Year 3 News

Year 3 Summer 2 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to the final half term of the year. We hope that you had a restful half term break and enjoyed some of the beautiful sunshine.


In literacy this half term, we will be continuing our book study, “The Tear Thief” by Carol-Ann Duffy and will then move onto diary writing. The children will focus on sentence structure, a range of punctuation, conjunctions and using vocabulary for effect and purpose. In maths, our unit of work is fractions. This is a large unit and we will be building on the children’s understanding incrementally. In addition, we will continue to secure the children’s fluency of formal written methods of addition and subtraction and the relationship between multiplication and division. In geography, we will be learning about the oceans of the world and the water cycle and the link between the two. For D&T, the children will be making their own mechanical models of a sea creature in the style of Hailey E. Herrera. In science, we are continuing our unit on plants. In R.E. the children will continue to question “What does it mean to belong to a religion?” and explore Hinduism in particular. We will also be teaching RSE (relationships and sex education) towards the end of the term as well as preparing for the transition to Year 4.


 Every child is required to have a P.E kit in school. We suggest that you bring it in on a Monday and take it home on a Friday to be washed. The weather is becoming increasingly hot, therefore we would advise that your child has a hat, water bottle, trainers and that they have applied sun cream before coming to school.













PE Lessons are on the following days:


Homework is set on a Friday and is to be completed by the following Tuesday. This will include activities set on Mathletics, and regular practise of both times tables using Times Table Rock Stars and spellings which may include using Readiwriter Spelling.


Children are expected to read every day (15 minutes minimum) and to keep a record in their home reading journal. The children can complete this independently but we would welcome your support in ensuring this is done on a daily basis. Reading records must be brought into school on Tuesdays and be signed by parents or carers. Home readers will be changed weekly, where appropriate, on the following days:

Monday –  Ghana

Tuesday – Morocco

Wednesday –  Uganda

Times Tables

In addition, as there is an expectation that all children leave Year 3 with secure recall of the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables, we continue to encourage daily practise. We are seeing great results for those children who are clearly practising at home and going on Times Table Rockstars regularly. If your child is finding a particular table challenging, we also advise going on ‘Hit the Button’ to practise it before going on to Times Table Rockstars.

As mentioned in our previous letter, as a school we do mix the classes when they move into Year 4.  We are continuing to develop and monitor the potential new groupings whilst keeping the social, emotional and academic well-being of the children at the heart of this process.

Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

The Year 3 team


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