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Term 2

Year 3




Geography, English, Science, Computing, Art and Design


This term, our topic is 'Flow' and we will be learning about local, world rivers and lakes, developing our knowledge of river locations, river formation, the water cycle and how to conduct accurate fieldwork.
We will be considering the questions: What is soil? How fast does water flow?


Our topic will begin with a related memorable experience in which we will take a trip around our local lakes and rivers to witness first-hand the different features of rivers and lakes up close.



This term our key text will be 'Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Graham. We will focus our learning in our Destination Reader (DR) lessons where we will be developing our prediction, inference and summarising skills. The text will also support with our vocabulary development and reading fluency as we continue with DR lessons 5 days each week.


Further reading opportunities are found in our daily Accelerated Reader (AR) reading after lunch and in our daily 'Reading for Pleasure' class story.

This term, our class story is 'The Bad Guys' by Aaron Blabey.



In our English writing sessions this term, we will be focusing on the book, 'River' by Marc Martin and will use this text in connection to our Cornerstones topic 'Flow' to develop our recount and information writing. Our focus areas will include recognising and developing our understandings of different word classes including verbs, adverbs, adjectives, nouns and prepositions. In addition to this, we will also be developing our use of noun phrases, prepositional phrases and broadening our understanding of using a range of different conjunctions.



This term, our learning behaviour starts with Unit 3, 'Solving Calculation Problems'. In this unit, we will be learning formal methods of written calculations including the column method. This will develop to understanding how this method can be utilised for both additions and subtractions with exchanging.