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Adventurers Class - Year 3

Welcome to Adventurers Class!



This term our topic is:

'What makes Wiltshire different?'

Geography is the driver of our learning context this term. We will be using geography skills to gain knowledge and understanding of Wiltshire.


What are we learning about this term?


Maths - In maths we will be continuing to learn about Multiplication and Division, including written methods and problem solving. Our timestable focus this term is the 3 x table and we will be learning a fact each day to help us improve our quick recall for daily tests.


Writing - In writing we will be learning to use the correct article (a, an, the) before a noun, as well as how to use time fronted adverbials and conjunctions. Also, we will learn how to use inverted commas to show when someone is speaking and make our writing interesting by using the power of 3. This learning will be applied when we write diaries as if we are the character Barney in our class text 'Stig of the Dump'. After this, we will be using non-fiction language and organisation features when writing an explanation text 'What happens in the Water Cycle?'.


Reading - Our whole class text this term will be 'Stig of the Dump' by Clive King. We will be focussing on vocabulary, prediction and summarising. Children will also read a non-fiction text about the Wiltshire flag and a fact file about James Dyson. In addition to this there will be an opportunity for children to analyse and perform poetry by Christina Rossetti. 


Science - In science we will be continuing our unit on 'Animals including Humans' and learn about the importance of nutrition. Following this, our unit on Forces and Magnets will begin.


Geography - In geography we will be learning about the human and physical features of Wiltshire. We will gain our knowledge through interpreting photographs, online maps and maps of different scales/with different keys. The topography of Wiltshire will be explored when we look at how hilly Wiltshire is and we will learn about rivers, with a specific focus on the River Avon. Human features of Wiltshire, such as farming and agriculture will also be a focus, when we study land use.


Art - In art we will learning about painting techniques and the artist Anna Dillon, who has created some beautiful abstract art of Wiltshire landscapes. We will be looking at her use of colour and brushstrokes, so that we are able to use this learning to influence our own paintings of Westbury White Horse.




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