please encourage them as much as you can with their reading at home. It’s greatly appreciated.

John Dixon

Our work for this term

Our writing, this term will be inspired by the author’s Ted Hughes and Roald Dahl.   We will be reading The Iron Man and The Enormous Crocodile.  We will be writing a range of different genres from character descriptions, story writing, information leaflets and non-chronological reports.

This term, our focus will be place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Our Science this term is ‘Magnets and Forces’ and ‘Animals Including Humans’.  The children will be investigating the effects of forces and comparing the strength of different magnets.  They will look at the function of the skeleton and how different kinds of animals need different kinds of nutrition.

Our topics this term are:
Urban Pioneers
Focusing on Middlesbrough, we will be reading maps to investigate land use and taking a step back in time to look at the history of Middlesbrough.
From tape worms to crocodiles and fly traps to fleas, we will be looking at the many different predators of our planet and how they are adapted to be the perfect predators.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (What we are teaching children to help them keep safe)
In PSHE, we will be looking at what it is like being part of a class team, and being a citizen. In the second half of term, we will be looking at how we can celebrate people’s differences, and what makes us all so special.

Dates for your Diary

Spring Term:  Monday 4th January 2021 – Friday 26th March 2021
Half Term:      Monday 15th February 2021 – Friday 19th February 2021