Darwin (Year 3)
Class Support (Mon-Fri)
|9:00-9:30||Early Morning Work||Early Morning Work||Early Morning Work||Early Morning Work||Celebration Assembly
9.15 - 10.00
|2:30-3:00||Singing Worship||Collective Worship||Collective Worship||Collective Worship||PSHE|
Welcome to Darwin class! We hope the information about school on our class page will help you support your child at home. We encourage regular practise of reading, spelling and times tables outside school as homework, but also offer an optional ‘Wizard challenge’; a fun activity covering a variety of subjects, which your child can choose to do also. Please see below for the objectives we will be learning in each lesson this term.
During this term, Darwin class will learn the following:
- ADVENTURE; writing an adventure story based on The Day I Fell into a Fairytale.
- WRITING SETTINGS AND CHARACTER DESCRIPTION; creating exciting and interesting characters and settings using adverbs, adjectives and creating complex sentences.
- STORY WRITING; using our work on settings and character to write our own versions of The Hodgeheg
- The children will also apply their English skills during an RE week at the end of term.
Any type of writing they do will be beneficial. Writing their own weekly comments in their link book is a necessary part of their homework. Try to encourage accurate spelling and punctuation whenever they write, especially when writing their own comments in their link book.
Darwin class will practise their maths skills, by the following units this term:
- MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION: We will be working on the 3,4 and 8 times tables and using a variety of strategies to problem solve.
- MEASURE; measuring accurately and understanding the relationship between centimetres, metres and millimetres.
- 3,4 and 8 times tables
In term six the children will study ‘Forces and Magnets’ by:
- Describing the different types of forces - pushes and pulls and how gravity affects us.
- Exploring and using magnets, understanding attract and repel.
- Undertaking scientific investigations; practising the skills of predicting, recording and concluding with the use of digital technology.
In terms 1 and 2, the children will explore ‘The Stone Age’ through:
- Placing The Stone Age in time and place.
- Exploring everyday life; with a technology focus.
- Investigating society; how new discoveries moved the people along.
- Exploring and analysing sources of evidence; using objects and cave paintings.
- Understanding religious beliefs
In terms 1 and 2, the children will explore their Geography skills by exploring maps of stone age sites in our local area and the importance of them for the development of our landscapes.
In terms 1 and 2, Darwin will explore the theme of ‘Relationships’ by:
- Identifying different sorts of relationships.
- Appreciating and understanding our similarities and differences.
- Exploring how to be a good friend and how to deal with conflict.
Our focus this term is "Structure’. The children will learn:
- The principles of building a stable structure.
- To look at creating a model with different materials.
In term 2 the children will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding by:
- Developing the skills of games through working as a team and learning strategies and tactics of tag rugby
- Developing responses to music in dance.
R.E. (Religious Education)
This term the children will explore their knowledge, skills and understanding of ‘People of God’ by :
- To understand how stories about people fits in the big picture of the bible.
- Looking specifically at Noah, and what we can learn from this story
- Looking at the promises made by God
This term the children will develop their computing skills of ‘Programming’ through computing sessions.
Computing also appears, and remains a strand that runs through many other subjects such as ; playing an online game in maths, researching using the internet or typing as a way of recording in literacy or topic lessons.
The children will begin learning their songs for the Christmas performances.