Each day, there will be daily guided reading based on a whole class text; mental maths and maths activities developing your abilities to recall number facts, but crucially to develop a range of strategies and skills in solving mathematical problems and developing the vocabulary to talk about them; and literacy- where you will develop your writing skills in a range of genres including instructional texts, narrative writing, poetry and non- chronological reports. Each day finishes with my favourite time of the day – Story. Here we read a class story from the year 3 recommended reads and have fun listening the exploits of the various characters. Each week, there will either be an history or geography lesson, depending on the topic focus, a science lesson, an art or design technology lesson, a PSHE lesson and an ICT lesson. In addition, we have three RE topics throughout the year. Our Autumn topic begins with a great history topic - ' The Stone Age to the Iron age'. Here the children will discover what life was like for people living thousands of years ago and how we use clues from archaeological evidence to help us find out. Our other history topic this year is the Romans. In geography, we begin by looking at “Why do some earthquakes cause more damage than others do?” in Autumn 2, followed by What is the Sunshine State really like?' (A study of Florida) in the Spring and “Why do so many people live in Mega Cities” in the Summer term. Our science this year, starts with forces, with a particular focus on magnetic forces, before moving on to health and movement before Christmas. After this, we be studying light and shadows followed by rocks and soils. To end the year, in the Summer term, we will be looking at how plants grow. In PSCHE, we begin by looking at families and relationships- developing an understanding that families may be made up differently but all contain love. We will look at what respect is and how we can respect ourselves as well as show respect to others. In the Spring, we look at our community and look at rights and responsibilities. We will also look at online safety, money and work. In the Summer term, we look at keeping ourselves healthy - physically and mentally, building resilience to setbacks and keeping safe in the environment. In RE - we begin quite topically before Christmas - discussing the question of whether we have lost the true meaning of Christmas. In Spring we have a Christian focus - looking at the miracles Jesus performed, before moving to Summer with a study on Hinduism and the Hindu festival of Diwali.