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Welcome To Year 3

Welcome to year 3!

Welcome to our Summer term in year 3! We had a brilliant end to the Spring term with our amazing residential to Burwardsley. The children had loads of fun and learnt new things about the Iron and Stone age. I hope you have enjoyed seeing the pictures on this page. On the last week of the Spring term we also took part in the Easter experience led by the wondelful year 5 children.

It has been a pleasure to be in year 3 this year so far and I am sure that the Summer term will be great too!

In topic this term we are going to learn about the Shang dynasty of Ancient China. This is the earliest dynasty of traditional Chinese history supported by archaeological evidence. The children will find out about Chinese emperors, artifacts, archaeological excavations, Chinese tombs and the Chinese writing system amongst other things. This will link with our book topic for this year. The children will learn about different countries and cultures from around the world. This will provide with wonderful opportunities for the children to be creative and create amazing pieces of Art.

In Maths we will start this term learning about shape. This will include learning about angles and properties of 2D and 3D shapes. After this we are going to revisit measurement and measure weight using grams and kilograms. As part of this topic the children will also tell and write the time using 12-hour and 24-hour clocks. This will be followed by a few weeks of statistics which will involve interpreting and presenting data using bar charts, pictograms and tables. This term we will also revisit multiplication and division and the children will be solving division problems finding reminders. 

In English the children will be writing a wide variety of genres linked to our book topic. We are going to carry on learning how to construct new sentence structures to make our writing more exciting and less repetitive. Children will carry on applying their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes. They will also learn about adverbs and prepositions.

Science is going to be packed with fun investigations! We are going to start the summer term learning about magnets and forces. The children will compare how things move on different surfaces. They will observe how magnets attract or repeal each other and how they attract some materials and not others. This will be followed by biology topic which will involve learning about the human body, including the digestive system and our teeth. Children will gain a greater awareness of the importance of keeping fit and healthy. 

I hope the children enjoy our last term in year 3. I am certainly looking forward to it!

If anybody has any issues or questions, remember that drop in sessions are after school every Monday, or alternatively contact the school to arrange a more urgent appointment.


Miss Garcia



Summer term newsletter.pdf (PDF 548.6KB)
Beat the clock.pdf (PDF 249.3KB)
Guidelines for spelling, years 3 and 4, including word lists.pdf (PDF 69.2KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 3.pdf (PDF 63.9KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 3.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)