Welcome to Lower Key Stage Two

Autumn 1 - What is it like living in the UK?

Hello and welcome back to Phase 3/4! This year we have some different staff in our phase to help you with your learning. We have Mrs Coulson who was in reception, she is amazing at phonics so will be helping us improve our reading skills! We are also joined by a new teacher called Mr Maggs who will be working in Leopards. If you are a new Year 3 you may already know who he is as he was teaching in KS1 at the end of last year.

 

We have an exiting, packed curriculum for you this half term with our learning question being 'What is it like to live in the UK?'

United Kingdom - Wikipedia

In English, we will be writing a setting description and a short adventure story based on our shared class text 'Flat Stanley's World Adventures' by Jeff Brown. We will be using the vocabulary we learn in Geography lessons to enhance our writing. Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #14: On a Mission for Her Majesty –  HarperCollins

In Maths, we will at first be concentrating on our basic skills. We will look at addition and subtraction, applying this knowledge when investigating perimeter and statistics. In addition, we will be working hard on our times tables.

 

In Geography, we are going to be use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied. We are going to learn about which countries are in the UK and their capital cities.

 

In Science, we are learning about the states of matter. By the end of the topic the children will be able to compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. The children will learn that materials can change state when there is a change in heat and at which temperature these occur. They are also going to learn about how the changes in state of matter relate to the water cycle.

In Computing, the children are going to learn how to send and access emails safely whilst understanding the various uses of computer networks.

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