Sowerby Village CE (VC) Primary School

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Sowerby, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire HX6 1HB

Class 3

 

 This half term,  Class 3 will be learning the following skills. If you have any questions about the following information, do no hesitate to contact Mr Robinson. 

Numeracy

 

We will learn how to:

  • Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks.
  • Estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute.
  • Use vocabulary such as o'clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight.
  • Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year.
  • Record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours.
  • Draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials.
  • Recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them.
  • Recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn.
  • Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn.
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Literacy – This half term we will be basing our work around the book ‘How to train your dragon’ by Cressida Cowell

We will learn:

  • And study a variety of different myths and legends from a range of cultures.
  • About the features often found in myths and legends.
  • How to write our very own myths.
  • About the features found in instructions.
  • How to write our very own instructions.
  • To develop our understanding of using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense.
  • To develop our range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although

 

Science – Forces and Magnets

We will learn to:

  • Compare how things move on different surfaces.
  • Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance.
  • Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others.
  • Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.
  • Describe magnets as having two poles.
  • Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet and identify some magnetic materials.

 

Topic

This half term our question will be:

 

Where would I like to settle?

 

What Did Early Settlers Need?

 

To describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water in the context of the needs of early settlers.

 

Where Would You Settle?

 

To describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water in the context of the needs of early settlers.

 

What do names of places mean?

 

To use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world in the context of identifying links between settlements.

 

How Is Land Used in Settlements?

 

Use a range of resources to identify the key physical and human features of a location.

Use fieldwork to observe and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods including sketch maps, plans and graphs and digital technologies.

 

How Are Settlements Linked?

 

Name and locate counties and cities of the United

Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, including hills, mountains, cities, rivers, key topographical features and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.