Welcome to Year 3!
Mrs G Walker (Teacher), Mrs J Rushton (Teaching Assistant)
Summer term 2023
As we return to school after Easter the Church is still celebrating this great event. The focus of this term’s work in Religious Education is the role the Holy Spirit plays in our lives. We will be studying the three themes of Pentecost (Serving), Reconciliation (Inter-relating) and Universal Church (World). The children will also spend one week studying Judaism.
In English we will be reading adventure, mystery stories and texts linked to our creative curriculum. We will look at speech marks, ways of joining sentences and the use of adverbs in writing. We will build on the skills introduced over the past two terms to write longer pieces that can be organised into paragraphs. In spelling we will continue to look at the relationship between sounds and letters, as well as using prefixes and suffixes, the use of the apostrophe, words with same spellings but different meanings and practice joining letters. Weekly spellings are in the diaries as normal. Although the children will now be tested every 4 weeks they are still expected to learn their spellings each week as we will be working on the spelling rules in class.
In maths we will continue to recap adding and subtracting three digit numbers using column methods, use column methods for multiplying two digit numbers by 1 digit numbers and division with partitioning using part whole models. We conyinue working on fractions of shapes and numbers, practice telling the time, look at angles and turn in shapes and in measurement consider mass and capacity.
In science topic we will learn about what plants need to grow well and why it is important that they do. We will link the study of plants to the work of the artist Vincent Van Gogh. We will also learn about light and how shadows are formed.
In our creative curriculum topic Tomb Raiders, we will learn about life in Ancient Egypt by looking at the evidence that has survived, artefacts and information on the internet. In art we will be looking at colour mixing and create images in the style of Van Gogh and Seurat using oil pastels and paint. We will continue to explore colour, shape and pattern to create our own designs. We will use a word processing programme to combine text and graphics again linked to work on Ancient Egypt and learn and perform songs. In topic work we will create 3d objects using different media. This will give us the opportunity to link art through designing jewellery, make and evaluate artefacts and use geography skills to locate places on maps and atlases.
In music all the learning is focused around one song: Bringing us together. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the interrelated dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc.), singing and playing instruments are all linked. We will continue developing choral singing with Salford Cathedral Music Service.
PE is on a Tuesday. In PE we will develop the skills needed to play team games. In Rounders, we will practising bowling, batting and fielding skills and developing awareness of rules and tactics. We will also focus on health related fitness activities, circuit training and prepare for our sports day at the end of the summer term.
FRENCH – Celebrations and Parts of the Body
- to be able to saying what you can do well
- to be able to celebrate achievements and special occasions
- to be able to make simple statements (about activities)
- to be able to express praise
- to know the months of the year
- to be able to write an invitation
- to be able to play games (following instructions)
- to be able to make simple statements (about appearance)
- to be able to give a simple description of a person
- to be able to manipulate digital images ( e.g. Morfobooth, 2Paint)
- to be able to record a video interview and transfer it to a specified location.
- to know who to speak to in order to stay safe/report concerns.
- to understand the SMART rules.
Relationship and Health Education (RHE)
During this term we will continue our RHE curriculum. Ten Ten’s new programme for Catholic primary schools, Life to the Full, will teach Relationships Education and Health Education within the context of a Christian understanding of human sexuality rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Catholic Church. The teaching of this project is underpinned with a religious understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God- created, chosen and loved by God.
British values and cultural education
We will discuss the need for rules and talk about rights and responsibilities. In religion we will show tolerance for other faiths by looking Judaism- drawing upon the stories from the Old Testament and the Torah. We will also visys the Jewish museum in Manchester.
Our homework will take the form of Learning Logs practical activities which will be given out on Friday, to be returned the following Friday. The children will be given a learning intention taken from one or more of their lessons in class and will show their own learning on this learning intention. It can be presented as drawings, writing, modelling etc. It is completely up to the children how they show their understanding. If you would like more information, please come and see me or look at the following website - www.learninglogs.co.uk
Daily homework will consist of practising spellings, times- tables and reading for at least 10 minutes from the home-school reading books.
Please encourage your child to go onto the following sites to support their learning:
www.ttrockstars.com (Your child's log in information is inside their reading record)