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Year 3 Class 2023/24

Welcome to Year 3!


Who's who

Mrs Farooq - Class Teacher

Mrs Stothard - Learning Support Assistant (Morning)

Mrs Partridge - Learning Support Assistant (Afternoon)


Children should be reading regularly to an adult at home - at minimum of 3 times a week.  Year 3 home reading books can be changed every Tuesday and Friday. Reading Records are checked every Friday and the number of times your child had read is noted down. Reading certificates are awarded every 20th log in their record. 



Year 3 children will take home one piece of homework every Friday which will have a spelling focus. These words will be tested in a written spelling test in school the following Friday.  We recommend that spellings are practiced every day.


Children will also take home a new reading book every Friday.  This book will correspond with their reading level in school.  Children are encouraged to read for 10 minutes every day.  Reading can be recorded in their red reading logs.  


P.E and Swimming

P.E will take place every Tuesday. Children should come into school wearing their full P.E kit (navy/black joggers or shorts, house colour/white t-shirt and dark jogging top or blue school jumper).

Swimming will take place every Wednesday. Please ensure that your child brings in their correct kit. Children will need to bring in a swimming costume/swimming shorts and towel in a waterproof bag. 


Summer Term 2024



This term, we will be looking at the text 'Ancient Egypt Tales of Gods and Pharaohs' and write our own version of one of the stories read and a non-chronological report on Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses.  In the second half term, we will read a fiction text 'Oliver and the Seawigs' and write a diary entry from the main character's perspective. We will then write a persuasive leaflet to persuade others to visit the island in the text. 



During this term, we will be completing our unit on mass and capacity. We will then be looking at fractions. Children will be learning how to add and subtract fractions and finding fractions from an amount. We will then move on to time where we will learn what hours, minutes and seconds are and focus on telling the time on analogue and digital clocks. Towards the end of the term, we will also learn about shape. Children will be exploring 2-D and 3-D shapes and identifying lines and angles. 



For the whole term, we will be learning about plants.  In this unit, children will be carrying out lots of investigations to explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and how they vary from plant to plant. Children will also identify and describe the function of different parts of flowering plants and investigate the way in which water is transported within plants. We will also discover how seeds are formed by observing the different stages of plant life cycles.  



Our topic for this term will be Egyptian Discoveries! Children will be learning about life in Ancient Egyptian times! Children will learn about when Ancient Egyptian civilisation was, why they built pyramids and learn about their daily life. We will explore famous Egyptian gods and goddesses and pharaohs like Tutankhamun. We will also look at the River Nile and find out why it was important to the people of Ancient Egypt!

'Rainforest Explorers' Knowledge Organiser

Autumn 1 Highlights!

Creating a Stone Age Museum for Year 4 and 5!

Autumn 2 Highlights!

Christmas Crafts Open Afternoon!

Spring 1 Highlights!

Visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

Spring 2 Highlights!

Our D&T Project: Making rainforest-inspired cookies!