Ferney Lee Primary School

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Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848

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Welcome to Year 3

Our Class Library

Below are the core texts and literature we will be using in Year 3 to support the delivery of our curriculum. 

What Year 3 are learning about this half term?

 

Autumn 1

 

Our key Geographical enquiry question is : What physical features make Britain a good place to settle?

Here are some of the main objectives we will cover:

Geography:

  • What did early settlers need?
  • Where would you settle?
  • How is different land used in settlements?
  • How are settlements linked?
  • How can we show features of a settlement on a map?
  • What are the different homes people can live in?

 

In English,  our core text for this half term is 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes.            The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights: 1: Amazon.co.uk: Ted  Hughes, Tom Gauld: 8601300335667: Books      

Here are the independent writing outcomes we cover:

Writing to Entertain: Retell chapter one from the view point of the main character.

Writing to Entertain: Performance poetry - The Coming of the Iron Man by Brenda Williams

Writing to Entertain: Blackout poetry

Writing to Inform:  Ted Hughes Biography

Writing to Inform: Instructions: How to trap the Iron Man.

 

 

In Science, our unit is Forces and Magnets.

Our key enquiry question is: Are all materials magnetic?

In the unit we will:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Describe magnets as having two poles
  • Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

 

In Art,  our unit is Formal elements of Art.

In the unit, we will:

  • Improve our mastery of Art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture using a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal,
    paint, clay].
  • Develop our techniques, including control and use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

 

In Design and Technology, our unit is Mechanical Systems: Pneumatic toys

In the unit we will:

  • Draw accurate diagrams with correct labels, arrows and explanations.
  • Correctly identify definitions for key terms.
  • Identify five appropriate design criteria.
  • Communicate two ideas using thumbnail sketches.
  • Communicate and develop one idea using an exploded diagram.
  • Select appropriate equipment and materials to build a working pneumatic system.
  • Assemble their pneumatic system within the housing to create the desired motion.
  • Create a finished pneumatic toy that fulfills the design brief

 

In Computing, our unit is Networks and the Internet

In the unit we will:

  • Recognise that a network is two or more devices connected.
  • Explain how information moves around a network and the role of the server.
  • Understand that networks connect to the internet via a router.
  • Explain some of the journey a website goes through to reach your computer.
  • Explain that websites are split into small pieces (packets) to be sent via the internet.

 

In French, our unit is French Greetings.

In the unit we will:

  • Look carefully at the speaker and respond confidently with the appropriate gesture and phrase.
  • Begin to recognise how some sounds (‘on’, ‘ou’, ‘et’ and ‘oi’) are represented in written form.
  • Link actions or pictures to the new language, both in spoken and written form.
  • Imitate the pronunciation of sounds.
  • Take turns to speak and use appropriate intonation.

 

In Music, our unit is Ballads

In the unit we will:

  • Identify the key features of a ballad.
  • Perform a ballad using actions.
  • Sing in time and in tune with a song and incorporate actions.
  • Retell a summary of an animation’s story.
  • Write a verse with rhyming words which tell part of a story.
  • Perform their lyrics fluently and with actions.

 

In RHE, our unit is Healthy and Happy Friendships

In the unit we will learn:

  • · what the different qualities of a healthy, happy friendship are
  • · why listening is an important part of a healthy friendship
  • · the importance of keeping ourselves safe and understanding personal boundaries
  • · how some touch and space boundaries will not be appropriate and how to identify these
  • · how to show respect for people’s personal boundaries
  • · what resilience is, and how we can develop our own resilience
  • · how we can help other people develop their resilience in challenging situations.

 

In RE, our unit is How do Jew remember God’s convent Abraham and Moses?

  • In the unit we will:
  • Re-tell some Jewish stories and consider their importance.
  • Discover how Jews express their faith through rituals and actions.
  • Express ideas about the rituals and practices which demonstrate  belonging to a  community

 

In PE, our unit is Invasion Games: Hockey

In the unit we will:

  • Learn how to play an invasion game fairly (Hockey Rules applicable to Y3)
  • Learn how to keep and win back possession of the ball in a team game.
  • Learn how to dribble and pass with a Hockey stick
  • Learn how to defend and shoot using a Hockey stick

 

 

Our previous learning

Summer  1

Spring 2

Spring 1

Autumn 2

Autumn 1

 

What makes Yorkshire a good place to settle?   

In Autumn term 1, our key Geographical Enquiry was:

What makes Yorkshire a good place to settle?

Here are some of the main objectives we covered:

Geography:

  • To understand why people settle in the places that they do
  • To understand and describe why people who live in different areas live their lives in different ways
  • To understand that the location and way of life for people who live in our local area has changed over time
  • To be able to interpret a key on a map
  • To be able to identify common land features such as valleys

 

In English, we explored the text ' The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. 

Our first task was to write a biography of the famous author Ted Hughes, as he was born in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire!

We then explored the text the Iron Man by rewriting the first chapter from the point of view of the Iron Man, describing how he pieces his body back together after falling off the cliff.  We then created instructions on 'How to trap the Iron’ by retrieving information on how Hogarth and the farmers made a trap for the Iron Man.

We finished the text by reading and performing the poem ’The coming of the Iron’ by Brenda Williams and creating our own ‘Black Out’ poetry using our favourite pages of the story.

 

The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights: 1: Amazon.co.uk: Ted  Hughes, Tom Gauld: 8601300335667: Books

 

Our Science topic was Forces and Magnets we;

Compared how things move on different surfaces

Noticed that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance

Observed how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others

Compared and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials

Described magnets as having two poles

Predicted whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

 

In Art, we used different mark-making tools to create sketches of the Iron Man.

 

 

Meet the staff...

Mrs Whittem (class teacher)

Miss Rachel (teaching assistant)

Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848

admin@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk