Welcome to Spring Term in Opal Class

Opal Spring Curriculumn Termly over view 2020


Up until half term we will be linking our English to our topic and science. Our literacy text is ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit. Children will be exploring illustrations, looking at dialogue, creating setting descriptions and writing historical stories including action, suspense and drama. The second half of the term text is ‘Cloud Tea Monkey’ by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham.



This term, our topic will include, number and place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions of numbers, pattern recognition, problem solving, geometry angles and properties of shapes.


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.


This is also linked with our geography 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.



This term we will build on our knowledge of the Jewish faith. Recall important events, festivals and the Ten Commandments. We will find out about important events that are remembered at Easter time and understand the significance of Easter.


We will be looking at internet safety, using Lgfl and Purple Mash to access activities. We will learn to use scratch for programming. Children will also research our topic and science work. Learning to create folders and files.



Children will be focusing on physical health and well being. They we will be discussing where their food come from.  Also children will learn that tobacco is a drug.


Recorder lessons: learn to read rhythmic notation


Wednesday afternoon

This term in PE children will be playing invasion games based around tag rugby. There will be a focus on team work, developing flexibility, strength, control and balance.



Homework will be set each Friday and must be handed in by the following Wednesday.

Please remember to read regularly and bring your signed reading log to school every day.

All children should be practising their times table and spellings