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SUMMER (1) – April 2019

In English we are learning about Fables. We have read many of Aesop’s fables already such as the Frog and the Scorpion and the Tortoise and the Hare. We are beginning to understand morals of a story and they can apply to everyday life.

This half term in History we are looking at the local area of Manchester, using timelines and our mathematical knowledge to work out how long ago events would have happened.

In Science we are will be studying light. We will be learning about sources of lights and the dangers the sun’s rays can have upon our eyes. We will also be looking at how shadows are formed and how they change over time.

The children will be learning how to play the trumpet this term. The children will be learning about the mouthpiece, the lead pipe and finger hook in their initial sessions in order to play appropriately.

Please can we stress the need for children to practise at home and ensure their instrument is brought in every Monday.

In Art we will be studying portraits and self portraits. We will look at various artists in order to gain skills in drawing our own self-portraits.

Important Dates/Reminders:

Monday 29th April— Trafford Music begins—Trumpet

Monday 6th May—Bank Holiday

Friday 24th May—End of term

 

SPRING (2)

In English we are learning what a non-chronological report is and how to write one. We will be using our prior knowledge of ancient Egypt, from last half terms history lessons, to write our own non-chronological reports.

This half term in Geography we are  going to be studying  Rivers. We will be learning about the journey a river makes and its importance to surrounding towns and cities.

In Science we going to be looking at animals including humans, focusing on skeletal and muscular system of humans and the importance of a nutritious, balanced diet.

The children have been learning how to play the violin. More specifically they have developed their violin posture, know the four stings confidently and can name the body parts. They are currently learning to read musical rhythms and focusing on how to use the bow as they have already mastered pizzicato (to pluck).

In Design and Technology we will be researching, designing and creating our own Egyptian jewellery.

SPRING (1) – January 2019

This half term we are  going to be studying the ancient civilisation of Ancient Egypt. We will be learning about the pyramids, mummification and Egyptian daily life.

Now we are entering the spring term our topic in Science will be plants. We will explore the different parts of plants and their functions. We will also be carrying out an investigation into how water is transported within plants. Later on in our topic we will identify how pollination occurs through the dissection of plants. term.

We continue to have the wonderful opportunity of trained music teachers teaching music on  a Monday afternoon. The children will be learning how to play the violin this spring term. Please ensure you have filled in the letter for your child to take part in the project. Please can I stress the need for children to practise at home and ensure their instrument is brought in every Monday.

In English we are starting the exciting genre of mystery stories and will be reading a range of children’s books from a variety of fantastic authors.

AUTUMN – November 2018

Pupil profile year 3 – autumn

This half term we are  going to be widening our geographical knowledge through the study of a  European country and identifying similarities and differences between this and the UK. We will also be strengthening our map skills and identifying the points of a compass.

Our work in science will focus upon forces and magnets this term. We will be exploring how objects attract and repel in relation to objects and other magnets

Within our computing lessons we are learning about e-safety   and the importance of keeping personal information safe and how to identify and react to risky situations.

We continue to have the wonderful opportunity of trained music teachers teaching music on  a Monday afternoon. The children have been working extremely hard to learn how to play the ukulele. We hope to see many of you at our Music concert later on this term.

In English we are looking at non fiction texts in the form of instructions. This will take the focus of looking at recipes to tie alongside our theme for DT this term. We will be learning about cooking and nutrition to research and make healthy pizzas.

In Maths we will  be increasing our knowledge of the four calculations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Important Dates/Reminders:

Monday—Trafford Music Services. Musical instruments should be brought in.

Wednesday—Team Theme P.E kit should be in school

Friday— Manchester United PE kit should be in school

Thursday 20th October – Finish for Christmas

AUTUMN – September 2018

This half term we are  journeying through history, We will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. The children have begun to understand the chronology of the topic through construction of understanding timelines . They will learn about how homes, food, farming changed over this time period.

Our work in science will focus upon the interesting topic of rocks and soil. We have lots of interesting lessons planned so be prepared for all the interesting facts the children will be bringing home.

In English we are looking at the story of the Tear Thief  in order to write a diary entry as part of a recount! The children are already immersed in the story and are enjoying exploring the expressive language used in this wonderful text.

In Maths we will be consolidating place value knowledge before moving onto calculations. All areas of maths would be greatly improved by your children regularly practising their times tables. In Year 3 we will be learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

In PE we are lucky enough to enjoy a session with Team Theme on a Wednesday morning. Miss Ifon and Miss Warburton will be developing the children’s skills in tag ruby and this will be every Friday afternoon.

 

READING IS SO IMPORTANT!

To help with your child’s education here are two useful links when reading to your child and hearing your child read.

Ten Benefits of Reading for your Child
Ten Tips On Hearing Your Child Read

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