Year 3 Summer Half Term 1

Topic: Rainforests


This term we will be focusing on fractions. We will learn to divide shapes, lengths and amounts into equal fractions. Once we have secured this we will move onto non unit fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and understanding equivalence.

All year we will be focusing on learning our times tables from the 2, 5 and 10 ‘s up to the 3, 4 and 8’s. We will learn these through song, rhyme and good old fashioned chanting! This term our focus will be on the 8’s and related division facts for all of the times tables we know.



This year we will be basing our Literacy around the class text, which will relate to or topic. The first text, which will also be used for Guided Reading, is The Great Kapok Tree. We will begin by writing diary entries as though we are an animal in the rainforest before moving on to writing the story of The Great Kapok Tree.


Art and Design:

This term we will be using our Topic work to inspire our art work. We will use images of the rainforest to create our own collages and mosaics.   



We will be exploring the rainforest in depth by looking at the layers and climate of the rainforests before moving on to explore the Amazon in depth.


Physical Education

This term PE will be taken by Go Active and the children will learn a variety of different skills and games. This will be on a Wednesday afternoon and you should ensure that children have a full PE kit in school on this day.