Summer Term

Hope you have all had a lovely Easter. Class 3 have lots to look forward to in our final term. 

Here is a brief outline of what is being taught this term and some other useful information.

English

We will be reading a very interesting story about Manfred the Baddie. We will be creating a story map to help us orally retell the story. Children will then use the structure of the story to write their version. Later in the term, we will be studying the Iron Man by Ted Hughes, plays and dialogues, as well as persuasive writing. 

Every week we will have spellings, a grammar focus and handwriting practise. We will be looking to give our pen licences to those whose handwriting is consistently neat and joined. Please help your child with this at home.

Reading

Children will need to bring their reading book, library book and record into school every day. They should also read for at least ten minutes every evening. Please sign the record and initial their reward card. Also, please encourage your child to take care of their books. There will be a charge for any books lost or damaged.

Maths

We will be continuing with our Singapore Maths lessons. Here is an overview for this term: time, picture graphs bar graphs, fractions, angles, lines and shapes, perimeter of figures. Also it is really important children continue to practise their times tables and related division facts regularly at home. They will focus on a different times table each week and will be tested twice a week (Tuesday and Friday). 

By the end of Year 3, all children should know by heart all times tables up to the 10 times table. There is a reward at the end of every term: ‘ice-cream sundaes’ for successfully learning their times tables.

Religion

During this term, children will be celebrating and Easter and Pentecost. They will develop their understanding of what is means to be a Christian. We will also study Judaism as part of our world faith week in May. This includes a visit to the Jewish Museum in Manchester.

Science

In Science, children will be learning about: plants-functions and animals including humans – health and skeletons.

Geography

Children will continue to develop their location knowledge. They will locate world countries and cities. There will be a focus on South America, where children will find out about Paddington Bears adventures in Peru. 

Design and Technology

Children will be making sandwich snacks. This will include product analysis and research at Tesco.

Computing

Children will be using PowerPoint to create their own presentation about the Romans.

Art and Design

We love art in Class 3 and we will have plenty of opportunities to paint, make and develop our artistic skills. This term children will be studying the work of Henri Rousseau, who is famous for his jungle art. Later in the term, children will be investigating pattern by producing their own Roman mosaics.

French

Our unit for this term is en famille (my family).

PE

Children will need their PE kits, including black pumps, every Tuesday. We will not be giving out spare kit this year and so failure to have the correct kit, will mean children miss their session. This term children will be:

  • dancing with a partner
  • rounders
  • cricket

Music

Music is every Friday with Mr Conway from Tameside Music Service. In Class 3, children will continue to learn how to play a brass instrument.

Homework

As well as practising their times tables, spellings and reading, children will be given a project to complete each half term.

Finally…

Please try to make appointments after school or during half term. Holidays will not be authorised during term time. Also please ensure your child is punctual in the morning, as frequent lateness will be detrimental to their progress. Gates and doors open at 8:45am and close at 8:55am. There will be a start of day activity which children must complete during registration.

If you have any concerns or if your child is having problems with their work please do not hesitate to come and see me or any of the Year 3 team.

Mr M Woolley

Year 3 class teacher

 

Mr P O ’Keefe

Year 3 teacher of science, humanities and French.

 

Miss T Alcock

Teaching Assistant