The Summer Term has started off well with everyone ready to start work again. They have shown a great attitude  and this is reflected in the work they have produced.  We are looking forward to everyone making as much progress as possible through hard work and determination. We encourage everyone to try their best at all times and develop stamina in their approach to learning. We provide a caring, creative environment for all pupils to learn and become more responsible, whether they are working independently, in pairs, in a group or as a class. 

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to catch me at the end of the day,  contact school and make an appointment or message me via the Dojo system.

Miss C. Marshall (teacher) and Mrs Evans (teaching assistant).

Summer Term

Literacy

During the first half of the Summer Term, the children will focus on two texts, Greek Myths retold by Marcia Williams and The Orchard Book of Greek Myths.
Using these texts, the pupils will develop their understanding of different narrative styles, which use a range of characters, settings, plots and language. The children will identify plots and consider the characters’ actions and feelings. By giving their opinions about a story, with reasons to back up their ideas, the pupils will be able to extend their thinking beyond straightforward factual retrieval.

Within our literacy, we will continue to develop skills in spelling, phonics, handwriting, punctuation and grammar. The children will develop their understanding of how to use different sentence structures, verb tenses and inverted commas. The pupils will learn how to improve the quality of their sentences by adding more conjunctions and prepositions.

The Accelerated Reading Scheme continues to work very well in Year 3. Each child reads a book at a specific level, then takes a quiz on it to assess their level of understanding. This has encouraged the children to develop their reading stamina and interest in books, both fiction and non-fiction. Although we don’t send the accelerated reading books home, we would love you to share ‘real’ books with your child, so they can develop an enthusiasm for reading. This could be stories, poems, comics or factual books to name but a few. 
The children will also develop their reading comprehension skills and understanding in response to a range of new texts. This could be as a class, in small groups or on an individual level

Mathematics

In Mathematics we will be learning about aspects of: multiplication and division, decimals, addition and subtraction of measures and time.
Being able to calculate mentally is a vital skill for all pupils. To encourage the development of this mental agility, we focus daily on times tables and mental calculations. If you would like to practise these skills at home, please contact me for more details.