Year 3 Spring 1 Topics 2018

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Head of Year

Class Teachers

PTP Support

Miss C Rossiter  Miss C Rossiter  Mrs C Mundee
  Miss I Smart Mrs A Perng
    Mrs M Toobe
Spring 1 Topics


The first part of this half term will be poetry based, during which we will mimic the style of Pie Corbett. The children will be working on extending their range of sentences with more than on clause by using a wider range of conjunctions. Later on in the term, we will be writing narratives that create settings, characters and plot. We will be using topics such as Dreams and Shadows to inspire our writing. Our grammar focuses will be using the past perfect verb form, using apostrophes for possession, understanding word classes and identifying them within a simple sentence. 


During the spring term, we will be working on phase 2 statements such as: 

  • count from 0 in multiples of 4, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
  • compare and order unit fractions
  • measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/ capacity (l/ml)
  • measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes
  • add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts
  • know the number of seconds in a minute, year and leap year
  • recognise angles as a property of shape, identify right angles and recognise that two right angles make a half turn 


Our topic this half term is light

  • What light is and how it behaves
  • Reflection of light
  • How shadows are formed 


  • This half term our geography topic is our local area and land use in the UK
  • We will investigate the local area using field work. 
  • Learn where they are in the world and identify and describe a range of physical and human features of the area.
  • Compare land use in our area to the rest of the UK
  • Use Google Maps to try to find our school and then use maps to answer a range of questions about the area.  


Dance linked to class topics and Invasion style games. using tactics and strategies to outwit an opponent

Homework Routines are:
Day  Things to Remember
Monday Hand in Home School Book (reading, times tables and online homework will be checked every Monday) 

Spelling lists/rules are given out and the previous week's rule is tested 

Please ensure your child has brought their PE kit in ready for Wednesday 

Maths homework set for both classes today.

Tuesday Hand in Home School Book. 
Hand in Home School Book if your child has a note for the class teacher  
Thursday Hand in Home School Book if your child has a note for the class teacher  
Friday  Hand in Home School Book for charter stamps 


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