Yr 3 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 3

Summer Term 2019

Head Teacher Message
Where did the spring term go? The time has flown since children started their new classes in September.
On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return after the Easter break. Let us hope that the sun keeps its hat on and that term is a good one for our whole school community.

This term we hope to continue with our children achieving great progress within their core subject areas, due to their tremendous hard working attitude and the dedicated staff team here at school.
Children’s classroom and corridor manners continue to be amazing which creates such a lovely, warm and caring atmosphere around school. I am immensely proud of all of the children. In fact I think I might just pop, as I am bursting with pride!

We hope to make full use of our Secret Garden in lesson times and maybe plant some wonderful flowers for us all to enjoy (even the ducks!!!). It is wonderful to see our children participating in their outdoor learning. They get so excited and engaged.

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. (remember x3 a week reading at home is our minimum expectation)
We also hope that every effort is made by you for every child to attend school regularly. It is so important for your child’s development that we can’t stress that enough. (96% and above is GOOD attendance)

On a final note I would personally like to thank you all for the tremendous support you have given me this year as Headteacher. It has meant a great deal.

Here’s to a really positive summer term!

John Dixon

Our work for this term

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 stone age.

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.

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 thinking about diversity and how we are all individuals and each one of us is unique. 

Dates for your Diary

Summer Term:    Tuesday 23rd  April 2019 – Friday 19th July 2019
Half Term:           Monday 27th May 2019 – Friday 31st May 2019       

PD Days:             Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd July
Bank Holiday:     Monday 6th May 2019