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Coxheath Primary School

Year 3

This term, our global theme is ‘Wellbeing’. Our core text is ‘Sir Tom Moore: One Hundred Steps’, a story about an old war veteran who walked 100 laps in an attempt to raise money for the NHS during a pandemic. His efforts and life inspired a nation. We will be writing biographies and setting descriptions based on his life and his global adventures. 

In Geography, we will be exploring mountains and their formation, including some of the mountains that Sir Tom Moore visited during his life. We will learn about the equipment needed to ascend mountains safely as well as the psychological qualities required to overcome such a significant challenge. 

In Art, we will be exploring layered printing techniques inspired by contemporary artists Rebecca Vincent and Carol Nunan, We will use a range of different materials to experiment with texture to produce our own landscape paintings. In Music, we will learn style indicators of disco music, listening to, learning and appraising the disco song ‘Bringing us Together’. 

In PSHE, we will be discussing stereotypes, particularly those linked to age and their consequences. We will share ideas about who our own lockdown heroes are and will consider what legacies will would like to leave behind, 

In Maths this term, we will begin our topic of fractions. We will recap our previous knowledge by finding halves, quarters and thirds of a whole before moving on to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.

For reading, please continue to encourage your child to read at home for at least 10 minutes per day. If you do not have your Bug Club login details, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Please click on the attachments below to find out more about the curriculum content for our Year 3 classes.