Our Class 3 Curriculum 2020-21
In September 2020, we moved to mixed-age classes across school so our curriculum this year reflects this change. Some topics appear in more than one class this year.
Dazzling in Durham
Drawing – Norman Cornish
Living things and their habitats, a
Digital literacy and Scratch Junior
Digital literacy, coding (code.org) and Word Processing
Digital literacy, PhotoStory and animation
The geography of our local area
Significant people – local saints, famous people from Durham
Kerry Mathews No Place Like KS1
Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World’ – Largo (2nd mvt)
I wanna play in a band
Reflect, Rewind, Replay
Health and Wellbeing – spreading diseases, household chemicals, people who keep us safe
Relationships - secrets and surprises, bullying and behaviour
Living in the Wider World – caring for our environment, people in our community, helping others
In Year 2, we also have the opportunity to become a mini bud.
Gymnastics (Families of Actions)
Dance (Cat Dance)
Athletics (Furthest Five, Take Aim, Pass the Baton)
Net and Wall games
We also have opportunities to work with sports coaches as part of our involvement in the Durham School Sports Partnership.
We take part in events and competitions throughout the year.
Multi-faith Unit: Who is Jewish and how do they live?
Christianity: What do Christians believe God is like?
Christianity: Why does Easter matter to Christians?
Multi-faith Unit: Who am I? What does it mean to belong?
This term we will be revisiting lots of the skills we have worked on throughout the year and during home learning to ensure we are confident. We will also learn how to divide numbers and recognise odd and even numbers. We will learn that division and multiplication are inverse operations and find fact families. We will learn how to count amounts of money in pounds and pence and will learn how to make the same amounts of money using different combinations of coins. We will apply our learning to solve real-life money problems to find totals and give change. In the second half-term we will develop our understanding of fractions, learning how to find half, quarter and thirds of shapes, numbers and objects. We will continue to learn the x2, x5, x10 and x3 tables.
This term we will be writing recounts, stories, descriptions of settings, diaries and nonchronological reports, linking our work to our Jurassic Forest topic and lots of stories set with a prehistoric theme. We will continue to work on our spelling, grammar and punctuation and revisit commas in lists and learn how to use apostrophes for contraction (shortened words) and to show possession. This term we are excited to learn how to begin joining some of our letters! In reading, we will be working developing our comprehension skills to answer a range of questions about different types of texts, in particular answering questions about vocabulary and making inferences and predictions. We will continue reading the Mr Penguin series by Alex T Smith which we are really enjoying!