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Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 3!





In maths this term we will be learning about fractions.  This will include: counting up and down in tenths; finding fractions of sets of objects; adding and subtracting fractions as well as writing fractions of sets of objects.  We will be learning about money.  We will be adding and subtracting amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts.  The children will be learning to tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII and on 12 and 24 hour clocks.  The children will also be learning more about the properties of shape.  In addition to this, the children will continue to develop their times table and mental arithmetic skills. 


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In literacy we are going to look at Ancient Egyptian myths and legends.  This will be linked to our topic ’Ancient Egypt’ and the children will be writing their own myth.  The children will be writing a newspaper report based on the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.  They will be writing a recount.  They will be learning about playscripts and producing a playscript of their own based on the book The Egyptian Cinderella.  The children will have the opportunity to learn and perform some poetry.  Reading, spelling and handwriting will continue on a daily basis.




This term the children will be learning about ‘Plants' and 'Rocks.'  In the plants unit they will be learning about the structure of plants, a plants life cycle, how water is transported in plants and the conditions plants need to grow.  In the rocks unit the children will be learning about the different types of rocks, the properties that these types of rocks share, the differences between different types of rocks, how fossils are formed and that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.  The children will continue to develop their scientific thinking skills within these units of study.   


Our topic is ‘Ancient Egypt.’  We will be learning about this fascinating period of history including learning about the mummification process, how pyramids were built, the different Gods and Goddesses and what normal people's lives were like.


In art the children will painting in the style of an Ancient Egyptian.  In D.T. the children will be making Ancient Egyptian style amulets. 


In music, we will be learning about orchestras and the different musical instruments that make up an orchestra.  We will also be learning about  Benjamin Britten.





In computing we will be teaching the children how to communicate safely on the internet and how to collect and analyse data.







In P.E. the children will be continuing with their fundamental skills.  They will be developing their athletic skills, playing rounders and will have the opportunity to learn a modern 'Ancient Egyptian' style dance with a dance specialist.


In R.E. we will be looking at teaching and authority in Christianity and Hinduism.


In Spanish we will be learning to say Soy and Tengo and use these words correctly.  We will be learning more numbers, the days of the week and about the city of Barcelona.






In S.M.S.C. we will focus on strategies that support harmonious relationship. 




Class Information 

  • P.E. will be on Tuesdays (Indoor) and Fridays (Outdoor.)
  • The children’s spelling test will be on Fridays.
  • We visit the Library on Monday.
  • Homework will be given out in a homework book on a Friday and will be due in on the following Thursday.
  • Please come in to see us if you want to discuss anything. 

Mr Young and Mrs Pitt