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Kings Worthy Primary School

Y3 Autumn 2 2018

Topic 2: ‘Pack up your troubles’ - all about World War 2

Our topic this half term is called ‘Pack up your troubles’ which is all about World War Two. We will be focusing in particular on how the Second World War impacted on Kings Worthy and Winchester and will be visiting the local church for a Remembrance service as part of this. We have also got some local historians coming into school to talk to the children about life in Kings Worthy at that time. We will also look at family life during the war, evacuation and rationing. The children will also go on a local walk around Kings Worthy to see how the Village has grown and changed over recent times. We will end this topic by holding a VE day celebration.

English – We will begin the term looking at the significance of Remembrance through poetry and children will be given the opportunity to write their own poems. We will be looking at the text ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ by Shirley Hughes and the children will do some drama in role as an evacuee and will write their own diary entries. We will also write instructions and look at a range of non-fiction writing.

Maths – We will continue to recap all of the new methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division that we have learnt so far. We will be practising using these methods to solve a range of word problems and measures, including telling the time. We will then focus on Shape (orientation and accurate construction) and Statistics (data collection and graph/chart presentation).

PE – The children will be learning how to play Basketball in outdoor games and they will be dancing to World War 2 music in our indoor PE session.

Art/DT – The children will be making bread and biscuits and food for our VE day celebration. This will link in to learning about rationing during World War Two.

Science – We will be looking this half term at Plants and what they need to grow as well as learning to label the parts accurately. We will also spend some time tending to our allotments by the Anderson Shelter.

SMSC/British Values – This half term the children will learn about Citizenship and what it means to be a responsible citizen. They will also learn keeping safe in the community and who can help you in an emergency situation.

RE – Children will learn about angels and their role in the Christian religion.

Music – In music the children will learn and perform some World War 2 songs.

Computing – This half term the children will use the program Flowol to program short sequences. They will also learn about their online community and how to be safe on the internet.