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Curriculum Info.

During Spring Term 2, our curriculum for English and Maths will see the continuation of coverage to the Year 3 curriculum objectives whilst still bridging any gaps from the Year 2 or Year 3 curriculum which were identified during the previous assessment week.


In the Spring Term we will be covering the following:


English – In English this term we will begin looking at narratives and how we can use the story mountain to help us carefully structure and sequence parts of a story together. We will begin looking at how to write a beginning, a build up, create a problem and solve with a resolution before thinking about how our story will end. In English this term we will also be streamlining into phonics group to bridge any gaps with our phonics knowledge. 


Maths – In Maths this term we will be finalising our knowledge on measurement, learning how to measure length in cm, mm and m. We will then use our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 to convert between measurements. Our learning will then be applied to the concept of perimeter where we will be measuring different shapes and objects. We will then begin learning about fractions by recapping terms such as numerator and denominator before understanding the concept of a whole. We will use this to help us compare and order fractions as well as find equivalent fractions.


Our afternoons will be also be very busy with lots of fun and exciting units of work. In History we will begin looking at the Ancient Greek period, considering the themes of leadership and monarchy, social and cultural change, technological advancement and the legacy they left behind! In DT our learning will become practical by engaging with skills linked with linkages and cams. In PSCHE this term we will be beginning our knowledge on Relationships and Sex Education by considering the different types of families that exist, similarities and differences between girls and boys. We will also explore the idea of personal space and boundaries, safe touch and consent. In RE we will be revisiting our knowledge on Christianity and Hinduism with a greater exploration on their religious festivals. We will look in depth at Diwali and unpick the real meaning behind Easter.  In Science we will be exploring plants, considering the special parts of a plant and helping to understand their functions. To aid our knowledge on plants we will participate in several investigations to help us understand the conditions required for a plant to grow! 


This half term we will also be applying our theatrical and musical skills by performing in the Lower Junior concert 'The Warrior Queen.'


Please click on the attachments below to see our overviews of learning.  This will provide you with an insight into what we will be learning and focusing on each week.