Year 3

At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to link their learning to the real world. 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.

Reading every day is essential. Please support your child at home and take the time to read a range of different texts which include newspapers, comics, fiction texts, blogs, and information books. Children are encouraged to change their book every week and record their comments in their reading journal. We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you would like to communicate with your child’s teacher, please contact through the class email inbox.  

In our Curriculum lessons this half term, children will continue to learn about the evolution of gender diversity from Egyptians to modern day. They will use their knowledge and learning from this term and last to create a career aspirations video based on breaking glass ceilings and closing the gender gap in specific gender dominant careers. Children will be learning about inspirational women throughout history and the present day, such as Rosa Parks and Kamala Harris. We will allow the children to discus and challenge their own views and opinions relating to gender equality and if these opinions have changed over the course of our earning journey. 

In English, we will use the core text ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer’, a visual poetry book about pursuing dreams and passions, and achieving goals. We hope to reinforce the message of gender equality using Rosie’s story. Children will be writing inspirational speeches about their career aspirations that will then be performed as part of their curriculum learning journey. Our oracy framework will be used to ensure that children’s speeches are effective and clear for their audience.

In Maths this half term, we will begin our learning journey with measurement, starting with using different types of scales to measure the mass of various objects. We will then be exploring volume and capacity, using practical equipment to learn about these to concepts and how to measure them. Towards the middle of the half term, we will start to learn about geometry, including 2D and 3D shapes and will apply this learning to reasoning and problem-solving questions, and a practical investigation. Children will then end the term by consolidating their  learning of multiplication and division.

In Science this half term, our topic is animals including humans. We will begin by recapping our knowledge of the human body and the systems we have learnt about so far. We will then add to this learning by looking at the muscular and digestive systems in detail, including the role of each of these in keeping the body healthy. Children will have the opportunity to take part in practical activities where they can experience their muscular and skeletal systems working in real life contexts. We will then be looking at diet, specifically how to keep a healthy and balanced diet by learning about the different food groups.

In RE, we will be learning about Hinduism. The children will learn the key beliefs and attitudes of this religion and will have the chance to share their own personal experiences. They will learn about the importance of Hindu festivals and their purpose within this religion. We will also be learning the story of Rama and Sita and the significance of this story.

In PE this half term, the children will be practising and developing the skills of passing and moving with their hands. They will begin by practising their passing skills using different typed of movement, as well as building on their catching skills. They will apply their learning to small games and continue to display the values of teamwork and collaboration.

This half term during our PSHE lessons, we will be learning about community, belonging and identity. Children will explore reasons for laws within wider society and how their human rights are protected. They will then discuss their own self-identity, thinking about how they will grow and change as individuals, including recognising any challenges to their self-worth and how to overcome these.

This half term we celebrate Arts Fortnight, where the children will be working towards a final art piece during their afternoon lessons. In Year 3, our topic is all around the local community and architecture. We will take the children on a local trip to Woolwich where they will have the opportunity to see important buildings and explore the history of their town. Inspired by this, each class will work on their own artwork celebrating our local community. They will then link this learning with their project outcome; a documentary about an aspect of our local area, with the children recording voiceovers to present their research.