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Year 3

Year 3 Class Page

Summer Term

Our aim is for the children to feel safe and happy to come to school and to make progress in all areas of their development.  Activities and tasks are structured to encourage increasing independence and responsibility for their learning.

If you have any concerns about your child`s learning or wellbeing please do not hesitate to come in to discuss them with us.

 

Our Summer Term Topics

 

First half of the Spring term

Vikings - History

Through this topic we will discover who the Vikings were, why they invaded and what the Vikings left behind for us to discover.  Through this topic we will focus on our History skills such as understanding aspects of past events beyond our memory and why people in the past acted as they did.

 

Materials - Science

Through this unit the children should extend their knowledge of the range of materials we use and of the properties that characterise them. This knowledge should help them recognise what needs to be considered when a material is chosen for a particular use.

 

Second half of the Spring term

Our Area - Geography

During this topic we will explore our local area and community, it’s location in relation to other places, the features of the area and what makes it unique.

 

 Plants - Science

Through this unit, children will learn how flowers transform into fruits and seeds to perpetuate the cycle of life.

 

LITERACY

Reading

Children are encouraged to read both independently and with the class teacher in Year 3, there is a growing move towards the comprehension of the text and studying the words chosen by the author.

 

Children are also asked to read every day at home and have their reading diary signed by an adult, raffle tickets are given on a daily basis. These go into a prize draw to win a book on Friday.

 

Writing

Cursive handwriting is taught all the way through school and by year 3 the children will be coming more confident with their cursive style.

 

Writing types are often taught through cross curricular subjects, for example we will be looking at narratives, diaries and newspaper reports during this term.

 

Spelling in Year 3 follows the National curriculum and the children are given weekly spellings to learn for a spelling test on Friday morning. Spelling patterns and rules are also taught and practised in class.

 

Grammar and punctuation are also key features of literacy in Year 3.

Topics taught cover the correct use of tense, homophones, fronted adverbials and the punctuation used with them as well as the correct use of possessive apostrophes  

 

NUMERACY

In this term the Year 3 focus will be place value and the four areas of calculation.  Attention will also be given to securing the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

 

 

RE 

This term our focus will be on Christianity. In the first half term we will discover what Jesus’ life was like, the stories that he told, the things he did.  In the second half of the term we will explore what rules Christians follow, how does giving to charity help our neighbours and the importance of the church as a place of worship.

 

PSHE

Firstly, Getting on and falling out which will address the themes of friendship and co-operation as well as strategies to solve and prevent conflicts and disagreements.

Secondly, Changes which will allow the children to explore their worth as individuals, their talents and unique qualities. 

 

FRENCH

Children learn days of the week and months of the year.

 

PE

During this term the children will be taught by the sports coach and develop their bat and ball

skills through cricket and rounders.  They will learn how to work as a team playing hockey and control their bodies through athletics.  PE days will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Homework

This will continue to be given out on a Friday to be completed and back in school by Wednesday.