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Year 3 - 3P (Miss Parker) and 3C (Mrs Pullen)

Weather

Essential Knowledge

 

  • Identify different types of weather and the seasons that normally match that type of weather.

  • Explain how animals adapt to different weather conditions.

  • Explain what causes seasons.

  • Ask questions to support discussion and deeper thinking.

  • Make comparisons between weather in the UK and in other countries.

  • Suggest cause and consequence of different types of weather.

English

 

During these lessons we will be covering some of the elements below: 

  • Writing their own weather forecast/broadcast and then perform

  • Making a non-chronological report on types of weather

  • creating a diary entry while in extreme weather

  • comparing countries and their weather

  • reusing dictionaries to find meanings of words

  • identifying common themes in a wide range of books

  • Organising writing into paragraphs

  • Reading aloud their work

  • Proof reading their work for spelling and punctuation

  • Using present and past tense correctly.

 

Writing – Handwriting, Spelling, Composition and Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation.

  • Join letters and understand that some letters are ascenders and descenders.

  • Check their own work for spelling mistakes and correct.

  • Plan and draft longer pieces writing using the characteristics and features of certain genres.

  • Organising work into paragraphs and begin to link paragraphs in their writing.

  • Challenge themselves to use adjectives, adverbs and connectives in their sentences.

 

Geography

 

To be able to:

  • identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.

  • describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones.

  • understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the Uk, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America.

  • understand the importance of weather and seasons.

  • locate world countries that experience different weather to the UK.

  • look at weather data and how it is recorded.

  • understand what causes different weather and seasons.

  • understand why different countries have different weather.

  • understand that weather is changing and why it is changing.

  • generate questions to find out about weather and its causes.

  • understand extreme weather and some of its effects.

  • Name and locate cities in the UK.

 

 

History

N/A this term.

 

 

Physical Education

 

  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles for attacking and defending.

Maths

 

We are learning to:

  • interpret data and use bar charts, pictograms and tables.

  • solve one  step and two step problems and investigations

  • use different types of graphs to look at weather and which is most/least common.

  • look at rainfall data on bar charts

  • make own graphs with weather data collected.

 

PSHCE

 

We will be focusing on:

 

  • reflecting on, considering and celebrating the wonders and mysteries of life as it evolves.

  • listening and responding appropriately to the views of others, when working as part of a team.

  • gaining the confidence to cope with setbacks and learn from their mistakes.

  • working collaboratively, in pairs or small groups.

  • begining to understand the culture of different countries and how weather affects them.

Computing

 

We are learning to:

 

  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

  • use programming to give direction on a map

  • record weather forecast (iPads).

 

 

Music

 

We are learning to:

 

  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

  • drumming lessons with the Music Centre. 

 

Art and Design

 

The children will be learning about how to make a wind-up mechanism. They will use their class topic weather as a starting point and make drawings inspired by stormy weather. They will then work out how to make a device to catch storms. 

 

Generating Ideas: They will look at storms and make initial sketches to gather visual information.  They will make observational drawings of clouds in order to collect visual information. They will also need to select ideas to use in their own work. This will be developed in their sketchbooks.

 

Making:  The children will select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform the practical task of making the storm catcher. They will be cutting, shaping, joining and finishing their turning mechanism. They need to select the materials and components suitable for the task, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities.

 

Evaluation: The children will investigate and analyse a range of existing products. They will evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work. They will have opportunities to understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world.

 

Knowledge: the children will have opportunities to apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce complex structures. They will also have opportunities to understand and use mechanical systems in their products (for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages).

Websites

 

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