In Einstein Class (Year 3) we follow the National Curriculum for Maths and English. Other areas of the National Curriculum are delivered through the whole class projects that we plan. These areas are: Science, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Cooking and Nutrition and Computing.
In English we will be looking at the texts: Gregory Cool by Caroline Binch, One plastic bag by Miranda Paul, Tales from ancient India and other traditional folk tales from around the world. Our class read will be Seasons of splendour by Madhur Jaffrey. We will be using adjectives to write setting descriptions, writing postcards in the first person as well as writing diary entries. Alongside our creative writing skills, the children will be given opportunities to write at length whilst focusing specifically on grammar, punctuation and spelling objectives.
In Mathematics, the children will be getting stuck in to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using the formal written methods as well as developing our mental arithmetic skills, covering the objectives in the Year 3 curriculum. We teach Maths in practical and exciting ways, ensuring we deepen the understanding that children have of the three key areas; problem solving, reasoning, and fluency.
Our project for the Autumn term is Tales from around the world. There will be a focus on geography throughout this project where the children will locate countries using maps and digital mapping systems. We will use google earth 3D to tour countries to view human and physical geography and compare these features to other countries and regions. We will look specifically at climate zones and what affects these will have in parts of the world. In art we will be recreating the artwork: The great wave off Kanagawa using different brush techniques to create dramatic waves.