English
In English, we will use 'Gregory Cool,' a book about another culture, as a stimulus for some enthralling writing. We will produce a diary entry, an exciting piece of descriptive writing, continue to practise using direct speech and create a non-chronological report about the Caribbean. As well as this, we will be focusing on using conjunctions and rich vocabulary, located in a thesaurus, in our writing about butterflies.
Year_3 Summer 2 Curriculum Topics
Maths
In Maths we will be focusing on the following topics:
- Measurement (mass, length and capacity)
- Time
- Mental maths and basic skills
- Problem solving activities
Science
This half term, we will be learning about plants and how they grow. We will cover the following:
- Parts of a plant
- How do plants grow?
- How does water move in plants?
- The life cycle of a plant and pollination
Would you like to fly with butterflies?
PE
This half term, we are lucky enough to have a cricket coach to visit Year 3 each Tuesday to provide excellent cricket training and games. This will be a valuable opportunity for the children to develop their skills and explore a new sport! Also, Catch Coaching will continue to provide PE lessons for Year 3 each Thursday.
Topic
In topic, we will discover how butterflies form and learn all about the butterfly cycle. We will also look at the anatomy of a butterfly, locate butterfly habitats around the world and research different types of butterflies. The children will have the exciting chance to watch a caterpillar egg transform through the life-cycle into a beautiful butterfly.
Art and DT
In DT we will be designing, sewing and evaluating our own butterflies. In Art, we will be using impressionism and pointillism to create some beautiful butterfly art work.
Things to remember
Residential 4th-6th July 2018
Reading mornings - Tuesday and Friday
Spellings - Wednesday
Homework - Thursday