Year 3

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Welcome to Year 3

Summer Term 2017

What an exciting summer it promises to be here in Year 3! The children will be delving into all things Roman and learning all about Britain under Roman rule.
We will be researching everything from Julius Caesar’s failed attempt at invasion to the uprising of Boudica and her followers. This will all culminate in a piece of persuasive writing in the form of a letter from a slave who is weighing up the pros and cons of remaining loyal to the Romans or joining Boudica’s army.

After learning about how the Roman rule shaped Britain, with the introduction of roads, sanitation, towns and even entertainment, we will be creating a piece of non fiction writing to bring all of this knowledge together. This will combine literacy skills such as comprehension and note taking with history based skills like constructing an idea using evidence.

In Science we will be learning all about light. The children will be hypothesising and predicting how shadows change and looking for patterns in their results. We will be looking at exactly how a shadow is formed and why. Do you know how?

A home learning letter is sent home on Fridays to let you know what your child has been learning each week.

Bug Club

Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.

This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.

Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.

If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held by Jennie on the school Reception desk.



Spring Term 2017

This Spring year 3 are combining their continuing Maptastic! Geography topic with What does the Fox Say?, a poetry focus in which we will be learning The Thought Fox by Ted Hughes.

We will be reading lots of animal poems and learning how to write our own Thought Animal Poem inspired by Hughes, a riddle, a Haiku and our own free style poems inspired by foxes, badgers, owls, squirrels and bats.

After learning about our local area and writing non-chronological reports about Forest Hill and the Horniman Museum, our Geography topic continues with comparing London with Yorkshire, the birth place of Ted Hughes.  We will learn how to read 4 figure grid reference numbers on Ordnance Survey maps, and learn about how land is used for National Parks and farming.  We will consider how farming has changed over time due to the use of technology, but where crops are grown has remained the same.  Do you know why this is?

In Science we will be learning all about human and animal skeletons and muscles.

A home learning letter is sent home on Fridays to let you know what your child has been learning each week.

PE times are as follows:

Martha & Lisa’s class:    Outdoor Tuesday, Indoor Thursday

Ellie’s class:                    Outdoor Friday, Indoor Monday

Kassi’s class:                  Outdoor Wednesday, Indoor Friday

Valerie’s class:                Outdoor Thursday, Indoor Tuesday

Please remember your indoor PE kit on Mondays (Ellie’s class), on Tuesdays (Valerie’s class), on Thursdays (Martha & Lisa’s Class) and on Fridays (Kassi’s class) and for outdoor PE kit on Tuesdays (Martha and Lisa’s class), on Wednesdays (Kassi’s class), on Thursdays (Valerie’s class) and Fridays (Ellie’s class).

A home learning letter is sent home on Fridays to let you know what your child has been learning each week.

Autumn Term 2016

This year we will be investigating the significant changes in Britain from the Stone Age through to the Bronze and Iron Age. When was the Stone Age?  How long did it last for?  Why is it called the Stone Age?

Term began with an immersive few days where the children experimented with pigments to create their very own stone age type message.  They had to use lots of thinking skills to discover how to make pigment from natural resources.  They mixed up egg, berries, crushed chalks and leaves.  They added milk and some very special woolly mammoth blood – red food colouring.  Please visit the classrooms to see the result of the children’s exciting investigations.

In English, our class texts for this half term are Stig of the Dump, Stone Age Boy, Stone Age Bone Age and Pebble in my Pocket. These will help us consider the similarities and differences between the past and the present. For our Science, we will be learning about Rocks and Soils and investigating the different types of rock and their purpose. Through Geography, we are finding out more about the earth’s history.

We can’t wait to share all that we learn about the Stone Age.

In Science we are learning all about Rocks and Soils.




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