Parent Curriculum Leaflet Year 3 Autumn 2014 Welcome to the Autumn term in this new academic year. The purpose of this leaflet is to give you an overview of this term’s learning. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding the information given in this leaflet. Mrs Rees The children‘s thoughts on what we are planning to do… What have mummies got to do with Egypt? How did the Egyptians make the pyramids? What is a pyramid’s secret? What animals did they keep? How did they write? Curriculum Content English Maths The information below outlines the expected level the majority of children will be working at. We will challenge and support children to access the curriculum at a level appropriate to their needs. Number Number, place value and money Read , write , order and compare numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words Mental addition and subtraction, multiplication and division Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas. Simple fractions of shapes and number Measures Add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts Revise telling the time on analogue and digital watches Shape Name & sort 2D shapes Lines of symmetry in 2D shapes Recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn Statistics Collect and represent data using bar charts, pictograms and tables Reading Independent and guided reading, library books and topic books Writing Myths and Legends Reports based on our Ancient Egypt topic Instruction writing Spelling Adding prefixes and suffixes Words from year 3 spelling lists Punctuation and Grammar Types of nouns Use of the forms of ‘a’ and ‘an’ Use of conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions Handwriting Children are expected to use cursive writing at all times Music We will be following the ‘Music Express’ scheme, PSHE Topic RE Creation Children learn that God created us so that we can love him and others. They also understand what God called Jesus at his Baptism and how and why Jesus called the disciples. Prayers, Saints and Feasts Children learn about the Penitential rite (beginning of the Mass where we say sorry and seek forgiveness). They also learn about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and how it is an important part of prayer, where we seek forgiveness and fullness. Advent Children will learn about Mary accepting God mission for her. They will also explore the stories of the Annunciation and Visitation. They will learn about angels delivering God’s message and how Mary, Elizabeth and John the Baptist recognised the presence of Jesus and that we are called to do the same during Advent. New Beginnings – This theme offers children the opportunity to see themselves as valued individuals within a community. Children will explore feelings of excitement, happiness, sadness, fearfulness and anxiety while learning ways of ‘calming down’ and ‘problem solving’. Getting on and falling out- Focus on social and emotional aspects of learning: empathy, managing feelings and social skills. PE Understanding the Arts Self portraits – drawing skills Clay work Scientific and technological understanding Ourselves and animals Forces and magnets DT – mechanical systems – the Egyptian shaduf Geography Continents and countries Use the 8 points of the compass directions Historical and social understanding Ancient Egypt – Pharoahs and pyramids, Life by the River Nile Dance - Children explore basic body actions, e.g. jumping and turning, and use different parts of their body to make movements. They also begin to think about how to use movement to explore and communicate ideas and issues. Games - Invasion Games – Children develop skills in finding and using space to keep the ball and develop strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition using a range of equipment and skills.