Dear Parents/Carers of Year 3 pupil,
Y3 curriculum, Summer 1 2021
Welcome back after this lovely Easter Break, we have a busy, jam-packed half term ahead. This letter will outline what we will be covering in class over the next half term with our topic titled: ‘The Groovy Greeks!’
English: This term we will be reading some well know Greek Mythological stories. We will begin with ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. Our literacy will focus on Writing to Inform where we will be writing a non-chronological report on Mythical beasts and Writing to Entertain where the children will write their own mythical stories.
Maths: Having started learning about fractions before the Easter break, children will continue learning about how fractions are used in number and shape and apply their learning to solve problems. Later children will build on their Year Two learning about time, so please continue to work with your children so they are able to read both digital and analogue clocks.
History: As this topic is focused on Ancient Greece, the children will be exploring and learning about The Ancient Greek Empire and the influence it made on modern civilization. The children will immerse themselves into the life and culture of Ancient Greece: how they lived, what they learned and what they did. We will learn about the dawn of democracy and about one of Ancient Greece’s greatest leaders – Alexander the Great.
Art/DT– To consolidate their knowledge and undertsnading of tone and shade when they deisn their own mythical beasts whih they will then make into a 3D sculpture using clay. They will be exploring moulding materials and these materials could be used to create sculptures. In linking to our main topic focus this term, The Ancient Greeks, the children will also be designing and creating their own Ancient Greek Amphora’s. Through this topic the children will explore the beginning of the Olympics represented in Ancient Greek Vases.
R.E. The children will learn about the beliefs and principles of Sikhism.
P.E. The children will be developing skills in athletics and games.
Reading –– Reading for pleasure makes a huge difference to children’s educational performance. Children who read for enjoyment every day develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. You can make a huge difference by reading with your child/hearing your child read every day for at least 15 minutes and talking about books regularly.
Seesaw – We will continue to provide homelearning through the App. The Home learning will be scheduled on a Friday and will be due by the following Wedneday. Where the children have been assigned a creative project – they do not need to bring the model to school. Kindly take a picture of it and upload it on Seesaw.
We are looking forward to seeing how the children make progress with this term’s topic both at school and at home. Thank you again for your continued support.
Mrs Abey, Ms Whyte and Miss Raistrick