Yr 3 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Curriculum Update

Year 3

Summer Term 2021

Head Teacher Message
On behalf of the staff we would like to thankyou for your fantastic efforts during the Spring Term lockdown due to the global pandemic of Covid19. The way, with your tremendous support that our children accessed their remote learning package via See-Saw was absolutely wonderful to see. You all deserve an even bigger medal than last time!

As you know the school staff worked tirelessly around the clock to provide the children with the high-quality work that they needed.
However, nothing can beat face to face teaching with children learning in a real classroom environment.
So, it gives me ENORMOUS pleasure to welcome you all back to the Summer Term.  Lets all hope that we can finally get back to some sort of normality.

I hope that you have all had the chance to relax and recharge your batteries during the Easter holidays. It is so important that our children now attend regularly to catch up the ‘missing months’ since January. I’m positive with your continued support and our excellent teaching, our children will continue to achieve well and try their very best in all lessons.

I am so proud of them all and the way they have started back this Summer term. Their resilience and hard-working attitude astounds me.
As always, 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 (via the telephone), and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school. Reading remains the key to everything! Please, please, please encourage them as much as you can with their reading at home. It’s greatly appreciated.

John Dixon

Our work for this term

In the first half term the children will have the opportunity to write poetry and non fiction based on our topic Flow.  The children will develop their ability to write longer pieces of writing using key features of non fiction and narrative texts, focusing on causal conjunctions and developing 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.
Following White Rose, we will be looking at Fractions, Shape, measure and time.
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 ‘Flow’ and ‘The Stone Age’. In the first half term, in Flow, we will be investigating Rivers.  There will also be a chance to find out about what plants need to grow 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.

Our Science this term is ‘Magnets and Forces’ and ‘Animals Including Humans’.  The children will be investigating the effects of forces and comparing the strength of different magnets.  They will look at the function of the skeleton and how different kinds of animals need different kinds of nutrition.

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. Additionally, we will be investigating how to keep ourselves safe when crossing roads in our local area. 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:  Monday 12th April 2021 – Friday 16th July 2021
May Day:           Monday 3rd May 2021
Half Term:         Monday 31st May 2021 – Friday 4th June 2021