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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 with Miss Armstrong and Mrs Sharman!


Topic and English

This Autumn Term, we will be learning about the Rainforests of the world, completing an in depth study of the Amazon Rainforest and drawing comparisons between this tropical rainforest and the temperate forests of the UK. Our English learning will be connected to our topic as we share the text 'The Jungle challenge' By Bear Grylls and the poetry anthology ‘I am the seed that grew the tree’ by Fiona Waters and Frann Preston-Gannon.



We will begin our maths learning this term by revising what we know about the place value of digits in 2-digit numbers, before developing our understanding of the value of 3-digits numbers. Throughout the year we will be working towards recalling multiplication tables at speed, beginning with revising those learnt in Year 2, the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, before moving on to practising the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables. Use the links below to access games for your children to practise at home.



As you will know, in Year 3 children will begin their preparations for receiving the next two Sacraments on their journey of faith, Reconciliation and The Eucharist. All children in year 3 will work together to prepare for these Sacraments through every unit of study this year with themes woven through our learning of God's unquestioning, infinite love for us all and the strong sense of belonging we feel by being a part of His family. 



All children are expected to read at home three times a week, discussing what they have read with an adult. Being able to understand texts recommended for their age range and ability is essential for your child's success and progression across the curriculum.

In addition to reading their school reading book three times a week, children are also expected to complete a minimum of two bedrock activities each week. Once their log ins are live, we will show children how to log in in school so they can access their accounts at home. If you have any problems, please let school know. 

Reading records must be signed by an adult to reflect the activity children have completed each evening, whether that is reading or Bedrock. When recording reading from a reading book, please include page numbers or make it clear that your child has finished their book so we know when they are ready for a new one! 


Home Learning 

Each week, children will be set a spelling task and a times tables task for home learning on Google Classroom. Please let school know as soon as possible if you are unsure of your log in details to access this. The purpose of tasks set for home learning is to practise and consolidate skills taught in school, so children should be able to complete tasks with little support. 

All home learning should be completed to a high standard - if you are in need of lined paper and a pencil for this please let me know. Any home learning that is not completed and turned in on Google Classroom will need to be completed during your child's break time. 



Support from home

If you have any fiction or non-fiction texts about the rainforests at home, such as maps, leaflets or guidebooks, please do encourage your children to read them in addition to their school reading book! Additionally, the local library is a wonderful resource, which is free for children to use.

Before the Summer break, you may remember our Amazon Wish List being sent out to all parents. If you are able to, it would be great if you could purchase one or two of the items on the list so that we are able to make the best possible use of these resources. 


Important things to remember 

- Read 3 times per week 

- Complete 2 Bedrock activities a week 

- Make sure your PE kit is in school each week 

- Access our class Wish List to purchase resources to enhance our learning in school 

- A contribution of £2 per week towards our Class Fund will go a long way towards providing learning experiences and resources for our class



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