This term

Welcome back!

I hope you have had a wonderful Easter break and are ready for an exciting term of learning. We have an action packed Summer term planned, including our residential trip to Derbyshire and a visit to a special place of worship.

During the Summer Term, out topic theme is Robots. This will link to our Science topics on electricity and forces and also DT, where children will create their own junk robot. In art, children will critique the work of Eric Joyner, and create their own art in his style along with digital art robots. In computing, we will learn programming skills using Scratch. In English, we will invent a poetry machine to help us write our own robot poems, and design, describe and explain how to build a new robot – using Wallace and Gromit’s cracking contraptions to inspire us. We will explore the Iron Man text after the May half term break.

Using our residential trip to Derbyshire as inspiration, we will develop geographical skills by locating UK cities and counties, reading maps and grid references, and identify the landscape in Ashbourne and identify natural features.

In RE, we will reflect upon Christian prayer, and in June we will visit a Hindu Mandir to bring our learning about the Hindu religion to life. PE will include athletics and striking and fielding games. French lessons will focus on conversational skills to describe objects and people, clothes and our likes and dislikes. Through guided reading and reading comprehension activities, inference and deduction skills will be developed. Children will continue to develop their vocabulary, understanding of grammar and accuracy when spelling, including words on the National Curriculum year 3/ 4 spelling list.

Maths lessons will follow the National Curriculum, and will include teaching of place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, measurements, geometry and statistics. There will be an emphasis on problem solving and accuracy of calculations to ensure children become Maths Masters in each area. Support in helping children quickly recall times tables and number facts is very welcome. By the end of Year 3, children should be able to quickly and accurately recall the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables (having learnt the 2, 5 and 10 in Year 2), and up to 12 times tables by the end of year 4.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

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