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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School

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Summer Term

English

In Literacy this year, Year 3 are focusing on developing a ‘Talk for Writing’ approach. This is a powerful learning concept developed by Pie Corbett, an English educational trainer, writer, author and poet. Children's creativity and writing skills are unlocked through the art of storytelling. This  approach enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version. 

 

Maths

This year we are developing our maths teaching inspired by the Singapore approach.

In our lessons children are encouraged to physically represent mathematical concepts. Objects and pictures are used to demonstrate and visualise abstract ideas, alongside numbers and symbols.

Mathematical concepts are explored in a variety of representations and problem-solving contexts to give pupils a richer and deeper learning experience.

  

 

 

History

Stone Age Britain to life in the Iron Age is studied in our final topic of the year.

To support this fascinating topic we will also take a trip to Butser Celtic Farm. 

 

 

R.E

This term's R.E. is a study of Hinduism answering the question; What helps Hindus to worship?

 

 

 

Science

 We will begin our science work by learning about light and shadows.  

We will also investigate magnetic forces.  

Our study of humans and animals looks at the skeleton and muscles. 

 

 

P.E

During the summer term the children will take part in a range of athletic pursuits.

Children will all take part in Sports Day, competing for their house.  Parents and guardians are invited to come along and show their support. 

Those top performing athletes will be invited to compete in the district sports competition this term,representing Northmead against other local schools.  

 

 

PSHE

In the first half of the term we will help children to reflect on their behaviour and the consequences of the choices they make.

As the school year comes to an end we think about changes.

 

 

Computing

This term we will investigate 'Scratch' which allows children to design, write and debug programs creating simple animations. 

 

 

Topic

Our final topic; "Stone Age to Iron Age" is a fascinating study of British history. The children will investigate and compare the Stone Age and the Iron Age. To support this topic, we will also take a trip to Butser Ancient Farm.

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