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Spring 1



We will begin the half term with the topic 'Journeys'. We will explore our own experiences of journeys before teaching the proposed learning outcomes outlined in Come and See. This includes; the liturgical year, what the liturgy is, special seasons of the Church's year, the cycle of readings for the Sundays of the Church's year, Ordinary Time, the feasts of Our Lady, pilgrimage psalms, the importance of prayer in Christian life, how prayer leads to good actions and the mysteries of the rosary. 


Listening and Sharing

Next, we will explore our own experiences of 'Listening and Sharing'. The Church's teaching of this topic will then be revealed. Learning will include; the responses of the Mass, the Penitential Act, the Gloria, the Liturgy of the Word, The Gospel as the Good News, God speaks to us through the scriptures, the Creed and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This topic will continue into next term. 


Colours of the Mediterranean

This topic will focus upon the continent of Europe and in particular the region of the Mediterranean. The topic will start with map work naming and locating capital cities in Europe, the two largest seas around Europe, neighbouring European countries and  countries in the northern hemisphere. This topic will focus upon the country of Italy and the island of Sicily. Children will explore volcanoes and the impact they have on the people living near them. Children will look at the physical and human features of a location and compare them to their own locality. They will explore and compare the weather of their local area and the Mediterranean.


Rocks and Soils

What is under our feet? Children are always fascinated by rocks; they describe rocks and compare their properties after tackling exciting activities. Children hear how fossils are formed in sedimentary rocks. Discover soil facts and consider different soil types.


Working Scientifically - Investigate hardness of rocks, sorting rocks, separating sand and stones. Plan and carry out a practical investigation about the permeability of 3 different types of social including measuring. 



Children will explore the life and work of the famous Mediterranean artist Pablo Picasso. They will explore an annotate against some of his famous landscape pieces making notes about likes and dislikes, considering techniques the artist has used. Children will recreate a piece in the style of the artist.


Cafe Conversations

Children will role play short conversations when ordering food in the French cafe. 



Children will design and create their own database of information about Mediterranean countries. They will explore and develop their skills of searching and sorting data to answer a range of questions. 



Children will develop their skills in skipping with control when under limited pressure. Children will develop their awareness of space and use it to support their skill development. Children will explore gymnastics skills to develop their balancing skills and coordination. Children will apply these skills during floor work and on gymnastic apparatus.


This term, the children will be covering the following areas of maths: place value, addition and subtraction, time, multiplication and division, fractions and shape. 

Writing (including SPAG)

Writing – Non-fiction – information text. The children will look at the features and the structure of a information text. They will learn this through SPaG, reading and CC focuses. They will then begin to innovate and change the text to their own individual piece of writing. They will draft/redraft and improve their work as they go.

Writing – Fiction – A Tale of Fear. The children will look at the features and the structure of a tale of fear. They will learn this through story mapping and creating actions to help remember a model text. They will then begin to innovate and change the text to their own individual piece of writing. They will draft/redraft and improve their work as they go. 


Guided reading will focus on developing the children's clarification and comprehension skills. Children will read a range of non-fiction texts to support this terms writing focus. As independent tasks, children will explore Y3 vocabulary using a dictionary. Children will also continue to read their own accelerated reading book, both in school and at home; quizzes will assess their understanding on a Thursday.