Class Teacher: Miss H Hamilton
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs D Akar
Class Teacher: Mrs S Beale & Mrs C Munn
Class Teaching Assistant: Miss K Johnson
At Hollington Primary Academy we are passionate about our children reading and strive to foster a love of books. During this academic year, your child will be exposed to a broad range of books through the curriculum and end of day ‘Book Worms’ sessions. We actively encourage reading for pleasure so that our pupils can experience the awe and wonder books provided – transporting the reader to new exciting places and broadening their horizons. We know that reading for pleasure can have a major impact on children in their future lives and want to support them on their reading journey. As part of this, we expect every child to read at some point every day!
At Hollington Primary Academy we strongly believe in purposeful home learning that extends the children’s learning about their topic beyond the classroom.
Your child needs to select one task a week to complete and return their home learning books to their class every Thursday. Your child will also receive weekly spelling and times table activities to support their learning.
Buzzard's PE day is on a Tuesday and Falcon's PE day is on a Friday.
It is expected that the children have a complete named PE that remains in the academy each term. The correct academy PE kit is:
Plain White T-Shirt
Please note: No jewellery is permitted during PE sessions. All must be removed or covered by tape provided by parents, failure to do so will result in your child missing the lesson.
Our broad and balanced curriculum is structured in six learning journeys across the academic year, each with different subject areas driving the learning. Children will be taught all elements of the National Curriculum, as well as knowledge and skills we, as an academy, feel are essential. Click on the tabs below to find out more information on each term's learning journey and start exploring with your child at home!
Under the murky waters, a secret is yet to be discovered. Dive deep down, through the warm waters to the bed of the Sargasso Sea, a newborn eel starts an epic journey towards foreign rivers he will soon call home.
Join Baby Eel on his travels and uncover how he grows. Curious young minds will love learning about the waterbed antics of the eel in this picture book which combines story with information.
Making a human river. Children create a journey of a river, unearthing the three different courses from source to mouth.
Children to present their wealth of knowledge of rivers, drawing on their acquired Computing skills, to help achieve this.
During this term, the children will be learning the following:
In English this term, Year Three will be exploring description settings. This will mirror Baby Eel's journey from the Sargasso Sea to Europe. This will be followed with a unit on diary writing written from the view point of Baby Eel.
Our final unit will feature Limericks and exploring rhyme within these short-verse poems.
This term, we will be building on the children's understanding of multiplication and division. We will be consolidating the children's knowledge and fluency in the 2, 4 and 8 times tables. The children will also continue to develop their written and mental calculations for multiplication and division.
They will be moving onto multiplying and dividing 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. We will also build on the children's existing knowledge of comparing numbers and statements and introduce the children to the method of scaling numbers.
This term the children will be learning all about rocks. They will be learning to categorise rocks based on appearance and a variety of properties. In addition to this, the children will be learning about fossils. They will investigate: how they are formed, where they can be found and what they can show us about the history of the world!
Over the term, Year Three will learn how their body will change as they grow and develop. They will learn how to care for their body and celebrate their uniqueness. We will also be discussing the importance of how each person's body belongs to them only.
In addition to this, the children will be developing their understanding of Mental Wellbeing and the importance of talking about 'small' and 'big' feelings. They will learn ways to look after and manage their wellbeing situations and environments.
Our Geography topic this term is Rivers. The children will learn about the journey of a river from its source to its mouth. They will investigate why rivers are important for local communities and industry. Throughout this topic, they will be able to make many links to Science and Art as they learn about the materials found in and around the great rivers of the world!
Linking with Science and Geography, the children will be experimenting with many different materials and textures in Art this term. They will be creating river collages and using Monet's River Thames series to consider different painting techniques.
The children will be young presenters this term! They will be producing presentations using Microsoft Powerpoint and digital cameras to present information they have found about rivers.
Year Three will be learning about Christianity. They will be investigate the significance of the Bible to Christians. They will learn about a variety of stories from the Bible and how they are used and referred to in the Christian faith.
Year Three shall continue to build introductions through role-play and conversational games. The children will be exploring numbers and colours too.
Gymnastics will be the focus topic this term. Children will create a variety of shapes and movements using their strength and precision. They will then work collaboratively to create and perform a sequence of movements.
'Three Little Birds' will be Year Three's focus song this term. The children will learn musical words to critique the piece of music. They will assess the beat and pulse and learn the words to perform the song with confidence and accuracy.
Medium Term Plan: Wonderful Water
Please note: due to the current lockdown some small adaptations will be required to this medium term plan in terms out outcomes to suit remote learning.
Walk like an Egyptian
An adventure story travelling to ancient Egypt and overcoming fears.
Re-telling the classic story within an Egyptian context.
Exploring the mummification process.
Archaeological dig of an Egyptian tomb.
During this term, the children will be learning the following:
This term the children will be writing non-chronological reports about the mummification process in History and forces in real life in Science. They will be drawing on their knowledge and understanding from this term’s topic.
The will also be writing their own Myth based on the texts read this term.
This term the children will start by investigating the relationship between the 4 and 8 times table. They will then move on to learning methods for multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit numbers. We will begin by exploring this topic using manipulatives to introduce the method of regrouping. Then the children will learn how to lay out and calculate problems using the formal written. Lastly the children will apply these multiplication skills to word problems and solving perimeter problems.
This term the children will be learning about magnetic forces in the real world. They will carry out investigations and plan and create an exhibition demonstrating the skills they have learnt.
This term the children will be learning about the importance of ‘community’ and reflecting about the different communities they belong to. Later in the term the children will be focussing on health education including basic first aid. They will also be learning about smoking and alcohol and how these can contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle.
This term’s topic is ‘Walk like and Egyptian’. The children will be learning about the mummification process and the Ancient Egyptians’ beliefs about the afterlife. The children will learn about this civilisation and the impact this has had on our world today.
Linked the history topic this term, the children will be using a range of materials and techniques to create artwork inspired by the ancient Egyptians.
The children will be Vloggers this term. They will create a presentation, teaching others about a topic of their choice.
This term’s topic is Judaism. The children will learn the significance of Moses and the story of the exodus. The children will learn how this story shapes Jewish beliefs and celebrations.
Children will be create a sequence of movements with props to tell a story to an audience. This will be inspired by Egyptian myths.
The children will be learning ‘The Dragon Song’, singing in parts and composing accompaniments with musical instruments.
Medium Term Plan: Walk like an Egyptian