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Year 3



We have two classes in Year 3:  In 3T, the children will be taught by Miss Thornhill and in 3C, the children will be taught by Miss Capocci.

We will be supported in our learning by our Learning Support Assistants who are: Miss Bath, Mrs Bennet, Mrs Connell and Mrs Darby.


Summer Term 2021





This half term, we are focusing on non-fiction reading and writing. Our writing unit this term is a non-chronological report about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. We will be reading a variety of books such as 'Everything Ancient Egypt' which was written by Crispin Boyer and 'The Story of Tutankhamun's ' written by Patricia Cleveland-Peck. We will focusing on how we structure sentences and paragraphs to inform about reader, making sure we include our ambitious vocabulary that we will be learning in class.  We will be looking at the different features to help us successfully write a non-chronological report.



This half term we are going to be focusing on measurement, properties of 2D and 3D shape, fractions and time. We will be using different resources to support the children's learning. 



We will be reading a variety of texts during the Summer Term alongside our class texts. The children will have an opportunity to explore different types of books and develop a love of reading. 



These are checked regularly. Children must am to read at least 5 times a week for at least 10 minutes. If reading on their own, we expect children to be writing in questions about the text or words they don't understand into their reading records.



In Geography we will be developing our map skills and locational knowledge of the United Kingdom and Egypt. We will be focusing on the similarities and differences of physical and human geography of the UK and Egypt. This geography unit will link into our History topic which is all about the Ancient Egyptians, where we will be focusing on their civilisations achievements. We will be studying Ancient Egypt through the lens of significant people for example Cleopatra.



Our next STEM topic is forces and plants. We will be investigating different areas of these topics. 



PE kits need to be brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday. We have PE lessons every Monday and Wednesday. On Monday the children will be learning cricket skills and on Wednesday they will be learning tag rugby skills. PE kits consist of: a white t-shirt, black shorts, plimsolls or plain black or white trainers. Please make sure your children's PE kit is labelled. 



Spellings - Your child will be given their spellings on the Friday and will then be tested on their spellings on the following Friday.


Homework grid - Your child will be given their homework books on a Wednesday and will be expected to hand this back in on the Monday.