Year 3 - Valerie Bloom Class




Dear Parents/Carers,




Here is an overview of the learning that will be taking place in Bloom class this half term




Curriculum focus for Summer term 1




English – We are reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo which will provide a good model for our own story planning and descriptive writing. Using this text as a stimulus we will practise writing role and develop our writing across a range of text types, including poetry.  




Maths – We will continue to practise mental calculating using the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be learning how to add 3-digit and 2-digit numbers using mental strategies and how to use reasoning, trial and improvement to solve problems involving more complex addition We will be using function machines and the grid method to multiply by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 and understand the inverse.  We will draw and interpret bar charts and pictograms where one square/symbol represents two units and we will be comparing and measuring weights




Science – This term we will be learning about Forces and Magnets. We will begin to compare magnetic forces with other forces, where direct contact is needed. We will conduct experiments to show how magnets attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing, and this will enable us to make accurate predictions of the behaviour of magnets.




Art We will be learning how technology has been depicted in art and about techniques in traditional and modern art. We will be learning how to create digital art and how to make a print.




History – We will be learning about significant inventions of the last 100 years and about the Islamic ‘Golden Age of Invention’.




RE – We will be learning about Hinduism and the beliefs held by followers of this religion. We will learn about Hindu beliefs about God through the story of Rama and Sita and about the worship of God as Rama in the home and temple, especially at Diwali.




PHSE – During our PHSE lessons we will be exploring the themes of loyalty and friendship.




PE – The children will have outdoor PE on a Monday afternoon and indoor PE on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure that they have the correct kit, including footwear, on these days.








During PPA on a Wednesday morning, the children will be taught by our specialist music


and drama teachers.





Year 3 - Valerie Bloom Class

Year 3 - Valerie Bloom Class