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Year 3

Autumn Term

In Topic this term, Year 3 will be learning about their local area. In the second part of the term, they will be learning about dinosaurs. We are expecting to explore our local area with a historian/archaeologist and hope to visit the Natural History Museum this term.

In Literacy this term, Year 3 will be reading a range of texts by Roald Dahl, including George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Magic Finger. We will also explore Myths, Legends and Dinosaurs. We will be writing a variety of text types, including diary entries, instructions, stories, letters and nonchronological reports. Your child will need to read their AR books for at least 20 minutes every day (sometimes aloud to you) and practise spellings.

In Science this term, Year 3 will be investigating Light and Shadow. Later in the term, we will be learning about Rocks, Soils and Fossils, linking to our Dinosaur topic. The children will participate in various experiments where they will be asked to work collaboratively and use scientific vocabulary.

In Maths this term, Year 3 will continue to learn place value, the four operations and explore word problems. We will develop mental maths strategies in class. The children will also apply this knowledge to real-life problems. Please ensure that your child regularly practises their times tables with a focus on 3x, 4x and 8x and how these facts link to division. Every child has a Mathletics username and login. These should be used regularly

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit with them on the following days:

  • 3J – Monday
  • 3MB – Tuesday
  • 3G – Wednesday
  • 3A – Friday