Yr 3 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 3

Summer Term 2018

Headteacher’s Message
Welcome back to our new summer term. Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.
Many thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts. We are very close to our target of £4,000 and you should soon be hearing about the free summer trips your children will be enjoying!

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
In the first half term the children will have the opportunity to write fables in the style of the Greek story teller Aesop. The children will develop their ability to write longer pieces, including speech, paragraphing, using embedded clauses, and develop rich and varied language.
In the second half term we will be reading and writing in a variety of forms. This will include information texts and stories based on the the stone age.

Maths
This term we will be developing our knowledge of formal written methods and applying this to solving problems involving words and money.  We will continue to practice our times tables regularly. In year 3 the children are expected to begin to learn their 4 and 8 times tables. We will also continue to practise the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables too.

Topic
Our topics this term are ‘Gods and Mortals’  and ‘The Stone Age’. In the first half term, in Gods and Mortals, we will be investigating the ancient Greeks.  There will also be a chance to find out about light in science.
During the second half of the term the children will learn about the The Stone Age with a focus on history and art.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (What we are teaching children to help them keep safe)
Over the course of this term, we will be investigating the need to keep ourselves safe on the internet.
We will also be continuing our road safety training and hopefully collect our certificates for being safe and adept users of the Green Cross Code.

Dates for your Diary

Spring Term:           Monday 16th March 2018 – Friday 20th July 2018
Half Term:               Monday 28th May 2018 – Friday 1st June 2018
Autumn Term:        Monday 4th September 2018 – Friday 21st December 2018