We hope you all enjoyed the Easter holidays and are rested and ready for work this summer term. As you will see we have another exciting term lined up for the children!
This term the children will be using texts and videos based on Ancient Egypt to stimulate their creative writing. Please see link for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XxhNMbpE2A. The children will continue to develop their use of vocabulary and complex sentence structures through narrative. We will continue to work on grammatical skills and Year 3 spelling patterns. There will be a continued emphasis on cursive handwriting.
Reading lessons will focus on inference skills, summarising a text, and understanding the meaning behind unfamiliar vocabulary across a range of text types.
There will be a continued focus on learning all times tables to 12 and applying this knowledge to written multiplication and division strategies. The children will start by exploring money and then will then learn about equivalent fractions, in addition to adding and subtracting fractions. The children will also explore 2D and 3D shapes properties and different types of angles. Throughout the term, there will be an emphasis on problem solving questions, with a focus on multi-step word problems.
In Science, the children will explore and learn about plants; labelling and understanding the functions of different parts of the plant and how pollination works. They will explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) through practical investigations. In addition to this, the children will also explore different light sources, opaque and transparent materials and investigation how shadows change throughout the day.
In Computing the children will learn about programming. They will continue to learn coding using a combination of different formats. Children will also continue to work on Google Suite using the Chrome Books, create quizzes and present their work in variety of ways.
During the term the children will have cooking opportunities covering the 6 strands of cooking skills; weighing and measuring, cutting and knife skills, mixing, shaping and assembling, heating, serving and assembling.
Our topic this term is Egypt. The children will learn about the history of Ancient Egypt, as well as the significance of the river Nile and consider the age old problem, how were the pyramids made? Later in the term they will compare weather patterns in different parts of the world.
Swimming lessons will continue to take place every Tuesday. The children will also take part in athletics and invasion games learning how to be a good sportsman.
In PSHE the children will be developing their understanding of emotional and mental
Well- being. They will think about their careers, economic wellbeing and physical health and wellbeing.
Art and Design
In art the children will be creating Egyptian art work. They will begin by sketching the outline of an Egyptian Mummy. They will then bring their sketch to life using either water colours or mosaic, focusing on a pattern that uses complementary colours.
The children will make a Scarab Beetle out of clay, following through the design process from an initial idea to the final piece.
Please remember that this is just a brief outline of this term’s plans and does not include everything the children will be doing!
Stay and Learn sessions will be continuing every Friday morning, so please feel free to join us.