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Year 3 (Bramley) 2022 - 2023

Miss Sufi

Year 3 Class Teacher

September 2022

Dear Parents/guardians,

Welcome to Bramley class! It has been lovely to see how well everyone has settled in. I hope you are all looking forward to a fun filled first term.

 

Science

In the Animal Nutrition and the Skeletal Systems project, your child will revisit prior learning about living things, including how animals can be carnivores, herbivores or omnivores, needing food, water, air, shelter, sleep and space to reproduce and survive. They will use the term 'nutrition', learning that it is a life process by which all living things get or make food. They will learn that humans are omnivores because of their teeth and ask scientific questions about the human diet and research to find the answers. They will learn how humans need a balanced diet containing various foods in the right proportions from the main food groups: fruit and vegetables, carbohydrates, proteins, dairy and alternatives and oils and spreads. They will also learn the function of the human skeleton, observing and then labelling the location of its major bones. They will learn what joints are and investigate how they allow us to bend and move easily. They will learn the function of muscles and identify how they work in pairs before observing first-hand the movements their muscles bring about. They will carefully examine different skeleton types and use the terms 'vertebrate', 'invertebrate', 'endoskeleton' and 'exoskeleton'. They will complete their learning by generating scientific questions on the theme of nutrition, skeletons and muscles and use observation or research to find the answers.

History

In the Through the Ages project, your child will learn about three different periods of British prehistory: the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. They will discover terminology relating to time and sequence dates to make a timeline. They explore the changes to people, homes and lifestyle throughout the different periods and investigate examples of prehistoric settlements, monuments, burials and artefacts in detail. They will also study how technology improved over time, including how the discovery of different metals changed the way that people lived.

Geography

In the One Planet, Our World project, your child will use maps to locate countries and read four-figure grid references. They will sort and classify human and physical features, and begin to use the eight points of a compass to locate geographical features on a map. Your child will study data to find out about life in three settlements. They will learn about the layers of Earth and study plate tectonics. They will name and describe the five major climate zones on Earth and begin to use longitude and latitude to locate places on a world map. Your child will locate and name countries and capital cities in Europe before studying significant human and physical features in the United Kingdom. They will learn about significant UK counties and cities and carry out fieldwork to study the effect of weather on the local environment. Your child will learn the five main types of land use and carry out an enquiry to discover more about local land use.

Spanish

This term the children will be focusing on how to greet others in Spanish alongside learning to count to 10, introducing themselves and saying how old they are.

Computing

As a class, we will focus on how animations are made using different applications and we will then be creating our own animations using different features.

RE

Our whole class focus for this half term will be Sikhism. We will be searching for the answer to the following question; Does joining the Khalsa make a person a better Sikh? Further on in the term we will be exploring Jesus’ story, in preparation for Christmas.

DT

This project teaches children about food groups and the Eatwell guide. They learn about methods of cooking and explore these by cooking potatoes and ratatouille. The children choose and make a taco filling according to specific design criteria.

Art

This project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. It includes an exploration of tertiary colours, warm and cool colours, complementary colours and analogous colours, and how artists use colour in their artwork.

PE

The children will begin the term by developing their skills in hockey and will then participate in multi skills activities. During the second part of the term, the class will develop their football and tag rugby skills. PE will be on a Tuesday and Friday. Children are expected to come into school wearing their PE kit on these days.

 

General Reminders

  • Homework will be set on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.
  •  The children are expected to read every day for a minimum of 15 minutes. Please ensure this is recorded in their reading records as these will be collected every Monday and Friday.

 

If there is anything else I can help you with, feel free to email me on ssufi@pippins.slough.sch.uk or please do come and speak to me and I will be happy to help.

 

The year 3 team is looking forward to an exciting year with a fantastic class!

 

Best wishes,

Miss Sufi 

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