Summer Termly letter
In the summer term, the children will continue to develop their understanding of the Year 3 grammar, spelling and punctuation curriculum. They will begin the term with the narrative Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White. The children will write a narrative, diary entry, persuasive letter and a response to it, as well as newspaper writing and creating a factsheet about spiders. We will then move on to read Fly Eagle, Fly! by Christopher Gregorowski. The children will write their own narratives based on the pattern and language of this beautifully illustrated traditional tale before moving onto the Cornish tale, The Mousehole Cat. We will write our very own newspaper reports in the final week of term.
We will be continuing our work on Fractions and learning to compare and add and subtract fractions. We will then be consolidating our work on Multiplication and Division including solving word problems, using these operations. We will learn about Shapes and look at perpendicular and parallel lines, as well as right angles. We will then move on to Measurement, where we will look at mass, volume, capacity and temperature. We will work on Time and learn to read an analogue clock to the minute and compare durations.
Our KIRF for Summer 1 will be recall of the multiplication and division facts for the 8 times table and after half term, it will be telling the time.
Throughout the term, we will consolidate understanding of the four operations and mental calculation strategies as well as practising our times tables in regular maths meeting sessions.
We will begin with our unit on Plants. We will learn about the functions of the different parts of a plant and how water travels through them. We will also look at life cycles.
After this, we will move on to Light. We will learn how shadows are formed and how their shape and size changes.
They will have opportunities to take their learning outside and to raise questions for further investigation.
The children will begin by looking at some Simulations and discussing their advantages and disadvantages. We will then move on to learning about Taking a Photograph and the children will have the opportunity to discuss what makes a good photograph.
We will begin by considering the question, ‘How has transport changed over time?’ Our work will include finding out about the first train and plane. After half term, we will then move onto the question, ‘How did the Windrush generation influence British Culture?’
We will start our topic work by using our design and technology skills to create a mode of transport. When reading Mousehole Cat in English, we will use pastels to produce images inspired by the illustrations in the story. There will be additional cross-curricular art throughout the summer term.
We will continue focusing on different emotions this term, including identifying and expressing feelings. We will be looking at improvfing self-control, self-awareness and anger management, as well as making links with sustainability and the environment. We will also be discussing body differences and personal space as part of our SRE learning.
The children continue to develop their skills, building on their understanding of differences in social conventions and continuing to develop their vocabulary.
In PE the children will be doing athletics and outdoor games.
The children will continue their lessons on the clarinet and saxophone with specialist teachers from Wandsworth Music Service, building on the skills learnt last term.
This term our focus is on Islam and we will be answering the question ‘What is the Ummah?’ We will be learning about Hajj and Ramadan.
Trips and Special Events
Wednesday 9th June – Windrush Workshop (in school)
We will continue with weekly spelling tests and regular times tables tests.
Please continue to read regularly with your children and support them to learn times tables and complete Mathletics homework.