Y3 Spring 2 2022
Topic 4: Water World
Our topic for Spring 2 is ‘Water World’. The children will be learning about the uses of water and the importance of saving it. They will learn about the Water Cycle and about the features and locations of rivers using maps.
English – We will begin the term looking at the text ‘A River’ where we will be creating our own journey narratives based on a river walk, focussing on exciting descriptions of settings.
Then we’ll be reading ‘Once Upon A Raindrop’ to learn more about the water cycle. We’ll be using the text as inspiration for an informative poem based on the water cycle.
Maths – The children will be looking at measures involving length and perimeter. They will measure accurately using a range of equipment and will calculate the perimeter of a range of shapes. They will then move onto learning about fractions and finding fractions of objects and amounts.
Geography – We will be focussing on rivers around the world, looking at different parts of a river and where the largest and longest rivers in the world are. The children will be using maps to learn about the location of rivers and about their features. We will also create our own river estuaries outside using sand, water and tinfoil.
PE – The children will be doing Outdoor Adventurous Activities (a range of teambuilding and orienteering focussed sessions) and yoga this term.
DT – The children will be doing Food Tech this half term, learning about nutritious, balanced diets, before designing and making the different elements of a healthy lunchbox.
PSHE – Identity, society and equality including learning about community and belonging.
RE – This half term the children will be learning about the significance of ‘Water’ as a symbol in the bible and how rivers are used in religious customs.
Music – The children will be using a range of instruments to create water sounds. They will learn about pitch, tempo and texture.
Computing – This half term the children will be introduced to using Powerpoint to make presentations.