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Spring Term 2

I look forward to another half term with year 3 and know we will continue to have lots of fun learning together. This half term we will be looking at the following topics:


In this unit, the children explore and compare legends. They read the interactive texts and watch a film, understanding plots and features of legends then recall and retell main events. They use drama to explore characters and dilemmas. They discuss punctuation, learning how to write dialogue. They plan, edit and write their own legends, following a familiar structure.

After, we will look at a poetry unit called 'Playing with words'

In this unit, the children enjoy listening and responding to a range of poems. They learn about poems that play with language. They compose class and individual poems, editing and improving their work as part of the process.


We will be continuing to follow the 'Power Maths' scheme and this half term we will be learning: fractions, mass and capacity.

PE days and PE kit We have 2 hours of PE each week with Mr Wolfe, on a Monday and a Thursday. Children will continue to come to school in their PE kit on PE days, please make sure the PE kit is: a white or navy polo top or t-shirt, black or navy jogging bottoms/shorts, a Booth Wood fleece or navy blue hoody/jumper and trainers. No branded sports kit should be worn.


Our unit this half term is 'Light' and children will learn about different sources of light, and that we need light to see. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate reflective materials, in the context of designing a new book bag. They will work in a hands on way to play a range of mirror games, finding out more about reflective surfaces. Furthermore, they will learn that the sun’s light can be dangerous, and will create an advert for a pair of sunglasses or a sun hat that they have designed. The children will have chance to test which objects are opaque in an exciting investigation to design the most effective curtains, and will find out how shadows change when the distance between the object and light source changes


Our unit this half term is 'Crime and Punishment' children will develop their chronological knowledge beyond 1066 through studying this aspect of social history. The children will find out about the legacy of the Roman justice system and crime and punishment through the Anglo-Saxon, Tudor and Victorian periods. They will also deepen their historical awareness and understanding of how our past is constructed through studying the famous highwayman Dick Turpin. The final lesson allows the children to reflect upon and evaluate what they have learnt in this unit, as well as comparing modern day crime prevention and detection methods with those from the past. We also hope to visit the 'National Justice Museum' in Nottingham this half term and further details will be sent out shortly.

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Our unit this half term is 'Edible Garden' and children will learn where and how a variety of ingredients are grown. Firstly