Horsforth Newlaithes

Year 3

Summer Term

Year 3 Newsletter Summer 1

Coming up this term:

Welcome back everyone! We hope that you have had a great holiday filled with family fun, outdoor activities and rest. This week has been creative and productive as we have worked hard to complete our ‘Moving Mechanism Poster’ in D.T. In Literacy, the children have thrown themselves into producing an informative, non-chronological report on their chosen rainforest animal. Also, this week has been filled with lots of excitement for our new carpeted classrooms. To keep our rooms looking beautiful, please ensure your child has clean footwear each day. This term, we are looking forward to delving further into Roman life for our history topic. This learning will be enhanced through dance and drama activities.

 Literacy: We have started this term by continuing our unit on explanation texts. We are looking forward to reading the children’s own texts about their chosen animal. We will then revisit the novel ‘Krindlekrax’ and use the key themes within the book to inspire our own story writing.

Maths: Initially, we will complete our learning about fractions including how to find a fraction of an amount. Following this, we shall be learning about money and shape.

Science: We will be learning about what plants need to grow well.

Geography: Using atlases and maps, we will be discovering which countries make up South America. 

History: We will be continuing our work on the Romans including learning about Julius Caesar.

PSHE: Our new topic will be about physical health and well-being: Bullying – see it, say it, stop it.

Art: Our skills focus is collage, inspired by the work of artist Beatriz Milhazes.

RE: We will be exploring the question: ‘How do people express spirituality?’ 

ICT: We will be learning about online safety and continuing to develop our coding skills.

Music: Our skills focus is on structure and notation. We will be sharing our music projects and presenting to the class.

PE: We shall be developing our tactics and skills through our unit on striking and fielding games (rounders), introducing tri-golf and exploring Roman dance.

French: Our topic this half term is all about fruits and vegetables.


Important Reminders:

PE Days: Mulberry – Tuesday and Thursday

Juniper - Tuesday and Friday

Homework given out on a Friday and handed in on a Tuesday.

Children need their reading book and reading record and a named bottle of water in school every day.


Key Dates:

Bank holiday Monday 6th May

Scooter Training Friday 10th May

Inset training day (school closed) Friday 24th May

Additional Information