Year 3

Spring 2

At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children can make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes. 

During Spring 2, the learning in year 3 will be based around the global theme of sustainable development. The focus of the term is the human impact on the local environment, with a specific focus on water pollution. Over the course of the term the children will be learning about how we can protect the river Thames and its wildlife. The project outcome for our learning journey will be a presentation to the general public about how we can all prevent water pollution.

In English this half term we will be reading the book Song of Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Laird. Our core text will serve as an inspiration to explore various areas of the curriculum in an exciting and creative way, which will link to our topic theme of sustainability by conserving the river Thames. We will be building up to write a diary entry based on a real-life event from a character’s perspective.

In Maths, this half term Year 3 will be looking at statistics. Children will have the opportunity to explore and interpret different data within charts. We will move on to look at measure where children will look at different units of measurement and be able to confidently convert between the different units. We will also begin learning about different 2D and 3D shapes and will explore their properties.

In Science, we will be investigating light. We will be exploring how shadows and reflections are formed through visual representations. We will have a focus on oracy where we will be using scientific vocabulary to deepen our learning and we plan to share our knowledge of light through a presentation.

In RE, we will be learning about Buddhism. We will be researching about a religious leader within Buddhism and retelling the story of Siddhartha and the swan. We will share all our learning about Buddhism through a presentation to our class at the end of our topic.

In Geography the children will develop their knowledge of the river Thames and will be looking further at the current issues in the River Thames, such as plastic pollution. Children will be introduced to local actions that are currently taking place and begin to generate ideas of how they can be change makers themselves. We will be raising awareness of local issues and sharing our thoughts and learning to parents and the public in Woolwich.

In French, the topic for the half term will be Mon Corps – My Body.  We will review previous learning, classroom objects, instructions and colours before moving onto learning basic body parts.   Then, focusing on ourselves, we will write sentences using noun phrases to describe ourselves.  

In Art children will be using sustainable products to produce a piece of art inspired by our core text ‘Song of the Dolphin Boy’. We will begin by creating an observational drawing with different shading techniques and then produce a canvas representing a dolphin made from tinfoil and the inside of crisp packets etc. Each child will produce an individual piece of sustainable art.

In RSE, Year 3 will be learning about our personal health and wellbeing. We will look at the importance of being aware of dangers in the environment and how it could affect us and the community. Leading on from this we will look at the different kinds of touch and personal space.

In PE this half term we will be looking at different team building challenges which require partner and group work. We will be carrying out different activities through verbal and non-verbal communication to promote confidence and trust.  Swimming will happen on a termly basis. Cherry Tree class will be swimming every Tuesday until the end of the Spring.

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