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Year 3

Teachers : Miss Parry (3P), Mr Campbell / Mrs King (3K)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Franklin

our topic is: may the force be with you

In year 3 this half term our topic is called ‘May the Force be with you’. The children will
be learning about forces such as: magnetism, friction and levers and pulleys. Other
aspects of the curriculum will be covered within these topics including Science, Art. DT
and Hillstone Life Skills. We will also be learning how to do a range of athletics events in our P.E. lessons.


In maths, this half term we will be focusing on money, time, graphs and angles. As well as this we will continue to review our learning of the 3, 4 and 6 times tables. Solving real life problems provides excellent opportunities for your child to apply their maths skills at home.


We aim to hear your child read as often as possible, so please could you make sure their reading book and diary is in school every day as it is impossible to say which day your child will be heard reading. It will also give them the opportunity to receive a prize from Sir Read-a-lot.

PE: Class 3P

3P will be doing PE on a Wednesday and a Friday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. We will continue swimming until Friday 18th May.

PE: Class 3K

3K will be doing PE on a Wednesday and a Friday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. We begin swimming on Friday 25th May until the end of the academic year.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

The learning diaries are an excellent way of communicating about your child’s learning. They are checked daily and we will be writing about your child’s achievements within them. We are always available after school if you wish to see us about how to further support you child at home, or if you have any queries.


Homework will be sent home half termly in the form of a cross-curricular activity grid. Your child should choose and complete a task each week. We enjoy celebrating such work in class and the children seem to take greater enjoyment in exploring their learning at home is this way. Spellings are sent home every week and tested during the following week.

Supporting your child at home

*Read regularly – not only the home reading books but other materials
*Helping with homework
*Working on real life maths problems in any of the areas covered

Crickweb Times Tables Rock Stars ICTgames

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
Every week the attendance cup is awarded to the class with the best attendance – hopefully our class can win the cup lots of times this coming term!
We will also be awarded points in the Punctuality League. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s score.   


Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.


We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £2.00 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

Dates for your diary

Monday 7th May – Bank Holiday (School is closed)
Thursday 24th May – Class Photos
Friday 25th May – Finish for half term

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