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Year 3

Welcome back. We hope you had an enjoyable half term and we are looking forward to busy a term ahead.


We will be studying a History topic this half term entitled Who were the greatest Builders? This will involve studying early civilisation and later moving on to look at the Egyptians. Through this topic we will be looking at the Lindow man, as well as ‘Ginger’, the Egyptian – both of which are displayed at the British Museum and identifying what they can tell us about the past.


Through Maths this half term we will be continuing to work on addition and subtraction, using practical resources, as well as the column method to support our learning. Following this, we will be looking at multiplication and division, with a particular focus on 2, 4, 5, 8, 10 times tables.


Within our English sessions we will be looking at narrative writing. We will be writing a story based on the Lindow man. Through this we will be looking at paragraphing, direct speech and redrafting skills. Through our spelling sessions, we will be learning some common exception words, as well as different techniques to support our spelling.

In Art and Design Technology we will be looking at Celtic and Egyptian Art, as well as making some simple jewellery.


Through our Core Learning Skills, we will be focussing on speaking and listening. This will include being able to speak clearly in-front of a class and learning to listen and discuss information that they have heard.


In French we will be focussing on animals, numbers, gender and je m’apelle ( I call myself).

This half term, we will be going swimming on Monday mornings, as well as attending Forest school on a Thursday afternoon within the school grounds. We will also be preparing for our Christmas production. Look out for the dates!!!


We hope that your children settle well into Year 3. If you have any queries or concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact us.


Claire Merritt           Sian Evans          Matt Bettridge