Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer term 2017
Welcome back after the half term. We look forward to the exciting term ahead of us. We will continue to use the award system in place this year called Brookhouse Monster's University dojo points. Homework will continue to be set on a Friday and should be returned to school on the following Wednesday at the latest. Spellings and Times Tables will be tested on a Monday so please ensure the children keep on top of learning them. Swimming will also continue to be on a Friday so please make sure swimming kits are in school. Carry on working hard and we will enjoy another successful term!
At the start of this term we will be looking in to fantasy stories. We will be reading different fantasy stories and discussing our opinions on the texts. We will also be analysing the features of Fantasy stories then leading on to us writing our own. After this we will move on to explanation texts about our topic ‘how does your garden grow?’ This will immerse us in lots of texts about plants which will then give us the knowledge to write our own plant explanation texts. Lastly we will focus on classic poetry again using our topic as an influence. We will learn the structure of a classic poem which will enable us to write our own classic poems focussed on nature.
In Maths we will be counting in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100 and recalling multiplication and division facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 50 and 100 times tables. We will then be using our place value knowledge to solve problems and compare numbers up to 1000 including decimals to one place. Next we will use these facts to add and subtract in a mental way and written. After that we will compare and order fractions and find fractions of different objects. Following that we will look at different measures including: length, mass, volume and capacity and will be adding, subtracting and comparing these units. We will then measure and compare the perimeter of different shapes. Then we will interpret and present data using different types of charts including: bar charts, pictograms and tables.
Our topic for this half term is 'How does your garden grow?' We will be understanding the functions and structures of plants. This will involve us exploring and observing lots of different plants and planting some of our own. We will also carry out investigations into what happens when we change the conditions in which plants are kept. We will learn of the importance of plants and how they reproduce and how they affect humans. Lastly we will follow a design brief to design and choose a plant for a specific purpose. We will evaluate and test our plants against the design criteria.
If you have any concerns please book an appointment with a member of the year 3 staff at the office. Alternatively if you would like a more informal chat, please feel free to discuss with a member of staff before or after the end of school.
I hope your child finds this half term enjoyable and insightful!
Miss Heeks Mrs Khonat
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
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