Year 3 - Mulbarton Primary

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Kestrels & Peregrines - Year 3

In Kestrels and Peregrines classes we are guided by the National Curriculum and by the Cornerstones curriculum which we follow as a school. Each term – or half term – we launch our new topic with a WOW day or activity. This sometimes involves an educational visit or an exciting and engaging activity which takes place in school. Home learning tasks are also based on the topic with English, maths and other home learning tasks added.

English lessons are based around the topic where possible but also include other aspects of the English National Curriculum. Spelling is taught twice a week and is based on the Oxford Owl spelling programme and the children’s weekly spelling lists and home learning activities are based on this. In addition to weekly spellings, we also send home ‘red spelling words’ every half term. These red spelling words are taken from the Year 3 and 4 word lists in the National Curriculum. Reading is taught as a whole class and some children read to an adult on a daily 1:1 basis or with a ‘Reading Champion’ who comes into school on a weekly basis. The children visit the school library every week and are encouraged to take a book home. There is a reward system in place for those children who read at home on a regular basis and who record it in their reading record.

Maths is taught as a whole class and follows the National Curriculum. Throughout the year the children will cover: Number: (including Place Value; Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division and Fractions); Measurement (including Money, Length and Perimeter, Mass and Capacity and Time); Statistics (including interpretation and presention of data using bar charts, pictograms and tables) and Geometry (including the properties of shape). We encourage the use of manipulatives and drawings to help the children with conceptual understanding. We also try to encourage the children to learn their times tables.

Other curriculum areas are taught through the topic except RE (which is taught in a block each half term) and Music (which is taught weekly by a specialist music teacher). The children also have regular access to our Forest School area. Our topics for this year are:

AUTUMN – Predator              SPRING – Scrumdiddlyumptious          SUMMER 1  - Gods and Mortals SUMMER 2 – Tribal Tales

The first half term was a whole-school topic called ‘Circus’ and this coincided with a circus being based in school.

Mrs Penton and Mr Clarke     Year 3 teachers
Mulbarton Primary School
The Common
NR14 8JG
Telephone - 01508 570326
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