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Term 4 - Trip to Maidstone Museum - Egyptian Workshop


This term out topic work is learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Topic homework will follow shortly. In science, we are finding out about bones, skeletons and muscles.   Poetry forms the basis of our English work and we are focusing on  length and mass in maths, as well as times tables tests every Friday.  We will continue to set work on Times table Rock Stars and Mathletics. Spelling work is completed in class.  


TERMS 1 & 2

Welcome to Year 3 and the first year of Juniors.  We have an exciting year ahead of us with lots of engaging topics which we know your children are going to love! Coming up in Term 1 we will be studying oceans across the world, all about light in science, shading techniques and watercolour in art and swimming in PE. 


In English this term, we will be honing our descriptive writing skills, looking at cross - curricular texts and creating our own pieces of writing painting with words. In our reading sessions, we are practising our reciprocal reading skills using a fascinating picture book without words. In Maths, we are learning all about numbers up to 1000.


 Home Learning

We have pieces of home learning this term which we strongly advise children complete as it will support their work in class.


  • Reading - 20 minutes 5 times a week. Children's reading records will be checked once a week to keep track of who is achieving 5 star readers status every week. Prizes will be awarded for consistent 5 star readers termly.


  • Spellings - we shall be sending home spelling homework which will be linked to the new spelling rules. Alongside this, the children are expected to learn to read and spell the statutory words for Years 3 and 4 from the National Curriculum.  We will practise these in class throughout the year but will also encourage them to look at them at home too. 


  • Times Tables - children will learn their times tables at their own pace, beginning with 2, 5 and 10s.  There will be a weekly quiz on a Friday to check their progress. There are a variety of ways children can learn their times tables facts including online games, music CDs, repetition and mini-quizzes, workbooks and posters.


  • Mathletics - Mathletics tasks will be set fortnightly. These tasks will link to classwork.
  • Topic Home Learning - we have provided a variety of suggestions of fun and interesting activities that the children should try to complete independently, linking with our learning in class.


  • However, one of these activities is compulsory. We would like the children to conduct the research aspect of the home learning to ensure that they can complete their work in class.  We will begin this unit of work on the 29th October.


Year 3 have PE on Mondays.  Please ensure that your child has a PE and a games kit in school.  For indoor PE, the children need shorts, a T-shirt, plimsolls and possibly a pair of socks if they are wearing tights.  For games, they need a T-shirt, tracksuit bottoms or similar and a long sleeved top like a fleece or a sweatshirt.  Trainers are better for games as they shall be outside and again socks will be useful if they are wearing tights. Some second-hand PE clothes are available in school; please ask for details at the office. Many thanks.