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2021 Summer Term Curriculum Summary 

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Below is a summary of what the children in Class 3 will be learning over the course of this term


The children will continue to follow the 'Letters and Sounds' phonic programme. This will be taught daily.

The children will also have a separate grammar lesson, as well as weekly spellings to learn.


Use the present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form.

Learn how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly…including full stops, capital letters.

Choosing whether to use a comparative or superlative adjective in writing.





We shall start the term by exploring quest stories. We will learn that quest stories are stories about a journey with a goal, which requires the characters to overcome obstacles.

We shall read 'Lost and Found' and 'The Way Back Homeby Oliver Jeffers and explore key events from the beginning, middle and end of the story.  

We will be looking closely at sentence types and experiment with tense. This will be used a basis for writing our own quest stories.


Later in the term we will be studying 'The Lighthouse Keeper’s Rescue’ by David and Ronda Armitage.

In order for children to fully understand the narrative and the perceptions of the key characters we will explore the question of ‘What is a lighthouse?’ first, including ‘What is a rescue?’ focussing upon the story of Grace Darling.

              Grace Darling (1815-1842)      Longstone Lighthouse                       

This will enable the children to have a deeper knowledge and understanding of the thoughts and feelings of the characters in the book.


Number and Money

Count 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s; multiples of 2, 5, 10 

How to find amounts of money


Add by partitioning or counting on

Choose strategies to subtract

Multiply by 2, 5 and 10

Division as inverse of multiplication

Multiplying and doubling and inverses

Solve divisions as inverse of multiplication



To start the term the children will learn about, and investigating, the conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them. This topic allows children to research a range of global habitats and how the living things that live there are suited to their environments, and also provides an introduction to the idea of dependency between plant and animal species. 

Later in the term, the children will have the opportunity to closely study plants and trees in the natural environment, taking measurements and making observational drawings. The children will plant a seed and a bulb and compare them as they grow. They will record changes in their plants in words and pictures, take measurements throughout its growth and finally draw bar charts to show the growth of the two plants.        The children will set up a comparative experiment to observe what plants need to grow well, and watch the germination process first hand by growing cress.  They will begin to learn about plants we eat, and understand that farming involves creating the right conditions for food crops to grow.



The ‘Beside the Seaside’ topic will teach the children about the geographical features of the seaside, both human and physical. They will learn about seaside environments; finding out where they are located in the United Kingdom and seaside resorts nearest their own locality using maps, aerial photographs and developing their key vocabulary.

The children will learn about the similarities and differences between seaside resorts and their own locality, looking at how resorts have changed over time. They will develop their geographical skills through inquiry and map-based activities.



The children will use word processing programmes to create written pieces to support their learning across the curriculum. 



This term Class 3 will be looking at 'Landscapes and Cityscapes'. The children will learn about the bright colours and bold brushstrokes used by the Impressionists, and other artists, when painting landscapes and cityscapes. They will be introduced to the work of Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Jean Metzinger. They will think about the similarities and differences between the work of the different artists, looking at the colours, painting styles, settings, and times of day. They will make paintings, drawings inspired by the three artists.



Miss Newton will teach the children on Tuesday afternoon.

This term the children will be comparing the Jewish and Christian faiths.




We will continue our Jigsaw journey exploring friendships and families.



Mrs Townend will be teaching the children PE on Wednesday afternoon in the hall. 

On Tuesday morning, the children will be learning and refining games skills.

Please remember your outdoor kit for Friday's PE lessons this term.


 Mme Binns will teach French every Wednesday afternoon.                                                                                 Mme Binns enseignera le Français tous les Mercredis après-midi.



Miss Newton will teach music on Tuesday afternoon.          

Key dates for the remainder of the Summer Term;-

Friday 23rd JulyEnd of term - school closes for the Summer Holiday, 2.20pm.

"I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!"


             HOME LEARNING               

  In the event of school or 'bubble' closure, daily maths and literacy lessons as well as a range of other curriculum subjects, will be posted on 'Tapestry'. Video lessons, power point presentations and instructions for parents make these lessons fun and accessible for all.

Please share your child's work in their orange book by taking a photo or video and send it via Tapestry.


Tapestry is our main online learning resource. 

Click on this link to log in.


Purple Mash

Games and activities are also available on purplemash to support the topics we have been learning in school.

Click on the 'To Do' tick symbol to find these activities. 


Please look in your child's reading diary for their login details.


Your child can use phonicsplay to help practice their letters and sounds. 

Choose Phase 3, 4 and 5 games.


         More Home Learning Links!         

There are plenty of ideas on BBC Bitesize. If you would like to try any, follow the link below and click on Year 2.


Why not have an exciting virtual tour of the Natural History Museum in London? Watch out for the dinosaurs!


And why not try some of these great learning ideas that the whole family can enjoy together? There are loads of ideas for all age groups.

Even More Links! - phase 5 phonics games Maths, English and Science games - type in subject 

and age group 'KS1' - Maths and English home learning activities, right click and open in a new tab


Maths Links

Maths Games

Fast Facts Number Game

Mental Maths Games

Place Value Games