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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 3

Welcome back to our final term in Year 3!

Firstly, a huge thank you for Year 3’s sponsored mile fundraising efforts for the fantastic Deaf Active Team. We were all overwhelmed with the response and are thrilled that this will help to promote and support the continued teaching of British Sign Language throughout schools in our area.

Last term’s topic has drawn to a close and resulted in a number of  Design and Technology creations including our resident woolly mammoth, our Stone Age shelter and our very own Iron Age roundhouses. This term we will have more of a Geography focus for our topic work as we will be looking at the physical geography of our ‘Extreme Earth’. We are excited about researching volcanoes, earthquakes and all things extreme! This topic will allow for some excellent cross-curricular writing that will encompass all genres of Literacy writing.

Our class reader this term is “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and I’m not sure who is more excited…me or the children!

In English, we will have the opportunity to write a wide variety of Literacy pieces using both our topic and our next whole school book topic as inspiration. We have already been practising using different tense types and writing from alternate perspectives. As part of our SPaG focus this term, we will be continuing our exploration of using a range of suffix, starting off with adding the –ly suffix to words to form adverbs. We will also be focusing on applying our taught spelling words through dictated sentences.  

In Maths, we will complete the Year 3 curriculum by covering fractions, time, shape and measure. We have already been outdoors and are looking forward to more outdoor Maths lessons as the weather picks up (fingers crossed). We will also continue to revisit previously taught topics in every day ‘early bird’ work.

In Science, we are already completing scientific experiment number two which will complete our previous topic of ‘Plants’. We will then move onto our final topic of ‘Light’ where we will examine the importance of light to be able to see, reflection and shadows.

This term we are also completing our swimming block as part of our P.E curriculum every Thursday afternoon and we will also be having Samba drumming every Tuesday morning as part of our Music curriculum. Forest school will continue to take place every fortnight and Art will take place weekly on a Monday afternoon.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned by the following Tuesday.

Please see the newsletter below for additional curricular information.  

Drop-in sessions will continue to be available on Mondays, between 3.15pm and 3.45pm, for you to discuss with me any questions or concerns you may have. You can also arrange a time to speak to myself on the phone or I am able to offer a meeting at a later time, by prior arrangement.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and I look forward to enjoying our last term together in Year 3.

Miss Atkinson 


Summer Newsletter.pdf (PDF 211.5KB)
Beat the clock.pdf (PDF 249.3KB)
Guidelines for spelling, years 3 and 4, including word lists.pdf (PDF 69.2KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 3.pdf (PDF 63.9KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 3.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)