Childeric Primary School

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Year 3 Summer Term


The children learn the difference between conventions of formal and informal styles starting with letter writing. We also look at play-scripts where the children have the opportunity to read and act, as well as writing their own using the features we have identified from our exploration of this text type. Through reading ‘The Colour of Home’ by Mary Hoffman, we explore character development.  We also investigate stories and texts based on Invaders and Settlers.  


The children are introduced to column method for the addition of 2 and 3 digit numbers. They solve word problems, efficiently finding the relevant information using the most appropriate calculation strategy. We also look at data handling and use, interpret and create our own tally and bar graphs.


We learn about plants, identifying the different parts and functions. We will also consider what plants need to grow and conduct our own experiments as well as thinking about how they affect human lives.


We look at the places of worship and important features of Christianity and Islam.


In our circle time discussions we reflect on important aspects of friendships and how to be a good friend, including how we can resolve conflict. We will also discuss personal safety.


The children create codes to form a simple animation and look at the algorithms behind different aspects of games. 



In our Indoor PE lessons we learn skills of Boccia and use these in a game situation. We will therefore focus on our throwing and competition skills.  Our outdoor PE learning will focus on cricket and athletics where we will work on throwing, running and jumping.


Digging Detectives-Invaders and Settlers


During the Summer Term we look at Roman invasion and settlement of Britain.  The children learn about life in Ancient Rome, through various sources; the internet, the library and by examining archaeological artefacts. Our history learning begins with the children investigating life in pre-Roman Britain, the Celts. They discover how the Romans invaded and the effects they had on the culture and landscape of Britain. We explore physical and human aspects of the country under Roman rule and identify differences in historical societies


In geography, maps and atlases are used to place and locate Roman settlements that still exist today.  We also discover different societies that travelled from to settle in Britain.


Our DT learning links to our Digging Detectives topic as we look at the construction of shields and make our own. For this learning we need to carefully consider the structure of shields and look at how we can strengthen our own version.


In art the children study woad and Celtic patterns; Roman mosaics and statues and the effect of these on British art. The children then go onto recreate their favourite Roman artefact using the medium of clay.


The children explore explore Viking chants and use un-tuned percussion instruments to provide accompaniment to Roman films.