Year 3's Spring Term Curriculum
Our main topic this term will focus on
Mountains and Volcanoes
During our topic work, the children will be learning about where and how mountains are formed, before researching the impact of volcanic impact eruptions and earthquakes on the environment.
Cross curricular areas linked to this topic are as follows:
Science- Linking their knowledge of rock formation from the Autumn term to how mountains are formed.
Art- Use sketch books to record observations and use them to review and revisit Landscape Art, linked to volcanoes.
Spring Curriculum Overview
Helping at Home
There are various ways you can support your child with their learning at home. Please see some suggested ideas below for each subject:
In maths, we encourage that you focus more the recall of times tables. Quick recall of the required 3, 4 and 8 (as well as the 2, 5, and 10 times-tables they’ve already learned in Year 1 and 2) is important as they form the foundation for a large majority of the work the children will cover within the year. 4 x table song 8x Table Trick
In science, we will be learning about Forces and Magnets. The children will learn how to work scientifically and write up their investigations in a more formal way — using predictions, methods, results and conclusions. Click here to watch a video on magnets.
In computing, we will be using Microsoft Word Processing to record internet research work.
In English, your child will continue to work on the spelling patterns they have begun in previous years, with more emphasis on understanding and learning the spelling rules, as well as attention to prefixes and suffixes. Please continue to help your child practise the 3 and 4 statutory spelling lists that was sent home at the beginning of the Autumn term.
We encourage you to hear your child read daily. Reading to your child is still important at this age too.
Listening to your intonation will help your child with their own expression, and also enhances their writing.
A fun way to encourage expression is to change your volume, or project a particular emotion in your voice such as:
- sad person
- fast / slow talker
Ask your child to read in a silly voice too.