Welcome to Spring Term in Opal Class

Hello Opal Class and Happy New Year.  I hope you and your families are all happy, healthy and safe. Things are a little bit different this Spring Term as the majority of you will be spending time learning remotely from home. The aim this term is to cover as many of the objectives you would have covered had you been in school to ensure that good progress is still made and you have access to a broad, creative and fun curriculum.



Our literacy text ‘How to Live Forever’ by Colin Thompson. Children will be exploring illustrations, looking at dialogue, creating setting descriptions and writing historical stories including action, suspense and drama. We will then move onto  ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit.


This term, our topic will include, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions of numbers, measurement and problem solving.


This is also linked with our topic. Children will learn about different types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. Working scientifically, they will investigate the properties of rock and its uses in everyday life. They will learn what different soils are made from. They will also study different types of fossils and find out how fossils are formed.


Topic: Mountains, Rivers and Coasts

Year 3 will be learning how the earth was formed and how the earth is made up of different layers. We will be researching different types of volcanoes and investigating how volcanoes erupt. Furthermore, we will discover the position of tectonic plates on earth and the effects of different natural weather events.


Children will be learning about Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. We will locate volcanoes and earthquakes on a world map.