Summer Term 2019
Numeracy Year 3 children will spend time consolidating their knowledge of fractions of shape and number and solving missing number sums for addition and subtraction. They will be learning how to use some written methods of calculation, including the column method for addition and subtraction. They will continue to learn their times tables facts and work towards gaining their times tables awards, or towards new mental maths passport targets if they have already achieved their Gold Times Tables Award. Many children will explore multiplication as being commutative (that it works both ways) and then learn how to multiply larger numbers together by using the grid method. Some children will also find ways to divide bigger numbers and investigate the relationship between multiplication and division to check their answers are correct. They may begin to solve division sums with remainders. The children will continue to develop their problem- solving skills by solving problems using money, measures and time as well as solving worded problems and more practical mathematical investigations.
Literacy In Literacy this term the children are going to be focusing on the story Treasure Island. As well as looking at the famous story we are going to be using it as a stimulus to write in different styles. We are going to use the ideas of sailors, shipwrecks, pirates and islands to inspire our writing. We are going to be exploring poetry and writing a poem about a ship that is caught in a storm. We are also going to be looking at narratives to build up to writing our own pirate adventure story. In the second part of the summer term we are going to be looking at information texts and instructions.
Grammar Year 3 children will revise the different parts of a sentence. identifying a verb and a noun and saying what they are. They will identify verbs in the past tense and understand how the verb changes within the sentence when writing in the past. Children will collect and sort conjunctions (linking words), understanding which are subordinating conjunctions and which are coordinating conjunctions. They will learn about inverted commas (speech marks) and begin to use them. They will also explore contractions, for example wasn’t and couldn’t, replace nouns with pronouns and understand that each new idea needs a new paragraph in their writing.
PSHE In the first half term the children will be looking at the PSHE topic “Good to be Me.” They will consider their local environment and how litter impacts on the animals and people who inhabit it. Children will think about the needs of their pets, wild animals and farm animals and the responsibilities that humans have to make sure the needs of the animal are met. In the second half term children will consider their “Rights and Responsibilities” and those of other people. They will think about the difference between “a want” and “a need” and explore why it is important to have rules to keep them safe. They will also look at how to make democratic decisions within the class and take part in a debate about an issue which is important to them.
R.E In the first half of the term the children will explore what it is like to be a Sikh in Peterborough. They will create a personal statement of beliefs, find out about Guru Nanak’s life and find out about the 5Ks which are central to Sikhism. They will also find out about the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh Holy Book) what the Gurdwara (place of worship) is like. In the final half term, the children will explore what faith means to people in a religious sense and how this affects people of different world faiths. They will research a religious figure (for example Mother Teresa) and think of some questions they would like to ask her about her faith and the effect it had on her life.
Geography Our focus for topic this term is Geography. We are investigating what an island is. Our initial 6 weeks are finding out about the UK and what is unique about each of the UK'S 4 countries by comparing and contrasting them. We will learn what physical geography is by understanding how the landscape has been formed and changed over time as well as where the major cities are in the UK. Finally, we will research St Lucia and compare a totally different type of island by looking at the physical features, culture and life style.
Art In Art this term the children will be exploring different artists. The children will then use this knowledge to create different landscape as this will link well with our Geography topic about exploring different landscapes and environments. A few of the artists that we be looking at is Banksy and his art work using graffiti, Andy Warhol and how he uses pop art within his art work and George Seurat’s pointillism work.
Design and technology In Design and Technology this term the children will be set the project to make a fantasy island. This will link in well with our Geography topic and our Literacy focus of the story Treasure Island. The children are going to be asked to research, plan, make and evaluate their fantasy islands. The children will have to think and research about what you might find on an island and what sort of items they might need to survive. Within the project the children will also be set the challenge of designing and creating a pulley system which they will need to use for transporting items from the beach to a cliff top and back again.
Science Our studies this term will be focussing on ‘All Living Things’. We shall be investigating the criteria for knowing whether something is living through learning about ‘Mrs NERG’, discovering the different groups and classifications we find throughout the natural world and investigating the school environment for living creatures and then going on to use our result with classification keys. We shall be asking lots of questions about the natural world around us, so parents and carers please be prepared!
Computing This term we will be looking at how animations and games are programmed, we will be using Code.org and the ‘Hour of Code’. With these activities, we will be learning how to move animations from one place to another, debug any issues we have with our coding by finding the wrong element in the sequence and creating our own video game using our coding skills.
PE This term the children will be learning the different elements of rounders and cricket. We will be focussing on accuracy and distance with our bowling and throwing skills. Alongside this, we will also be learning the different formations and rules we need to play the games. During these lessons, we will be focussing largely on hand-eye coordination and how this can help us with our batting skills. We will also continue to work with our PE coaches to enhance our indoor PE skills.
Outdoor Learning This term the children will be designing and building shelters. They will examine and discuss pictures of shelters made by people from other parts of the world, then use teamwork and share their ideas to construct shelters and find ways to improve them. They will also find out about treasure maps and trails.