I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break and are ready for an exciting term of learning. I can’t wait to get started!
During the Spring Term, we will focus on the Ancient Egyptians and their achievements. This will link to our English work on story writing, instructional writing and information text. Science will focus on states of matter and children will explore solids, liquids and gases through a series of experiments to enhance their investigative skills. Geography will focus on locating countries of the world and identifying physical and human geography features linked to Egyptians. We will reflect upon Hinduism, the Christian Bible and the meaning of Easter in RE. Through reading comprehension activities, we will focus on inference and deduction skills. Children will continue to develop their vocabulary, understanding of grammar and accuracy when spelling, including words on the National Curriculum year 3/ 4 spelling list.
Maths lessons will follow the National Curriculum, and will focus on measures and fractions. There will be an emphasis on problem solving and accuracy of calculations to ensure children become Maths Masters in each area. Support in helping children quickly recall times tables and number facts is very welcome. By the end of Year 3, children should be able to quickly and accurately recall the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables (having learnt the 2, 5 and 10 times tables in Year 2), and up to 12 times tables by the end of Year 4.
It's going to be another exciting and fun filled term!