Oldswinford C of E Primary School

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Year 3

 Welcome to Year 3!!!


The Year 3 team:

3 Crystal  - Miss Higginbotham (You can call me Miss H) 


3 Lion -  Mrs Smith


with Mr Ramsay, Mrs Rubery, Mrs Bedford and Mrs Game

Important information:


Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please come to school in PE kit on these days.


Bring a water bottle with a sports top each day.


Reading diaries and reading books should be in school every day.


Reading book change day will be Thursday. (This may change.)


Mathletics homework and EdShed homework will be set. (Log in cards can be found in the Reading Diary.)


The Tunnel, by Anthony Browne, is the focus of our writing. We will be working on adjectives to help create a detailed description as well as learning how to open sentences in different ways and using more powerful verbs.

Our class reader is Esio Trot, by Ronald Dahl. Some of our book talk sessions will be based around this book. Children have their reading scheme book and may also borrow a book from the reading corner in the classroom. Book change for reading scheme books will be on a Thursday to begin with. Children can also access their reading books online through the Rising Stars website, as well as bringing the actual book home. We encourage the children to record their own reading in their Reading Diary - pages read and short reviews would be lovely to see. We also encourage adults to record in this diary when hearing children read.

We will have a weekly spelling focus and EdShed homework will be assigned to match each unit of learning. We will endeavour to assign this on a Friday for the week ahead.



We begin the term learning about place value. Our maths understanding starts with practical apparatus before children move onto drawing or writing. Problem solving and explaining their reasoning is an important part of showing mathematical understanding.
To support in maths, please work on number bonds and times tables. Using money and telling the time are also valuable activities that can be practised at home. We will set Mathletics homework tasks. We will endeavour to set the homework on a Friday and link the activity to the learning of that week.

Our RE will focus on the creation and in PSHE we will be thinking about friendship.

In Science, we will be studying how sounds are made.
Our history topic this term is called Royal Rascals. We will be investigating who was the most influential monarch from Tudor times. We will study portraits from this period, especially by the artist Hans Holbein, and we will learn how to draw a portrait.

Our ICT lessons will focus on internet safety before moving on to simple programming. In French, we will learn how to use different greetings.




Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.