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Class Teacher: Mrs Natasha Warren

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carolyn Ireland

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our learning in this spring term 2018

English - Talk 4 Writing

We will be:

  • Planning, drafting, editing and evaluating our own stories based on the picture book Flotsam
  • Using paragraphs in our writing
  • Using conjunctions to show time, place and cause


 English - Reading

Our class reader will be The Diary of A Killer Cat by Anne Fine.




  • Develop conceptual understanding of clocks
  • Reading analogue times to the nearest minute
  • Using am and pm accurately
  • Reading digital times with minutes past
  • Ordering times in different formats
  • Understanding the units of measured time
  • Measuring and estimating intervals
  • Calculating and comparing intervals
  • Solving problems with measured and recorded time


  • To describe part-whole relationships
  • To recognise parts that are equal and parts that are not equal
  • To identify the number of equal parts in a whole
  • To recognise, identify and describe unit fractions
  • To find fractions of a given quantity
  • To recognise and describe unit and non-unit fractions
  • To recognise, identify and describe non-unit fractions of shapes
  • To find fractions of a given quantity
  • To compare fractions with the same denominator
  • To compare unit fractions and identify which is bigger and which is smaller
  • To recognise equivalent fractions
  • To add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole


  • Working scientifically
  • Recognising that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of
  • Noticing that light is reflected from surfaces
  • Recognising that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect
    their eyes
  • Recognising that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by
    an opaque object
  • Finding patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.


Topic - All Hands on Deck

This will be a topic themed around water and sealife, leading up to our Spring Production 'Pirates v. Mermaids'.  Our lead topics will be Science, Geography and DT.  We will also be looking at pollution and recycling.  

See our Long Term Plans  for details of this year's coverage.

PE lessons will be on Tuesdays and Fridays - please ensure that you have your kit in school, and that it has your name on it. 

Kingfishers' Useful Links


NCETM - This will require you to sign up (which is free)

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/41211 - Link to curriculum objectives which you can click on for example activities.

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/public/files/23305581/Mastery_Assessment_Y3_Low_Res.pdf - The Year 3 Mastery publication. We have used some of these in our maths lesson this year.


Nrich - This is a good website for problem solving activities. 

http://nrich.maths.org/content/id/9445/KS2CurriculumLinkedtoNRICHJuly16.pdf - This link takes you to a curriculum overview with links for different strands, sorted by year group.


'Mathematical challenges for more able pupils' - an old curriculum document but still great for maths games/ problem solving activities. 



Last update: 2018-03-01

If you would like to contact Mrs Warren, please message her on Class Dojo or email: natasha.warren@exning.suffolk.sch.uk

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