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Spring Term 1 will see the continuation of our full curriculum which I know giraffe class will be thrilled about as they thoroughly enjoyed reintroducing subjects like art, computing and History into our weekly timetable last term. 


This term in English we will be exploring Charles Dickens as a Victorian writer. Together we will be unpicking his writing style, looking at the details in his character and setting descriptions and beginning to unpick biographies. In Maths we will be introducing formal written methods for multiplication and division by exploring short multiplication (column multiplication), division on a number line and short division (bus stop method). We will then progress onto exploring money, counting pounds and pence and adding and subtracting money to give change.


As usual our afternoons will jam packed full of fun! In History we will be concluding our History focus for the Victorians by evaluating what life was like for children. We will explore children's lives in relation to the workhouses, mines and schooling. We will then begin to explore the Victorians through a geographical focus, exploring the infrastructure of rivers, canals and trains. We will use this information to then locate the countries in Europe, including Russia. 


In PSHE we will be thinking about what it means to be healthy. We feel unit of learning has come at an important time as we appreciate some children may be feeling anxious about the return. In this unit we will be exploring physical and emotional health; looking at factors that affect this, recognising the characteristics of keeping ourselves fit and healthy and then trying to set personal goals. In RE we will refer back to our learning on Christianity but with a deeper focus into on the Bible. In these lessons we will be unpicking the Bible as a source of guidance and wisdom, learning the set up and organisation of the Bible and will listen to the morals of certain Biblical stories. 


Our science learning is all about Light. In these lessons we will be exploring the difference between light and dark, exploring different light sources and beginning to investigate how shadows are formed and factors which change the size and position of shadows. We look forward to PE this term as ESSP (Erewash School Sports Partnership) will be coming in to lead some additional pilates sessions with us, whilst we learn the basics of netball in outdoor PE. 


Please click on the links below to explore our Long Term Plans, Medium Term Plans and subject specific knowledge organisers!


Please click on the documents below to see the progression of the spelling rules in Year 3. The Long Term overview shows the full progression during your child's time in year 3 but the Spring Term breakdown provides a weekly list of spelling rules and a list of words that your child will be tested against. 


Each week, your child will stick their spellings into their reading record so hopefully you'll have spellings in two places if they were to go missing! Please could we ask that you record in your child's diary when they have practiced their spellings at home - we will be looking out for these comments and awarding merits each week.


Each week we would like your child to engage with the following:

  • Weekly reading - where possible your child should read 3 times to an adult. Please write in your child's diary as merits will be awarded for 3 weekly reads on a Friday. 
  • Spellings - Use the look, cover, write check strategy to practice spellings and engage with the lists on Spelling Shed.
  • Times tables - Ensure your child is confident with their 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s and 10 times tables. Once secure, children should progress onto learning their 4s and 8s through quick mental recall. 


Alongside the above, we will also set one other online homework per week. This will either be a activity, a MyMaths activity or a TTRS battle. 


To ensure you are kept up to date with the weekly homework, your child will stick a homework slip into the appropriate week every Friday. Please ensure children have their planners in school every Friday. We will also put a brief reminder of homework on our weekly class blog incase you are unsure. 


Please use the links below to access the online tasks. If you have any issues accessing the homework or do not have access to an iPad or laptop, please contact me and I will provide paper based activities instead.