Year 3 2018
Welcome back to Year 3 Summer 1!
In Geography children will be learning about rivers and mountains. We will be finding out about the journey a river takes from source to mouth, researching rivers of the world and presenting our findings using the app - ‘Lino it’. We will also be learning about how mountains are formed and exploring famous mountains and volcanoes of the world.
Our key text for English is a beautiful book called ‘A River’ by Marc Martin. Children will spend quality time reading and responding to this poetic book before using the fabulous illustrations to inspire their own creative narrative writing around an imaginary journey.
Also in English, children will read, explore and write an explanation text about rivers or mountains.
In Maths, we will start the term by recapping the four operations (+ - ÷ x). We will be encouraging children to use a number line or the column method to solve addition and subtraction calculations. For multiplication children should partition the
numbers, times and then add together to find the answer. E.g. 16 x 4 =
10 x 4 = 40
6 x 4 = 24
40+24 = 64
For division we will be focussing on dividing by 3s, 4s and 8s using a bar model to help children to visualise the groups.
After this we will be working on fractions. The children will learn that a fraction is a part of a whole and will learn to take frac-tions from a number line, linking to our prior learning.
In PSHE we will be thinking about families and friendships - how they can help and support us, how families and friendships can differ and how to cope with any difficulties we may have with these relationships.
PE will continue to take place every Tuesday with Miss Gray and Thursday with Mr Hewitt.
Children need to have a full PE kit in school which should include a white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers. As the weather is getting warmer please ensure children have suitable clothing and sun cream where necessary.
We hope you are enjoying the recent sunshine and are looking forward to a fantastic final term in Year 3!
Miss Gray, Miss Gilmore & Mrs Winterbottom