St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365

office@st-thomasmore.leicester.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 3 with Miss Money, Miss Kersten and Mrs Scott.

Summer 1 2017

Topic: Location, Location, Location Part 1

We will begin this topic by looking at where we live - Leicester! We will use maps to locate Leicester and learn to use the points on a compass to describe where Leicester is compared to other places in the UK. We will label European capital cities, countries and seas on a map. We will think about the human and physical features of our location and begin to draw our own sketch maps. We will use simple OS symbols to label a map, considering why these are used and how they are helpful. During our ICT lessons, we will prepare a powerpoint presentation about Leicester using what we have learnt in our Topic lessons.

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English: Poetry and Play Scripts

We will discuss what poetry is and read different types of poems. We will look at traditional poems by Charles Causley and Eleanor Farjeon to understand the devices poets use and the personal meaning we can take from poetry. We will move onto performance poetry by Jackie Kay and Michael Rosen. We will write and perform our own poetry based on the poem No Word of a Lie. Finally, We will write our own raps, which we will learn off by heart to perform to our peers.

We will consider what is different about play scripts compared to direct speech. We will identify the features of a play script before writing our  own. We will perform our plays to each other and evaluate how we created believable characters and settings.

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Maths: Fractions/Angles, Lines and Shapes

We will finish fractions by finding fractions of number and part of a set. We will learn how to share 1 and more than 1. Finally, we will put all we have learnt into context by completing some word problems relating to our new fractions knowledge.  We will finish this half term by looking at angles, lines and shapes.

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General Information

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday (but please make sure children have their PE kits every day.)

Homework is set on a Friday and is due the following Wednesday. Children will always be asked to complete some times table revision, learn some spellings and read their Bug Club books. Children are also asked to do optional homework to be in with a chance to win the homework cup. This is truly up to you and your child and does not have to be completed.