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Chestnut Class Year 3

Welcome to Chestnut Class

Teacher: Mr Kirby

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carter


Summer 2017

English Maths RE       Science Topic PE      

Adventure stories (3 weeks)


Information texts. (2 weeks)

Non fiction
Persuasion – persuasive letter writing (3 weeks)


Starter suggestions for Number  Count on and back in 1s, 10s or 100s from any two- or three-digit number.

 Partition three-digit numbers in different ways, (e.g. 325 = 300 + 20 + 5 but is also 200 + 125 etc).

 Identify the value of each digit to one decimal place.

 Recall addition and subtraction facts for 100 (e.g. 37+63 = 100, 63+37=100, 100-63=37, 100-37=63).

 Mentally add groups of small numbers.

 Recall multiplication facts for 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables and derive associated division facts.

 Describe and extend number sequences involving counting on or back in different steps.

 Double any number up to 100.

 Halve any number up to 200.

 Count in fraction steps, e.g. 1 /5 , 2 /5 , 3 /5 …

3.5 Celebrating Easter and Pentecost


About this topic

This topic is designed to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of Easter and Pentecost through the Story of Emmaus and through Acts 2: 1-13 (Pentecost). The children will reflect on the celebration of new life and on the signs and symbols of the Easter season. They will reflect on the importance of belief through the story of ‘Doubting Thomas’. They will learn about the symbols and fruits of the Holy Spirit and reflect on how the Holy Spirit helps them to live their lives.



3.6 Being a Christian


About this topic

This topic is designed to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of living as a Christian. They will learn about the how St. Peter became a follower of Jesus and how Paul became a Christian. The children will reflect on how they can use their gifts to live as a Christian.

This ‘Plants’ unit will teach your class about everything they need to know about plants. They will learn the names of different parts of

plants, and the jobs they do. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well, and will

present their findings to their classmates. Furthermore, they will have chance to predict what will happen in an exciting investigation into

the transportation of water within plants. They will work in a hands-on way to identify the parts of a flower, and will explore the different

stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant.

World War II


This unit of work will teach your class all about World War II. They will learn when and why World War II began and find out about the key individuals

and countries involved. In addition to this, they will discover what it was like for people on the home front and how they contributed to the war effort.

They will also learn all about the roles and responsibilities of the men and women who served in the British armed forces; explore the significance

of the Battle of Britain; participate in wartime songs, dances and games and develop a sense of awareness and appreciation when learning about

different commemorative events. Studying World War II will help children to develop their investigation and evaluation skills; learn to organise information

chronologically and understand how past events have helped to shape the world we know today. The unit pack contains six lesson plans with their own

lesson presentations and all necessary resources. There are also two home learning tasks, challenge cards and fact cards designed to support and

encourage independent learning.


Athletics (more infor to follow)


Other notices:

Love one another as I have loved you (John 13:34)

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