Summer Term in 3L

Summer term in year 3

Welcome to the final term of year 3, we have a busy and action-packed term ahead!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

PE lessons will be every Tuesday and Wednesday. 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.

 

Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1

Maths:

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.

English:

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 geography 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: Athletics, hockey, cricket, football

In PE the children will learn about aspects of the above 4 areas, improving their techniques and skills in these sports.

Music: BRASS

During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service.

Computing: The children will learn about Branching databases and programming with Scratch.

MFL: French

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.

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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 admin@corrie.tameside.sch FAO Mrs Lynch or send it to the Year 3 email address, alternatively you could sent it to us through Google Classroom.

 

The children will also be set a piece of maths work, linked to their work in class that week and some handwriting/ spelling practice.

 

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. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable) Your child should have their reading book in school every day.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Remember TTRockstars is part of your child’s homework. This term the children have a challenge to reach 1000 points by the end of the first half term. If they manage to achieve this target we will have a special reward session.

 

 

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. If your homework is not completed you will receive RED for that week.

 

Links:

https://www.ttrockstars.com

 

You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

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.
  • 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 ensure your school water bottle is in school 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 this busy final term with you in year 3.

Mrs Lynch and Mrs Hall

3L Spring Term 2022

Year 3 Spring Term 2022

Hello everyone and welcome back to the spring term in year 3.

 

Maths:

We will continue to use Power Maths in school and start by looking at multiplication and division again. We will then move onto measurement by learning to add and subtract amounts of money, we will also look at bar charts and pictograms and learn to measure, compare, add and subtract different lengths. They will then finish the term with a unit on fractions.

 

English:

We will start the term by focusing on narrative writing inspired by The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo, the traditional tale and alternative version to Cinderella. We will start by comparing different versions of a traditional story and then write our own narratives and edit our story. We will then use a short film ‘Tadeo Jones’ to inspire diary writing. We will then move onto a poetry unit. We will use The Sound Collector poem by Roger McGough to inspire our own poetry. We will finish the term by learning how to write a non-chronological text.

 

Topic: Ancient Egypt

Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt and we are going to find out all about this fascinating period of history. We will be doing lots of activities in our Kagan books, looking at Egyptian artefacts and discovering what life was like in the Egyptian times. We will be producing amazing artwork and a design technology project linked to Ancient Egypt too.

 

Science: Magnets and Forces followed by What Plants Need

We will learn about forces, friction and magnetic attraction. We will learn about forces in the context of pushing and pulling, and will identify different actions as pushes or pulls. We will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate friction, by exploring the movement of a toy car over different surfaces. We will work in a hands on way to identify magnetic materials.We will conduct an investigation into the strength of different types of magnet.

 

In the plants unit we will explore what plants need to grow well. We will learn about the function of all the components of plants. We will grow our own bean seed. We will take part in many practical experiments.

 

PHSE: JIGSAW Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me

During the first half term, children will look at understanding what their dreams and goals are and look at how to achieve their aspirations. In the second half term they will learn about making healthy choices with food and activity and how to deal with difficult situations.

 

RE: Why do people pray?

In RE the children will be looking how and why people pray across a range of different religions.

 

PE: Dance, gymnastics, tennis and netball

The children will now have the sports coach working with them on a Monday afternoon. Their other lesson is on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Music: BRASS

During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. Music lessons are every Monday. If your child would like to take their brass instrument home to practice, a deposit can be paid to the office allowing them to take it home.

 

Computing: animation, desktop publishing and branching databases.

This term we will complete our animation unit of work, then move on to  learn about publishing and what a branching database is and what it is used for.

 

MFL: French

We will be developing our language skills this term by looking at colours and the French alphabet. Then after half term we will learn to count from 20- 50 in French and begin to look at how to say and write the date.

HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER

Homework is set on a Friday and due the following Wednesday. We provide the children with a menu of choices for topic homework activities that they can carry out during the term. They need to complete one piece per week. We will also continue to set maths homework based on what we are learning that week. There are support videos provided each week on Google Classroom. Children will also have handwriting/ spelling homework to complete.

 

If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to year3@corrie.tameside.sch

 

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are checked every Wednesday and your child must read at least twice a week. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given.

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 or Friday you will achieve YELLOW. If you don’t hand your homework in you will be RED for that week.

Want more?

 

You all have a 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:https://www.ttrockstars.com

 

You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

 

Practicing Spellings At Home

 

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.

Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school.

Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.

PE this term is on Mondays and Wednesdays.

 

Mrs Lynch and Mrs Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome back Year 1! We’re so happy to have you back at school for our final term of the year!

Here is what we’ll be learning about this term:

English
We will begin our term by reading ‘The Nigh Pirates’ by Paul Harris which is a lovely story about a boy’s adventure with a group of rough, tough little girl pirates. The children will discover a treasure chest within our school grounds and have to take part on a quest to take back our school’s treasure from those sneaky pirates. We will be using ‘Talk for Writing’ strategies to retell the story and create our own pirate stories using a story map. We will then be exploring a number of non-fiction texts to inspire our writing as we will be producing a guide on how to become a pirate. We will be focusing on applying our Phonics within our writing, punctuating sentences and our handwriting this term.

Here are some websites to help you support your child at home:

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Please encourage a love of reading at home and use Reading Eggs regularly. (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems.) We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week, on a Monday and a Wednesday. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise. Pleases return reading books and records everyday.

Maths

This term we will be following our Power Math scheme. We will cover multiplication, division, numbers 1 to 100, position, direction, fractions, time and money.

Here are some websites to help you support your child at home:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

Your child has also been given their TT Rockstars login so that they can practise their times tables at home.

They will also be given one piece of Maths homework per week which will be completed via School Jam.

Science

The children will cover two topics this term in Science; types of animals and identifying materials.

Through our types of animals unit the children will learn to name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. They will also develop an understanding of how to identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also be going on a very special trip to Chester Zoo where we will learn even more amazing facts about animal. 

Our final topic is, identify materials where the children will build on their previous knowledge of materials. They will learn to distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. They will also learn how to identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock.

Here are some websites to help you support your child at home:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

Topic

We will be learning all about Pirates and treasure this term! We will carry out our very own research using ICT to learn about the very famous pirate, ‘Blackbeard’. Our main focus this term will be developing our Geography skills through our pirate topic, using map work and learning about the continents around the world. We will be completing lots of artwork and DT through the topic; designing and creating our very own pirate hats, a pastel picture of a beach landscape and many more. We will conclude our topic at the end of the year with our very own pirate party!

As part of their homework the children will complete a topic activity each week (from the pirate homework menu).

RE
During this term we will be exploring the following question; What does it mean to belong to a faith community? We will learn about different communities and their faiths.

Computing
For the first half term the children will be practising their programming skills through the Scratch Junior app, this app is free to download at home if you wish to. After the holidays we will move onto our final computing unit where the children will learn how to create their own digital media on the laptops.

PE
The children will be doing athletics for the first half term and net and ball skills when they return after the holidays.

PE will take place on Mondays but it is important to keep the children’s PE kits in school each day as they may need them.

They can be taken home on Friday to be washed over the weekend.

PSHE
We will continue to follow our school’s Jigsaw scheme and cover our two final units; Relationships and Changing me.

Music
We will be exploring two units in Music this term; ‘Your Imagination’ and ‘Reflect, Rewind and Replay’.  Through these two units the children will learn to listen and appraise music, practise playing the glockenspiel, sing, compose and finally, perform.

Homework
In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will receive a maths (SchoolJam) and a spelling (spellingshed) task, based on what we’ve been learning in class and they will choose a piece from the Pirate homework menu.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to year1@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Click on the link here for a copy of the  homework menu:

YEAR 1 TAKE AWAY HOMEWORK SUMMER TERM SPACE

This is also stuck in the children’s Homework book.

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile.

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

SUMMER TERM

Another busy term of work ahead of us.

 

Below is the plan for the term.

A reminder that Rockstars and EPIC are still available for your children to access.

Please read at least twice a week and visit the library as often as possible.

Summer Term 1

  19/04/21 26/04/21 03/05/21

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 3RD MAY

10/05/21

PLAN FOR ASSESSMENTS TO BE DONE

17/05/21
Reading Read the book Inference/biography Inf/non-chronological report Assessment Week Inf/setting description
Writing Drama Biography (Hannah) non-chron (Brazil) setting description Setting description
Maths Fractions Fractions/Decimals Decimals
Science Egg shell experiment Grouping Living Things
Geography South America Brazil Climate Comparison of Denton and a place in Brazil Indigenous people of the Amazon
Art/DT Clay Monkeys
Music Blackbird Unit
Computing Word Processing Unit
PE Gymnastics
French Number 0-20, 0-20, 20-50, 20-50 Fruits/Market
PSHE Relationships
RE What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right or wrong?

 

Summer Term 2

  07/06/21 14/06/21

Health week

21/06/21 28/06/21

 

05/07/21 12/07/21 19/07/21
Reading inference Inf/recipes Inf/blogs Inf/plays Inf/poetry Inf/poetry Inf/poetry
Writing Reading and drama recipes Blogs to the community Playscript Performance Poetry
Maths Time Time/Geometry Geometry consolidation consolidation
Science Grouping Living Things Sound
Geography Map skills            
History   History of Music History of Music History of Music History of Music History of Music History of Music
Art/DT   Make a dreamcatcher
Music Glockenspiel Unit
Computing Word processing unit Scratch Unit
PE Athletics
French Fruits/market Fruits/market In The Classroom consolidate
PSHE Relationships Changing Me
RE What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right or wrong?