YEAR 3 CURRICULUM INFORMATION

MATHS

Chapter 8 - Money

This is a large chapter on money. It allows pupils to consolidate previous learning on recognising different denominations (both notes and coins) and the simple addition and subtraction of money. It further develops the concepts related to addition and subtraction of money. Pupils are then expected to apply their new knowledge to solve word problems.

Chapter 9 -Time

Pupils begin this chapter by telling the time using 'a.m.' and 'p.m.', telling time to the minute, using analogue and digital time and telling time by using both the minute and hour hands. Pupils then learn to use the 24-hour clock and clocks using roman numerals. After this, pupils are measuring and comparing time in seconds, hours and minutes. Pupils will then complete the chapter by converting units of time and then finding a number of days in lengths of time.

 

ENGLISH

Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya

Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
 
This picture book describes the life of Wangari Maathai, who was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in encouraging the planting of forests in Kenya and creating the Green Belt movement, contributing to sustainable development and democaracy. Wangari Maathai's life story has inspired several authors and illustrators and the way they portray it varies in approach and emphasis. Donna Jo Napoli brings out the healing and useful properties of different kinds of trees, incorporating their Kikuyu names.

RE

Topic 7 Pentecost

Christians believe that the gift of the Holy Spirit within them gives them energy and the power to live the way of Jesus.  The symbols used for the Holy Spirit – wind and fire – are symbols of power and energy.  We learn at Pentecost, the disciples were filled by the gifts of the Holy Spirit and went out courageously to carry the Gospel of Jesus to the whole world.

Topic 8 Reconciliation

When making a choice, it is important to examine your conscience in order to make a good choice and minimise bad effects for ourselves and others. We learn the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a celebration of God’s love and mercy; it is about the forgiveness of sin and being reconciled with God and one another.

History

Persia and Greece

We learn about the Persian Empire, Greek gods and goddesses and the Greek language. We finish the topic by exploring the Greek and Persian Wars.

Geography

Agriculture

We begin by learning about the different types of farming: arable, pastoral and mixed. We will discover how the food we eat affects farming, and go on to learn about sheep farming in Wales. 

Science

Forces and Magnets

Pupils observe that magnetic forces can act without direct contact, unlike most forces, where direct contact is necessary (for example, opening a door, pushing a swing). They will think how magnets are useful in everyday items, and suggest creative uses for different magnets.

PE

Cricket, athletics and maypole dancing.