Summer Term in Year 3 - half termly letter
For the first two weeks we will be continuing our work inspired by Charlotte’s Web. We will move on to retell the Egyptian creation story of Ra The Shining Sun God and work inspired by the Cornish tale, The Mousehole Cat.
This half term, our focus will be on the properties of shapes and statistics. We will continue to practise fluency in problem solving and mental arithmetic skills, including times tables, as well as reviewing formal written methods.
We will continue with the topic of Plants with a focus on investigations and using results to draw conclusions and raise further questions for exploration.
Our main focus this half-term will be on Information Technology- taking good quality images, editing and storing them using the iPad and building on the work we did with the Tate Gallery for the Steve McQueen exhibition earlier in the year. We will also use the Chatterpix app to support our topic work.
We will continue learning about Ancient Egypt building on the workshop at the end of May. We will focus on Howard Carter and the tomb of Tutankhamun, Egyptian gods, and the pyramids. We would recommend a trip to the British Museum over half-term if you wish to explore the topic further with your children.
Linked to our topic question, we will be creating Egyptian portraits and making Egyptian flatbread with recipes that the children have adapted to include ingredients of their own choice.
We will also use pastels to produce images inspired by The Mousehole Cat.
Our focus this half-term will be on setting goals and preparing for the transition to Year 4. Following the Heartstart First Aid programme, we will learn how to respond to serious bleeding. We will also be providing sex and relationship education, using the Chris Winter Project materials. If you would like to find out more about the project, you can look on the website: https://cwpresources.co.uk/resources/sre_pri/ The focus in Year 3 is: Valuing Difference and Keeping Safe.
We will learn vocabulary and develop our spoken language skills on the topic of growing things which links well with our work in science and PSHE.
This half-term’s focus will be athletics in preparation for sports day.
The children will continue working with the Wandsworth Music Service learning djembe, recorder and singing as well as developing their skills in reading music.
The focus for RE throughout the Summer Term is Sikhism. We will continue to make links between aspects of Sikhism and our own beliefs and practices.
Trips and Special Events
Sports Day on Friday 19th July- further details to follow.
Reports go out on Friday 12th July.
3F swimming this half term: Wednesday 12th June – Wednesday 10th July.
Spelling and Times Tables Tests will continue each Friday.
Please continue to read regularly with your children and support them to learn times tables and complete Mathletics homework.