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Year 3


Mrs Gray 



Mrs Jagger


We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to year 3. We are really looking forward to welcoming your child(ren) into year 3. We have lots of exciting learning starting from September.

Our first topic is “From Bones to Stones”. This topic focuses on learning about life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We study artefacts and fossils and investigate how they help us learn about the past. We learn about Mary Anning, the great fossil hunter from Dorset and we write our own books about her! We also write information texts about sabre tooth tigers and instructions on how to trap a woolly mammoth! We explore Skara Brae, a Stone Age village and Stonehenge. We create Stone Age Art.  Can we request that each child brings in a large stone for our art work please. In Maths, we will cover counting, place value and addition and subtraction. We will introduce the children to column addition and subtraction. We will also start using the Times Tables Rockstars APP to help us learn our times tables. In year 3, we consolidate our recall of the 2,5 and 10 tables and learn the 3, 4 and 8 tables. For more information on what we will be covering in each subject, please see the curriculum map on the website.  

Unfortunately, due to COVID we are currently unable to use the school swimming pool. However, Mr Axon will be reviewing the Government guidelines in the autumn term. Please make sure that the children have a named PE kit in school at all times. This can be left on their peg and we will make sure they are sent home each half term.

In our “Welcome to Year 3” video, we gave the children a summer holiday home learning project. We would like them to investigate two animals that were alive in the Stone Age: Woolly Mammoth and Sabre Tooth Tiger. They are to pick one animal that interests them and then, if possible, create an information sheet / poster or even a model about it.  The children will be sharing their work on the first week back in September.

The children should continue to read over the summer holidays please: Children who read, succeed! We recommend 4 times per week as a minimum. This year your child will be taught to change their own reading books. We will still monitor their book band from our guided reading sessions. When they read at home, can you please make sure that you sign and / or write a comment in their Reading Diary. Each Monday we will check that they have read 4 times and they will then receive a sticker. Children that read 4 times each week will receive a prize at the end of the term.

Homework will be set every Thursday and should be returned to school by Wednesday of the next week. It is important the children complete their weekly home learning tasks as this will help re-enforce learning from the classroom. Please refer to our Learning Heroes to support their learning skills.

We look forward to speaking with you at the Learning Review meetings later this half term, but please approach us with any queries or questions you have about any of our curriculum at any time.

We are really looking forward to a brilliant year ahead. In the meantime, we hope you and your family have a fantastic summer break. See you in September!

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Jagger and Mrs Gray.

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