Year 3's Summer Term Curriculum
This term, our Humanities topics will focus on
The Romans, and The History of Canals
During our history topic, the children will be learning about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain at the time and the legacy it left us.
In Geography, the children will do a local study, exploring:
- How canals are different from rivers
- Why canals were built
- Who built canals and when
- Weird and wonderful canal inventions
- Who looks after canals today
Cross curricular areas linked to these topics are as follows:
Math: Looking at timelines to work out how many years ago the Romans invaded Britain, and how long they settled for. Are they able to work out how many of their lifetimes ago this was?
- Use pictures of Roman statues as stimulus to draw the portraits of Roman Emperors.
- Observe the nature around the local canal to create canal art. Click here for nature-inspired-art
DT : Please find below under the Resources tab, a template for a narrow boat that the children can try their hands on.
Science: Explore the science of how boats float. Click here to watch how boats float
Summer Curriculum Overview
Helping at Home
There are various ways you can support your child with their learning at home. Please see some suggested ideas below for each subject:
In maths, we continue to practise calculations of the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) during our fluency sessions to build accuracy. We encourage that you continuously use the their maths homework as an opportunity to talk about their work in school. Maths can be seen everywhere, so please talk to them about amounts and getting change back when shopping, discuss timetables and time duration when travelling, and talk about the use of different geometric shapes and lines when looking at artwork.
In science, we will look at Plants in the first half term, then Light in the second half.
During our plant topic, the children will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem / trunk, leaves and flowers. They will also be given the opportunity to investigate the way in which water is transported within plants, set up simple practical enquiries, and conduct comparative and fair tests.
During our Light topic, the children will explore how light travels in a straight line and understand that light is reflected from surfaces. They will explore shadows and learn how shadows are formed when a light source is blocked by an opaque item.
In computing, we will be using Microsoft PowerPoint to present stories. The children will create, edit, save, and print presentations. We will also looking at adding graphics and animating their presentations.
In English, we encourage you to hear your child read daily. Please remember to record in child’s reading record the page numbers read and then sign.
We also ask that you continue to help your child practise and get an understanding of the 3 and 4 statutory (copy attached as pdf below). In English lessons some of these words from the statutory list are used in model writing so the children are exposed to them. The y will have other spelling words which would be taught in class following spelling rule patterns.