Summer term in year 3!
Welcome to the final term of year 3, we have a busy and action-packed term ahead! We will be celebrating World Culture Day on May 21st, where the children will learn about the wealth of cultures we have in school. Sports and Health week will be held on w/b 6th June, where the children will get to try lots of new sports!
PE lessons will be every Monday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school. This should be black shorts, pumps and a plain white t shirt or Corrie PE top.
Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.
Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.
Please find below what we will be learning about:
In maths we will continue using Power Maths and will start the term by focusing on fractions before looking at time. Please practise telling the time as much as possible with your child at home. We will then learn about angles and properties of shapes before moving onto mass and capacity.
In English, we will start the term by looking at Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit, which tells the true story of the volcanic eruption in Pompeii in 79AD. Children will look at writing descriptive recounts of the volcano erupting before writing their own newspaper reports about the eruption. We will then look at The Tear Thief by Carol-Ann Duffy about a thief who each night collects the tears of children who cry. We will use this story as inspiration to write a persuasive poster and a letter of explanation. We will continue to embed year 3 SPaG throughout all of our writing.
Topic: Extreme Earth
Our topic this term is Extreme Earth. We will look at the structure of the Earth and will be investigating what causes volcanoes and earthquakes. We will then look at the impact of a natural disaster and what to do during a natural disaster. We will learn about other extreme weather such as tornadoes and tsunamis and identify patterns in weather around the world.
Science: Plants and Rocks and Soils
We will continue learning about what plants need and the functions of all the different parts of the plant. We will then move on to learning about Rocks and soils. The children will recognise that below the surface of Earth is rock which they may not be able to see. They will understand that over time rocks have been broken down to form smaller rocks, pebbles, stones and eventually soils. They will recognise that there are different rocks and different soils which have different properties and appearances. Children will identify, name and describe different rocks. They will compare and group different rocks and soils based on appearance and properties.
PHSE: JIGSAW: Relationships and Changing Me
The children will learn how babies grow, outside and inside body changes, family stereotypes and look ahead to next year in school and further as they grow up.
RE: What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?
In RE the children will learn more about the Hindu faith and the different beliefs and traditions. We will then look at what it means for people being a Hindu in modern Britain.
PE: Basket Ball and athletics
In PE the children will have the sports coaches on a Monday to learn basketball skills before playing short games against each other in teams. We will also have athletics on a Thursday in preparation for sports day.
During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service.
ICT: We will continue with our work on programming including using Turtle Logo and Scratch. We will then move onto Creating Media using a desk top publishing program.
We will complete our work on months and the date, then look at The Very Hungry Caterpillar story in French. After that we will look at the topics of My Family and On the Farm.
HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER
Every term the children will receive a ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to firstname.lastname@example.org FAO Miss Wood / Mrs Lynch.
The children will also be set a piece of maths work online linked to their learning in class. If your child does not have access to the internet, please ask for a worksheet instead. The children will also have handwriting/ spelling practice each week.
Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Children should read at least twice week and signed by an adult. Reading books will get checked every Wednesday. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)
REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.
You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:
You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.
Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words
Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples
Other important information:
- Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
- Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
- Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
- Please bring a school water bottle every day.
All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.
We are really looking forward to our final term. If you have any questions or concerns, please book an appointment to see your child’s class teacher.
Miss Wood and Mrs Lynch