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Summer 2


Fiction – Losing and finding Tales

We will be revisiting losing and finding tales, and applying all of the writing skills we have developed in Year 2 to write our own tales. We will also explore vocabulary and imagery through short burst writing pieces each day.

Non-fiction – Non-chronological report – The Seaside

We will be exploring what makes a good non-chronological report and the features that it should include, before writing our own non-chronological report about the seaside.

Key vocabulary

Adjective, noun, verb, adverb, narrative, tale, fiction, character, dialogue, action, setting, description, non-chronological report, present tense, past tense, conjunction, heading, sub-heading


We will explore a range of texts linked to our units of learning, by using our Reading for Inference skills. We will continue to develop our technique of answering written comprehension questions about a range of texts.

Books we will be reading:

Questions and answers about plastic

That is not my hat

Seaside rescue

Mole in goal

Holidays in the past

Key vocabulary

Echo read, paired read, think like a detective, notice breakdown, visualise, background knowledge, VIP words, question, wonder, predict, highlight, evidence, summarise

Maths - Position and direction, consolidation and transition

We will describe position, movement and turns, in addition to identifying shape patterns with turns. We will revisit and consolidate the key skills taught in Year 2, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will then explore the arithmetic expectations of Year 3, discussing and practising how the skills we have learnt in Year 2 can be applied to this.

Key vocabulary

Position, movement, turn, right turn, left turn, half turn, full turn, quarter turn, addition, subtraction, column, multiplication, division, inverse, hundreds, tens, ones, array

Science – Uses of everyday materials

We will learn about wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard as materials, their uses and their suitability for different tasks. We will find out how some solid objects can be changed shape by squashing, bending, twisting or stretching based on what material they are made from.

Key vocabulary

Materials, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper, cardboard, suitability, solid, shape, bend, twist, stretch

Design and Technology – Preparing fruit and Veg

We will design, make and evaluate a healthy seaside summer snack for seaside visitors to enjoy.

Key vocabulary

Design, make, evaluate, purpose, product, design criteria, healthy, snack, fruit, vegetable, bread, seed, protein, meat, dairy, cheese, butter

RE – Creation – Who made the world?

We will explore the story of Creation and discuss different beliefs about who made the world.

Key vocabulary

Creation, belief, God, science, universe, world

Music - Myths and legends

We will learn about graphic scores and how they can show a picture of the layers or texture of a piece of music. We will also explore 'Tintagel', which is an example of a symphonic poem, written by Arthur Bax in 1917.

Key vocabulary

Beat, compose, composition, dynamics, graphic score, legend, melody, myth, notation, pitch, rhythm, stave, notation structure, tempo, texture, timbre

Geography - What is it like to live by the coast?

We will start our learning by naming and locating the seas and oceans surrounding the UK. We will then learn what the coast is, in addition to identifying the physical features of the Jurassic Coast. We will then answer the question 'How do people use Weymouth?', before investigating how people use our local coast and presenting our findings. 

We will also use field work to develop our map skills and compass skills, including using North, East, South and West in the context of our school.

Key vocabulary

Arch, aquarium, bay, capital city, city, cliff, coast, coastline, country, data collection, fieldwork, island, harbour, human, feature, location, locate, mudflat, ocean, physical feature, pictogram, pier, sand dunes, sea, stack, tally chart, tourist, town village

History – What is a monarch?

We will learn what a monarch is, who our monarch is and why coronations take place. We will then learn how William the Conqueror became King of England and how he ruled, including the building of castles. We will also learn how castles changes, as well as exploring what a monarch was in the past.

Key vocabulary

Absolute monarchy, Anglo-Saxon, anointing, Archbishop of Canterbury, armed forces, attack, bailey, battle, battlements, Bayeux Tapestry, ceremony, concentric, castle, constitutional monarchy, conquer, coronation, crowning, defend, earl, Edward the Confessor, fortified, manor house, gatehouse, government, Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex, Harald Hardrada, Head of State, invade, investing, keep, moat, monarch, motte, motte-and-bailey, nobility, Normandy, Normans, oath, orb, parliament, portcullis, power, procession, rule, sceptre, stone keep, tower, walls, William of Normandy, Witan

Computing Programming 2 - Scratch Junior

We will use Scratch Junior to learn a range of skills, including: creating an animation, using characters as buttons to make musical instruments on Scratch, following an algorithm to program a joke and planning and using algorithms to create three little pigs algorithms.

Key vocabulary

Algorithm, animation, blocks, bug button, CGI, computer code, code, debug fluid, icon, imitate, instructions, loop, 'On tap', programming, repeat, ScratchJR, sequence, sound recording

PSHE - Economic wellbeing

We will be learning about where money comes from, how to look after money and why we use banks and building societies. We will also discuss the difference between wants and needs.

Key vocabulary

Coins, need, notes, priority, want

PE - Kwik Cricket & Football

We will learn how to play Kwik Cricket and the skills involved such as throwing, runs between wickets, catching the ball and hitting the ball.

We will practise skills required in a football game such as dribbling, moving with the ball, passing, stopping the ball and shooting.

Key Vocabulary

Kwik Cricket, throw, bowl, run, wicket, bat, catch, out, football, dribble, pass, shot, save, touch, goal

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 Key dates

6.6.23 - Start of term

28.6.23 – Summer Fayre

11.7.23 - Reports issued

13.7.23 - Move up day

19.7.23 – Last day of term