Class 3B curriculum
Our topic this term is:
As theologians we will :
- Learn about the Christian Family
- Think about what it means to be part of a Christian family
- Know that we can join the Christian family when we are baptized.
- Know what happens when we are baptized
- Know baptism is a sacrament
As writers and communicators we will :
- Write adventure stories
- Describe settings and develop characters
- Write newspaper reports
- Write instructions and directions
- Write non-chronological reports
- Use a wider range of conjunctions and sentence structures
- Become more accurate in our use of more sophisticated punctuation
- Spell most of the Y2 and Y3 common exception words correctly
- Read and listen to a wide range of styles of text,
- Read and listen to whole books
- Make predictions based on what we have read
- Use the text and inference to answer questions
- Engage in meaningful discussions in all areas of the curriculum
- Listen to and learn a wide range of subject-specific vocabulary.
We will :
- We will focus on ourselves and why it is good to be me.
- We will be doing this through drama, reflective time in class, whole-class discussions and artwork.
As geographers we will :
- Research and understand how earthquakes and volcanoes are formed
- Be able to locate volcanoes around the world
- Interpret a range of geographical sources to gather information
As designers we will :
- Design, make and evaluate an iron age roundhouse.
- Children will :
- Build a prehistoric shelter.
- Build a biscuit Stonehenge.
- Make a model woolly mammoth.
As Historians, we will:
- Study the Stone Age to the Iron Age
- Recognise the part archaeologists have had in helping us to find out about the past
- Use various sources of evidence to answer questions
- They will be able to :
- Investigate and interpret the past
- Understand chronology
- Communicate historically
- Build an overview of world history
As mathematicians, we will :
- Recognise the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number
- Read and write numerals to 100 in numbers and words
- Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100 and estimate numbers
- Add and subtract numbers mentally including 3-digit numbers and units, tens and hundreds
- Solve problems including missing numbers and place value and more complex addition and subtraction
- Use and recall multiplication and division facts for 3, 4 and 8 times tables
- Be able to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number
- Solve problems including missing numbers involving multiplication and division
- Learn to measure, compare and add and subtract lengths
- Learn how to measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes
- Learn how to identify horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines in relation to other lines
As scientists we will :
- Observe and compare different rock types
- Observe and analyse fossils
- Research Mary Anning and understand her role in the science of rocks and soils
- Understand how rocks become soil
P.E. – As athletes, we will :
- Continuing to develop our agility,
- Develop our balance and coordination through a range of sporting activities such as dance and gymnastics.
- Be learning and combining a range of balances/poses to create a sequence.
We will :
- Design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
- Use sequence, selections and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs.
As artists we will :
- Make Stone Age necklaces
- Reproduce Stone Age cave art
- Mix up natural paints
- Use pastels to represent Stonehenge
- Produce Celtic designs from the Iron Age
As musicians we will :
- Describe and compare the features of R ‘n’ B music
- Improvise alongside a piece of music
- Compose our own pieces of music
- Be able to describe the pulse, rhythm and pitch of a piece of music
This will be handed out on a Monday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the Friday.
Reading – Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day. Children can be reading their own independent book from home or class reading area once they have finished the given book and completed a book review. Children’s independent reading books are changed once a week in school. Reading records are to be completed each time you listen to your child read at home.
As we are unable to have a Welcome Evening this year, if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s class teacher via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the school office and arranging a telephone appointment.
P.E will take place on Wednesday and Fridays, so children must ensure their P.E. kits are worn to school on these days.
The St Paulinus P.E. kit consists of a white t-shirt with the school logo, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a school PE hoodie or jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months. Children must come to school in their PE kits on their PE days and will stay in their PE kits throughout the day.
In addition, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small stud earrings. If your child has pierced ears, then they need to remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.
Please note that staff are not able to remove earrings, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lessons and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.
Long hair must be tied back.
Please ensure your child wears their PE kit on their PE days. If your child does not come to school in their P.E. kit, you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week. All P.E. kit and School uniform must be labelled clearly with your child’s name. If it becomes lost, it can then be easily returned to the rightful owner.
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