j Y3 - Barnton

Hello and welcome to the Spring Term. Miss Shaw and Mrs Grocott cannot wait to get started on this half term's topics!

In ENGLISH our quality text is The Magic Bean Tree by Nancy van Laan. The book, which has beautiful illustrations by Beatriz Vidal, is a legend from Argentina. It tells the story of the evil bird who lives on top of the magic tree that grows in the Argentine pampas. The evil bird has the power to stop the rain, so one summer, a little boy risks everything to save his village from dying of thirst by taking a stand against the powerful bird.



In MATHS we will be looking at multiplication and division before moving on to measurement.

                       multiplication and division clipart 1


Our SCIENCE topic for the whole of the Spring term is Animals including humans. We will be learning why nutrition is important and what types of foods animals, including humans, need in order to thrive. We will also be looking at skeletons and identifying and naming bones.



In GEOGRAPHY we will be completing a world study on Brazil.  We will be comparing life in Brazil with life here in the UK.



In PE we will be focusing on netball (Mondays) and dance (Wednesdays). Please make sure your child has their indoor and outdoor kits in school every day as these days are subject to change!



In RE our focus will be Islam: Muhammad. We will be learning all about Muhammad and why he is such an important and significant figure for Muslims. 



In FRENCH we will be revising numbers and learning how to introduce ourselves to others. We will also be singing French songs and playing French games.



Homework, spellings and reading.

English and maths homework will continue to be set every Wednesday and is due back in on the following Monday.  Spellings and times tables tests will be sent home on a Monday and the tests will take place on the following Friday. 

We expect all children to read at least 4 times per week at home. They will also read in school with an adult at least once a week. 

Table Spring 1 2018

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us, either by noting it in your child’s planner or by calling school. 


Miss Shaw and Mrs Grocott

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