This term year 3’s topic is ‘At Sea’. The children will learn about various vessels and their purposes during our visit to the local port of Felixstowe. Our voyage into the sea then takes us to the Titanic! Here we discover how the ship was built, the route it took, the difference in lifestyles and the timeline of events building up to its eventual sinking. We will come to our own conclusions about what was the cause of the Titanic's sinking.
In maths this term, our skills focus will be missing number bonds, place value problems and written methods. We will also spend time revisiting our times tables throughout the summer term too and we would encourage the children to regularly go on TT Rockstars every week to improve their knowledge. We will continue to develop the children’s knowledge of fractions and they will also learn about time, geometry, mass and capacity.
In English, we will be covering various text types and developing our skills as writers. The children will become experts in instruction writing, creating their own detailed instruction piece. They will also be responding to a magical text with drama and pieces of writing! Within these text types, they will use a variety of year 3 writing skills, for example: expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and with a big focus on subordinate clauses. Reading continues to play an important role in our learning and we hope to broaden the children's experience of authors and genres.
Our science for the first half term is light and after half term we will be learning about forces and magnets.
We will have a DT day where the children will be creating their own pencil pots and an art day, in which the children will create a famous piece using the Titanic as an inspiration.
*Year 3 will have PE every Tuesday and Friday (please make sure kit is named).
*Year 3 will bring homework home on a Friday that will be due back by Wednesday.
*Spelling tests will take place on Wednesdays.
*In Year 3 children are expected to read every day and record this in their planner.
Children of this age may well be fluent and competent readers, but still need to read aloud to others regularly. Children will move round the reading reward chart each week.
*Children should be aiming to quiz once a week on Accelerated Reader. This provides them with vital skills and the opportunity to earn in-school rewards!