Year 3 Topic Letter – Extreme Earth

Dear Parents, for term 5, our topic is: Extreme Earth

In English, we will be exploring a variety of different poetry styles, developing the children’s understanding of metaphors, similes and alliteration. This will also help them to develop their use of adjectives, verbs and adverbs. We will then move onto writing exciting story settings, developing their awareness of the reader. We will then use technology to record their story settings, sharing them with others in the school.

In reading, we will continue to read short comprehension texts on different extreme earth events, such as volcanos, lightning storms etc…. answering questions and discussing new and adventurous language. For our whole class reading text we will also read the exciting books:

In Maths, we will continue to develop our understanding of measurement using a ruler. This will help the children to measure lengths and perimeters in both cm and mm. We will then move onto the topic of fractions. The children will begin to use the terms numerators and denominators, comparing and ordering fractions and finding equivalent fractions.

In science, we will continue to explore the exciting topic of forces and magnets before moving onto the topic of light.

In RE, we will continue learning about the Christian topic of The Kingdom of God. This will help the children to understand the immediate impact of Jesus’ teachings on the early church and then the lasting impact.

In topic, we will learn about different extreme events, which the earth faces. We will begin by learning about the structure of the earth, moving onto the impact of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanos, tornados and hurricanes.

In PE, we will create different dances relating to our topic.

PE continues to be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in every day.

As the weather warms up, please ensure your child has a water bottle, sun cream (applied before school) and sun hat.


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