BRW SPIRIT STRONG
Stand Firm in Your Faith…What do you Stand for?
WELCOME TO THE SUMMER TERM 2023
Welcome back. I hope you all had a wonderful and joyful Easter.
We continue to ‘Stand Firm in our Faith’ as we now discover and investigate all about Roman Britain: How the Romans invaded Britain, failed at first but persevered and succeeded, how they settled here and what legacy they left us.
Our cross-curricular topic will enable us to incorporate many themes into this imagination–grabbing topic!
At the heart of our journey in faith this term will be Serving – Pentecost. In this theme the children learn about the gift of the Holy Spirit and serving as a way of life. The children will deepen their knowledge of the power and energy of the Holy Spirit. We will also continue to explore the Mysteries of the Rosary.
COME AND SEE TOPICS
Other Faith: Hinduism
We will be examining and analysing many different types of texts in English, and using good models of writing as well as video and poetry to inspire us to create our own. We are going to be reading some exciting stories this term! Our Whole Class Reads are The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo and Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr.
We will reinforce and extend our Maths work through reasoning and problem-solving. Our first topic is ‘Fractions’, followed by ‘Time’ including ‘Roman Numerals’, ‘Shape’ and finally, ‘Mass and Capacity’. There’s going to be a lot more practice of number bonds and multiplication facts in order to improve fluency. Year 3 children must know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x by the end of the year.
In Science, we will study ‘Plants’ and investigate how they can grow healthily. Later, we will learn more about ‘Magnets and Forces.
In Computing we will use programming skills to create work related to our topic including programming some Lego models and using art package software.
In P.E. the children will begin swimming on Tuesday afternoon (an email has already been sent out with dates and rules about swimwear). We will also prepare for Sports day through Athletics with Gordon in the second half of the term.
We will continue our French lessons with Madam Balestra, specifically Time and Our School as well as improving in our fluency.
In our Art sessions, Mrs Head is giving the children the opportunity to explore painting, printing and patterns and explore the work of the artist Nick Mackman.
In Geography we will deepen our understanding of the European Country, Italy through enquiry based lessons. Our History sessions will continue to place world events on timelines and learn about the Romans Invasion of Britain.
The children will have the opportunity to appreciate music from different time periods including ‘Night on a Bare Mountain’ by Mussorgsky , ‘I Got You’ by James Brown and ‘Jin-Go-L-Ba’ by Babtunde Olatunji.
How You Can Help
Reading, spellings and maths homework will be set every week. Please support your child in practicing multiplication facts and number bonds daily. There could also be follow-up research in other areas if appropriate.
Please check your child has the homework sheet on a Thursday. If the homework is lost, there are always extra sheets in the door holder until the following week. Encourage your child to read regularly and explain what they understand from the text, especially unfamiliar words.
Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit (black shorts, white tee-shirt and trainers or plimsolls) in school on Mondays. PE kit should stay in school all week. Only to go home to be washed at the weekend. Please remove earrings on Tuesday before coming to school when we go swimming in May.
Please check the Y3 Web page for updates and recommended websites. Support your child in blogging and posting comments, please ensure they only use their first name and their school email address. A fantastic inspiring term to look forward to! if you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your continued support, Mrs Byrne
Dates for your diary:
Y3’s Resurrection Liturgy 18th April 2:30pm
Swimming Tuesdays 2nd May-23rd May inclusive
Music Evening 4th May 5:00pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 1st and 8th May
Ascension Mass in Church 9:30am Thursday 18th
KS2 Sports Day 18th May 1:30-3pm
First Holy Communion Saturday Corpus Christi Church 21st May 11:15am
First Holy Communion Liturgy in school Thursday 25th May
KS2 Film Night 3:30 Thursday 25th May
INSET Friday 26th May
Half Term 29th May-2nd June
Back to School Monday 5th June and School Photos
Open Afternoon 21st June
Y3 and Y4 Mass TBC
Educational Visit TBC
Last Day of Term Tuesday 25th July