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Hope you all had a lovely start to the Summer Term and are raring to go for the weeks ahead

We are beginning our new topics of Light and Shadow and the Egyptians. 

PE will continue to be done on a Tuesday and Thursday. Football will be on a Tuesday with a FA community coach and Cricket will be taught on a Thursday by Mrs Holland 

If you can offer any help or resources with any of the topics being studied this term please come and speak to us. Volunteers are always welcome.

Please rememeber, that the children are requiresd to have trainers or pumps for PE. Outdoor shoes, should not be worn. 

We will be exploring the value of tolerance this term.

English

In English we will be using the story ‘The Prince of Egypt’ as inspiration. We will be taking ideas from this story to write setting descriptions and non-fiction texts. Then writing our own narratives based on the story.

We will continue to teach SPaG discretely. We will be looking at sentence openers, adjectives to create impact and irregular and regular verbs. Whilst continuing to use the Nelson Handwriting and Spelling schemes of work.

Maths

In Maths we will be recapping place value and using this to help us with addition and subtraction. In addition, we will be looking at multiplication and division and working hard to solve problems using formal methods.

Alongside this, we will be using our previous knowledge to solve more complex problems. Making links in our learning and challenge ourselves.

Science

In Science, our first topic is Light and Shadow. We will be look at shadows and examining how light reflects. After light we will be moving on to the topic Plants. Here we will be labelling plants and exploring what they need to grow.  

PE

Year 3 will have PE twice a week this term. One session will be cricket and this will be run by the teacher. We will be focusing on rules, skills and game play.

Again, please remember that a full PE kit comprises of a white or red t-shirt, shirts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers/pumps. 

French

In French we will be learning to tell the story ‘Maman’. When we are learning this story we will learn the names in French for animals and for rooms in the house.  

Topic

Our History topic this term is the Ancient Egyptians. We will be researching the civilizations of Ancient Egypt. Looking at their culture, their religion, their buildings and their language. This term we will be linking our topic and English, as we will be focusing on the book the ‘Prince of Egypt’.

Philosophy For Children

Children will continue to participate in weekly P4C sessions. During these sessions children generate questions in response to a stimulus. The sessions generally focus on our school values.

Art/D&T

In Art, we will be using a critique style of drawing to draw an Egyptian statue, building or God.

In the second half summer term we will engage in a whole school art topic.

PSHCE/RE

In RE, we will be looking at symbols and examining why these are important in different religions. We will also be looking at stories from the Bible. In PHSCE we will be exploring our values.

Homework

Homework will be set once a week on a Wednesday to be returned by the following Tuesday. Weekly spelling lists will be sent home on Monday ready for a spelling test on Friday. Parents are encouraged to hear their children read daily and record this in their reading records. In addition as part of their homework, your child will bring home a Big Talk topic on a Wednesday. Please help your children with this by enjoying discussion time with them so that they have lots of ideas ready to use for their Big Write on a Friday.

Please rememeber to record all reading in the children's reading record. So that we can track their progress through books. 

 

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