Year 3 - Mole
This is our teacher - Mrs Janes
This is our teaching assistant - Mrs Allman
This is our teaching assistant - Miss Boosey
We are the Marvellous Moles
Our adapted and own story maps
This term our topic is called ‘Let it Shine’. The Marvellous Moles will be learning about the properties of Light. We are looking forward to the term ahead. Here is a summary of what we will be doing…
English - Using 'Talk for Writing', we will retell and adapt the story ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’, leading up to creating our own adventures stories. Later in the term, we will read the book ‘The Polar Express’ and will write a playscript of a new chapter!
Science - We will be taking a trip to the beach to study how the light reflects off the water’s surface and we are hoping to also see some Christmas lights, observing what we notice about these.
Design and Technology – Using a range of tools and materials, we hope to make our own light emitting lanterns.
Geography – The Marvellous Moles will be locating counties and cities of the United Kingdom, using ordinance survey maps to build on their knowledge of the UK.
This terms topic is ‘Our World is Amazing’ in which we will be learning all about green plants. We will investigate farming within our community and the wider world.
In Science, the children will grow bean seeds and identify what plants need in order to survive. We will dissect a bean seed, just after it begins to germinate, and then dissect a flower, so that the children can label the male and female parts. This will lead onto the life cycle of a seed.
During Literacy, our focus text for the term will be Charlotte’s Web. We will be writing news reports about Fern saving the life of a baby pig. Then in groups the children will write an information fact file about spiders. After that we will be reading the text, ‘Fly Eagle Fly’ by Christopher Gregorowski and we will use this to inspire some interesting artwork.
We will be finishing our focus on multiplication and division within maths before moving onto measurement. However, we will carry on our daily times table practice with games and personal best challenges.
In RE, we are focusing on gospels of the bible; starting with our school story ‘Fishers of Men'. Our big question this term is ‘What type of world did Jesus want?’.