Year 3

Summer 2022

Wow!!! The final term of this school year, how is that even possible!? Hopefully we have some warm, sunny days ahead of us now. We hope you had a joyous Easter with your families, and enjoyed quality time together. We have a busy term ahead of us...First Holy Communion, enjoying the final term of Year 3 and all of our usual fun and games at the end of the school year. Where has the time gone!? On the back of this newsletter you can see everything that we’re planning to cram into the next few months! Buckle up, we have a lot in store!

English

Writing genres that we will work on this term include...

-Myths

-Instructions

-Explanations

-Poetry

-Formal letters

Maths
Topic sthat we will cover this term in maths are…
- Multiplication

-Division
- Fractions
- Mass and Capacity
- Time

 

RE
Units that we will cover this term in RE are…
-The Eucharist as a Thanksgiving to God

-Easter

-Pentecost

 

 

Science

For the first half term of summer we will be learning all about Forces and Magnets

During the second half term of summer we will be exploring Light .

History
This term we will be learning about our local area history, including where it all started, the origins of The Potteries, our past achievements and life in Stoke in the Victorian times.
Geography
This term we will be learning more widely about the World. We will explore volcanoes, how they erupt and where they are located and also the cause of earthquakes and where is most affected by them.
Art

In our final term of Art we will be focusing on our clay skills, linking this to our History topic about the local area.

Design Technology

This term in DT we will be researching, designing, making and evaluating a product with an electrical component.

PE
We will be having some visitors lead us in some cricket sessions this half term, and next half term we will be going swimming!

Computing

Our computing work  this term will focus on computer networks and coding

French
The focus of our new vocabulary in French this term will be fruits and musical instruments.
RHE

We will be looking at how we belong to different communities, how we are connected to other people an the difference between rights and responsibilities. We will also explore a wide range of careers.

Year 3 Newsletter - Summer 2022

 

 

 

Spring 2022

We would like to begin by saying a huge Happy New Year to everybody! We hope you all had a warm and cosy Christmas, spending time with your nearest and dearest. Here’s to a new year, hoping 2022 brings you all good health and happiness. After a very busy and successful Autumn Term, we are ready for round two at St George and St Martin’s, with a lot more fun and excitement waiting ahead. Fingers crossed the current situation allows it! This newsletter will give you more information about what is going on in the classroom and what the children will be learning.

English

-Grammar

-Spelling

-Handwriting

-New vocabulary

-Instructions

-Classic and modern poetry

-Informal letters

-Myths

 

Maths

Topic that we will cover this term in maths are…
- Addition and Subtraction
- Length and perimeter

- Money

- Mass and capacity

 

 

 

 

RE
Units that we will cover this term in RE are…
-Christmas

- Reconciliation

- We Listen to God’s word at Mass

-Lent

-Holy Week

 

 

 

 

Science


This term we will be exploring plants, learning about how to care for them and what they need to survive. We will also explore pollination and seed dispersal, learning about the life cycle of plants!

 

 

 

History


We will continue to learn about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron age this term. Our focus will be entertainment, beliefs, Skara Brae and Stonehenge.

 

Geography

This term in Geography we will be learning about Europe. We will    explore some countries and capital cities, and then make a comparison between there and here, in rainy England!

 

Art


This term we will be focusing on different painting techniques and looking at art from lots of different artists and cultures to inspire our work.

 

Design and Technology

Our design and technology learning will progress this term with work on levers and linkages. We will  continue to explore the design process by designing, making and evaluating our work.

 

 

PE


We will be having some lessons with Mr Sigley again this term. He will be teaching is about Health Related Exercises and all the benefits of getting up and moving! We will also be busting some moves in Dance, and working as teams in Handball,     Netball and Tag Rugby.

 

Computing

To start the term in year 3 we will be continuing our work on e-safety, then moving on to an exciting new topic—coding!
We will use the program Scratch to create and debug algorithms.

 

French
In French, we will be recapping all of our fantastic work from last half term and  starting our new learning by counting to 20.
We will then be looking to link our French to our History topic and talk about the bronze age in French!

RHE

We will be looking at the idea of belonging this term. We will think about what it means to belong to school, family and friends, and how we can help to make other people feel like they belong. We will also explore a wide range of careers.

Year 3 Newsletter - Spring 2022

 

Autumn 2021

Hello and welcome back to a brand new year at St George and St Martin’s. We are looking forward to a fantastic first term in Key Stage 2. We have many exciting things to learn in each of the subjects in our curriculum in Year 3. Below is a taster of some of the work we will be doing over the coming months…

English
-Grammar-Spelling

-Handwriting

-New vocabulary

-Reports

-Poetry

-Traditional stories

-Instructions

Maths
Topic that we will cover this term in maths are…
- Place Value-Calculations (addition and subtraction)
- Statistics
- Money
RE
Units that we will cover this term in RE are…
-Belonging– We Gather as God’s Family-Reconciliation

-Advent

Science
Our focus in science this half term will be Animals Including Humans, looking at food chains, diet and the skeletal system.Next half term our focus will be Rocks, we will discover different types of rocks, learn about soil formation and study the work of Mary Anning.
History
Our focus in History this term will be the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will learn all about these prehistoric periods through themes such as chronology, houses, society, beliefs and entertainment. 
Geography
This term in Geography we will be learning about the 8 compass points and the counties and cities in England. We will do lots of revision  of previous years learning to consolidate understanding. 
Art
We will begin our work in Art this term by exploring the life and work of the artist Claude Monet, our class artist.We will also look at sketch work this term, discovering how to express emotion in facial expressions as well as developing the use of graded pencils.
Design and Technology
Our topic in Design and Technology this term is product packaging. We will look specifically at existing packaging design and use our maths and art skills in conjunction to design and produce nets for packaging.
PE
We begin this year in PE with lessons from Mr Sigley who will be covering games and team sports 

Other units covered this term will be Gymnastics

Computing
Our first focus for this term in computing will be how to Create, store and retrieve digital content. This will have an emphasis on Word Processing skills.We will also be looking at e-safety, including cyberbullying and safe communication online.
French
We begin our French learning this term with a focus on key vocabulary and basic conversation skills such as, days of the week, colours, saying hello and introducing ourselves. 
RHE
We will look at friendships this term, exploring how we are all different in lots of ways, but if we work together with kindness we can have great relationships. We will also learn about our bodies, how we don’t have to look the same but we have to show each other respect.

Year 3 Autumn 2021 Class Newsletter