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, RE, Music, Cooking and Nutrition and Computing.
In English, we will be studying the following texts: Flotsam by David Wiesner, The storm whale by Benji Davies, The big book of blue by Yuval Zommer and Hello H2O poetry by John Agard. We will be using these texts to write setting descriptions, re-write the stories using exciting language, writing playscripts for adverts and performing these and learning and writing our own poetry. 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 we will then move onto measurement where the children will be able to measure the perimeter of 2d shapes and measure, compare and add lengths, mass and volume/capacity. We will also be learning how to tell the time in 12-hour and 24-hour analogue time to nearest 5 minutes before moving onto statistics where will be creating and representing our own data in charts. 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 this term is ‘Ocean Voyage’. We will be researching the Titanic’s journey and mapping this using our geographical skills. This will link to science experiments where we will explore melting ice with different substances and then discuss global warming and the melting ice caps. We will be looking at ocean creatures and classifying these according to breed and characteristics. The children will also be getting involved in DT, where we will be making 3D shark heads with moveable parts. We will be looking at artwork from the artist Monet and be creating our own art in the same style. We will be using IT to research and a coding program to create our own ocean themed game. We will then be moving onto Ancient Egypt where will be learning about the lost city of Heracleion and spending a day in the life of an Ancient Egyptian where we will cook some delicious Egyptian food.