BerkswichCE Primary School

Achieve, Believe and Care

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Spring One


We are going to continue growing our mathematical understanding of multiplication and division over spring term. These fundamental skills underpin all areas of mathematics and allow us to approach reasoning and problem solving questions confidently.



A new term means a new book! Year Three are going to be dipping their toes into the world of non-fiction. The Bee Book written by Charlotte Milner is a bright, factual book all about the fuzzy, buzzy creatures we know as bees. We will be exploring writing features such as introductory paragraphs, subheadings, factual language and chronology in order to create our own non – chronological reports.


Reading Adventure

We will be kick starting the New Year by diving into award winning book ‘You’re a bad man, Mr Gum!’ by Andy Stanton. As always, we will be building our vocabulary bank and understanding new words. Mr Gum is an extremely nasty man who hates everyone and lives in a disgusting tip of a house. His garden, though, is immaculate and beautiful. And this is because if he lets it get out of control, an angry fairy who lives in his bathtub comes and whacks him over the head with a frying pan.



Year Three are going into 2022 by turning back the clock to 450 AD to the Anglo-Saxons. The Anglo-Saxons were a group of farmer-warriors who lived in Britain. Through our topic, we will be expanding our historical knowledge through the exploration of beliefs, location, conflict, culture and artefacts.



What can we learn from a mosque? This is the main questions children in Year Three will be exploring this half term. The children will begin to gain an understanding of how different religions worship their faith and what this means to them and their life.



Children in Year 3 will gain an understanding that they need light to see and that light is reflected from surfaces. They will explore shadows and learn how shadows are formed when a light source is blocked by an opaque item. We will be building a bank of scientific vocabulary and completing a range of experiments along the way!



Studying the illusion of depth through the use of tints in the Mona Lisa and to recreate this through a self-portrait. Creating realistic portrait paintings using colour and blending techniques when painting. Watching objects in motion and sketching in real time to capture movement. Studying Da Vinci’s techniques to develop body proportion and positioning when sketching and then beginning to apply movement.



Year Three will continue their swimming lessons every Tuesday morning at Walton High School. Alongside this, the children will be exploring the large topic of ‘games’. Lots of different areas will be covered in this unit, such as: rules, strategy, teamwork, use of space, tactics and the list goes on!


DT – Pneumatics

Drawing inspiration from existing products, understand how compressed air (or water - hydraulics) can be used to create motion. Meeting a product design brief (with intended purpose and user) to create an end product!



Our topic this term is ‘My Community’. We will be exploring and celebrating the different identities amongst the wider community and how we can support them. We will be diving into what our own characteristics can add to everyday living and how we believe it is best to support everyone in living everyday life.