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Blenhein Primary School

Welcome to Year 3

Below is information about what your child will be learning this term. Every Friday you'll also find homework for your child to practise over the course of the week.  

 PE Days

Your child will have 2 PE sessions a week. One with their class teacher and another with our PE specialist. Please check your child’s PE day and ensure they are dressed in appropriate PE uniform on these days (jogging bottoms/leggings/white t-shirt, jumper and trainers)

Each class will have their PE lessons on:

3M (Mr Mutallib) 3N (Ms Norman) 3Mu (Ms Muldoon)
Monday + Wednesday  Monday and Thursday Monday + Wednesday 

Summer Curriculum

Reading

During this term your child will be focusing on using a wide range of reading strategies to support them in their reading and comprehension. We will be reading and exploring non-fiction texts in relation to science in addition to reading our core text, The Tin Man.

Your child will continue to practise and revisit the following strategies in their reading lessons: 

  • Evaluating 
  • Predicting 
  • Inferring
  • Summarising
  • Retrieval
  • Clarifying

We will continue to work on our reading habits encouraging all children to change their books regularly and bring their Rhomebooks in everyday. 

Reading @home

We will continue to work on our reading habits encouraging all children to change their books regularly and bring their Rhomebooks in everyday. We encourage every child to read at home everyday for 10 minutes. Children will also have access to their Reading Eggs accounts, where they can access online books and practise comprehension questions.

English

This term, we will be concentrating on poetry and writing an explanation text about different animals.

We will continue to revisit key writing skills taught so far in Year 3. Children will continue to focus on improving their handwriting, spelling and grammar each day. 

For the remainder of the Summer term, we will be revisiting the following grammar skills to help us in our writing:

  • Fronted adverbials 
  • Time words
  • Conjunctions 
  • Adverbs
  • Past tense verbs

Handwriting

We will continue to teach and encourage children to write using horizontal and diagonal strokes to join letters together every time we write. 

Maths

This term we will be introducing children to time and how to read the time using a clock. Children will learn how and when to use AM and PM, develop their understanding of measuring and comparing time in seconds, minutes and hours. We will finally move on to drawing and reading picture graphs and bar graphs.

Throughout the term, we will also be working on a range of basic fluency skills, where children will be practising their number facts such as:

  • Counting on in 4s, 8s, 50s and 100s
  • Partitioning numbers to 1000 to support addition and subtraction 
  • Mentally adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers by looking at hundreds, tens and ones
  • Mental addition and subtraction with 2 digits where the answer exceeds 100
  • Recalling 3,4,8 times table and connecting through doubling 

We use https://play.ttrockstars.com/ to help with times tables practice.

Jigsaw PSHE

This term in Jigsaw, children in will be exploring relationships. Children will be learning about:

  • Family roles and responsibilities
  • Friendships
  • Staying safe online
  • Being a global citizen (e.g. by showing kindness and respect to others)

Science

This term in science, your child will continue to work scientifically and begin to explore lights and rocks. During these units, your child will secure their knowledge of:

  • Identifying different types of light and describing how our eyes perceive them 
  • Experimenting with transparent, opaque and translucent material 
  • Classifying and sorting rocks and minerals 
  • Learning how how the Earth works 
  • Exploring how volcanoes work

PE

This term students will be learning to play badminton indoors and football outdoors. In badminton, children will learn:

  • how to warm up properly
  • The basic forehand and backhand grip
  • The basic six corners footwork
  • The split step or the ready stance
  • The basic shots
  • Perception and anticipation
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Rhythm and timing

Homework

Information about weekly homework can be found on your child's Google Classroom and in their red homework book. If you have any questions, please contact the school office on Info@sheringham.lihtrust.uk.