This half-term

Music through the decades

This half term we will be exploring music through the decades. Our learning in history will focus on the impact of music on society from the 1950s to modern day. We will be looking at key artists from each decade including Elvis, The Beatles, Abba, Michael Jackson and Oasis! We are also going to continue this learning on our trip to Mansfield Museum on Tuesday 17th September. During art lessons we will explore and create our own designs inspired by ‘pop art’.


To link with the music through the decades theme, our learning in English will be centred around the books: ‘Drum dream girl’ and ‘Drumming around the world’. We will be creating poetry and writing explanation texts linked to our topic and our work in science lessons.


In maths, Nightingale will be learning about place value for the first five weeks. Having a secure understanding of place value is essential to develop in maths. We will focus on counting in hundreds, ordering and comparing numbers and identifying the value of digits by hundreds, tens and ones. We will also be focusing on addition and subtraction this half term in which we will explore different strategies, such as the column method, to add and subtract 3-digit numbers.


Our science theme this half term is ‘sound’. Pupils will investigate how sounds are made, how distance alters volume and patterns between pitch, sound and volume. Through enquiry-based activities children will have opportunities to pose their own questions based on our theme and develop scientific skills.


Nightingales will have PE sessions on a Wednesday and Thursday. We will focus on developing our skills and ability in PE through invasion games.

Between 20th September and 18th October, all Year 3 pupils will take part in sessions on a Friday afternoon with ‘The Royal Ballet School’. During these weeks, ballet will replace the usual Wednesday PE session. This is an exciting opportunity for children to learn new skills and discover their talents through ballet workshops.

October 2019


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