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Year 3

Dear Parents,

 

Year 3

Dear Year 3 Parents and Children,

Welcome to the summer term in year 3. 

This is what we will be learning this  term….

 

RE:

  • Easter.

This unit involves the children exploring the Easter story through the story of Emmaus and the Breakfast on the shore.

  • The Eucharist - Thanksgiving to God

Our Year 3 communicants will be making their First Holy Communion this term however the whole class will be learning about the Liturgy of the Eucharist and why we as Catholic Christians hold it as such an important sacrament and celebration.

  • Pentecost

 In this unit the children will be learning about the gift of the Holy Spirit and the change it brought to the lives of the disciples.

Literacy:

Poetry Unit 3.3 Shape Poems

In this unit, the children learn about and enjoy reading calligrams before writing their own. They go on to look at and explore shape poems, writing their own both as a whole class and individually.

 

Non-fiction Unit 3.3 How Far Would I Go To Look Cool?

 

In this unit, the children explore the Big Question: How far would I go to look cool? They read the interactive eBook, retrieving and collating information about different styles and explore unusual fashions from contemporary and historical times. They learn to skim and scan for information, identifying vocabulary that is specific to the topic and using dictionaries to clarify the meanings of words. They answer the Big Question, planning and writing a newspaper report in the role of a fashion editor..

 Pobble 365

Through this resource children will use pictures to stimulate and inspire independent creative writing.

Roald Dahl 

During this unit the children will have the opportunity to research the life and work of one the most inventive and enjoyable children's authors of all time. 

SPAG;

 

Numeracy:

 

The focus of the numeracy lesson will change most weeks and the children will be allocated MyMaths activities to consolidate their learning. This form the basis of their numeracy homework for the year with additional worksheets sent home if necessary. See below for Summer numeracy plan

 

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Science:

 

Forces and Magnets

 

In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘can you make a tool that can move something on the floor far away from you?’ They will be asked to make a tool that can pick up things made of a magnetic material and consider the use of a telescopic arm or a folding arm to enable them to reach an object far away. The lessons leading up to answering the Quest will enable children to explore the properties of magnets and magnetic materials. They will also be able to apply their knowledge of how things move on different surfaces to create a table top game.

 

French:

 

  • Identifying body parts
  • Counting up to 31
  • Identifying items of clothing
  • Naming the months of the year
  • Talking about birthdays

 

Humanities : The U.K. cities and Rivers

 

Physical Education - Ball games such as cricket etc as well as athletics.

 

Mr Kearney - Class Teacher