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Year 3

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Mrs Gray 

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Miss Schroder

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Teacher Profiles

Year 3 Summer Term

Our topic for the summer term is “The Green Grass of Home.” This is a very engaging topic, with an emphasis on developing geography and science skills. We will make good use of our school grounds to learn about light, plants and soils in science. We will study our local area in geography. We plan to go for a local walk to study land use, landmarks and to create our own maps with keys. In maths we will finish fractions and then learn more about shape, measures (including time) and statistics. As writers we will write an explanation text titled, “Why does the moon shine?” We will also design a persuasive leaflet for a fictional nature park, write our own adventure story and write a recount of our school trip. As artists we will make oil pastel pictures based on the work of Van Gogh. We will also go outside to draw and make a collage out of natural materials. In DT we will make shadow puppets to complement our science work on light. We will be developing our rounders, athletics and swimming skills in PE.  Details of swimming sessions will be sent separately. We will be covering topics on Christianity and Hinduism in RE. To help embed our understanding of how plants grow, we will create an animated PowerPoint in our computing lessons.  A teacher from the Sixth Form college is visiting the school to teach us how to program some Lego to move! How exciting is that? We are also all very excited about our trip to the “Hands on Heritage” site.
It is evident from our work in class that all the children are making great progress with their timetables. We are working towards the children being confident with the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 tables by the end of the year. Please practise on Times Tables Rockstars. We will be having our first “Battle of the Bands” competition at some point this term. Monkeys versus the Bees! https://play.ttrockstars.com/
As a reminder, it is vital you read with your child as much as you can, remember- Children who read, succeed! The expectation across the whole school is that children to read to an adult at least 4 times a week. It is important that even “Free Readers” have the opportunity to discuss a book and ask questions. We will check diary entries each Monday morning. Please remember that your children can also change their “Reading Owl” books when they are finished. Please sign your form. We will continue with phonics/guided reading lessons to develop reading and comprehension skills. 
It is important the children to complete their weekly home learning tasks as this will help re-enforce learning from the classroom. The tasks will usually be handed out on a Thursday and we ask that they are returned at the beginning of the following week please. Children will also continue with their Big Spelling lists over the term. Please refer to our Learning Heroes to support their learning skills.We are very excited about this term’s learning! Thank you for your continued support.
The Year 3 Team.

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