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Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3 Chad: Nikki Latham

Year 3 Vale: Louise Wood and James Fenech

Summer Term
 
English

The children will use ‘The Write Stuff’ in order to study new texts. The texts will cover a range of genres and types such as information, persuasion and a variety of stories. Each unit will span across approximately 3 weeks and children will produce a piece of independent work once they have learned about features and grammar structures. Children will write narrative surrounding the story The Magic Paintbrush and a selection of none- fiction texts including a diary entry.

 

​Reading

Phonic skills are not taught in key stage two, and children will take part in whole class reading lessons. A range of rich texts will be used across the term including stories, non- fiction and poetry. Children will cover all of the necessary skills for reading including predicting, summarising, inferring, making links and retrieving information. A strong focus will be placed on inference skills during these lessons and this can be aided with reading at home. In addition to this, children will listen to books being read to them by an adult for approximately 15 minutes per day.

Maths

In Year 3, we continue to build upon the skills taught in Year 2. In summer, we focus mainly on measure, data and consolidation of skills. Children learn about various data skills including creating making a suitable graph. They will continue to learn about time with the expectation that all children in Y3 should be able to tell the time, fluently, using analogue clocks, by the end of the year. In year 3, children need to know: 2x, 10x, 5x, 3x, 4x, 8x and 6x tables. We strongly recommend daily practise of these, as they will need to know all times tables by the end of Y4!

Science

In science, we cover a number of topics throughout the year. (Please see the curriculum overview in the link on the right). Throughout the key topics this year, the focus will be on scientific inquiry, investigation, prediction and questioning skills. In autumn, we begin with learning about forces and magnets.

History

The children learn about The Romans during Summer 2. In this exciting topic, religion, culture and some of the amazing inventions The Romans were responsible for are explored. Children can also expect to visit a Roman fort as part of their final year trip.

Computing

Topics to be covered in autumn will include: e.safety, methods of communication, programming. Various programmes will be used to help deliver this and children will learn how to add detail and attachments to emails this year!

Art

Art in the spring term will focus on portraits. A variety of portrait art will be studied, and a selection of artists are used to share ideas with the children. By the end of the unit, children will have produced a portrait in the style of an artist of their choice.

Design Technology

In DT lessons, the children will undertake a number of exciting projects. For our final piece, children will make a fabric bag, using spare clothing from home.

Music

The children learn to sing a number of different styles of music including rock, R and B and songs to celebrate traditional festivals. Children will also have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of instruments. 

 

Geography

In geography this term, we will focus on map skills. In class we will study a range of maps including ordnance survey and sketch maps, in order to understand their purposes and uses.

Spanish

In Year 3, the children begin by amassing a vocabulary of nouns and basic greetings. They learn about what the language sounds like, what it looks like and about Spanish culture. There is a key focus on speaking and listening, which develops a confidence in the subject, before the children move on to more advanced learning in Year 4.  

PE

PE for both classes will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On these days, the children should come to school wearing their PE kits. The children will learn a variety of skills under the topics of gymnastics, games, dance and athletics. 

Please find the topic overview link to the right of this page to see what will be covered in more detail.

Year 3 Chad Teacher
l.woods@chadvale.bham.sch.uk

Year 3 Vale Teacher
n.latham@chadvale.bham.sch.uk

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