Yr 3 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 3

Summer Term 2017

Headteacher’s Message
Hello everyone. Welcome back to the start of the summer term. We have lots of new and exciting activities planned for the children to take part in this term, and we hope to see you to tell you all about your child’s new learning at our Parent Consultation days later this term. Please try your best to come and see the wonderful work that your child produces.
Lastly, lets hope that the sun shines, the flowers the children have planted in our secret garden grow and we all have lots of fun on the school’s Sports Day on 12th July 2017

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
Our writing this term will focus on story writing, recounts and poetry. We will be encouraging the children to use a range of adjectives and powerful verbs and adverbs to make their writing more interesting.
Children will read regularly both in class and independently. We will focus on fluency and reading with expression. Children will also be encouraged to read regularly at home to practise their skills and become better readers.

Maths
During this term, we will be securing the children’s number knowledge and calculation strategies using numbers up to 1000. We will look at mass and capacity relating it to real life situations, measuring in grams and kilograms, millilitres and litres.

Topic
Our Topics are called ‘Tremors’ and ‘Urban Pioneers’. We will be investigating metals and magnets. In R.E. we will be learning about Islam. After half term, we will be finding out about volcanoes, rocks and the earth.

Keeping Safe and Healthy
(What we are teaching children to help them keep safe)
We will be learning how we keep safe compared to children in other areas of the world

Dates for your Diary
Spring Term:                               
Monday 24th April 2017 – Friday 21st July 2017
Non-inform/Superhero Day:    Friday 26th May 2017
Half Term:                                   Monday 29th May 2017 – Friday 2nd June 2017
Sports Day:                                 Wednesday 12th July 2017
Parent Consultations:                Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2017
Summer Fayre:                           
Thursday 6th July 2017