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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 3

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

Last term the children were captivated by our class topic and disappointed when our ‘Ancient Egypt’ topic ended! The children took part in so many rich and varied learning opportunities with some of our personal highlights including making our own mummified apples, designing and making our own sarcophagus, making personalised museum leaflets and creating our own shaduf and scarab beetle in Forest School! It’s not yet over as our children have the opportunity to keep their interest alight with our upcoming visit to Liverpool World Museum where we will have a chance to sneak a peek in the Ancient Egyptian Exhibit.

Our museum venture will also kick start this terms topic of ‘Stone Age to Iron Age Britain’ where we will work our way through the significant changes in British history by learning all about ancient cave dwellers and hunter-gatherers, Stone Age settlements, early farming and cave art before researching the replacement of stone use with metal. We will link our topic closely this term with our D & T curriculum where we will design, create and evaluate our own Celtic roundhouses using a pneumatics system!

In English, we will begin with our class read ‘Stone Age Boy’ and complete a variety of written tasks of different genres including story mapping and editing of existing texts, re-counts using paragraphs, diary and instruction writing and this term, we will host our very first classroom debate! We are aiming to progress with our sentence writing skills within paragraph use by introducing more than one clause. We will also continue to apply our knowledge of different tenses in our writing and begin to learn about the correct use of the possessive apostrophe!

In Maths, we will take part in a number of statistics and data handling sessions using Stone Age tally systems! We will also continue to secure our understanding of addition and subtraction of 3-digit numbers, specifically focusing on money. By the end of this term, we should also be able to multiply and divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers with confidence.

We will be examining the human body in Science, specifically looking at how our skeletal system (keep your eyes peeled for news on our Stone Age discovery) offers us protection, support and movement. We will also be examining the impact of nutrition and the energy demands of the human body before moving onto our second Science topic of ‘Plants’ after half term.

I have attached our Year 3 Spring Term Newsletter, which has additional curriculum and classroom information.

I will continue to keep you regularly updated on our exciting school week on the weekly homework letters that come home with your child on a Friday.

Drop-in sessions continue to be available on Mondays, between 3.15pm and 3.45pm, for you to discuss with me any 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 the term ahead with your children!

Thank you,

Miss Atkinson


Spring Newsletter.pdf (PDF 249.1KB)
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)