Year 3 - Lighthouse Keeper & The Borrowers
YEAR 3 - LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER & THE BORROWERS
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS & THE BORROWERS CLASSES.
CURRICULUM FOR SUMMER TERM
Our focus for this summer 1 term is writing a balanced argument based on “Jack and the Beanstalk” asking if Jack is a hero or a villain. We will then read “Jack and the Baked Beanstalk” which is a modern, twisted version of the traditional tale. We will compare and contrast both stories.
We shall be looking at the above texts, in order to help stimulate creative writing as well as concentrating on expanding our vocabulary. We shall also continue to develop our understanding of texts by answering questions related to inference.
We will be focusing on balanced argument writing. Children will create some arguments for and against Jack being a hero or villain. We will look at conjunctions, formal writing, impersonal sentences, and present tense. We shall continue to focus on punctuation.
Vocabulary = opinion, arguments, adverbial, fronted adverbial, noun phrases, expanded noun phrase, persuasive, alliteration, noun, adverb, coordinating conjunction, subordinating conjunction, debate, reasoning, justify, verdict, summarise, predict, infer, retrieve.
We will be continuing with our 3, 4- and 8-times tables. We will be practicing multiplication and division skills with fractions. We will learn how to read the time and solve problems.
Vocabulary = fraction, numerator, denominator, fraction bar, improper fraction, equivalent fraction, mixed number, simplest form, like fraction, unlike fraction, and unit fraction, half hour, five to, five pasts, quarter to, quarter past, o’clock.
Pupils will be exploring plants. We will learn to identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers. We will explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant. We will be growing plants and we will write a diary.
Pupils will be exploring the countries from the Commonwealth. We will use Atlases to locate some of the countries. We will learn about the “Journey of the Banana” from Costa Rica to UK.
Vocabulary = countries, region, weather, climate, temperature, research, locate, compass, Atlas, transport.
Lessons take place on Tuesday and Wednesday for both classes.
Homework will be handed out on Friday and will be due back in the following Friday. It will vary each week depending on what we are learning. However, it is expected that every week, all children will continue to learn their times tables and spellings (to be tested on a Friday) and read at home. Homework can be sent back on Dojo’s or in class.