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Year 3 Spring Term 2019

I Love Where I Live!

This half term, Year 3’s topic is called I Love Where I Live.  This topic will give the children the opportunity to explore where they live and develop their understanding of where they are situated within the local area and within the wider context of the UK. They will begin by taking a tour around our fabulous city where they will be able to see first-hand the many landmarks and sites the city contains. Following this, the children will build upon their map and atlas work from their previous topic by identifying and plotting Portsmouth on maps of Hampshire and England. Using photographs they have recorded during their trip, the children will create artwork that will be used to illustrate their own giant maps of our locality. The children will visit the chalk pit that surrounds our local area and will discover how different rock types are formed. To conclude this topic, they will use movie maker to answer the key question ‘What makes Portsmouth special?’ 


Click here to see the medium term plans for this term






How can you help your child?

  • Please ensure that all children are bringing their reading record into school and are reading at home for a minimum of three times a week either with an adult or independently.
  • If your child reads independently, they are allowed to complete their reading record themselves as long as an adult from home signs the book to confirm this.
  • Children will also receive weekly spellings and times tables that they need to practise at home.  These will be tested each week by the class teacher.
  • Please inform us straight away if there is anything you think we need to know.
  • If you have any problems or worries, please speak to your child's class teacher or Miss Campbell, the Upper School lead and we will try our best to sort these for you.



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