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Year 3 Spring term 1:



Number: Rehearse place value in 3-digit numbers, order them on a number line and find a number in between; compare number sentences; solve additions and subtractions using place value; multiply and divide by 10 (whole number answers); count in steps of 10, 50 and 100.

Add pairs of 2-digit numbers using partitioning (crossing 10s, 100 or both) and then extend to add two 3-digit numbers (not crossing 1000); recognise and sort multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10; double the 4 times-table to find the 8 times-table; derive division facts for the 8 times-table; multiply and divide by 4 by doubling or halving twice.

Identify 1/2s, 1/3s, 1/4,s 1/6s, and 1/8s; realise how many of each make a whole; find equivalent fractions; place fractions on a 0 to 1 line; find fractions of amounts.

Place 3-digit numbers on empty 100 number lines; begin to place 3-digit numbers on 0-1000 landmarked and empty number lines; round 3-digit numbers to the nearest ten and to the nearest hundred; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction (Frog); subtract pounds and pence from five pounds; use counting up (Frog) as a strategy to perform mental subtraction of amounts of money; subtract pounds and pence from ten pounds.

Shape, Space and Measure: Recognise right angles and know they are 90°; understand angles are measured in degrees; recognise ° as the symbol for the measurement of degrees; name and list simple properties of 2D shapes; begin to understand and use the term perimeter to mean the length/distance around the edge (border) of a 2D shape; begin to calculate using a ruler; know a right angle is a quarter turn; know 360° is a full turn; begin to understand angles and identify size of angles in relation to 90°.



This term the children will be following the Read, Write, Inc scheme for Literacy and Language. This term the children will develop their comprehension skills through a variety of texts.  We shall be reading and discussing fiction and non-fiction materials focusing on Science fiction, fantasy and discussion texts. In writing pupils will be looking at writing the next chapter of a story which will include a problem, reaction and resolution. They will use the character to influence dialogue within their story. They will be looking at balanced arguments, sharing information with the reader in clear sentences and are clear on what is fact and opinion. Pupils will be looking at determiners, conjunctions, adverbs and adverbials in grammar.



Light: To describe the reflections when light is reflected from surfaces. To record observations and make sense of them. Pupils will learn to name sources of light and sort materials into those which are good and bad reflectors of light. They will have the opportunity to build a mirror maze and make light change direction. To describe how shadows are formed. To design and carry out a fair test. Pupils will learn to draw diagrams to explain how shadows are formed and investigate into how they make shadows bigger and smaller. They will look into categorising materials into opaque, translucent and transparent. To look into the history of mirrors and how a simple mirror can be made.



Ancient Egyptians: This term pupils will be looking into the history of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. They will identify reasons why the Ancient Egyptians were so successful including looking at the part played by the river Nile for farming. They will compare the lives led by different people in Ancient Egypt. They will look into understanding and evaluating Ancient Egyptian religion. They will look into the nature of Ancient Egyptian pyramids, including how they were constructed and their use. They will look into the types of evidence that can be used to discover Ancient Egyptian life and use what they have learnt to make and support an overall judgement on Ancient Egyptian achievements.


Religious Education:

To learn about what Muslims believe. To understand what each of the five pillars mean. To know that different names for Allah help Muslims understand him better. To learn what the Qur’an teaches about Allah, the world and human life and how this applies to Muslims.





French: Days of the week, months of the year, celebrations.



To code a computer program called ‘Scratch’.