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Curriculum Info.



During Spring Term 1, 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 – We will be working on our abilities and techniques for writing to entertain and inform. In our English lessons we will focus on creating advertising posters, persuasive letters and begin to look at report writing, Throughout our English lessons we will also incorporate weekly SPAG sessions focused around the skills of imperative verbs, time adverbials, pro-nouns and paragraphs.


Maths – Multiplication and Division. We will be beginning the term introducing a range of informal and formal methods to help children solve a range of calculation statements. As the term progresses, we will begin to switch calculations for word problems to allow children to apply their skills and techniques to a wider range of problems. Towards the end of the term we will begin to introduce the concept of money and statistics.


Our afternoons will be also be very busy with lots of fun and exciting units of work. In Geography we will be introducing Europe and Russia and trying to identify the human and physical characteristics of these countries. In Art we will study the style of Sarah Gwyer with a focus on textile art looking at stitching, cutting and joining. In PSHE we will be exploring our health and well-being thinking about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to plan for a healthier, balanced life. In RE we will be revisiting our knowledge on Christianity with a greater exploration on the Bible. Unpicking the structure and looking into a range of biblical stories.  In Science we will be exploring animals including humans, identifying different food groups and types as well as the different bones which make up our skeletons.  Our Indoor PE focus will be Street Dance and our Outdoor focus is Netball.




Please click on the attachments below to see our overviews of learning. The long term plan provides an overview for the year and the medium term plan provides an overview for the half term. This will provide you with an insight into what we will be learning and focusing on each week.





To support the children with their learning we have produced knowledge organisers which act as a visual memory aid for the retention of the knowledge, skills and understanding we are learning about. Each knowledge organiser follows a similar structure, including key vocabulary, key knowledge or facts and generally supporting images. 


Please click on the knowledge organisers below to see our learning in RE, Science, Geography and Spanish


Each week your child will be tested on a weekly spelling rule. Please practice these spellings at home to support your child with their progression in spelling as this will aid their learning in independent writing. 


Please click on the document below to see the progression of our spelling rules this year and to find a list of words the children will be tested against.



Each week we would like your child to practice their spelling and times tables alongside weekly reading. Please write in your child's diary when you read with them or when they practice their spellings and times tables as we award merits on the Friday. We will also alternate between a My Maths online task and an English focused task on Each Friday your child will stick a homework slip and weekly spelling list into their diary. We therefore ask that your child has their planner in school everyday so that important notices aren't missed. I will also update the class blog weekly to remind you of the set homework tasks. 


Please use the links below to access the online tasks.