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Over the next half term, Year 3 will be starting our unit of work in our science topic ‘Shake It’.

This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. This curriculum

sets out very clearly what children will learn – the learning goals – in three different


1. The subjects of the curriculum. The learning goals for each of these subjects are at least as challenging as anything taught in the curriculum. In many cases, the learning goals are more challenging.

2. Personal development – the characteristics which will help children become more responsible, independent learners.

3. International understanding – which will help children develop both a sense of the independence of their own country and culture and the interdependence between countries and cultures.

P.E days 3F and 3LC




In English, we’ll be reading the story, ‘The Firework-maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman and using this to inspire our writing. We will be learning how to use past tense correctly through writing a diary entry and understanding how to effectively use figurative language to describe We will also be writing a recount based on a Year 3 experience, as well as using effective writing techniques, such as repetition, statistics and exaggeration to persuade.


In Maths, we’ll be applying our knowledge of perimeter. We will work on understanding what a fraction is and how to count in fractions. Also, we will be consolidating our understanding of measurement. We will be using different measurements of mass and capacity and well as understanding how to calculate halves and quarters.

History & Geography

We will be exploring how to interpret different kinds of maps. We will also be learning about the ways we can gather geographical information to answer questions and growing our understanding of the similarities and differences between geographical features.  We will also be exploring the impact of human activity on geographical features.

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