Year 3

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Term: Autumn1, Autumn 2, Spring 1, Spring 2, Summer 1, Summer 2

Class 2 – Topic – Enter the Dragon – China and the Shang Dynasty.

Subject

Children will learn about:

Literacy

In literacy this term we will be looking at Myths, legends and fables. We will read the Chinese Myth of Kuang-Li and the Fable of The Willow Pattern to make comparisons of elements of different genres of writing. We will also be concentrating on handwriting and spellings and write instructions to help us make puppets in DT. We will also be writing scripts to help us produce a shadow puppet play

Mathematics

In maths we will be looking at number and place value and comparing numbers up to and beyond 1000. We will be using data handling and statistics to help us represent our results from our science investigations. We will also be continuing to use the 4 operations and represent our calculations in different ways. We will also continue to master our maths skills and answer word problems.

Science

In science we will be looking at light and shadows and carrying out investigations to show how lengths of shadows alter during the day and the reasons why. We will also be making a cross curricular link with DT to make shadow puppets and computing to use i-motion to film our shadow puppet plays.

Computing

In computing this term Class 2 are going to be using the internet to research our topic, help us with our maths and also learning how to use i-motion to make shadow puppet plays..

Design and Technology/Art

In DT we will be making puppets. In art we will be linking with literacy to look at the Willow Pattern fable and design and paint our own Willow Pattern plates.

RE/PSHE

In RE we continue to look at Chinese New Year and finding out about and understanding other world cultures.

PE

Class 2 will be dancing this term whilst continuing our sports skills with Chris.

Music

We will continue our work with the specialist music teacher be listening to and appraising pieces of music, singing and playing instruments.