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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane

Houghton-le-Spring

Tyne & Wear

DH5 8DA

Tel: 0191 5536523

 

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Please note: We have postponed the Sports Day and Summer Fayre to Friday 14th July. Hopefully this will give everyone the chance to rearrange so they can join us at these events.

Year 3

 

Curriculum Overview 2016 -17

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Autumn Term 2016

This term the Year 3 children will be learning about the cross-curricular themes of Ancient Egypt and Farming around the World.  They will learn about and compare the lives of Ancient Egyptians including pharaohs and slaves, study the importance of the River Nile and learn how to use the Egyptian hieroglyphic system. They will then move on to study global farming, comparing and contrasting farming styles around the world and investigating how weather impacts types of crops grown globally.

In English pupils will be studying the novels ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl and ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes, using these texts as a basis for exploring language and writing in different genres. In Maths they will plan and pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements, involving numbers or shapes, identifying examples that do or do not meet a statement and they will strengthen their understanding and methods of recording and reasoning through problem solving and the use and application of mathematics.  

In Science the children will be studying ‘Animals including Humans’ and investigating ‘Plants’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays, so please ensure that your child has their full school P.E. kit on those days.

Autumn Term 2016

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.

This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.

 

Monday 19th September (Miss Bridle)

Wednesday 21st September (Miss Soden)

Great North Museum, Newcastle

 

Thursday 6th October (Miss Soden)

Wednesday 12th October (Miss Bridle)

Oriental Museum, Durham

 

Friday 18th November (Miss Bridle)

Monday 21st November (Miss Soden)

Ouseburn Farm, Newcastle

Great North Museum, September 2016

Oriental Museum, October 2016

Ouseburn Farm, November 2016

Spring Term 2017

This term the children in Year 3 will be studying the theme of ‘Ancient Greece’.

In English they will be studying Ancient Greek Myths and Legends, moving onto read 'The Twits,' by Roald Dahl. Non-fiction writing will be linked to the study of Ancient Greece.

In Maths they will plan and pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements involving numbers or shapes. They will identify examples that do or do not meet a statement, and they will strengthen their understanding and methods of recording and reasoning through problem solving and the use and application of Mathematics.  

In Science the children will be studying ‘Plants’ and ‘Rocks and Soils’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

Spring Term 2016

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.

 

Thursday 12th January (Mr Winter)

Friday 13th January (Miss Bridle)

Monday 16th January (Miss Soden)

Great North Museum, Newcastle

 

Thursday 9th February (Miss Bridle)

Friday 10th February (Miss Soden)

Monday 13th February (Mr Winter)

Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

 

Monday 20th March (Mr Winter)

Thursday 23rd November (Miss Soden)

Friday 24th March (Miss Bridle)

Metro Centre, Gateshead

Great North Museum, January 2017

Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire, February 2017

Metro Centre, Gateshead, March 2017

Summer Term 2017

This term the Year 3 children will be studying the cross-curricular theme of natural disasters. In Geography your child will be covering map work across the world. We will look at both human and physical features and use four figure map references linked to our educational visits.

In English the children will be studying the novel ‘The HodgeHeg’ by Dick King-Smith, followed by ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E.B. White. In Maths they will be identifying shapes and sorting them based on their characteristics. They will tell and write time from an analogue clock and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks and they will strengthen their understanding and methods through problem solving and the use and application of Mathematics. Every child will be set specific targets, which we will be working on his half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

In science your child will be studying Forces and Magnets.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Summer Term 2016

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.

This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.

 

Friday 5th May (Miss Soden)

Monday 15th May (Miss Bridle)

Thursday 18th May (Mr Winter)

Botanical Gardens, Durham

 

Monday 19th June (Miss Soden)

Monday 3rd July (Miss Bridle)

Monday 10th July (Mr Winter)

Winter Gardens, Sunderland

 

Wednesday 28th June (Miss Soden & Mr Winter)

Thursday 29th June (Miss Bridle & Miss Soden)

Skiing, Silksworth, Sunderland

Botanical Gardens, Durham, May 2017