Our theme for the Summer Term is…
Who were the first Britons?
We will be investigating the life of the first Britons with studies based on the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Our themes will include cave art, exploring different ways the first Britons created homes and comparing how life changed as more objects/materials were founded or invented. We will also begin to compare life in Britain to life in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, considering the similarities and differences in life at this time. We will have the opportunity to explore cave art, create our own prehistoric tools and cook food using traditional ingredients! As part of this topic, we will also visit Cresswell Crags.
In English we will continue to apply our growing grammar and spelling knowledge. We will investigate poetry and re-write a traditional tale set in the Stone Age. We will end the year writing instructions, linked to our DT work.
In Maths, we will apply our four operations knowledge by exploring money and related real life problems. We will then finish off the year exploring 2D and 3D shape, perimeter and statistics (including Pictograms and Bar Charts).
Year 3 will also investigate the work of Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement for the first half of this half term. They will then move onto creating Pizzas, linked to our instructions and statistics work!
We will continue to swim on a Monday morning and will complete our 5/60 program with the Amber Valley Sports Partnership, continuing to explore different sports, healthy eating and how to keep ourselves healthy.
Once again, we've had a fantastic year and cannot believe it is almost over! The whole team have really noticed how every child has matured and become fabulous, independent learners. Thank you again for your continued support: we cannot wait to see how well your children do in the coming years at RJS!
The Y3 team
Maths – this half term we shall explore time. Children will be taught to tell the time to the nearest minute on analogue and digital clocks – even with clock which use roman numerals! We will also solve problems which involve time intervals.
English – we will explore persuasive texts, linked to healthy eating and will write poems based around various nonsense poems we read! We will also continue our daily reading and spelling programmes.
RE - We will also begin exploring different views of God in RE, considering how different religions views help followers to shape their life choices.
PSHE – we will explore changes and how it’s okay to have and change our life goals to meet our interests.
PE - This term, we also begin swimming, which is on a Monday morning and will begin our 5/60 unit, which also explores healthy eating and different activities we can take part in to keep us fit and healthy.
Computing – we will explore programming skills, using turtle. We will also continue to explore how to stay safe online.
We will continue to set Maths and Spelling homework each week on a Friday, to be returned on a Wednesday. Please continue to read at least twice a week at home.
Once again, thank you for your help and support this year, we are looking forward to another successful term!