Beech Class (Year 3)

Summer Term

Welcome back to school for our final term of Year 3. There is loads to fit in this term and below you will find a brief outline of what we will be covering in each subject area.

I will be teaching you everything this term except Science & French which will be taught by Mrs Towers. The additional adults in class will be Mrs Tayl0r (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays) and Miss Trousdale (Tuesdays and Wednesdays). In addition, Mrs Lobley will be joining us in Beech full-time from early May.

I look forward to everything we will experience this term!
Mr Stamp

English

We are reading ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward & Wayne Anderson. The story is a tale of transformation. An old man lives in a grey and forsaken place ‘that looked out on other people’s rubbish and bad weather.’ He dreams of a wild and colourful place and uses the resources around him in such a creative way the change comes about and a natural forest becomes entwined with one of metal.

We will be using this text as a hook for independent story writing (comparing two scenes) and poetry writing (fronted adverbial poem).

Maths

For the first 3 weeks of this half term we will be continuing our study of Fractions. The remaining 3 weeks of the half term we will be studying Time.

Science

Our area of study this half term in Science is Plants. In this 6-week unit we will be looking at the parts of plants (and their functions); what plans need to grow; moving water; and the life cycle of plants.

R.E.

Our focus in R.E. this half term is ‘Rules for Living’. We will be looking at and understanding different places of worship.

P.E.

We will be continuing Wheelchair Basketball in P.E. this half term in addition to the continuation of weekly swimming lessons on Thursday afternoons.

History

We begin our study of ‘Black History: significant individuals’ this half-term. We will be researching a number of identified black individuals from the past who have contributed enormously to both our local area and the country as a whole.

Geography

We will be studying geographical skills (such as compasses and mapping symbols) and putting this in to practice through a series of fieldwork sessions.

Working Online

Remember that if you are completing any searches online to use ‘children’, ‘child’ or ‘kids’ in your search to ensure any adult or unsuitable content is filtered out.

Don’t forget…
Always remember what KS says: If you have ‘yukky feelings’, then Say NO, Walk Away and Tell a Trusted Adult. The same rules apply online as in real life. Ask an adult if you are unsure about ANYTHING online. Make good, sensible choices and ask for help if something goes wrong.

We would always urge parents to carefully monitor what their child is accessing online. All links and videos provided are checked by staff to ensure their suitability, however links and suggestions will not have been. Please ensure your child is safe when accessing online material.