Welcome to Year 3
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YEAR 3 & 4 CURRICULUM
Please click here to view the welcome booklet for Years 3 and 4 2016
Learning Challenge Curriculum
‘What’s the Buzz?’
In this topical theme, children will learn about all things cycling. To create excitement and intrigue for the Burley Oaks cycle track, we will learn about bikes, famous races and professional cyclists.
We will investigate:
- How have bikes changed?
- What are the most famous bike races?
- Who are the best cyclists in the world?
- How can I incorporate digital images into my art work?
Year 3 will continue to investigate forces through the question 'Are you attractive enough?' We will carry out a fair test to investigate friction using ramps and cars, look at the pushes and pulls involved in riding a bike and make our own forces game during Science week. Year 4 will continue to answer the question: ‘Which wild animals and plants thrive where we live?’ We will use our ICT lessons to create databases for different groups of living things and create our own branching diagrams to identify different types of animals. During Science week, we will focus on planning and executing a fair test.
Homework and Reading
There is an expectation that your child completes at least three twenty minute reading sessions a week at home. This can be independent, reading to an adult, on Bug Club or a mixture of reading and book discussion with an adult.
In addition to this, the children will know from their maths lessons which times table they need to practise and they need to do this at home twice a week. For the completion of the above tasks, children will be awarded three stars.
The link to home work for this half term may be found above. The tasks are purposefully simplistic to allow the children to direct their own learning and whilst parental support is encouraged, the work must be completed by the child. Please do not feel that you should go to extra effort or spend hours on these tasks; the children can complete as much or as little work on the chosen topic as they would like to do. We would like to ensure they enjoy these tasks and learn something new!
The homework diary can also be used as a means of communication between yourself and your child's teachers. Teachers will sign diaries every week and we ask that you also sign the diary weekly.