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Year 3

Welcome, from Mr Goacher and Mrs Taylor


Dear Parents and Children,


Welcome to year 3!

All the children worked so hard over the course of the year so far and ready for the challenges of their final term in year 3.


Drop off and Pick up:

The children need to be dropped off on the KS2 playground in the morning ready to go into class at 8:50.

At the end of the day the children will be sent out from the library doors on the KS1 playground (next to the Year 2 doors) at 3.15.



The children will all  be bringing home reading books on a weekly basis from school. These books can be returned to school whenever they are finished to by the children so they can be given a new book. We encourage you to read with your child as much as possible at home, hopefully around 3 time a week if possible. We will be completing lots of reading based tasks in school to help bring them back to speed over the coming weeks as well.



In class the children are working on the Read Write Inc spelling scheme looking at a wide range of different spelling rules and patterns. The children will be given weekly spellings to learn, these will be given out to the children on a Monday and they will be tested on them on a Friday.



In year 3, we will be following the White Rose scheme of work. As well as challenging the children (and giving those who are ready an opportunity to move on), this scheme will also help us to identify any areas of weakness that can then be addressed in more detail. There is a large focus on the four operations with this term, more emphasis being put on multiplication and division. We will also be looking at covering skills related to fractions, time and shape this term as well.

The children will be doing lots of work on times tables this year. Each child has a particular x-table that they are currently learning and will be tested on these each Friday. Weekly challenges for their x-tables are set on Times Table Rockstars with these being reset each Friday following their x-table tests.


For the summer term, thee children will be looking into the fascinating world of the Ancient Egyptians. The children will be using a variety of different sources to learn about the Egyptians from film clips, non-fiction texts and stories based on true events. The children will be continuing to develop their writing skills by writing a variety of text types including stories, non-chonrological reports and simple newspaper reports.


Our science this term is based around animals including humans. This will include looking at nutrition and what constitutes and healthy diet; different types of skeletons found in the natural world; and some of the specific bones within the human body.


For this half term the children will have PE on Monday afternoons and will be swimming on Wednesday afternoons. They are to remain in their PE kits all day on our designated PE day and bring their swimming kit with them to school on a Wednesday.


If you have any other questions regarding anything at all, please contact the office and we will answer any questions you have as best we can. 


Kind regards


Mr Goacher and Mrs Taylor.