Summer Term 2018

Passport to the World is the theme for this term.  Class 3 will be studying the Australia and linking learning to other countries involved in the football World Cup.  We have lots of exciting learning experiences planned as part of this topic.  

Please encourage children to bring in topic related items from home to share at any point during the term. 

PE during the first half-term will be Swimming and Athletics at William Brookes School on a Friday afternoon. There may be some 'Wellies in the Woods' sessions which we will notify parents of beforehand.

 

English

Children should be reading either independently or with someone at home every day.  They have reading records to bring home which should be filled in every time they read.  We also have daily Guided Reading sessions where the children read with their teacher in a group and complete tasks based on their reading.

We will continue to use 'Read, Write, Inc.' as our spelling scheme.  Children will be taking part in fun, interactive spelling lessons for 20 minutes 4 times a week.   We will be sending home lists which the children will be tested on.

Handwriting and presentation are continuing to be a focus for Year 3.  We are looking forward to giving out lots more 'pen licences'!

Homework is set on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday.

Please have your Ukulele in school on a Wednesday.  

 

 

Maths

Children should be learning their times tables up to 12 x 12 so they can quickly recall and use them.  By the end of Year 3 they are expected to know multiplication and division facts for 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x and 8x tables.

 We are using the 'Teaching for Mastery' approach as our foundation for learning.

 

Science

Our Science topics this term are 'Light and Shadows' and 'Plants'. As well as building on their knowledge and understanding, the children will be doing lots of practical investigative work to build on their ability to work scientifically and this will feed into their writing too.

Computing

The children will be learning about coding this term using 'Scratch' and will be developing their ability to use MS Powerpoint.

 

PSHE

The whole school themes of Tolerance and Resilience provide the basis for our work this term. We will link our work in PSHE to dance this term.  RSE will also take place during the second half of the term.

 

RE

In RE we will be exploring the questions 'How should I lead my life?' and  'How can I get on with others who are different?'

Music

We will be learning to play the Ukulele, which is planned and taught by, Mr Kitcher, a specialist music teacher from Shropshire Music Service.  Children are allowed to take their Ukuleles home to practise, but must remember them on a Wednesday morning for their lesson.  The children are working towards 'Ukefest' in July - further details to follow.

Art

Art will be the focus of the first half of term commencing with a topic on Aboriginal Art.

DT

In the second half of term the children will be doing a project on sandwich making and will be learning about Australian cuisine.

French

French is taught weekly and integrated into class routines.  We will be learning the vocabulary for body parts and colours, through songs and games.  

 

Please do not hesitate to come in and ask any questions you have.

Many thanks for your support,

 

Mrs Wright and Mrs Ball