Welcome back to another fantastic term in Year 3! We are so excited about this term. We have lots of wonderful activities planned for the children. The Summer term always brings a exciting energy, with lots of outdoor learning opportunities available. This term, we will be exploring the world we live in by learning about rocks, soils and volcanos! We are so proud of each and every member of year 3. The success we have had so far in reading is amazing! It would be great to continue this love of learning by practising reading a variety of books at home. It is really important that the children continue to practise their times tables. Lots of the learning for this term will require the children to know their 3,4 and 8 times tables. As always, if you have any concerns or questions then please do not hesitate to speak to one of the year 3 team.
As Writers we will be learning how to write persuasively. The children will continue to focus on constructing a variety of sentences,. We will continue to focus on learning how to use effective conjunctions to make our sentences interesting. We will be focus on using punctuation accurately, ensuring we understand how to use full stops and commas correctly. We will move onto learning how to write a mystery text and will spend time in our reading lessons unpicking how these stories are constructed. We will be having 5 reading sessions a week this term to support our reading skills.
As Mathematicians we will be learning about measure. We will learn how to measure using a variety of measurements including kg, g, mm and cm. We will then move onto learning how to tell the time. Throughout the term, will be focusing on calculations, fractions and times tables. We will be having a big focus on times table recall this term to allow the children to have a secure understanding to help them with mathematical concepts that require the children to use their times tables.
As Geographers we will be learning about the world that we live in. We will be comparing the United Kingdom to Italy and will learn how to locate places using a map. The children will move onto learning about volcanos and earthquakes, studying how they are formed and why they happen.
As Scientists we will be learning about rocks and soils. The children will explore the different types of rocks and how they are formed. The children will learn about fossils and explore how natural geography plays a key part in how rocks are formed. We will then move onto learning about light. We will be learning about shadows, light and dark and conducting a variety of experiments.