Year 3 2019 - 2020

Mrs Brotherhood


Walking Through The Rainforest

During this final term of year 3 we will be travelling to the Rainforest. In our science driven topic this term, we will focus on plant growth, variety, parts of plants and their function, needs and seed dispersal. We will talk about the different layers in a rainforest and the plants and animals that can be found in each one.

In English, we will focus on the skills of active reading, sharing a text and analysing together, retrieving information, explaining and justifying author's choice of words. For writing, IPEELL will help us to present information in a non chronological report, write persuasive letters to encourage people to care for our world through recycling and Fairtrade, as well as structure balanced arguments for and against issues such as pollution, litter and deforestation.

In Maths, we will focus on fractions, finding unit fractions, equivalent fractions and comparing fractions. To round off the fraction topic we will begin to add and subtract simple fractions. Later in the term we will look at measurement, of time, volume and capacity and weight. We wil also study the properties of shapes.

RE will focus on Judaism this term. We will build on what we learned in Key Stage 1, knowing about Shabbat and the synagogue. We will consider other celebrations in Jewish life such as Passover and Rosh Hashanah.

In art we will develop our skills using a needle and thread for embroidery and textiles. Inspired by the paintings of Rousseau, we will make rainforest leaves in felt, using a variety of stitches including running stitch, back stitch ad cross stitch.

In Geography we will name the Equator and locate places in the world where rainforests can be found.

In PE we will continue with swimming. Details of the weeks have been sent to you in a separate letter. We are also developing our cricket skills in striking and fielding activities. Later in the term, we will look at athletics. This will help us to prepare for Sports Day.

Here's hoping for a fabulous summer term, filled with blue skies and lots of brilliant learning. Enjoy!

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