St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Lidgett Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2QD

Year Three

In Year three our novel for this term is The Queen’s Nose by Dick King-Smith. Covering many genres, the children will be creating wonderful different pieces of writing based on the novel. The children this term will be challenged to write longer pieces of texts with clear paragraphs. They will choose ambitious vocabulary to ensure their writing is exciting and they will include a wide range of grammatical features to suit each genre.

Maths this term will start with angle and measure. Children will use a range of concrete manipulatives to develop their understanding of angels in shapes. They will recognise parallel and perpendicular lines and draw and classify 2D and 3D shapes. The children will then move onto measure. Practically, they will read scales with different intervals measuring mass and volume. Compare weight with mixed units and develop their estimating skills.

Our topic for this term is “Climate Zones and Biomes” The children will be enjoying learning about what climate is before moving onto biomes. Pupils learn the names of the different climate zones and their positioning around the world. Pupils are then introduced to biomes and they develop their understanding of the position of different biomes around the world and the typical climactic conditions of each. Each child takes home a “Discovery Box” where they can complete both written and practical tasks to develop their understanding of the topic.

Our science topic is “Plants”. The children will develop a clear understanding of the needs for survival of a plant and understand the function of each part. It is a very practical based unit where children will be planting their own plants and observing them over time.