Class teacher - Mrs Beeston
Summer Term Curriculum:
RE RE units for the Summer term will include Easter, The Eucharist, Pentecost and Prayer. We are also excited to be starting our new ‘Life to the Full’ relationships and health education. This will focus on how we are created and loved by God as well as how we relate to others and to our community.
The children would also have the opportunity to prepare to participate in their First Holy Communion this term.
MATHEMATICS The spring term will continue our work on fractions as well as revisiting and embedding previous learning on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be investigating geometry (angles and properties of shapes) and measurement in various forms: time, volume and capacity. We will continue t make our mathematics as hands on as possible, using different equipment and different representations to strengthen and deepen our understanding.
We will also be having a whole school focus on fluency and instant recall of our times tables and number bonds. Throughout all of this we will be doing lots of talking about mathematics, learning and using mathematical vocabulary.
Please keep encouraging your child to practise times tables and number bonds at home – if the children know these securely it helps them with their wider maths learning. Year 3 revises and secures the 2x, 10 and 5x tables and then moves onto 3x, 4x and 8x tables. The aim is for instant recall! (Realistically, ‘instant’ means 3 seconds or less!!!)
ENGLISH We were very excited to start using our personal writing journals. We have all started a piece of writing of our choice and we will continue to work on these while at the same time starting to start a whole class writing project. We all have different experiences in our lives and we will be sharing these interesting experiences by writing memoirs! We will continue to work on our reading skills in Guided Reading sessions, increasing our fluency and developing our inference , prediction and summarising skills.
COMPUTING will start by continuing our unit of work on ‘Touch Typing’ before moving on to, emails and branching databases (much more fun than they sound!), be exploring spreadsheets and branching databases, simulations and graphing.
Our HISTORY will be all about the Romans. Why on earth did they invade cold and wet Britain? Why were the Romans so successful? Why did their empire come to an end? How is our life today influenced by the Romans? We will be trying to answer these questions and practising drawing conclusions from historical evidence.
GEOGRAPHY will be wide-ranging this term. We will start by learning how to use a compass, navigating and giving directions. We will be finding out more about Europe, following in the footsteps of the Romans and finding out just how far their empire extended. Following this we will be looking at why people settle in certain places – what makes a place a good place to settle? Why do some places grow into cities and others don’t?
ART will be very exciting as we draw on the Roman tradition of mosaics, comparing these with the work of modern-day local ceramic artist Philip Hardaker, exploring geometric patterns and creating our own mosaics.
DT is going to be a computer aided aventure - we will be creating our own CAD designs to create biscuit boxes!
PE will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Monday PE will be taught by a PE specialist from ASM but will take place in school. All equipment will be cleaned appropriately and/or quarantined before and after use.