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TIMES TABLE TEST this week on Friday is ... 4 times table. 

Year 3
Updated 7/6/21

Welcome back to Year 3.

I hope you had a good rest and a lovely holiday.



A water bottle will be needed in school. It will be taken home at the end of each day to be cleaned and refilled. (Mr Perkins has requested water rather than juice.)

Please remember to apply sunscreen and bring a sunhat as the weather improves, especially on P.E. days.(P.E. will continue to be outside on Tuesday and Friday.) 

Please let us know if you have moved or changed your phone number during the holidays. We will also need to know if somebody new is picking your child up so that they can be added to our “Pick Up” list. (You can phone this information through to the office.)


This is just to give you an update on our new areas of study for this  term from June to July.



Recall and use 3x 4x and 8x tables and their division facts.

Develop reliable written methods for multiplication and division, starting with calculations of two digit numbers by one digit and progressing on to the formal written method of short multiplication and division.

Apply known multiplication and division facts to solve contextual problems. 

 Interpret and write proper fractions to represent 1 or several parts of a whole that is divided into equal parts.

Be able to count up and down in tenths.

Be able to compare and order unit fractions.

Find unit fractions of quantities using known division facts.

Be able to calculate the perimeter of simple shapes.


 You will also need to do your My Maths, TT Rockstars, and Numbots maths online for homework. 



Class Reader.

I am hoping to finish reading Romans On The Rampage this half term. Please feel free to join in with us if you have a copy at home. We tend to read a few pages each day at the end of the school session. I will, of course, have a copy for everyone. 


 Steps To Read

Year 3 Unit D Fairy Tales and Poetry

We will extend our vocabulary, improve reading skills and complete comprehension tasks every day.

Our texts are The Princess and The Pea, The Princess' Blankets, The Snow Queen and our poetry text is Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble.



Our writing  at the start of this term will be based around the Princess and the Pea and then move on to Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmyer.   ( This is based on the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1827.)
 We will also have SPAG and comprehension activities to do too.

 All children will have both fiction and non- fiction books to read at school. Our non- fiction books will be based on our history topic about The Romans

You will  need to use Bug Club online to keep up your reading skills at home. Don't forget to do the quiz in your Bug Club book by clicking on the Bug Face, every time you see one. This is the really important comprehension part of the activity. 


In Science we will be investigating MAGNETS AND FORCES. We will find out about magnetic poles and observe how magnets attract and repel each other and attract some materials and not others We will also  raise questions and carry out tests to compare how things move on different surfaces.


 Our New topic has a history bias for this term and it is called Emperors and Empires. We will investigate the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.


Creative lessons will be Art rather than D.T. for this term. We will be studying a unit of work that focuses on the history, planning and construction of mosaics and then we will create a small mosaic for ourselves.


 In IT/ Computing  we will be completing our coding work and then moving on to improving keyboard skill via a unit of work called Keyboard Warrior. (Improves our touch typing.) 


All being well, other subjects, including French, PE, Music, PHSE/RE etc. will continue as usual and specialist providers will be back to teach string instruments on Tuesday  and French on Wednesday. 


  Many thanks for your continued support during these unusual times We hope you are all safe and well. 

 See you soon. 

Best wishes,

Year 3 Team.

Help with reading at home