Year 3 - Amber Class

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Our Topic: Rainforests
In this theme the will children learn about what a rainforest is and where in the world they can be located. They will learn about: the rainforest itself including climates, weather and the 4 different layers; about deforestation and its impacts on people and places; about different plant and animal life that can be found in the rainforest and about people that live in rainforests.

We will be using 'Stone Age Boy' as the main stimulus for our writing sessions. Although we have looked at this book briefly during our Stone Age topic last term, we will be looking at the structure of the book to help us with our understanding of historical fiction. We will have the opportunity to consolidate our learning so far as well as looking at new grammatical structures and features of writing we can use in our own work.

Throughout the term, the children will be working on their understanding of multiplication & division, money, statistics, measurement of length and perimeter and fractions. Children will not only learn techniques to answer questions on these areas, but will also be asked to solve problems and to justify their reasoning. They will also work on mental arithmetic and times tables recall with daily mental maths sessions.

In Science, the children will continue their studies of biology. Throughout the term, our Science topic will be Animals where we will look at diet & nutrition along with the skeletons and muscles found in mammals.

In P.E. we will continue with sessions once a week where we will alternate between skills development (where the children will learn specific techniques) and sports sessions where they will be able to put new skills into practice.

Creative & Music
Much of our creative work will be linked to our Rainforests topic. Children will learn about the techniques pioneered by famous impressionist artists and use these to create images from the Rainforest. In Design & Technology, children will explore large-scale collage and Music sessions will continue with Recorder lessons on Thursdays.

In computing, we will be focussing on using applications and programs to present, edit & improve our work. We will use ICT to display and present our work in various formats, then become familiar with networked locations and how to navigate them.

In our RE sessions, we will be looking in to the Jewish faith during the first spring half term then in Spring 2 we will look at important events which shaped the life of Jesus before the Easter story. Our RSE work will focus on relationships & making friends and our health and wellbeing focus will be keeping safe.


Home learning resources will be available on the class web page and will be sent home via ParentMail. These will be updated weekly and will mirror the lessons in class. Please pick up the lessons where your child is up to to enable you to keep in touch with the learning in class.

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