At Elaine Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross curricular way. This ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Elaine, we aspire to achieve outstanding outcomes.
In Year 3, during the Autumn Term, our core texts will be ‘Only Passing Through’ by Anne Rockwell, and the Amnesty international’s book ‘We are all born free’. Our core texts will serve as an inspiration to explore various areas of the curriculum in an exciting and creative way. During the Autumn Term, we will be mastering the skills needed to write a diary entry from the perspective of the main characters. Our second core text will inspire us to write a speech based upon the values of freedom and equality. Our core texts for this term will enable us to use an increasingly varied and developed vocabulary whilst developing our speaking and listening skills.
In Science, we will be learning about Rocks in Autumn 1. In Autumn 2, we will be looking at the topic of light. We will be identifying different rocks and their properties. We will be conducting a range of science experiments to further and deepen the understanding in this area as well as our scientific investigation skills.
In PE, we will learn the fundamental skills required for movement and football. In Autumn 2, we will also be doing gymnastics and netball. In RE, we are learning about the important beliefs and concepts in Judaism. We will be developing our knowledge and understanding of Jewish festivals and beliefs. We will be taking our prior knowledge and our own beliefs to find links between different religions. Following on from this, we will be researching Christianity and gaining a better understanding of places of worship. We will broaden this understanding by visiting places of worship in the local community.
Over the course of the Autumn term, we will be learning how to introduce ourselves, along with simple conversational topics (e.g. family) in French. Across the entire term, our computing learning will be focused on programming and creating our own informative videos about the importance of diversity within and beyond our community, and blogging about our own, and our community’s, experiences. This project falls in line with our topic exploring rights and freedoms, themes addressed in both texts across the term.
In Maths, we will be focusing on developing our knowledge of number, concentrating three digits numbers and identifying the values of hundreds, tens and ones up to one thousand. This will lead in to a focus on addition and subtraction in Autumn 2, crossing tens and hundreds boundaries to explore subtraction and addition in a real-life context, including problem solving skills. Parents can help their children over the course of the year by regularly practising their times tables.
In lower Key Stage 2, children are encouraged to read at least 10 minutes every night and record this in their reading record books. All children have access to a wide variety of books in classrooms and are encouraged to choose a book of their choice and also a book levelled at their ability. Parents can support their children's learning through reading with them every day and taking children to the local library to read about our topics.