Welcome to Year 3 for Summer 2 term everyone!
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to Summer 2. We are in the very last term of an eventful academic year. We hope you have all enjoyed your half term, spending time with family and friends and you are looking forward to the new and final term ahead. We can’t believe how quickly the year has gone! We would like to say thank you again for all your continuous support throughout the year!
Many Thanks, Ms Kareem and Ms Reynolds.
This term in English, we will be kicking off with an amazing text: Flat Stanley! The children will start by retelling the story. Firstly, they will retell Stanley becoming flat and then all the adventures he had whilst flat. This will support the children in developing their figurative and descriptive language.
Following this, we will be moving on to innovating. This is where the children will use the story to help them write their own story. This will allow your children to develop their imagination and key skills in English.
Finally, the children will move onto another text: Alice Dent and the Incredible Germs. This will help to promote modern adventure stories by retelling and innovating the story. They will be using complex sentences, punctuation and pronouns to aid cohesion and avoid repetition.
This term we will be looking at Geometry: property of shapes, and Measurements. The children will be able to recognise angles, identify horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines, as well as draw 2D shapes and make 3D shapes. We will then move onto measuring, comparing, adding and subtracting lengths, mass and volume. It is really important that the children continue their key maths skills including learning their timetables and number bonds. These skills will be vital to support the children’s maths understanding as they move up through the school.
In Science, In Science this term, we will be looking at magnetism. The children will understand and describe how motion is caused by forces. They will describe the behaviour of magnet poles and investigate the role of magnetism in everyday life.
In History, we will be continuing our learning about the Tudors, looking closely into the start of trade, invasion, tax and empire for Britain. The children will learn how the Tudors established trade links, how war impacted England and what the Spanish Armada was.
In Geography, we will be looking at fieldwork in our local area. The children will observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.
In RE, we will be looking into Christianity. The children will explore why Christians believe humans are here on earth and the purpose of life.
We have PE twice a week. Please ensure your children bring in their PE kit which will be kept in school for the term. Please also make sure your children have their full PE kit including trainers, school top and shorts. As it is getting hotter, please ensure your children have shorts and come to school with a water bottle.