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Year 3 

Mrs Clarke and Mrs Parfitt 

Summer Term 

 

This term we are learning all about the Ancient Greeks.  We will spend our History lessons looking at the lives and achievements of the Ancients Greeks.  We will use a variety of different sources and artefacts to discover what life might have been like and thinking about their influence on our lives today.  We will learn about the city states of Sparta and Athens, beliefs and cultures and also explore Greek mythology. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In art, we will be exploring mosaics.  We will look at the techniques the Ancient Greekused and will be using some artefacts and designs as inspiration.  We will develop our printing techniques and will use block printing to design and create our own Greek mosaic. 

 

 

 

 

In DT we will be creating our own healthy sandwich.  First, we will investigate different types of sandwiches including the bread used and types of filling, before designing our own.  After this, we will practice the skills needed, including cutting, grating and spreading.  Finally, we will make our own sandwiches! 

 

 

 

 

In English we will be reading a range of texts linked to Ancient Greece.  To start with we will find out about the country of Greece now and will write an advert for a Greek holiday, using persuasive language.  We will then explore the genre of myths and we will be reading lots of different stories.  We will plan and write our own characters and settings. 

 

In Maths we will explore the use of fractions.  We will start by considering that a fraction is part of a whole and exploring how to represent this using diagrams and numbers.  We will then explore angles and shape using vocabulary such as obtuse, acute and right angles to describe the angles.  We will also describe the properties of shapes, including lines of symmetry and parallel and perpendicular lines. 

 

In Science this term we will be learning about our amazing bodies and will continue our learning about plants.  We will consider the importance of eating the right amounts of different types of food and how this food provides us with the right nutrients to keep us healthy. 

Other reminders ... 

 

P.E lessons will be on Thursday this term, so please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on these days. This should be a pair of black tracksuit bottoms, a white polo shirt or house colour polo shirt, a school jumper and trainers. If you are unsure of the house colour T shirt that your child needs please ask.

 

In Year 3 we use Accelerated Reader (AR).  The children will complete an assessment quiz to find out what books they can choose from (ZPD range).  After reading the book they will then take a quiz answering questions about that book and hopefully earn some points.  Please encourage your child to read as often as possible and talk to them about the books that they have read.  Your child will also have a spelling rule and some example spellings to learn during the week.  We will be continuing to use Maths With Parents homework and fluency sheet too. 

 

 

 

If you have any queries or questions about this information or any other concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Look at our fantastic learning ...

We work with a company called SEND Supported at school and they are releasing newsletters each week offering support and guidance to parents of children who many have additional needs in school. Please find below a link to these newsletters:

There are also lots of other resources and information available on their website. The 'Things to do Issue 2 - Resources' file has some lovely activities for all children regardless of whether they have additional needs or not. There are lots of great visual puzzles and games for children to play so please have a look if you can. There are also resources available now to support with developing children's memory skills in 'Thing to do Issue 3 - Resources.'

Useful links:
English:

 

Oxford owl, access free e-books from home!

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

The School Reading List: Recommended reading list for Year 3

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/

 

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-3

Login using your username and password to practise those spellings! 

Message Mrs Clarke if you need a reminder of your logins

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Maths:

Look out for updates on inter-class battles!

https://ttrockstars.com/

BBC Supermovers : Select KS2 Mathematics to find all of our times tables dances and routines!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-3-times-table/z6sw382

Other subjects:

Lots of free videos, games and presentations about different topics and themes, see what takes your fancy!

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso

Free resources to help learn more about Science, History and Geography topics

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/subscribeuk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7o_a3Kez6AIViaztCh3EWwrQEAAYAiAAEgLRbfD_BwE

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