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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3


I am Mrs Downey and am delighted to be teaching Year 3 this year.


The children have all settled in well to their new class and are looking forward to the year ahead.

In our class we are supported by Miss Smith and Mrs Tosun.


We have PE once a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.  


In order to support your child at home with their learning, please encourage them to:

  • Be responsible readers every night.
  • Rehearse the KS1 common exception words spelling lists. (We will begin work on the Y3/Y4 list in class.)
  • Rehearse the 10x, 5x and 2x tables. (We will be learning the 3x, 4x and 8x tables in class.)
  • Use Numbots to develop their understanding of number bonds. 
  • Use Times Tables Rockstars to develop their fluency in multiplication and division facts.
  • Use Lexia to develop their reading.
  • Complete all home learning tasks.

Summer Term 2021


This term’s English will focus on two narrative units, one is a funny story and the other is a classic fairy-tale told from an alternative viewpoint. Non-fiction will focus on holiday brochures and will link to our work in geography. Later in the term we will be writing poetry


In Maths we will be learning about metric measures - length, mass and volume. As the term progresses we will develop our understanding of time, money, shapes, statistics and fractions. We will use these skills to help solve real life problems.


In science, we will be learning about what plants need to survive and grow healthily. We will learn about the different parts of flowering plants and seed dispersal. Later in the term we will revisit the topic about light.


In computing, we will be learning how use simulations and how to create graphs. We will also be revisiting our understanding of coding.


Geography will focus on the continent of Europe, with a particular focus Rome and London. After half term, our focus will change to history, where we will learn about the impact of the Roman Empire on Britain.


This term’s design and technology will focus on textiles. Children will develop their understanding of functionality alongside sewing skills. In art and design, we will be working with clay, linking to our understanding of Roman pottery..


Music will focus on disco in the first half term. We will then be consolidating our understanding of all the learning from across the year.


Our French learning will focus on developing vocabulary linked to food. We will also be learning about singular & plural and masculine & feminine nouns.


In P.E. we will be learning to play the summer sports of athletics, cricket and tennis. We will also develop our gymnastic skills.


We will be taking part in the PSHCE topics of ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’.


In R.E, we will be learning about Hinduism.


All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. 


If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

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