Cornerstones Topic

This topic will be called Tremors and we will be looking in detail bout the Earth and its continuously evolving life. We will be investigating how the Earth has been around for billions of years but constantly creates brand new rocks due to its volcanic activity. This will link to our science of forces. We will discover how forces affect everything on the Earth and how the Earth interacts with them due to gravity and the magnetic poles. Our topic covers lots of Geography, History, Art and Design, Design and Technology, PE, Music and PSHE objectives.

Power of Reading

During the spring term, we will be reading “Mouse, bird, snake, wolf”. All of our writing in our English lessons will be based around this text covering a range of genres. We will make predictions about what the book and get an understanding of the characters, settings and plot. We will be developing our writing my using a range of sentence types and richer vocabulary. We will also focus on using the correct punctuation accurately.


In Maths, we will be further develop our knowledge understanding of place value linking it to all other aspects. We will begin the term focusing on measures and statistics where we will be looking at different types of measurement, for example, length, weight and height. We will then discover the amazing world of fractions. The children we will focusing recognising fractions, counting up and down in tenths and finally adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.


We will be learning lots of different songs during the Spring term and we will perform them in assemblies and performances. We will incorporate music into our topic lessons. Some children will also be given the opportunity to learn the ocarina with Mrs Smedley.


In P.E. this term we will be focusing on gymnastics and movements to music.


In Science, we are gaining an understanding of our surroundings and how forces act on everything that we do. We will also build on our scientific inquiry when we investigate that forces can be physical objects or invisible to the eye.


This term we will focus on the key questions – How do we decide what is right and wrong? What do religions say about right and wrong (emphasis on Christianity and Islam)?
What happens on Chinese New Year’s Day and why?
What happened to Jesus each day during Holy Week (Palm Sunday to Good Friday)?


Year 3 will be continuing with Scratch in Spring 1. They will be developing a game that will apply all their previous learning. This will give them the opportunity to start to develop ideas for their own games.