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CURRICULUM INFORMATION

 

Year Group 3

 

TERM Summer 2016

 

Dear Parents,

Below is an overview of the curriculum areas we will be covering in year 3 during the Summer term.

It will be an exciting term as the children will be making their First Holy Communion.

Please continue to support your child with their weekly homework, reading daily, practising their times tables and their Sacramental preparation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact either Mrs Williams or Miss McHugh.

 Thank you for your ongoing support.

English

Information texts (3 weeks). Children will be writing two information texts; a leaflet about the Romans and a fact file about an African animal. In the end, children will have created a class book on the Romans and African animals to share in the book corner.

 

 

Classic book study – ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E.B. White.  (3 weeks and 3 days).

Children will be watching the film adaptation of the book along with reading the book. Children will then be writing their own rescue story based on the plot and theme of Charlotte’s Web. These stories will be shared with year 6 and peer marking will be completed.

 

Contemporary book from another culture- ‘Gregory Cool’ by Caroline Binch. (3 weeks).

Children will be exploring this story and inferring characters feelings at different points in the story. Children will be writing a letter home from Gregory’s perspective at the beginning of the book and the end of the book. These letters will be shared with children in our school who have moved to a different country.

Letters (1 week). Children will be writing a recount or a thank you letter of an event of their choice. These letters will then be sent onto the recipient.

 

Spelling rules, grammar and comprehension will be linked to and taught through the units of work on a weekly basis.

 

 

 

Maths

Summer 1

Number

            Compare and order numbers using < >

            Estimate points on a number line

Addition and Subtraction

            Mental:  multiples of 10 and 100

            Formal columnar addition

            Formal columnar subtraction

Measures

            Standard units – volume

            Making sensible estimates when measuring or     weighing.

            Reading scales-marked divisions

Multiplication & division

            Times table facts

            Divide and multiply a two digit by single digit number using formal written multiplication.

Measures - Time

            Read the time fluently – using analogue and digital clocks

            Telling the time on a 24 hour digital clock.

 Geometry: properties of shapes

            Identifying lines of symmetry on a shape and drawing symmetrical shapes.

            Describing  and construct 2-D shapes using materials.

 

Summer 2

Number

            Half-way  between numbers

            Round to nearest 10 or 100

 Addition and Subtraction

            Secure formal columnar addition and subtraction

            Estimate and use inverse

            Difference

Measures – money

            Rounding to estimate

            Equivalence

Fractions

            Understand factions as numbers

            Understand fractions as division

            Add and subtract fractions

Statistics

            Interpret and present data in meaningful ways

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Plants

In this unit, children will be

  • identifying and describing the functions of different parts of flowering plants
  • exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth
  • planting their own seeds and will be able to observe the needs of the plant over time.
  • investigating the way in which water is transported within plants by using celery sticks and food colouring in an experiment.
  • exploring the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants.

 

Light.

During this unit, children will be;

  • recognising that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.
  • understanding that the light from the sun can be dangerous to our bodies and we need to protect our eyes.
  • recognising that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object.
  • finding patterns in the way the size of shadows change. This will be completed using various experiments over time outside.

R.E

Ongoing preparation for Holy Communion through practises, retreat days and using the ‘I belong’ book and R.E. lessons.

Easter

The Eucharist is a thanksgiving to God

Prayer

Pentecost

Exploring Judaism

Computing

  • Developing research skills using the I-pads
  • Continue coding activities on Espresso
  • Learning how to use spreadsheets.

Geography

British Isles – Mapping Skills

  • Locating countries and cities on a map/atlas and globe.
  • Using the 8 points of a compass to locate places.
  • Describe the physical and human geography of the British Isles.

Art and D&T

Art – great artists, architects and designers in history.

Design and create a mosaic in Roman style using coloured gummed paper.

Design, create and decorate a Roman shield.

Music

Recorders. Children will be continuing to practise playing and reading the notes; B,C,D, E, F and G.

There will be an assembly at the end of the term for children to show what they have learned.

 

Children will also be learning new songs and hymns as part of their Holy Communion Retreat Day and in preparation for their First Holy Communion.

French

Children will be practising their French accent and pronunciation with their peers to learn the new vocabulary for the names of animals, simple greetings shops, and learning typical holiday phrases.

PE

Summer 1 :

Athletics – During these sessions, children will concentrate on their throwing, running including relays and sprinting, jumping and stamina.

 

Rounders – Children will be introduced to the game of rounders, how we hold a bat and position ourselves for a game. Also, children will be learning how to field and play as a team. 

 

Summer 2 :

 

Athletics - During these sessions, children will concentrate on their throwing, running including relays and sprinting, jumping and stamina.

 

Rounders – Children will be introduced to the game of rounders, how we hold a bat and position ourselves for a game. Also, children will be learning how to field and play as a team. 

 

 

 


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