Year 3 Location, Location Autumn 1

Our next topic this half term is 'Location, Location'

The Year 3 school day starts at 9.15am and finishes at 3.20pm

All children will be met by their teacher, wash their hands on entering school and have their temperature taken before starting work

3NW will enter via Salisbury road and line up by the playhouse
3HB will enter via Station Road(station side) and line up on the courts
3BE will enter via station road and line up on the courts

PE days

Children must wear their PE kits to school on the days that they have PE. They may be more comfortable in joggers rather than shorts or skort. Federation PE tshirt and school jumper / cardigan must be worn. Please do not send children in branded sports clothing

3BE have PE on wednesday and friday
3NW have PE on Wednesday and Thursday
3HB have PE on Thursday and Friday

How we keep ourselves safe in School

Our Golden Rules
E-Bug Hand Washing Guidance

The Creative Me will:

Create and perform a dance, either independently, with a partner or in a small group, on the theme of ‘machines’.

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using voice and playing instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression. Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. Use and understand the basics of the stave and other musical notations. Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music from different traditions and from great musicians and composers. All this learning is focused around one song: 'Let Your Spirit Fly'. 

Create fossil patterns using different pencil tone techniques followed by Styrofoam printing experimenting with different colour paints developing ideas from starting points throughout the curriculum.

Collect information, sketches and resources and explore ideas in a variety of ways.

Orally re-tell Seal Surfer focusing on sequencing of the narrative. Engage in debates about what makes a community a community and what features all communities must have in order to design their own.

The Healthy Me will:

Well-being (pshe)

Continue to build on the work from last half term exploring different emotions, stresses and anxieties that we all face attending school during coronavirus pandemic.

Look at different factors affecting our lives such as the way we are dealing with Covid-19, how we relate to others and how we understand grief.

Continue to follow the 'Jigsaw' programme as well as the most up-to-date government guidance (supporting pupils and staff with mental health and resilience to cope with a variety of situations).

Set personal goals, understanding self-identity and worth, know how to positively face challenges, understand individual's rights, responsibilities, rewards and consequences; make responsible choices and see things from others’ perspectives.


Learn invasion games as part of physical education. Have an opportunity to refine ball skills including striking, throwing and catching, possession and passing skills through invasion games. Play as a team player.

Have time to practice mindfulness as a way to manage stress and anxiety. Take part in mindfulness activities to help us to relax. Display acts of kindness in relation to mental health.

Religious Education

This half term, our learning is based around Incarnation/God What is the Trinity?

The Healthy Me will describe how Christians show their beliefs about God the Trinity in worship (in baptism and prayer, for example) and in the way they live; make links between some Bible texts studied and the idea of God in Christianity, expressing clearly some ideas of their own about what the God of Christianity is like; understand how Christians believe God is Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit and how Christians believe the Holy Spirit is God’s power at work in the world and in their lives today, enabling them to follow Jesus.

God is Trinity

The Independent Me will:


Reignite alove of reading through class stories and the selection of home reading books. (Every child has a reading planner which they can record in daily.)

Seal Surfer

Read the text 'The Sea Book' by Charlotte Milner and explore the structure and organisation of non-fiction texts and identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

The sea book by Charlotte Milner

Identify and discuss the use of contents and index pages to locate information. Begin to understand the purpose of the paragraph and how they help to group information. Discuss why the author has chosen a range of vocabulary to describe a character or setting.


Use 'Seal Surfer' by Michael Foreman to learn to develop an understanding of: the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense; conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause; grammatical terminology when discussing writing and reading.

Seal Surfer by Michael Foreman

We will write a letter in character to the boy’s grandfather summarising the events in the story.


Show an understanding about rivers (River Conwy) and mountains (features). Be creative when exploring the water cycle linked to rivers.

River Conwy

Ask and answer geographical questions about the physical and human characteristics of a location and explain own views about locations, giving reasons. Use fieldwork to observe and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods including sketch maps, plans and graphs and digital technologies.

The water cycle


Identify countries and communities where the language is spoken. Read out loud everyday words and phrases and use phonic knowledge to read words.

The Inquisitive Me will:


Explore numbers and place value by represent numbers to 1000 including 100s, 10s and 1s. Use and create numbers line to 1000. Find 1, 10, 100 more or less than a given number, compare objects to 1000 and order numbers.

Add and subtract multiples of 100, add and subtract 3 digit and 1 digit numbers and add 3 digit and 2 digit numbers


Show curiosity and develop questioning skills by understanding animals and humans. Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amounts of nutrition, that they cannot make their own food and they get nutrition from what they eat. Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey and identify that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.


Look at keeping safe online. Understand the importance of keeping passwords safe; discuss age restrictions; identify where help can be found online; discuss what a ‘spoof website’

Collect data to use spreadsheets and create pie charts and bar graphs; use the ‘more than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equals’ tools; introduce the Advanced Mode of 2Calculate and use coordinates.

This Is Me will:

Develop a sense of spirituality through listening to songs every Thursday as part of our collective worship plan. Year 3 will lead the Harvest experience at school to provide them with a spiritual understanding of this key Christian festival.

Our Christian value this half term is Compassion

Develop social, community and moral links with the Church and the local town community through their links with Water Aid and the Foodbank as part of their RE unit.

Learn to resolve conflict, taking part in activities with others to develop social skill development.

Support Water Aid and the Whitchurch Foodbank.

Throughout all lessons, children will be given the opportunities to express their views in a safe and supportive space.

Our big question....

How does practising compassion make you happy?


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