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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 Edgar, 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.

It will be our turn for forest school this term, 3 Lion will be going in the first 6 weeks, and 3C in the second 6 weeks. This will either be on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon- a parent mail will be sent directly to you including more details.


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.)


In our first unit we will be looking at wishing stories such as 'Why the Elephant Got His Trunk' from Tinga Tinga Tales. We will be continuing to develop our skills using speech punctuation to enhance the interactions between characters.


Our class reader will be: Planet Omar by Zanib Mian and The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson.

Our book talk sessions will be based around a variety of short fiction books (including poems), as well as our class readers. Children have their reading scheme book and may also borrow a book from the reading corner in the classroom and our school library. Book change for reading scheme books will be on a Thursday. 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 will be continuing with our learning about Fractions this term. 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.

Following some work about money, we will be working with time, then off to do some more work with shape, and we will finish with Statistics.


To support in maths, please work on number bonds and times tables, specifically 2,3,4,5,8 and 10. Using money and telling the time are also valuable activities that can be practised at home. Pizza or cake cutting can easily reinforce our work on dividing equally and fractions. Don't forget cooking and baking could allow the children to practice their recent work on mass and capacity. 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 question will be- 'What do different people believe about God?'. In PSHE, we will be thinking about our why we should eat well and look after our teeth.


In Science, we will be studying plants.  Through DT, we aim to cook cheese twists and will be preparing curried tuna pitta breads. In ART we will be doing printing and clay-work.

In one of our PE units, children will develop and improve techniques with Tennis. Our other PE unit is about Football. 
 topic this term asks "Is it better to holiday in the UK or abroad?" We will be looking at a range of holiday locations in the UK as well as throughout the world. We will be learning about capital cities and landmarks.

Our ICT lessons will use J2E to code as well as looking at how email works. 

In French, our unit is about Colours and numbers and then animals in the final half term. Lessons for Music will involve children singing "Bringing us together," a disco song about friendship, peace,  hope and unity.


Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.