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Year 3

Maths
In Inspire Maths next term we will be using our knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division to solve word problems.  We will use a variety of strategies and concrete resources to support our thinking alongside drawing models to represent a problem situation. We will recall and apply division concepts within multiplication and apply addition and subtraction concepts to prolem solving. Later on in the term we will be focusing on mental addition. We will be comparing and applying number bonds so please ensure your child is secure in this skill.

Please keep your eye out for information on parental workshops, coming to Prescot Primary school soon.

Literacy
In Literacy and Language we will be exploring the world of science fiction through the story ‘A Tale of Two Robots’.  Children will be encouraged to develop empathetic responses to characters and an awareness of different points of view.   Children will write their own episode for the story.  In summer term 2, children will explore folktales using The Enchantress of the Sands ‘ and other stories to explore the key features, settings and dramatic language used.  Children will write a new folktale with a vivid setting, atmosphere and an exciting climax. 

Our non-fiction units this term will focus on biographies, auto-biographies and discussion texts.  This will encourage children to write for a range of different purposes using key structures and language.

We will be extending our literacy skills across all areas of the curriculum and through our topic Mighty Metals.  Children will get opportunities to write letters, instructions and poems.  Please also encourage your children to access the appropriate reading material using the Accelerated Reader approach to reading.

Science
This term we will be exploring the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials.  We will be finding out which force is at play as you slide down a slide or swing on a swing.  We will be exploring how magnets repel and attract and sorting items into magnetic and non-magnetic groups.

If you were a metal which one would you be?  May be you are not a metal at all but a force to be reckoned with!

Art and Design/ Geography

As part of our ‘Mighty Metals’ topic we will be reading ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes and using this as inspiration for a variety of projects. The children will get to make an Iron Man out of recycled metal materials, create metal scratch artwork,  aswell as research the local installation of ‘Another Place’ by Anthony Gormley on Crosby beach.

ICT

Also through our ‘Mighty Metals’ topic we will be giving the children the opportunity to learn basic coding skills by programming our school ‘Sphero’ robots.  Finally the children will use ‘Scratch Junior’ to create their own basic computer game based on ‘The Iron Man’ story.