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Spring 1

Theme: Animals

This term our learning will be focussed on Animals, as this part of our Science learning. As part of our learning on animals in Year 3 there will be a focus on their diets and how their diets are affected by changes to their settlement/habitat. We will look closely at food chains and do some comparison work between animal diets and human diets. 


In English we will be reading and focusing on the book Charlotte’s Web. As part of this focus we will be writing our own description, as well as a persuasive text. We will also continue to practise our reading skills through the use of answering comprehension questions about a range of texts linked to our Animals topic, including Charlotte’s Webb, The Sheep Pig and Harry the Poisonous Centipede. As part of our English work, we will be continuing to broaden our vocabulary by learning new words daily, through word smash.


Within our Maths learning this term we will be focusing on money, time and word problems. We will be showing amounts of money, as well as adding and subtracting money. We will also be working on telling the time and measuring time in seconds, minutes and hours. These skills will lead on to solving word problems. It would benefit to practise these at home for you to get a head start! We will also be continuing with our weekly number and lightning arithmetic work to help retain the skills we have learnt in the Autumn term.


Our Science topic is Animals, including Humans. As part of this we will be learning about different types of animals including their habitats and diets. We will also be learning about the Human body and what is included in a healthy balanced diet.

Other Curriculum Areas

Computing – Presenting

RE - How are animals important in religion? How do people pray?

Languages – Weather (French)

Art and Design -Self portraits and animal portraits

Music – Pulse and Rhythm

PE - Dance and Games

Design and Technology - Creating a healthy meal

Humanities - Geography – Using an Atlas, Compass and direction, Plan views

Diary Dates

3.1.19 - Return to school

8.1.19 – House reward

4.2.19 – 8.2.19 - Year 3 Parent/Carer Event Week (Date and time TBC)

5.2.19 - Safer Internet Day

18.2.19 - 22.2.19 - February Half Term