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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 3 Class 7

Class Teacher: Miss Edwards

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Jackson, Mrs Harris and Miss Fitton

In Summer Term 2 we will be studying the topic – Tribal Tales

English

In English, we will be reading the brilliant book ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura.

We will be doing varied writing tasks, including writing a setting description and an informal letter, based on our class text, using descriptive vocabulary and writing in the correct person and tense throughout the tasks.

In our grammar and punctuation work this half term, we will be revising all the Year 3 key objectives that we have learned about this year including using both co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions to extend our sentences and apostrophes to show contraction and singular and plural possession.

Please continue to access Bug Club at home which gives extra opportunities for pupils to develop their reading fluency and comprehension skills.

Maths

This half term we will finish our learning on time and focus on reading and understanding 24 hour time, including working out time durations.

Following this, we will then focus on division and using our multiplication facts, progressing on to using the formal written method for short division, dividing a two-digit number by a single digit.

We will continue to develop our skills at fluently recalling and using multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4, 8 and 11 x tables both in and out of sequence. Please encourage your child to continue using Times Tables Rock Stars at home regularly.  

As this is our final half term in Year 3, we will revise the key Maths objectives for Year 3 covering number, measure and geometry.

Topic

During our Science lessons we will continue our learning on plants and focus on the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. Following this, we will recap and develop our learning on light by going outdoors and finding patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

In our History lessons, we will be exploring changes in Britain from the Stone Age through to the Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will look at key features of how people lived in these time periods.

In our D & T lessons, we will be creating healthy meals/snacks based on the Eat Well Plate Guide.

This half term’s R.E. will be continuing to focus on the question, why are festivals important to religious communities?

In Computing, we will be learning about creating PowerPoint presentations and exploring simulations.  

In our French lessons, we are learning all about using verbs including dance, sing, write alongside I can (je peux) in sentences this half term.  

This half term’s PSHE lessons will focus on the topic ‘Keeping Myself Safe’ where we will assess safe and unsafe situations and look at ways to get help. During this topic, we will also look at online safety and safety issues with cigarettes and alcohol.

In our Music lessons, we will be focusing on the unit ‘Reflect, Rewind and Replay’ where we will listen to, appraise and sing songs from different eras of music, including classical and jazz.

 

P.E/Games

 

Year 3 will continue their weekly swimming sessions at Middleton Arena on Thursdays throughout Summer Term 2. Also, we will be taking part in athletic events.