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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3





Spring Term


Key Information

PE this term will take place on Friday afternoons.  Please ensure that children have a suitable PE kit at all times and that they remove all jewellery for these lessons.  We expect all children to be able to remove their own jewellery (including earrings) by themselves and long hair must be tied up.

Swimming will continue to take place on Tuesday mornings. Miss Jeffery’s class will swim from 10.30-11am and Mrs Chapman’s class will swim from 11-11.30am.

Our main topics for this half term are 'The Romans' (in History) and ‘Light' (in Science). We will also be carrying out work in English based on the theme 'Aliens'.  After half term our Science topic will be 'Plants' and in Geography we will be learning about Settlements (towns, villages and cities).  English work will be based on the theme 'Kings, Queens and Castles'.

Please consult our Spring 2020 Curriculum Newsletter for more details about the topics covered. 



This term we are looking forward to a trip to Chedworth Roman Villa and, of course, our residential trip to Everdon Outdoor Learning Centre.  At Chedworth the children will be given the opportunity to experience what life was like over two thousand years ago and explore at first hand the mosaics, bathhouses and even the latrines! The children will enjoy becoming archaeologists for the day and get the chance to handle Roman artefacts that were discovered on site at Chedworth.  On our two-night residential trip to Everdon Outdoor Learning Centre the children will take part in many team building activities including minbeast hunting, shelter building, fire lighting and orienteering.  We are also looking forward to a visit from a Roman Armourer who will teach us about what life was like in the Roman Army.


Home Learning

Year 3 homework expectations are as follows:

Maths - For the first half of the Spring term we would like the children to revise the 3 times tables so that they are able to recall them instantly and in any order.  After half term we will continue to work on these times tables but the focus will be on the associated division facts. The children should also be using Times Tables Rockstars regularly at home.

Reading - It is expected that the children read and/or listen to you read (either their school reading book or a book of their choice) for at least 10-20 minutes on a daily basis to help to develop their enjoyment, fluency and comprehension skills. This reading must then be recorded in their Reading Records which should be brought into school each Friday to be reviewed.

Spellings – Weekly spelling lists to learn will no longer be sent home.  Please see our Spring ‘Home Learning’ sheet for further details.

Creative Homework -This is to be based on our Science and Humanities topics (see above).


Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions then please feel free to pop in and speak with us and we will do our very best to help. For longer appointments please contact the school office and we will arrange a suitable time to meet. 

We look forward to a really successful year ahead!