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St Paul's Church of England Primary School

Summer 1

Theme Learning Question:

Why is water important to life on Earth?

 

Curriculum Coverage:

In English, our text this term is ‘The Journey’ by Aaron Becker. This picture book is about a lonely girl who draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger. We will be learning to write descriptions of different settings and we will be creating our own story based on the book ‘The Journey’.

 

In Maths this term we will be focusing on Fractions, Time and Angles. Within Fractions, we will be learning how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole. (eg 5/7 + 1/7 = 6/7). We will be learning how to tell and write the time from 12-hour and 24-hour digital clocks. This is something you could get practising at home! Within our angles topic we will be learning how to identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle.

 

This half term we will be learning about the importance of water and why is it important to our life on Earth. In our theme lessons, we will learn about how the water cycle works and where and how rivers start and the journey they take across the land. We will also be learning about how rivers change over time due to erosion and deposition.

 

In Science we will be learning about the states of matter and we will carry out an investigation into how these occur. We will be learning about the differences between solids, liquids and gases by observing the melting process of chocolate at different stages with varying water temperatures.

 

Year 3 Summer 1: Blue Planet

This half term we will be learning about the importance of water and why is it important to our life on Earth. In our theme lessons, we will learn about how the water cycle works and where and how rivers start and the journey they take across the land. We will also be learning about how rivers change over time due to erosion and deposition. In Science, we will be learning about ‘States of Matter’ and how materials can change from one state to another, through a large range of practical enquiries.

Important Vocabulary

Solidify, evaporate, condense, changing state, evaporation, condensation, temperature, melting, water cycle solid, liquid, gases, boiling point, precipitation, erosion, deposition.

Reading

  • I can identify and discuss words and/or phrases the author has used to capture the reader’s interest and imagination.
  • I can explain the meaning of some key vocabulary within the context of the text.
  • I can skim read a short passage/extract of text to get the gist of the information.

Writing

  • I can write sentences in the present perfect form.
  • I can identify and use some prepositions (of place)/prepositional phrases within my sentences.
  • I can identify and use co-ordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) to create compound sentences.

Maths

  • I can tell and write the time from 12-hour and 24-hour digital clocks.
  • I can identify right angles and the number of right angles in half, three-quarter and full turns.
  • I can identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle.
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