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Spring 1

Spring 1

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Maths: Multiplication and Division and Length and Perimeter

This term we will continue to learn the 3, 4 and 8 times tables whilst still recapping our multiplication knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. This half term we will be focusing on multiplication and division, length and statistics. Please do keep working on TT Rockstars at home, this is really supporting the children’s multiplication and division knowledge.

We will also continue to do Number and Lightning weekly. We are so proud of the progress your children are making.


ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, count on, count back, share, group, equal, divide, division, multiply, multiple, multiplication, total


Story for enjoymentVarjak Paw by SP Said

Explanation text

We will be looking at the lifestyle of plants and reading texts to tell us how plants grow and reproduce like humans and other living things. We will look at how plants start life as a seed before growing to become a mature plant. We will then write our own explanation text in present tense using both headings and subheadings. We will add pictures and diagrams.


Nutrients, roots, stem, leaves, flower, seeds, scattered, emerges, mature, pollen, fertilizes, germination, pollination, pollinator, fertilization, seed dispersal

Science – Fossils and Soils

Enquiry question – How are fossils formed? We will be exploring fossils and fossil formation.

We will be exploring the importance of soil by carrying out a soil experiment.


Fossil, rock, skeleton, shell, fossilisation, sediment

Other curriculum areas:

History – Cradles of civilisation

The children will learn all about how the Mesopotamian people use rivers to support farming and how they create and build water ways to water plants and utilise river water. They will discover how their civilisation grew, and as their skills with farming developed, the Mesopotamians were able to become self-sufficient, and were able to trade their produce. This will extend to learning about how other ancient civilisations developed around rivers, and how they learned to communicate using writing.


tablets, summer, Tigris, Euphrates, Mesopotamia, Fertile Crescent, trade, weaving, herding, ziggurat, cuneiform, Gilgamesh, epic, Assyria, Indus Valley, Shang, nomadic, cradle, bronze, altar, sacrifices, decipher, sculptures, mythical, decorative

French: French playground games

Children will recall all numbers one to six, with generally accurate pronunciation, in particular vowel and combinations sounds (‘un‘, ‘eu‘, ‘oi‘ and ‘in‘). They will join in with a song using actions, respond to numbers by showing fingers or ticking on whiteboards. They will ask and answer questions about their age and change their answers and recognise number words. Children will listen carefully and relate sounds to a written phoneme and recall numbers one to twelve with increasingly accurate pronunciation.


à moi - my turn, combien? - how many?/how much?, à moi - my turn, à toi - your turn, égale – equals, onze – eleven, douze – twelve.


Tag Rugby – Children will be introduced the game and will be taught how to hold a rugby ball correctly and pass and receive one effectively. Childre4n will then be taught how to side step to evade an object and touch tag another player ready to play matches.

Health and fitness (Indoor)-  focus on coordination, balance, strength and flexibility.

We will link our Science and PSHE learning to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to achieve this, as well as understanding how our bodies react to a warm up and the importance of this.


Rugby, Backwards Pass, Possession, Foul, Knock On, Heart rate, Health, Food group, Nutrition, Pulse, Coordinates, Control point, North, east, south and west  

Religion and Worldviews.

Are scriptures central to religion? 

Children will explain what some people mean by revelation. They will evaluate the significance of scripture to some Jewish, Christian and Muslim people. They will explain how some ways of using and treating the Qur’an, the Christian Bible and the Torah show its importance. Children will discuss the similarities and differences between scripture considered by some to be the word of God and human interpretations or commentary. They will make links between scripture from the Abrahamic religions and will identify similarities within and between worldviews in the way scripture is viewed and used, including in places of worship.


Abrahamic, Alimah, annotate, central, Chumash, Christian Bible, dictated, faith, Gideon, Bible, gurdwara, Hadith, holy, inspired, Jibril

PSHE – Safety and changing body:

Children will be learning about being kind and staying safe online, how to identify and deal with cyberbullying and also understand the difference between secrets and surprises. They will be considering who influences their choices. They will learn how to treat bites and stings. Also they will be learning about road safety and how to call the emergency services.


Positive, Email, Kind, Identity Password, Intended, Cyberbullying, Share aware, Sharing, Internet, Social media, Private, Public, Surprise, Secret, Uncomfortable, Worried, Anaphylaxis, Allergic, Airways, Breathing, Reddening, Puncture, Swelling, Infection, Venom, Reaction, Auto injector, Decision, Rather, Choice, Calmly, Reassure, Casualty, Emergency operator, 999/111, Incident, Location, Injuries, Landmarks, Identification, Information, Hazards, Awareness, Accident prevention, Assistance Distraction, Rules, Safety

Music - Pentatonic melodies and composition (Theme: Chinese New Year) 

The children will learn to play the pentatonic scale, which appears in a lot of Chinese music. They will do a dragon dance, listen to Chinese music, and compose their one ‘Enter the Dragon’ piece of music to tell the story of Nian.


Tempo, Crescendo, Dynamics, Timbre, Duration

Computing - Online Safety

Children will differentiate between fact, opinion and belief online. They will learn how to explain how to deal with upsetting online content. They will recognise that digital devices communicate with each other to share personal information. Children will learn what social media platforms are used for and why some are age-restricted.


Accurate, age restrictions, autocomplete, belief, charity, content, digital device, fact, fake news, hoax, internet, internet of things, opinion, online emotions, organisation, permission, privacy settings, reliable, search, search engine, share, smart devices, social media platforms

Design and Technology - Digital world: Electronic charm 

Children will learn the impact of the digital revolution in the world of (D&T) product design. They will write a program to initiate a flashing LED panel after button press and/or automatically initiate using the Micro:bit light sensing, as part of an eCharm. They will create and decorate a foam pouch for the eCharm, using a template and will design a display badge and/or stand using CAD (computer-aided design) software for an eCharm product.


smart wearables, product design, digital revolution, technology, analogue, digital, feature, function, digital world, Micro:bit, electronic products, program, loops, initiate, simulator, control, monitor, sense, template, develop, fasten, test, user, CAD (computer-aided design), point of sale, display, badge, stand, net, design requirements, layers

Links to Learning sites

Bedrock -

TT Rockstars -

Important diary dates and key events:

Start of term – 08/01/2023

06/02/2023 – Year 3 Parent / Carer engagement 2.30pm until 3pm

07/02/2023 – Internet Safety Day

15/02/2023 - Valentine Disco

16/02/2023 - End of Term