Summer 1 2022 - 2023

Y3 Sharks
Summer 1 2022/2023
This half term we will focus on the short story 'Poppy, Waldo and the Giant' by Pie Corbett'.  Through story mapping and oral retelling we will learn the story and identify the features needed to write our own character descriptions.  We will also learn how to write animal haiku poems.  To help build your child's fluency and confidence in reading, please read with them at least 4 times a week using their scheme book or library book and sign their reading record.  We continue to reward good reading habits with books and bookmarks.  Please also continue to practise your 30 half termly spellings.
This half term we will be learning about nutrition.  We will be looking at how animals, including humans, need the right types and amounts of nutrition, that they cannot make their own food and they get nutrition from what they eat.  We will be researching the diet of different animals and how they obtain their food and learning the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.  We will also be discussing the various ways that we can stay healthy and taking a closer look at our own diet by keeping a food diary.  Finally, we will be learning what benefits key nutrients have for our health and which foods they can be found in.
In Geography this half term we will be using a range of sources including atlases, globes, sketch maps and google maps to identify the key physical and human features of England and Italy.  We will make comparisons,, looking at location, climate and physical features such as rivers, mountains and coastal features.
Design and Technology
In Design and Technology this half term we will be building on our sewing skills and our knowledge of how to join materials to design and make our own cushions.  We will learn to sew a cross stitch and how to use applique to add embellishments.
In P.E. this half term we will be developing our skills in Games through playing handball and hockey.  We will be learning skills including passing, receiving and keeping possession of a ball and dribbling to keep control.  P.E. will continue to be on a Friday afternoon and Swimming on a Wednesday afternoon.
Our French unit this half term will focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing French words linked to the story 'Little Red Riding Hood.'
Our Jigsaw unit 'Relationships' explores ideas with the children such as roles and responsibilities within families, identifying friendship skills and putting them into practice and staying safe online.
This half term we will learn about the impact of Roman Britain on the North East including homes, Gods, roads, towns, reading and writing and Roman numerals.  We will focus on Hadrian's Wall; it's location, why it was built and it's features as well as how the how the soldiers lived and worked along it.


 How did the Romans change Britain? - BBC Bitesize



This half term we will be concentrating on mastering our 8 times table; saying it by rote and answering spot questions as well as knowing related division facts.  We will be further developing our understanding of fractions which will involve calculating fractions of an amount, comparing, ordering, adding and subtracting fractions  You can keep your skills sharp by accessing Doodle Maths for 10 minutes daily.  Please also practise your 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables as these should be mastered ready for starting Y4 in September.
This half term we will be painting our puffin masterpieces using our previous knowledge of complementary colours.  We will be learning the technique of pointillism painting and applying it to produce our own pointillism puffins.  We will practise our brush stroke skills to paint a sunset background for our puffins.
We will be continuing with our weekly singing lessons with Miss Midgeley.  We will continue to learn the various musical elements through enjoying playing our ocarinas.
This half term we will be focusing on Sikhism.  We will be discovering where and when the religion was founded and learning about it's main beliefs, holy book, festivals and places of worship.

Online Safety:  Online Communication - The children will be learning to identify any online communities that they are a part of. Identify different types of online communiucation and consider the differences (some of which are very subtle) between communication in real life and online. Through drama we will specifically consider the use of expression and how things can be misinterpreted easily when we communicate online.

Desktop Publishing: We will be learning how to combine text and images to communicate messages and carefully considering the uses of different fonts, font sizes and colours. We will learn to use age appropriate punctuation in our work and consider how different layouts can match different purposes.