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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.


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 Painting, a portal story, is the first focus for our writing. We will be working on writing more complex sentences to include fronted adverbials and sprinkling some similes in too. We will learn how to use more complex sentence structures with a wider variety of conjunctions, as well as how to use commas to separate clauses. We will continue to build on our range of powerful verbs and adjectives. We will then move on to non-fiction writing.

Our class readers will be: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe followed by The Iron Man. Our book talk sessions will be based around a variety of short fiction books, including 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 are continuing with our learning about multiplication and division. 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 multiplication and division, we will be working on Length and measures, working with Metres, centimetres and millimetres to measure, add and compare length.

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. 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 Judaism. In PSHE, we will be thinking about families and all of the different types there can be.


In Science, we will be studying the human body, concentrating on how our skeletons help us. Through DT, we aim to cook cheese twists.

In one of our PE units, children will develop and improve techniques with Handball. Our other PE unit is gymnastics- beginning with balancing. 
new history topic this term is called "Why is it called the Black Country?". We will be looking at the reasons why people moved from the countryside to live in towns. Looking at a range of resources, we will think about how things change during the Industrial Revolution, we will think about how life changed in our local area.

Our ICT lessons will continue using software to produce art work.

In French, we will learn about instruments. Lessons for Music will involve children learning about the language of music in our unit called "Three Little Birds."

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.