Year 3 - Summer 1
Meet The Teacher
Learning Values: Respect and responsibility, Creative and Engaged
S.M.S.C: Empathy, respect, understanding.
English & Big Write
Quality texts studied this term:
- Diary of a Killer Cat Anne Fine
- The Tunnel Anthony Browne
- This Morning I Met A Whale Michael Morpurgo
How do the books link with our lives?
Can we use these texts to create our own stories?
Can we empathise with characters in the stories?
Children will identify social moral or cultural issues in stories e.g. the dilemmas faced by characters or the moral of the story. Discuss how the characters deal with issues, locate evidence in the text.
Read stories from other cultures, focus on differences in place, time, customs; to identify and discuss recurring themes where appropriate.
Write alternate endings and discuss how this would change the reader’s’ view of the characters and events of the original story.
Fronted adverbials, prefixes and suffixes.
Can I draw inference such as inferring characters’ feel- ing, thoughts and motive from their action?
- Children will explore relationships between characters in the story.
- They will discuss the characters motives.
- Verb, person sentence.
- Noun, Which, Where who, (comma) sentence. ‘… like a’ ‘…as a’ , BOYS sentences but, or, yet, so connectives
Drama techniques: Conscience alley, hot seating.
Big Write topics:
- Children will write their own ‘Diary’ as a cat or dog.
- Create a new setting for the story The Tunnel.
- Where would the tunnel end? What would you see, smell, hear, touch?
- Create a newspaper report to document the journey of the whale up the River Thames. Interview passers by and gather opinions to include in the article.
- Can you recognise equivalent fractions? Can you show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators?
- Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators.
- Can you identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines?
- Measure, compare, add and subtract volume/capacity (l/ ml).
- Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12 and 24-hour clocks.
Lightness and Shadows:
- Can I identify sources of light and understand that we need light to see things?
- How can I explain that although some things reflect light, they are not sources of light?
- Do I understand that darkness is an absence of light?
- Can I explain how light is reflected from surfaces? How are shadows are formed?
- Who were the Romans and what was life like before them?
- Who was Boudicca?
- When and why did the Romans invade Britain?
- What was life like as a Roman soldier?
- To learn about the origins of the Sikh faith.
- To explore the Sikh conception of God. To explore Sikh rituals and rites of passage.
- Can I name differences between the Sikh faith and others?
- What are the key beliefs Sikhs hold about Sikhism?
We are programmers:
- How can we design and create an animated cartoon character?
- Can we create an algorithm for an animated scene in the form of a storyboard?
- Children will be exploring a range of activities and games which will be focusing on the importance of teamwork. Balance work will focus on core strength and coordination.
- Can I cooperate well with others?
- Can I observe others and suggest ways to improve and accept feedback from others on my performance?
We’ll be learning:
- In Spanish this term we will be looking at colours as well as revising greetings and family members.
- We will also be learning the names of the different parts of the body and facial features.
The Class Orchestra
- Create, combine and perform rhythmic and melodic material.
- Can I create sounds to accompany a class performance?
- Can I contribute towards a class performance?
- BBC Ten Pieces: Mozart Horn Concerto 4 – click here
- How colour and shape influence the mood of a piece.
- What is tessellation?
- Is abstract Art beautiful?
- Do I understand what taking responsibility means?
- How can we deal with our worries? How can we support each other?
- Where can I go for help (online / offline*)?
- ONLINE SAFETY: Captain Kiara / ChildNet: “Captain Kara & Winston’s SMART Adventures”
No Design Technology this half term
We will not be studying geography for the first half of term