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Year 3 Ahlberg class


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Over the next four weeks Ahlberg class will be following a unit of work called `How Humans Work’


This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. This curriculum sets out very clearly what children will learn – the learning goals – in three different areas:


1. The subjects of the curriculum – The learning goals for each of these subjects are at least as challenging as the UK curriculum. In many cases, the learning goals are more challenging.

2. Personal development – The characteristics which will help children become more responsible, independent learners.

3. International understanding – This will help children develop both a sense of the independence of their own country and culture and the interdependence between countries and cultures.


Each unit of work is based around specific targets derived from the learning goals for one or more of the subjects.

During this unit we will be focusing on Science, Technology and International.


In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • That we need light in order to see
  • How human teeth compare to animal teeth
  • How our body uses food and water
  • How our heart works to keep us alive
  • All about skeletons and muscles
  • About the human life cycle
  • Why exercise is good for us
  • How tobacco and alcohol harm the body
  • Which foods keep us healthy and why

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to plan and prepare a healthy meal

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About people’s health problems
  • If we can improve the health of the world's children

All of the work we are going to do has been specially written to help your child reach the learning goals. Children will be reading, researching, writing, illustrating, working on their own and working in groups. We will be checking to see how well your child has learned through particular activities and asking children to explain their work, perhaps to you.


Teaching in a thematic way, the national curriculum requirements of English, Maths, Science, RE and Music will be  interwoven with our topic learning. In English we will be looking at a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts and developing our understanding of descriptive vocabulary. In Numeracy, be exploring fractions, problem solving and properties of shape. 


During this term Year 3 will continue their French sessions, learning lots of new vocabulary through songs and games. We will also be exploring belonging and places of worship during RE. In RHSE we will be looking at the unit ‘Keeping Myself Safe’ – during this unit we will have a closer look at online safety and relationships.  


We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you.


Show your child how to brush, floss and take care of their teeth. Help your child to find out how the heart works and how their pulse is a measure of how hard their heart is working. Discuss as a family, how you can eat healthily and get lots of exercise.


If your child has some work to research, please help them, but without actually doing the work. If you have the chance to further their interest in the ideas of this theme please take it, but your enthusiasm and interest is most important.



During remote learning, PE will take place on a Monday. Please make sure children are in ket and ready to work out during these sessions. 


By the end of the unit, we hope your child has achieved all of the learning targets. We hope they have had an enjoyable time in the classroom, and that you will have enjoyed seeing your child work with enthusiasm. If you have any comments or questions about your child’s learning, please get in touch.


We are supported in class by Mrs Pepechkova.


Kind regards,


Mr Butler


Computing and Modern Foreign Language Leader

Ahlberg in the teepee!