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    Year 3 Project, Spring 1 – Feel the Force! & Active Planet

  • What’s the big idea?

    The tectonic plates that form the Earth’s crust are always moving. Even the smallest movement can cause huge earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis that devastate communities across wide areas. If we can understand what is happening underground we can learn to predict and protect ourselves in the future.

    Without forces to push and pull us along, nothing on Earth or in the wider Universe would move. Forces are so important that it is almost impossible to imagine a world without them - and yet, they are invisible.

  • What will we be learning?


    We will be able to:

    • Conduct simple scientific investigations relating to rocks and forces
    • Compare rocks according to similarities and differences, and compare common materials and objects according to their properties

    We will know:

    • About magnets and magnetic and non-magnetic materials
    • That forces can have direction, and that forces differ in size
    • The effects of friction

    We will understand:

    • That different materials are suited for different purposes


    We will be able to:

    • Use geographical terms, e.g. volcano, earthquake, mountain, tectonic plates
    • Make maps to learn more about our world, especially Northern Wales and New Zealand
    • Ask and answer questions about geographical and environmental features

    We will know:

    • How particular localities have been affected by natural features and processes e.g countries on plates

    We will understand:

    • That the quality of the environment can be improved


    We will be able to:

    • Design, create and evaluate a marble run


    We will be able to:

    • Use art as a means of self expression using collage and mosaic techniques.


    We will be able to:

    • Compose simple pieces to create intended effects focusing on pictures
    • Choose sounds and instruments which are appropriate for this task
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  • MATHS - Please help your child to know the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

    We will also be working hard to learn more about:

    • Four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions
    • Measurement - money, length and perimeter
    • To be able to solve word problems using the four operations
    • We will be using the adventure story ‘The Ice Palace’ to inspire us to write detailed descriptions and describe gripping characters.
    • We will be thinking about how to start our sentences in different ways, and how to use adjectives and conjunctions to extend our writing.
  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • Year 3 Notes & Dates

    PE Kits

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt. PE kits should be in school at all times. We have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays


    Children will be set home learning through DB Primary, Mathletics and  TTRockstars.

    Homelearning is set on a Wednesday, and must be completed by Tuesday

    Your child has their login details – if you need these again, please email: unicorn@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    If you have any problems with completing the homelearning tasks, please talk to your teacher at pick up or email your teacher.

    Entry Point: We will be making and erupting our own volcanoes!

    Trip: We would normally visit the Natural History Museum. This is under review.

    Maybe you could – do let us know if you do!

    Have you ever experienced an earthquake? Have you visited a volcano? Please do let us know if you have, and if you can share your stories or photographs with us!


    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.


    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.

How to Contact The Year 3 Team

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