Year 3 Spring Term

In year 3 we will start the spring term by looking at the story based on an African folk tale ‘Fly, Eagle, Fly!’ by Christopher Gregorowski. We will be working on telling stories, thinking about characters and settings but also about ourselves. The story is linked to self-belief and reaching for the sky so we will be encouraging the children to rise to the challenge and believe in themselves!

In our curriculum work we will look at different periods in history through the topic ‘Tribal Tales’, creating timelines and finding out more about the Stone age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and how people lived and survived. The second book we will look at in English will link with this as we move onto the humorous story of ‘Ug Boy Genius of the Stone Age’ by Raymond. Ug is very inquisitive with many ideas ahead of his time.
This topic links in well with the ‘Tremors’ topic we did in the Autumn term looking at rocks and how they are formed over time. There will be other opportunities for art, DT and geography as we move through this topic too.

In science we will be learning about ‘What Plants Need’. This will involve some investigations and recording of data as well as asking and answering questions about what they have found.

In maths we will continue to work on place value, mental strategies for calculation, 2D shapes, fractions and start to look at measuring angles using degrees.

Year 3 Information