Excalibur Primary School > Year Groups > Year three

Welcome to Year 3
Summer Term 2014

 
Our topic for this term will be Ancient Greece.
 

Topics of work

Our History topic of ‘Ancient Greece’ will be taught through History lessons, as well as being linked through all areas of the curriculum e.g. Myths and Legends in Literacy, Sculpture in Ancient Greece in Art, ‘Moving Minotaurs’ in D&T and so on….

 
Click on the pictures to find out more.....
 
 
 
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WHAT ELSE WE WILL BE DOING THIS TERM...
 
  • Literacy lessons this term we will be focusing upon, ‘Myths, Legends and Fables’ in Narrative sessions, Instructional Texts in Non- Fiction sessions and Poems to Perform in Poetry.
  • In our Science lessons our focus will be upon Magnets and Springs in the first part of the term and Light and Shadow in the second.
  • During ICT sessions children will be using ICT to explore simulations and send and receive their own emails.
  • In Music we will play singing games and eventually compose our own music using rhythmic ostinato based on spoken phrase.
  • Art we will be learning about sculpture in Ancient Greece and how it was used for beauty, piety, honour and sacrifice. Tony Cragg's work will be our inspiration here.
  • DT we will be exploring pneumatic systems and creating our own to create a moving Minotaur.
  • R.E. we will be focusing upon Christianity, identifying some of the things that are the same for different religions and how do different beliefs about God change the way people live and act.
  • P.E. we will be focusing on striking and Fielding Games and Athletics- ASM Sports will be continuing to teach one lesson a week.
  • S.E.A.L during P.S.H.C.E lessons covering ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changes’.
 
PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS ASK YOUR PARENTS IF IT IS OK FOR YOU TO USE THE INTERNET AND THAT THEY ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU WHEN YOU USE IT. REMEMBER TO STAY SAFE!!

 

Click on the links below to find out more about our science focus...

 

Magnets and Springs

Here are some useful websites to help you with Numeracy:
 

 
 
Author Focus
Click on Michael Morpurgo to find out more......
 
A few things for you to remember are noted below...

  • Please remember to bring a water bottle to school every day.
  • PE kits are to be brought into school on a Monday and kept in the lockers for the week. PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays but kits may be needed at other times such as after school clubs.

Homework

 

Children will have one structured guided reading session a week, books will be changed accordingly and a planned homework activity based upon the focus text will be given on a weekly basis; to be completed by their next session. We expect pupils in Year 3 to be reading on a daily basis and noting this in their journals.

On Fridays your child will be issued a Maths Homework Task on MyMaths. It will contain games and activities that are linked with an aspect of the Numeracy lessons taught during the week. Sometimes there is not an activity to match what we've been doing; if there is no task set, please use this time to use MyMaths to work on your individual target. We ask that children also learn the times table of the week; these will be tested on a weekly basis.

On Thursdays your child will take home a Spelling Homework book. It will contain a list of spellings that your child will be expected to learn and will be tested upon the following Thursday.
 

If you want to help your child at home - take a look at the purple mash link or MyMaths, which you will find under 'Learning Links' on the right of the home page towards the bottom. Please note that you will need to be logged on with your child's password to use this. Come and see me if you have any problems with anything.

 
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