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Spring 2 IPC PROJECT: Feel the Force & Turn It Up

  • In Science:

    We will be able to:

    • Plan experiments to find out how forces work in real life

    We will know:

    • What forces are and where they come from
    • What friction is and how we use friction
    • How we can increase or reduce friction
    • How magnets and magnetic forces work
    • How sounds are vibrations
    • How our ears can hear sounds

    We will be developing our understanding of:

    •  How forces act on objects to push them, pull them, slow them down and speed them up
  • In Technology:

    We will be able to:

    •  Design and make a marble run
    • Design and make our own instruments

    We will know:

    • More about extreme and dangerous forces
    • About music from other cultures
  • In Maths and English:


    • To know our 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables
    • To be able to add, take-away, multiply and divide with fractions
    • To be able to answer vertical addition and subtraction calculations
    • To be able to draw and measure line segments and parallel lines
    • To be able to answer division word problems with ratios
    • To be able to find the volume, area, and perimeter of cuboids


    Over the next six weeks, will be learning how to write: fairy tales.

    We will continue to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: apostrophes of omission/contraction (e.g. 'do not' becomes 'don't'); apostrophes of possession (Dave's bag); regular and irregular verbs in the past tense; using fronted adverbials (One day… All of a sudden… etc.)

  • important dates:
    • Friday 2nd March - Unicorn 2 Class Assembly  
    • Tuesday 27th March -   Exit Point: We are off to the Science Museum. If you would like to volunteer as a parent helper, please speak to your class teacher.   
    • Thursday 29th March Break up 2:00 pm
    • Friday 30th – Friday 13th April Easter Holiday         
    • Monday 16th April School re-starts
    • Tuesday 24th April - Class Photographs
    • Friday 18th May - GDF Disco  
    • Friday 25th May - Break up for Half Term      
    • Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June Half-Term Holiday
    • Friday 15th June - Unicorn 1 Class Assembly
    • Friday 6th July - GDF Summer Fair
    • Friday 13th July - Years 1-3 / Years 4-6 Sports’ Day
    • Monday 16th July - Parents’ evening 3:30 – 5:00
    • Tuesday 17th July - Meet the new teacher 3:30 – 5:00
    • Friday 20th July - Last day of term, break up 2:00 pm

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task: Given out: Due Back:
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Spelling Book Thursday Tuesday
Reading Journal Friday Following Friday


  • To read for at least a minimum of 10 minutes every day and record what you have read in your reading journal. 
  • Practice your times tables and spellings
  • Fill in your reading diaries and have a grown-up check and sign them.

Home Learning Tasks

Friday 23rd February - Children need to create a poster, diagram or a model to show what friction is.


P.E is on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining


Will start in the Summer term

Messages from the Staff

Can You Help?

Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

Could you give some time to come in to class to help with reading?

Remember to talk to your grown-ups about this weeks Big Writing Talk Homework.

If anyone would like to come into class for a regular session to hear children read, then please let one of us know.

If you your grown-up or parent would like to speak to any member of the Year 3 Team then they can make an appointment at the office before 8:45am or 3:15pm. 

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