Mars (Year 3)


Summer Term 1: Flow 

From humble beginnings the river flows down the mountain and in to the sea.

Pull on your wellies and wade right in… How deep does it go and how fast does it travel?  What soil types can you find by the riverside?  Which animals make their homes there?  Let’s get down to the riverbank and find out.

This half term, we’ll learn about the rivers in Gillingham and the surrounding area using mapping skills and use research to discover more about the world’s greatest rivers.  We will learn about the water cycle and how rivers are formed. We will use our knowledge to create debate and persuasion in our writing.  What could happen if we build houses on a floodplain?

At sunrise, young Michael spots a whale on the shores of the Thames and thinks he must be dreaming. But the creature is real and brings a message for him – humans must mend the damage they are doing to the planet before it is too late. Can he fulfil his promise to tell others when neither his teacher nor his classmates believe his story?

During our Innovate week, we will be investigating the source of some mystery pollution as we become a local news team.  Where did it come from and who is to blame?

Imaginative Learning Project: focus Geography

English: Debate and persuasion
Geography: Using maps, fieldwork, water cycle, human physical features, rivers of the world, countries and cities of the UK

Science: Soil, aquatic plants, working scientifically
Art & design: Painting

D and T: Mechanical systems, structures 

Computing: Online research

RE: Understanding Christianity and Hinduism

PE:  Tennis and Athletics.  Please ensure your child has appropriate indoor and outdoor PE kit in school at all times.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mrs George, Mrs Buck, Mrs Underdown and Mrs White















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